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About Us

About Us

Stay Montana is a local, family-owned & operated boutique vacation rental company that specializes in making Montana memories. We strive to provide the best customer service possible and continually exceed our guest & owner expectations. We even provide our family recipe, Ella Cookies at check-in. Our guests love them! Come visit, we’d love to welcome you to Montana!

History: Chris and Jen Torsleff founded Stay Montana in 2016, bringing over 55 years of combined hospitality and resort property management experience gained from working for great companies like Vail Resorts, Ritz Carlton, Hilton and Marriott.

Local: We have 4 offices in Big Sky, Bozeman, Whitefish and Bigfork. Our friendly team has deep roots in Montana with our founders managing Montana properties for over 20 years, raising their family here, and enjoying the countless outdoor activities Montana has to offer. We live here, we love it and we’d love to share it with you!

Mission Statement: We are a passionate team striving to operate an industry-leading property management and vacation rental business. Our mission and values are driven by a “service first” culture, resulting in owners and guests that are raving fans.

Values: Do The Right Thing – Spotlessly Clean & Well-Maintained Homes – Create Raving Fans

Meet Our Team

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Chris & Jen Torsleff

Owners & Founders

Chris & Jen have over 55 years of combined hospitality experience working and learning from great companies like Vail Resorts, Ritz Carlton, Hilton, & Marriott. They are proud of the fact they started out in positions of bellman and busser and worked their way to key leadership roles in some of the most respected companies in the hotel and resort industry. Chris and Jen were married in Moonlight Basin 20 years ago and enjoy life in Montana with their two teenagers. They keep busy traveling to watch them play competitive golf and soccer. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for Big Sky Ski Education Foundation (BSSEF) and Visit Big Sky.

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David Moore

Regional General Manager

David is located in the Flathead Valley, loves snowboarding, is passionate about mountain living and welcomed his 1st baby girl into the world this past summer! He grew up in the Denver, CO area and attended the University of Colorado Denver. David's focus on creating memorable experiences for guests started as he worked in Breckenridge, CO for Vail Resorts and he guides his team of property managers towards that goal everyday. If you don't find David jumping into the Big Couloir, then you will find him mountain biking with his two dogs Keira and Zeke or trying to keep up with his new baby girl!

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Amber Vogl

Director of Owner Services

Amber has a passion for creating great experiences for our guests and owners. She grew up in Livingston, Montana and graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Accounting. Amber loves exploring this great place we call home!

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Ted Day

Director of Administration

Ted was born in raised in LA, California. At the age of 17, he became an Eagle Scout. Ted's hospitality career has spanned 20+ years, starting in maintenance and working his way up to positions as General and Area Manager at award winning Marriott and Hilton brands in Wyoming, Montana, California and Colorado. Ted is an avid outdoors man, who loves playing games and spending time with his wife and 4 kids. In his free time you'll find Ted playing video games with his kids, building something his workshop or playing with his dogs. Ted's motto is, “It will always and forever be about people.”

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Laura Dwight

Director of Marketing

With an MBA specializing in Marketing, Laura brings 15+ years of hospitality marketing experience to the Stay Montana team. Laura started her career in Tahoe, then lived in other gorgeous mountainous places such as Aspen and Telluride, Colorado before moving to Whitefish, Montana to start a family with her husband. When she’s not glued to her laptop, you’ll find Laura hiking with her pup, skiing, boating or chasing her toddlers. Laura is active in Flathead Valley community events, such as the Whitefish & Bigfork Chambers and Powerhouse Flathead so say hi if you see her!

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Denise Grenier

Business Development

Denise's love of the outdoors brought her to the Flathead Valley in the Spring of 1987. After traveling extensively she knew she had found one of the most beautiful places to live in the world. Denise owned and operated Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals from 1990-2020 before becoming part of the Stay Montana Family. In her spare time you will find Denise kayaking, floating the Swan River or hiking and XC skiing with her sidekick Scout her giant Golden Doodle.

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Tamara

Senior Operations Manager - Big Sky

As a Native American born in Alaska, Tamara has a great passion for the wild spectacular beauty found in the west - in Montana, Colorado, Wyoming and all over our nation’s National and State parks. Also, having spent most of her life in the South, growing up in Memphis Tennessee, home of Beale Street Blues, “Ole Man River”, Country Music and the delicious world famous barbecue, she has another passion! Tamara is here to serve all our guests quickly, efficiently and with southern hospitality and western charm. With a BA in Hospitality and Resort Management, she followed her daughter to Big Sky in May of 2021, and joined the Stay Montana family. In Tamara's free time, she enjoys the rafting, camping and the amazing music our awesome summers offer.

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Brian

Operations Manager - Big Sky

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Cody

Operations Manager - Big Sky

Cody is from South Jersey just outside Philadelphia. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Event Management and enjoys live music and sports. Cody also enjoys skiing in the winter, and hiking and backpacking in the summer. He's truly grateful to work for a local, family-owned and operated Montana company. I love the Montana lifestyle and have a passion for providing the Treasure State experience to all of our guests.

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Cory

Operations Manager - Bozeman

Originally from St. Louis, MO; Cory attended Missouri State University where he got his bachelors degree in Business Management. Cory spent 10 years working in hospitality in Yellowstone National Park. In 2019, he decided to move to Bozeman to pursue a year-round position in hospitality. In his free time, Cory likes to take his dog hiking, go camping, go off-roading, and cook new recipes.

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Zane

Operations Manager - Flathead Valley

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Tayler

Marketing Coordinator

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts, Tayler brings 6 years of marketing experience to the Stay Montana team. Tayler grew up in Missoula, MT and made her way to the Flathead Valley in 2022. In her free time, she can be found working on her house, gaming, and getting outside when the weather is nice.

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Alex

Social Media

Alex was born and raised in Bozeman and is no stranger to Big Sky Country! Alex showcases the uncommon beauty of Montana and Stay Montana's vacation homes to an instagram following of over 15,000. Graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Communications and Business Alex learned the art of social media marketing quickly after college. We are blessed he has joined the team to share the wonder and beauty of Montana to our growing audience.