House Sitter   Chelsea Jurgens

House Sitter Chelsea Jurgens

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Location:   Durango, Colorado

Age:   33

Experience:   3 yr

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About Chelsea Jurgens:


Nikolas and I are an adventurous couple from southwest Colorado. We love to be outside all times of the year. Backcountry snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiles in the winter and jeeping, boating, fly fishing, hiking and my personal favorite paddle boarding in the summer. We both work at our local ski resort, Purgatory, in the winter. Nik is the manager of the busiest bar on the mountain and I bartend at the bar on the back side of the mountain (I get to take three chairlift rides to get to work every day!). 

As well as working at the ski resort we also property manage! Nik has been caretaking a large house (sleeps 22 people) for almost 10 years. We have become very close with the family that owns the house and their nine kids! We like to call it "summer camp" when the whole family comes to town. When the family is not in town they AirBnB the house. We are in charge of doing the cleans after each guest, keeping the house maintained in-between guest, yard work, any general maintenance that comes with a big house such as water leaks, fixing cabinets, touch up paint, hot water tanks, or making the call to the correct service provider. Two years ago we were lucky enough to buy our own condo at the ski resort! Since then we have done a complete remodel by ourselves and have been renting it out as a vacation rental on AirBnB. We manage the AirBnb account and do all the cleans ourselves. I also work for and help manage another 2 bedroom house near the ski resort when the owner goes out of town for months at a time. To say the least, we have plenty of experience caretaking! 

We both moved to our small mountain town Durango, to attended attend Fort Lewis College, I graduated with a BA in Business Administration and Nik with a BA in Graphic Design. We ended up falling in love with Durango and spent the last 15-18 years building our lives here. Now that we are somewhat established in Durango we are looking to get out and travel. We always manage to make it on a few trips a year, Costa Rica, Culebra and Vieques, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Hawaii. We even went on a month long road trip from Colorado down to Baja, Mexico! 

At this point in our lives and with our experience as property management and caretaking we see this as a perfect opportunity to get out and explore the world!

We look forward to many more adventures,
Nikolas & Chelsea 

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References 4

Paul Ludice

Homeowner in Durango, Colorado

I have been caretaking for Paul for over two years now. He has a beautiful mountain home in the San Juan mountain range that he rents out on AirBnb. My duties include cleaning after guest check out, taking out trash and recycle, making sure the house is in running and good shape while the owner is out of town for months at a time, checking in on guest, making sure the house is stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, soap, clean up to new Covid standards. In the off season I also frequently check on the house to make sure no leaks have occurred, appliances are working properly, watering house plants and garden plants.

Date of Service Jan 1, 2018

Mike Demore

Homeowner in Durango, Colorado

Nikolas has been care taking for Mike since 2014 and still currently the main property manager. He is the owner of a large house (Sleeps 22 people) up near the ski resort, Purgatory. Nik lives on site in an attached apartment. The owners of the house rent it out on Vrbo as a vacation rental. Our duties include general maintenance such as lawn care, snow removal, seasonal deep cleanings as well as the weekly-monthly duties of checking in guest, making sure they know how to use fire place, internet, TV, get them familiar with the house. We are also in charge of all the cleans after the guest have checked out. Mike, his wife Melisa and their nine children have become very good friends of ours throughout the last almost decade. It has been a joy to watch the family grow and a pleasure to work for such a caring family. Being a caretaker for almost 10 years we are looking to take some time off during our slow months in CO and explore more regions of the world!

Date of Service Jan 1, 2017

Stormy Banner

Employer in Durango, Colorado

Here is a letter of recommendation from Nik's manager at Purgatory:

Stormy Banner
5133 Dugan Chapel Rd., Bells, Tx. 75414 · 817-771-5987 ·

May 18, 2021

To Whom It May Concern,

Nikolas Humphry’s worked in the Bear Bar at Purgatory Resort under my supervision as a manager during the seasons of 2016-2020. During that time, I developed a very high regard for Nikolas based on the outstanding contributions that he made to our resort throughout this time.

In fact, Nikolas has been the most productive Bar Manager that the resort has employed during my 5-year tenure as Director of Food and Beverage. Mr. Humphry’s exhibited a rare combination of speed and accuracy that has enabled him to produce a very high volume of work while maintaining excellent standards for quality and guest service.

Nikolas is an organizational whiz who can work on multi-layered tasks and balance multiple projects concurrently. Nikolas’s upbeat demeanor and can-do attitude brightened the resort and made him a very low maintenance employee. His strong human relations skills enabled him to interface very effectively with many different constituencies including guests, employees, and vendors. Nikolas's strong verbal and written communications skills allowed him to relay information in a clear and coherent manner.

Nikolas is a naturally caring person who loves to help and encourage others; he consistently demonstrated a solid service orientation towards our guests.

As you can tell by now, I am quite impressed with this outstanding young man and give him my strongest recommendation for roles which require intelligence, organization, communication skills, service, and a positive attitude.

Please feel free to contact me if you need additional information or perspective.


Stormy Banner

Date of Service Jan 1, 2017

Susane Fletcher

Employer in Durango, Colorado

Here is a letter of recommendation from my previous employer. He has recently passed away, very sudden onset of ALS. His wife Susanne, who also worked at the office with me is happy to support this letter her husband wrote before his passing.

From the office of

Do you want to make your life easier?

Please allow me to introduce Chelsea Jurgens as a candidate for employment with your company. I practiced orthodontics in Colorado for 25 years. Chelsea was hired as an administrative assistant but was more interested in patient care. When a chair side position opened up, she jumped at the chance and eventually became the clinical director of my orthodontic practice. Chelsea is a pleasure to work with and has a great sense of humor. She got along with her coworkers very well and made patients and parents feel at ease.

Chelsea is a problem solver who made frequent contributions to our office meetings and marketing efforts. She understood the administrative and clinical job descriptions, trained new staff members, and was involved in employee performance reviews. She has a unique way of unifying the staff and always kept us entertained with her most recent recipes and tales of her hunting excursions.

Chelsea developed an inventory control system that saved our practice a great deal of time and money. She could show me, down to the penny, how much money we saved in monthly supplies. Chelsea’s system reduced the amount of inventory we needed to keep in stock while predicting future needs.

Chelsea is proficient with computer technology. I don’t know how many times I said, “Chelsea, can you please help me with my computer?” and she was always ready and willing to help. We utilized many software programs in our office such as patient data, scheduling, finances, insurance, radiology and 3D scanning and she quickly learned each one thoroughly. When we had a system or network issue she never hesitated to contact tech support, troubleshoot and correct the problem. Chelsea was a key element in keeping our practice running efficiently.

If you want to make your life easier hire Chelsea Jurgens, you won’t be disappointed. Chelsea has always exceeded my expectations as a person and an employee. She exhibits loyalty, honesty, integrity and excels at anything she puts her mind to. I am proud to give Chelsea my highest recommendation. Feel free to contact me with any questions at 970-759-3696


Michael Fletcher DDS, MS

Susanne Fletcher has given me permission to have her be my new reference. Please feel free to give her a call or email at any time with any questions.
Susanne Fletcher 970.759.6444

Date of Service Jan 1, 2017