Lisa joined Hotel Boulderado team as General Manager in January 2016. A Colorado native, Lisa has been in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years, working in different markets such as Phoenix/Scottsdale, Northern California, Minneapolis and Denver for various hotel management companies on property and in regional capacities. As GM for Hotel Boulderado, Lisa oversees the 160-room property with three food and beverage outlets and 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Previously, Lisa was the General Manager at Table Mountain Inn in Golden, Colorado. Both properties are owned and managed by Concept Restaurants.
David Bartholomew, CHRM - assistant general Manager
David began his hospitality career in 2013 as a Reservationist/Revenue Analyst at Hotel Teatro in downtown Denver and joined Hotel Boulderado in March 2016. In a short period of time, he progressed to Reservations Manager, training all front-office staff with reservation procedures and assisting the Revenue Manager. David progressed to the Table Mountain Inn in Golden as Front Office & Revenue Manager, eventually taking on revenue management for Hotel Boulderado and received his Certificate in Hospitality Revenue Management from the American Hotel Lodging Educational Institute. David transitioned into his role as Assistant General Manager in January 2017.
Brandon is a familiar face in Colorado's restaurant industry. With more than 23 years of experience, Williams started his career with Boulder-based Concept Restaurants Inc., owner of Hotel Boulderado, as a dishwasher at Old Chicago in downtown Ft. Collins in 1991. He worked his way up through the ranks at 18 different Old Chicago and Rock Bottom Restaurants and spent time with a few other restaurant companies before returning to his roots with Concept Restaurants in early August 2016. Most recently he was general manager at The Wild Game Entertainment Experience in Evergreen. As food and beverage manager of Hotel Boulderado, Williams oversees all food operations including catering for groups, room service and the on-site Spruce Farm and Fish, The Corner Bar and License No. 1. Williams has deep roots in Colorado, growing up in Pine, graduating from Evergreen High School and attending Colorado State University.
Cindy became part of the Hotel Boulderado team in February 2016. She has been a key development leader in the hotel sales industry for more than 20 years, most recently as Director of Sales for Saratoga Resort and Spa in Wyoming and previously serving on the opening team for SpringHill Suites by Marriott at Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora in the same role. She was Dual Director of Sales for White Lodging Services, hiring, training and mentoring sales teams for Courtyard and Residence Inn Golden. Cindy is a third-generation Boulder native and is excited to contribute her leadership experience to the long-term success of Hotel Boulderado.
Lauren spent her childhood in the Washington, D.C. area and studied psychology and hospitality and tourism at College of Charleston in South Carolina. Throughout her college career and post-graduation, Widmaier worked at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, South Carolina, starting in the spa and finishing as a Marketing Coordinator before working for Charlestowne Hotels, where she gained experience as a Marketing Manager overseeing initiatives for boutique luxury hotels. After relocating to Denver in 2015, Widmaier continued her career through independently contracted marketing work for three branded hotels before starting as Director of Marketing at Hotel Boulderado in early August 2016.
Laurel McKown - Director of Housekeeping & Sustainability
Laurel is a 30-year employee of Hotel Boulderado and oversees the housekeeping department and the property's sustainability program. Her background includes the mental health field, teaching, and working for the Grand America Company. She attended Carnegie Mellon Art Institute and received her B.F.A. from Wittenberg University.
Camille has been with Hotel Boulderado for the past four years utilizing her degree from Radford University in Recreation Parks and Tourism. Originally from Virginia, she started out in guest services and hotel reservations and now is leading the front desk and valet/bell team as Operations Manager.
Ken is a longtime worker for Concept Restaurants, starting a job with Jose Muldoon's in 1982. Two years later, he began working at Hotel Boulderado as kitchen manager of Franco's Restaurant. In 1989, he moved into the maintenance department and shortly after became department head.
