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Staff Profiles

Bill Tomcich - President
In Aspen Snowmass Since:1995
Favorite Summer Activity:Competitive Golf
Favorite Winter Activity:Downhill Ski Racing
Favorite Restaurant:Usually the last one I've visited in town
Favorite Ski Run:Racer's Edge at Buttermilk (The Tiehack Downhill)
Favorite Event:World Cup
Favorite Hang Out:In the bar with friends following an awesome ski race or a great golf competition.
Favorite Quote:"If you work hard you deserve to play hard!"


Lise Adams - Vice President
Lise AdamsIn Aspen Snowmass Since:2000
Favorite Summer Activity:Sailing on Ruedi
Favorite Winter Activity:Skiing
Favorite Restaurant:Jimmy's
Favorite Ski Run:Sheer Bliss on Snowmass Mountain
Favorite Event:Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
Favorite Hang Out:At home with the family
Favorite Quote:"What comes around goes around."


Derek Hanrahan - Director of Technology & Business Development
In Aspen Snowmass Since:2006
Favorite Summer Activity:Rock Climbing
Favorite Winter Activity:Skiing (of course!)
Favorite Restaurant:Whichever one is currently having Happy Hour
Favorite Ski Run:Anything with lots o’ trees
Favorite Event:Winter X Games


Leslie Shacklette - General Manager Resort Travel
Leslie ShackletteIn Aspen Snowmass Since:1993
Favorite Summer Activity:Hiking
Favorite Winter Activity:Showshoeing
Favorite Restaurant:Redstone Inn
Favorite Event:Food and Wine Classic in Aspen
Favorite Quote:"To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle" - Confucius



Jill Midthun - e-Commerce & Marketing Director
Jill MidthunIn Aspen Snowmass Since:1995
Favorite Summer Activity:Hiking
Favorite Winter Activity:Tele Skiing
Favorite Restaurant:Campo and The Big Wrap
Favorite Ski Run:The BOWL!!
Favorite Event:Food & Wine Classic in Aspen by far.


Trisha Roberts - Director of Reservation Sales
TrishIn Aspen Snowmass Since:1994
Favorite Summer Activity:Mountain biking with my husband, steve
Favorite Winter Activity:Snowboarding & improving my telemark skiing abilities
Favorite Restaurant:Matsuhisa
Favorite Ski Run:All of Highland's Bowl
Favorite Event:Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
Favorite Hang Out:Little Annie's & outdoor patio's that serve cocktails
Favorite Quote:"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone." - Audrey Hepburn


Keith Turner - Technology
KeithIn Aspen Snowmass Since:Lives in Nevada
Favorite Summer Activity:Hiking
Favorite Winter Activity:World Traveling
Favorite Restaurant:Mezzaluna
Favorite Hang Out:Sundeck
Favorite Quote:"You live and learn. Or you don't live long."
- Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long,
from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"


Pam - Local Vacation Expert
In Aspen Snowmass Since:1994
Favorite Summer Activity:Biking and attending concerts
Favorite Winter Activity:Skiing and attending concerts
Favorite Restaurant:Any restaurant with a patio and a good happy hour
Favorite Ski Run:My favorite run is the run that I just skied.
Favorite Event:Mammoth Fest
Favorite Hang Out:Any place with live music and a cold beverage
Favorite Quote:“Doh!”


Michelle Smithson - Local Vacation Expert
Michelle SmithsonIn Aspen Snowmass Since:1996
Favorite Summer Activity:Traveling, Hanging out with my children, Summer Concerts
Favorite Winter Activity:Snowboarding, Cooking, Reading, Traveling
Favorite Restaurant:Matsuhisa, Cache Cache, Campo
Favorite Ski Run:Highlands
Favorite Event:Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival
Favorite Hang Out:Anywhere along the river or within the mountains
Favorite Quote:"Hit me with music."


Jim Reed - Travel Manager
Jim ReedYears in Aspen Snowmass:12
Favorite Summer Activity:Boating
Favorite Winter Activity:Boating
Favorite Restaurant:Wild Fig
Favorite Event:ESPN Winter X Games
Favorite Quote:"The least said, the least mended"


Maria Hoffman - International Desk Sales Manager
Maria HoffmanIn Aspen Snowmass since:2001
Favorite Summer Activity:Lake BBQ's, hiking, family fun
Favorite Winter Activity:Skiing, spinning, snow fights with the kids
Favorite Restaurant:Tempranillo, Campo Di Fiore
Favorite Event:Aspen Food and Wine Classic, 4th of July, Aspen Music Festival
Favorite Hang Out:Home
Favorite Quote:“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou


Kristin Hennesy - Vacation Specialist
Kristin HennesyIn Aspen Snowmass since:2008
Favorite Summer Activity:Camping
Favorite Winter Activity:Snowboarding and attending concerts
Favorite Restaurant:Venga Venga
Favorite Ski Run:Sneaky's
Favorite Event:Mammoth Fest
Favorite Hang Out:The Mountain Bayou or Little Annie’s
Favorite Quote:"I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life." -Bill Watterson, 'Calvin and Hobbes'


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