Meet the Team

 

Jeff Jenson, Founder & CEO

Jeff Jenson is the founder and CEO of Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes. A seasoned entrepreneur, Mr. Jenson has spearheaded multiple successful businesses and has acted as a financial consultant to emerging and public corporations for over 25 years. Mr. Jenson is a Westminster College graduate with degrees in aviation and business management. He is an avid sportsman who enjoys hunting, biking, skiing, golfing, and surfing, and was a competitive swimmer. Working towards global expansion for Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes, Mr. Jenson is living in Park City, UT, with his family.

 

Jeff Gauvin, Director of Sales

Jeff Gauvin is the Director of Sales at Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes, whose focus is on driving revenues for our VIP owners and ensuring that we deliver a travel experience beyond the expectation of our guests. For the past 20 years, Jeff Gauvin has immersed himself in the hospitality and travel sector while working on cruise ships, owning and operating a successful Bed & Breakfast and selling travel in the vacation rental market. To know the travel industry, you must do travel yourself; Jeff is well-traveled, having visited over 40 countries and 40 states, and lived abroad as well.

 

Charles Wason, COO

Charles Wason is a seasoned business operations and claims executive. He has extensive experience developing and managing teams, overseeing complex projects, business development, negotiating contracts/settlements and mitigating risk.  He is a proven problem solver who is self-driven, result oriented and motivated to succeed. He has a career history that has focused on managing and solving clients’ most challenging problems and situations through creative thinking, strategic development, team building and execution of strategies designed to bring success. 

 

Tim Misewicz, VP of Market Development

Starting his hospitality career with Marriott back in 1984, Tim has been involved in the service industry for over 30+ years. Prior to Utopian, he was the President and CEO of several public companies and numerous start-ups. Tim received his B.S. undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University with an emphasis in Exercise Science. His career in the fitness industry spanned over 25 years to include international speaking and consulting. In 2016, Tim left a fortune 100 company as a top executive to join Utopian and help drive the Southern California market. He’s been married for 25 years, has 4 kids, and intends to appreciate every day for the opportunities it brings.

 

Kristin Everson, Director of Marketing

Kristin Everson is the Director of Marketing at Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes. She is a passionate and experienced marketing manager with working knowledge in account management, cooperative marketing, web content creation and product management. With 13 years of experience in the vacation rental sector, Kristin brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to an ever growing team that focuses on both traditional and new media.