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Alison Karosas


Alison moved to Stowe more than 20 years ago in search of a lifestyle change. Her past work experience includes application development, project management, and customer care for the software industry, but for the past 15+ years her focus has been on the property rental business with Stowe Country Homes, purchasing the business 10 years ago. The best part of her job is working with her great and loyal staff over all of the years.

Melissa Sheffer

Property Care - Head of Housekeeping

A new addition to our wonderful team, Melissa comes to us having spent many years dedicated to Guest Services. Learning the ropes quickly as she works in tandem with Katrina, our team is happy to have Melissa aboard as she helps us shape the future of Stowe Country Homes.

Katrina Ouellette

Property Care - Hospitality

Katrina coordinates our Concierge Services. A Vermont native, Katrina has the experience and local knowledge to help make your visit memorable. From booking sleigh rides in the winter or zip line tours in the summer to providing a personal chef or stocking your home with provisions to answering questions about the area, Katrina’s goal is to provide the ultimate Stowe experience for every guest. Email Katrina at with any questions or requests!

Nancy Krakower

Vacation Specialist Manager

With Stowe Country Homes since 2012 and a Stowe resident for more than 20 years, Nancy (known as Nancy K. to all around here) is a member of our terrific sales team, working directly with guests and potential guests to help find the right rental for their needs. As a vacation specialist she also works with property owners in various ways, ensuring a seamless stay for guests and a positive experience for owners. Working with a great team, including her faithful and ever-present Labradoodle Phoebe, are what make the days special.

Emily Hawkes Bland

Vacation Specialist

One of the newest members of our great sales team, Emily joined the Stowe Country Homes family in 2017 and immediately fit right in as her past work experiences include marketing and rental sales. She’s been in Stowe for more than 25 years and in that time worked in marketing and rental sales, making her transition onto the team seamless. Working with guests and owners alike, Emily truly enjoys her new surroundings.

Kristen Novak

Office Administrator and Client Care Specialist

Kristen serves as our perpetually good-natured Office Administrator and two-legged greeter at the front desk. Among her many talents at the office is sharing her love and knowledge of Vermont with our guests and keeping the ever-popular candy dish(es) fully stocked. Kristen relocated to the Green Mountain State in 2017 after countless visits over the years and joined the Stowe Country Homes team in the summer of 2018. If you have a question or an issue, she is always happy to help!