About Us

Barefoot Technologies offers one of the most innovative and flexible, cloud-based vacation rental software solutions. Working with Barefoot is about more than a conversation about technology; our core values are intertwined in our vision to offer ourselves as consultative partners to help you achieve your business goals.

For fourteen years, our focus has been to provide a vacation rental management or property management solution that allows you to do business your way, and not because of the limitations of any software you might be using.

If you would like to learn more about Barefoot’s solution, please contact us at 877.799.1110 or email sales@barefoot.com.

About Our Team

Ed Ulmer


What is your role with Barefoot?

Chief listener and fixer How did you get interested in the vacation rental industry?  Fell into it with a real estate, leasing and tourism background

What are your hobbies?

Swimming, Kayaking, skiing, my girls (daughters and wife) and travel

What is something that most people don't know about you?

Played college soccer for UNH and had my jaw and nose broken in game-they fixed the nose, then realized I had broken the jaw and I backpacked 2000 miles across the Australian outback. 

Mike Mueller

Mike in a box
Mike in a Box

I am the Director of Sales, but really consider myself just another part of the Barefoot team. I have always been what I call a "fierce customer advocate", which to me, means that my focus is always on finding what needs Barefoot can meet through our relationships with prospects, clients, partners, and others in the industry. We take that information back to the Barefoot team, and find ways we can better serve our industry. I take great pride with the results of the hard work and determination of the Barefoot team to make a very positive impact in our industry.

How did you become interested in the vacation rental industry?

I had been in sales, management, and company ownership for 30 years when a family member who was in the vacation rental industry, asked me if I would like to join them. It was a very exciting time, and I worked for that person for almost 3 years. We parted ways, but it did't diminish the passion for all those folks who I had grown to enjoy and work with. After a year or so away, I had an opportunity in 2008 to get back with in vacation rental software with Barefoot Technologies, and haven't looked back since.

What are your hobbies?

I love working in my yard, making my property as nice as possible. I also am a musician. I play the trombone in many different scenarios, including jazz, orchestra, small groups, and much more. And my family, including my wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren keep me very busy when I am not working.

What is something that no one knows about you?

I am the oldest of six children, grew up in Upstate New York in the 60's. My high school music took me twice to New York City as well as two times to Ireland to play in the St. Patrick's Day parade. The name of the high school? Bishop James Kearney High School..............nice Irish name........

Steve Brandt


Steve and his tuna 

I am the "official" trainer for Barefoot, helping folks figure out how to drive this awesome and complex machine.

How did you become interested in the vacation rental industry?

I was working for Navis here in Bend in their tech support department and that opened my eyes to the size and scope of the industry. I had no idea it was this big.

What are your hobbies?

Too many to list. Fishing. Photography. Racquetball. Astronomy. Hypnosis.

What is something that no one knows about you?

I am a certified Hypnotist.

Tracey Wolter

The "man" in my life...Tracey & Jasper April 2014

I am currently our Project Manager, and leader of our US Support and Training Teams for Barefoot. My main concerns are managing our Onboarding and Support processes, as well as assisting you with accounting specific questions and set up. I also assist all our departments with internal projects. I thoroughly enjoy working with all our clients and our team!

How did you become interested in the vacation rental industry?

I started working for a small vacation rental company when I lived in Telluride, CO back in the early 1990's. I was more interested in working in the restaurant industry, but found that I enjoyed working with tourists and owners because I found that building long-standing relationships is more rewarding. As my company grew and changed I found myself learning more an more about the lodging/hospitality industry as well as taking a "left turn" into HOA Management. Over the course of the years spent in the industry I have been exposed to all aspects of the business and find that there is something new to learn everyday!

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy cooking and entertaining. I also am an avid reader. I currently live in Ouray, CO where I can enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities, as well as learning about our mining history and geology.

What is something that no one knows about you?

I was a Girl Scout well into high school, which was kept secret at the time, but I'm proud of today!

Liyan Ying


I work as part of the support team and also work with our developer team for projects and work order systems.

How did you become interested in the vacation rental industry?

When I started to work with Barefoot, I started to love vacation Rental industry. I also love our team and our software. I am glad to be one of the Barefoot team.

What are your hobbies?

Tennis, basketball, read book and travel

What is something that no one knows about you?

I have acrophobia.

Sean Woodie


Here I am "doing my duties on the pointy end" at Charleston Race Week 2014.

I am is a Support Specialist for Barefoot assisting clients with their questions.

Here is why Sean likes working in the Vacation Rental Industry:

"My first exposure to the Vacation Rental Industry was in 2001 working for a small equipment and linen rental business located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I was later promoted to management, and eventually became an owner operator. After years of explosive growth the company had evolved into a full time, year round business, serving VRM's and their guests from South Eastern North Carolina to Charleston, SC. Being part of a unique small business provided me with exposure to so many other facets of the industry. I was involved in a high-volume commercial laundry, walk in rental locations, golf cart retail and rentals, and a walk in Jet Ski rental location. I found that working with vacation rental management teams and their guests was extremely rewarding. After a couple of family get-togethers in vacation rentals, I realized the passion I had found for the industry."

My passion is sailing and the ocean. I am an  avid outdoorsman and enjoy camping, hiking, backpacking, and fishing. I love to run, wrench on cars, race my 1/8th scale RC car, target shoot, and occasionally pick up the guitar.

Something you don't know about Sean?

He absolutely adores his 6lb Chihuahua.

Claiborne Yarbrough


Claiborne and her twin daughters Kate and Maggie

I work as part of the Barefoot sales team and I also handle marketing for Barefoot. I call myself the Director of Customer Experience because my focus is making sure that our prospects and customers have the best experience that they can have by partnering with Barefoot.

How did you become interested in the vacation rental industry?

I lived on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for ten years and became very familiar with living in a vacation destination. I also have owned several vacation rental homes so I have the perspective of being an owner that has worked with different vacation rental management companies. With my background in marketing, I fully appreciate all of the intricacies of what vacation rental management companies do to market and brand themselves to both vacationers and home owners.

What are your hobbies?

When I am not running my girls to school and dance classes, I am usually reading. I also enjoy cooking and gardening. My greatest extravagance is travel.

What is something that no one knows about you?

I am a patent holder for a renewable energy learning kiosk.


Jackie Goldman


Jackie and the kids out in Chicago

I am a Support Specialist and a trainer in progress.

How did you become interested in the vacation rental industry?

I Fell into a position in the vacation rental industry where I enjoyed the daily contact with traveling guests. We used the best booking software, Barefoot, and I was lucky enough, a few years later, to become a member of the Barefoot family.

What are your hobbies?

Biking, kick-boxing, painting, acting, bass guitar and the Red Sox!

What is something that no one knows about you?

I'm scared of birds. :)