Brett Orlando

At first blush, you might think Brett Orlando is a bottom-line guy. His fierce get-the-job done attitude is as much a part of him as his native New York accent and infectious cheshire cat grin. But spend more than a moment with him and you’ll quickly realize what gets him out of bed in the morning goes well beyond the task at hand. Brett is driven by his desire to inspire those he works with—every single day.

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Christine Visneau

At age 10, Christine found her creative soul in Greenwich Village. Growing up near New York City, Washington Square Park and Bleecker Bob’s Record Shop became hideaways she’d sneak to as often as possible, absorbing the street style, visually cataloguing ideas she could make her own. The cool, creative energy was magnetic. 

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Simon Snellgrove

Motorcycles, trucks, sailboats, snowboards… Simon Snellgrove has a passion for things that keep him moving and exploring the world. Coincidence? We think not. As our Director of Development, this California native is always on the go, bringing the right people and processes together to build yet another memorable Makeready experience. Did we mention he’s quite adept in the garage too?

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Krystal Rodriguez

A Dallas native, Krystal has an acute appreciation for detail. From the nuanced life and environments surrounding hoteliers to approaching her numbers-oriented job with precision, details inspire her to work with humility and love hospitality. Outside of work, bigger things matter most—her family of five and 22-year marriage are Krystal’s proudest achievements.

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Chris Powers

Chris has loved computers since he was young. A father now himself, and a California-born, Hawaii-raised appreciator of French hospitality and culture, he also loves connecting with people. At Makeready, Chris wires up everything we need to keep our teams humming and to give our guests the best Wi-Fi possible. At home, he unplugs with family barbecues, music and his guitar—or by watching the Kansas City Chiefs do what they do best.  

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Kathi Lavine

Whether heading to Paris, France or Paris, Texas, Kathi adores adventure. Closer to home, alongside her daughter or friends, she explores museums, galleries and restaurants. Her love for travel explains why Kathi’s worked in hospitality for over 30 years. And her appreciation for numbers and new worlds explains why Monopoly (played as banker, naturally) will always be her favorite game. Kathi’s the perfect teammate to keep us growing—and playing by the rules.

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Liz Frederick

Liz knows people. Her curiosity and patience have guided a lifelong study of their strengths, shortcomings and spirit. Part detective, part explorer, she understands the importance of experiencing other cultures and doing things differently. And she knows full well the value of hard work—that it’s a means, not an end, for defining what we love to do. 

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