Peggy Shreeve - Sales Manager, SMERFE & Association Markets
Peggy joined Hotel Boulderado in June 2016. The native of Minnesota arrived in Colorado to attend University of Northern Colorado, graduating with degree in organizational communications and psychology. She began her hotel career at Denver Marriott City Center in 1986 and 30 years later is proud to be at Hotel Boulderado. Although she has worked in every market segment and for Marriott, Hilton and Intercontinental Hotel Group, the last 10 years have been in the SMERFE market, which is her true passion in the industry.
Joey Kee - Sales Manager, Corporate & Government Markets
Joey, a graduate of Western Kentucky University, is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and joined Hotel Boulderado in June 2016 after 14 years working for White Lodging in a sales and training capacity with multiple Marriott brands and assisting distressed hotels and new openings. Her credentials include various certifications and recognitions in sales and training from White Lodging and Marriott International. Joey was instrumental in the grassroots effort to create Visit Longmont, serving as first president of the organization, and served on Longmont Area Economic Council's primary employer committee for 10 years and was chair in 2013.
Duncan has been a Hotel Boulderado employee since December 2013, joining the sales team two years later. He is excited about the transition to sales and brings a wealth of hotel knowledge and experience having previously served as Conference Services Coordinator and Front Desk Supervisor. He is currently finishing his undergraduate degree at University of Colorado Boulder.
Sam joined Hotel Boulderado as Social Catering Manager - Event & Wedding Planner in May 2016. She relocated to Denver from Charleston, South Carolina where she spent five years as Manager of Operations at Crazy Dutchman Catering. Sam's bachelor's degree in food science from Clemson University and culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of Charleston along with her diverse work experience and vibrant personality makes her a great asset to Hotel Boulderado.
Erin is a Boulder native with over 25 years experience in the restaurant industry. Beginning early in high school washing dishes and bussing tables and moving up to serving and bartending, she fell in love with food, wine and hospitality. Erin attended the Culinary School of the Rockies, (later reopened as the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts) and graduating in early 2002, she went on to cook at Vesta Dipping Grill in Denver under local celebrity chef Matt Selby. Eventually making her way back to Boulder to cook for Dave Query's restaurant group Big Red F at Rhumba. With a destire to return to the front of the house to refine her wine service and knowledge, she opened Radda Trattoria under chef and sommelier Mathew Jansen. Upon moving to Madison, Wisconsin in 2011, she was given the opportunity to manage high volume, award winning restaurant Merchant and eventually manage the front of the house at Heritage Tavern under two time James Beard nominated chef Dan Fox. Upon moving back to Boulder in the spring of 2015, Erin started at Hotel Boulderado managing the front of the house and the bars at both Spruce Farm & Fish and The Corner Bar. Erin began as a Catering Manager in January of 2017 to bring her love of food, wine and hospitality to catering with a focus on private dining.
Ashley was born and raised in south Florida where she studied graphic design at Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton. Throughout college, Ashley worked as a freelance and in-house designer at various companies. Post graduation she was hired by DGCG, a south Florida advertising agency, where she fine-tuned her corporate and branding design skills along with gaining experience in marketing, advertising and social media. After relocating to Boulder in 2016, Ashley joined Hotel Boulderado as Marketing Manager in late November 2016.
Peter Morrison - Executive Chef, Banquets & Special Events
Peter grew up in Shawnee, Kansas and began working in kitchens at age 15. While earning a bachelor's degree in political science from University of Kansas, he continued working in restaurants and developing a love for food and the service industry. His grandparents' avid gardening and grandmother's simple, yet delicious Americana cooking were inspirations and led him to Vail in 1995 to attend culinary school at Johnson & Wales University. In July 1998, Peter started as a cook at Hotel Boulderado and worked his way up to Executive Chef - Banquets and Special Events in 2004, developing a passion for great food, service and historic hotels. While at Hotel Boulderado, he has contributed to local nonprofits such as The Boulder County AIDS Project and Serving Up Hope Luncheon to benefit Community Food Share.