The VVYPA was formed in early 2013 by a group of young professionals in Vail who wanted to network with other young professionals in the local community.


Maria Klopfenstein
Maria KlopfensteinTreasurer

Office Manager/Accountant – Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley

Maria was born in St. Paul, MN, graduating from Bethel University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Growing up with missionary parents, she spent her childhood in Hawaii before the family returned to Minnesota when she was 10 years old. After college she moved to Colorado to work at a dude ranch, taking a break from journalism. Deciding that she wanted to stay in CO, she moved to the Vail Valley in 2011 to live near her now-husband, Reid, while also switching career paths – accepting a job as the Director of Accounting and Government Compliance at Crazy Mountain Brewery. Four years later, she decided to pursue her passion of community development and is now the Office Manager and Accountant at Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. Maria spends her free time hiking with her dog, working out at GOAT, skiing, fishing, camping, hunting, and anything else that involves the outdoors.

Bentley Biggar
Bentley Biggar

Founder and President of Front Desk MTN 

Bentley grew up in Cleveland OH and originally came out to Colorado to study finance at the University of Denver. After a few years of wealth management and private equity in Denver Bentley founded Front Desk MTN. The company does everything related to short-term vacation rentals including property management, concierge, guest services, cleaning, maintenance, and real estate sales. It operates in Eagle, Summit, Lake, and Grand county serving about 200 clients with 25+ employees.

In his free time, Bentley is an avid skier and golfer. In addition to serving on the VVYPA board, Bentley is very involved in the Colorado startup community.

Jordan Benjamin
Jordan Benjamin

A Colorado native who has spent time on both coasts in Southern California and Boston before moving to the valley. Jordan has spent his helping businesses and humans define their growth strategies.  From working with early-stage startups to joining HubSpot and enjoying the ride from ~700 employees to 5,000+ he has seen business operate from every stage of the growth cycle.
His passion lies in helping companies and individuals unlock even more greatness within their teams.  He runs MyCoreOS.com and brings together neuroscience, mindfulness, and resilience strategies to help humans be their best and is also the host of the Peak Performance Selling Podcast.


Together we make all the difference