Meet the Team
Jeff Jenson, Founder & CEO
Jeff Jenson is the founder and CEO of Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes. A seasoned entrepreneur, Jeff has spearheaded multiple successful businesses and has acted as a financial consultant to emerging and public corporations for over 25 years. Jeff 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, Jeff is living in Park City, UT, with his family.
Dan Drummond, President & COO
Dan Drummond is the President and COO of Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes. Dan is responsible for overseeing marketing, communications, infrastructure, and day-to-day operations and for the promulgation of strategies, policies, plans, and procedures in furtherance of the board of directors’ and chief executive’s decisions and intent. In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis.
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.
Michael Thomas, Business & Market Development
Michael heads up the Market and Business Development for North America and the Caribbean. A hospitality veteran with over 30 years of experience in the industry, his experience is vast and varied. He is a trained and published 19th & 20th Century American Fine Art dealer and historian, which included buying, selling and curating fine art collections from Los Angeles to New York. In addition, he has over 15 years experience in the boutique, luxury retail sector. Michael understands and represents the overall essence of Utopian, from a business and market development stance, to guest services, owner services and an operational point of view.
Jill Thorwegen, Director of Guest Services
Jill Thorwegen is the Director of Guest Services at Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes, who focuses on delivering a world class experience for all stakeholders. Jill has 15 years experience in the vacation rental industry, working many aspects of the business including sales, accounting, and marketing, but specializing in hospitality. Living just outside Park City, Jill and her family enjoy skiing, snowboarding, boating, hiking, and travel. When you book your trip, Jill and her team of concierges will strive to make your stay an unforgettable experience!
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.
Sam Lincoln, Accounting Manager
Sam is the Accounting Manager at Utopian Luxury Vacation Homes. Sam has experience in overseeing strategic planning, financial initiatives, and accounting aspects of business operations. He is proficient at developing strategic relationships, cost analysis, and process improvements to data/reporting systems. In his free time, Sam enjoys writing poetry and painting through a variety of mediums.