Huascar E. Gomez (Rick)

2023 Town Council Candidate

Professional Background/Occupation:

My career has predominantly consisted of holding various positions within the Hotel and Travel sector around the United States and the Caribbean. Presently I am the CFO at Mountain Lodge at Telluride in Mountain Village.

Length of Time as Town Resident:

13 years

Previous Political Experience/Specific Qualifications:

Although I do not posses any political experience, my career in Hospitality in both Operations and Accounting, I believe have prepared me well for the requirements of a Town Council Seat. In particular, I consider myself to be well rounded as I worked my way up the corporate ladder from working at McDonalds, being a Bellman, Valet, and supermarket produce attendant, to eventually being a Director of Guest Services, Financial Controller and now a Chief Financial Officer.

Reasons You Would Like to Serve:

I would like to lend my operational and financial accounting expertise to help with TOMV vision while working with other Town Council members and others who share the passion of growth for our beautiful destination community. Additionally, I would like for the local Latino community to have a voice on Town Council through me. I am excited about the growth of our community, and the impact that a good run Town Council can have regarding continued success of our resort community. I have learned how to balance the expectations that owners have with the demands and goals that developers and rental management companies require.

Other Information You Want to Include (family, community involvement, other personal information):

My wife Madeline and I relocated to the Western Slope from Boston, MA and live in Mountain Village where I am also the Board President of our Homeowners Association, Tramontana, Inc. When not working, you may spot me and my wife walking our 9 pound shorkie named T-Rex. I also enjoy riding my Harley Davidson, doing yard work with my wife or hitting the fairways at Telluride, Divide Ranch or Cobble Creek.