From booking Private Residence Club members to vacation rentals, Johanna Budler is the Porches’ reservations master.
When Johanna Budler talks about her 2-year old “baby” she’s referring to her Golden Retriever, Moz. As a reservations specialist at The Porches and assistant to General Manager Emilie Crider, Johanna and her four-legged friend are working hard behind the scenes to make sure The Porches’ owners are taken care of. Whether that means securing their fractional ownership stay for the calendar year or renting their home short term to maximize their investment even when they’re not in town, Johanna has the calendar mastered. She’s a rare breed in Steamboat, a Colorado native from Littleton who followed some friends—and her heart—to build a life for herself in the mountains not only in Steamboat, but at The Porches where she started at the front desk and worked her way up. Best of all, Moz gets to enjoy the company of his brother Huckleberry, who happens to be Emilie’s dog—it’s just one big happy family.
How did you end up in Steamboat?
I decided to come up for the summer when I was in college. After being here for the summer I didn’t want to leave, so I decided to stay and finish up school here. I was at the University of Colorado at Boulder and transferred to Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat where I got my bachelor’s in business administration.
What is it you love about Steamboat?
The people here are so amazing—that’s really what made me decide to move here. And there’s so much to do outside, I just couldn’t leave.
Tell us about what you do at The Porches. What is your favorite thing about your job?
Being Emilie’s assistant I get to do a little bit of everything! I also do reservations for both the owners and incoming guests. I help our fractional owner’s book the weeks they bought and also facilitate vacation rentals for our owners.
My favorite thing about my job is my co-workers and the atmosphere of working at The Porches. We all make a great team and like to make each other laugh.
When you’re not at work, we’ll find you …
I stay pretty active. My 2-year old golden retriever thinks he runs my free time- and he does! We hike, paddleboard, camp, and horseback ride together as much as possible in the warmer months. When I am not with Moz I like to snowmobile and four wheel, adventures he can’t tag along for.
What are some of your favorite Steamboat haunts?
My favorite place for breakfast is definitely Creekside. There’s also a phenomenal taco shop that not many people know about called Taco Cabo. I eat there almost weekly. Mahogany Ridge and Harwig’s are my go-to happy hour locations.
If you have any questions about reservations, email Johanna or call 970-879-0600.