meet our team

Ben Rubin

Chief Executive Officer

Ben Rubin

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of CRR, Ben brings 35 years of experience and business acumen as an owner, operator, and executive of multiple businesses.  In his role as CEO, Ben provides strategic oversight for the company’s vision and long-term growth, while working closely with the leadership team managing the overall operations of CRR.  He is accountable for overseeing all aspects of the company and its related portfolio of RV Resorts, RV Storage Facilities and Manufactured Housing Neighborhoods. 

Ben also serves as Chief Operating Officer of Deephaven Inc, a private investment holding company, where he is responsible for managing the operations and overseeing many of the real estate and other assets held by the company and its principal.  Ben has additionally acted as the Owner’s Representative for several residential construction projects and the Investor Representative for various commercial and hospitality development projects.

Prior to his current executive capacity, Ben operated several successful start-up businesses in the insurance, premium finance, and manufacturing industries from 2005 to 2012.  Before that, Ben was a principal in a successful manufacturing company that produced commercial restaurant equipment.  Ben and his partners sold the business in 1999 to the Marmon Group, a $7.5 billion global industrial organization, owned by the Pritzker Family, and later sold to Berkshire Hathaway.  Ben remained with Marmon as the Executive Vice President of Stevens-Lee Company until he retired in 2001.

Married for over 35 years, Ben and his wife are proud parents and grandparents.  Ben is an avid golfer, enjoys traveling with family and friends, and is averse to cold weather! 

Mike Harrison

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Harrison

Chief Operating Officer

Mike joined the CRR team in September 2020 as the Vice President of Operations after almost 30 years in the hospitality industry. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and the International College of Hospitality Administration in Brig, Switzerland.

In his 30 years of hospitality, Mike has held multiple positions with CSM Corporation, Sage Hospitality, and Winegardner & Hammons. Mike has helped reshape the direction of his previous companies and coordinated more than 40 renovations and real estate transactions.

As the Vice President of Operations for CRR, Mike did an excellent job of implementing processes and controls, expanding the management team, and working with development partners. In October 2021, Mike was promoted to Chief Operation Officer. In his new role, Mike will continue to oversee the day-to-day operations and finances of CRR and the portfolio of RV Resorts, RV Storage Facilities, and Manufactured Housing Neighborhoods.

Since 2014, Mike has served as an Advisory Board member and Guest Lecturer for the Hospitality Department at Arizona State University. In addition, he serves as a mentor for students in the Hospitality Management Department at UMass.

Married for almost 20 years and a father of two children in college, Mike is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys hiking, camping, off-roading, and mountain biking. You can always find Mike on a mountain or trail somewhere, usually enjoying a burrito.

Erin Forrest

Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing

Erin Forrest

Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing

A veteran of hospitality, Erin began with CRR as the Executive Administrative Assistant in October 2020.  After quickly demonstrating excellent learning agility, Erin was promoted in April 2021 to Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing. Erin’s focus is to develop and grow the CRR brand and audience as the company takes on new properties. She is known for her vibrant team spirit and amazing ability to juggle projects.

Erin has over 15 years of hospitality experience in hotel sales and catering. She served for 4 years on the Board of Directors for Meeting Professionals International – Arizona Sunbelt Chapter and received the Member of the Year Award in 2013. In 2020, Erin was nominated for Tempe Tourism Office’s Spirit of Hospitality Award.

An Arizona native, Erin grew up hiking, backpacking and camping. She loves spending time in the outdoors with her family and eating Mexican food. She lives in Mesa, Arizona with her two children and husband. 

Lindsay Slater

Corporate Administrator

Lindsay Slater

Corporate Administrator

Lindsay joined the CRR Team as Corporate Administrator in May 2021.  As the Corporate Administrator, Lindsay is the champion of administrative responsibilities and assisting with our RV Resorts, Manufactured Housing Neighborhood and Storage facilities.

Lindsay has been in the hospitality industry for over 7 years and has worked at numerous hotels in the Phoenix area. Her background and experience in hospitality along with her positive attitude makes her a valuable member and role model of the team.

Originally from the Boston area, Lindsay has moved to the Phoenix area in 2010 where she currently resides with her husband, Brian and husky puppy, Maui. Lindsay loves traveling, kayaking, snorkeling, and trying new restaurants!

Paige Yasenchak

Corporate Director of Operations

Paige Yasenchak

Corporate Director of Operations

Through her years of hotel service, Paige has gained proven leadership expertise in hospitality operations, sales, and staff development. She joined CRR and brought her more than 17 years of hotel management experience.

Prior to her current role as CRR’s Corporate Director of Operations, Paige worked for Marriott International, Sage Hospitality Group, and Lodgco Hospitality.  Managing focused- service and full- service hotels, Paige succeeded in positioning her hotels to be at the top of their portfolios. Paige’s experience also includes compliance/risk auditing, project management, openings, and renovations. 

She holds her degree in accounting from Central Florida.  Paige is a strong leader possessing outstanding work ethic and integrity, always dedicated to meeting budget and financials. She manages by leading and showing staff the rewards of pushing past their own expectations to provide their best work possible.

In addition to spending time with her children, Paige can be found playing cardio tennis or reading the latest thriller on the best sellers list.   Paige thrives in a competitive atmosphere and is always up for a good challenge.  Paige lives in Grand Rapids, MI and is thrilled to be working in a warmer climate.

Mayra Blackstone

Task Force Manager

Mayra Blackstone

Task Force Manager

At 17 years old Mayra began her career in hospitality.  Her first position as a front desk clerk led her on a journey of exploration and growth.  Mayra has grown into an exceptional and compassionate leader.  Her experience spans from in-house operations to extensive project management. Her work ethic, resilience in tough circumstances, and desire to constantly seek faster and more efficient processes in the hospitality industry has made her a key asset.   

When it comes to dependability, Mayra has an uncanny ability to find any need and quickly step in to find solutions.  Through her hands-on approach, she builds strong teams with solid relationships.   

In her spare time, Mayra enjoys spending time with her family and friends. If you don’t catch her on a hike or grilling out with friends, she may be having a lazy gaming day (with too many pillows & blankets if we are being honest). 

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