New to Snowmass Club, Don has worked in the golf industry since he was a 15 year old member of the grounds crew at a club in Nashua, New Hampshire. Don's club management career spans 20+ years and includes private country clubs in New England, Georgia, and North Carolina. He most recently served as GM at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, then in Brier Creek.
Membership/Marketing and Communications Director
Joanna (Jo) has lived in Snowmass Village for 9 years after traveling to Aspen from Australia on a 3 month work visa after graduating from University of Wollongong, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and International Business. Jo has been with the Club for 6 years and is responsible for all Sales, Marketing, Member Relations, Member Communications and Events.
Jo brings with her over 17 years of experience in customer service, marketing and sales spanning the globe from Sydney, Australia to New York City and now here in Snowmass Village, Colorado. As an avid outdoor enthusiast Jo enjoys skiing, snowboarding, hiking and truly understands the lifestyle that our members and future members look for when coming to the Snowmass Club.
A graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. in Business Administration, Mark has been in the hospitality business ever since. Mark comes to Snowmass from the St. Louis area with an extensive background in F&B and accounting where he spent the last twelve years as a controller for large convention hotels. His goal is to create a balance between operations and finance and looks forward to being an integral part of the team.
Assistant General Manager
Robert is a native of Massachusetts, he spent a great part of his youth working in several family owned restaurants in the Berkshires. His post graduate career started at the Sea Island Inn Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Since then positions have included; Executive Chef at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club, The Historic Litchfield Plantation in Pawleys Island, South Carolina and as Executive Chef/Partner at Hops and Vines Beer Garden and Brasserie and NoCo Pastaria in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Before joining the Snowmass Club, Robert worked for Toll Golf for two years as Executive Chef of Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Virginia.
Chef Edward C. Schmidt’s passion for great food and beautiful places has kept his culinary inspiration growing and evolving for over a decade here in Colorado. Chef Schmidt attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland, OR with the intention of returning to Colorado to settle. Upon graduating with honors in 1992 and with his career on the front burner, it was clear that Colorado would have to wait and New York would be the next stop. During the following four years, Chef Schmidt worked as a Chef de Partie and Sous Chef at the stoves of New York Times rated two and three star restaurants. These experiences set the foundation for the development of Chef Schmidt’s intuitive approach to food and cuisine that is at once simple in preparation and yet complex in flavor with a strong leaning towards French technique with Global influences.
In 1995 Chef Schmidt returned to Colorado and fell in love all over again with this beautiful state. The pristine beauty and culinary inspiration confirmed that this was going to be the final stop on his culinary journey. Since his return, he has worked as a Chef de Cuisine, Executive Chef and Private Chef in Denver, Boulder and of course, Aspen and Snowmass.
Aside from cooking, Chef Schmidt has great passion for rock climbing, fly fishing, skiing and spending time with his family.
Greg returned to The Snowmass Club in June of 2014 after living in Shanghai, China. He served as the Director of Instruction at The Shengcai International Golf Academy, training the Chinese Golf Coaches and instructing many private students. During his 15 months in Shanghai, Greg had the opportunity to acquire a wealth of knowledge in teaching his Chinese students and learning about the culture as well. With many years of golf operations and instruction experience in the Denver area as well as Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona, Greg brings a wealth of golf knowledge to The Snowmass Club.
Raychl has worn many hats (or rather skirts) at the Snowmass Club, starting as a Front Desk Agent, to becoming a Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Hike Leader, Group Fitness Coordinator, Athletic Club Supervisor, to her current role as Lifestyle and Fitness Director. Raychl brings an enthusiasm for the outdoors and all activities that require high use and rejuvenation of energy. Having studied Psychology and Health Science at Michigan State University, with the knowledge of body strength and conditioning, and an understanding of the importance of the social experience group fitness brings, Raychl is a supporter and promoter of bio-psycho-social health and wellness.
Asssitant Lifestyle Director
Sarah relocated from her native Wales, United Kingdom to the US in 2001. She was the Director at Challenge Aspen for almost 13 years; and the Founder of the successful CAMO (Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities) program. During this time, her innovative methods of recreational and rehabilitative therapy was recognized as a forerunner across the country and internationally. She was recruited and became the first civilian to become a Master Resilience Trainer (MRT) with the US Army.
Sarah studied at Staffordshire University, England before joining the English Sports Council in 1996. She is committed to humanitarian and philanthropic work. She has worked with thousands of orphans and refugees in war torn areas such as Bosnia and other areas of natural disasters throughout Eastern Europe with Liverpool Football Club. Sarah joins the Snowmass Club team with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in health and wellness.
During her free time, Sarah relishes the outdoors and all it has to offer with her son Samuel. “We love to hike, bike, ski and engage in an array of community activities and service work within the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond”.
“I am delighted to be here at the Snowmass Club. I look forward to sharing my professional skills and dedication to health and fitness with our members at this incredible club. Serving others and making a meaningful difference is not merely my profession but a personal passion. I am grateful for the warm welcome I have received and look forward to meeting everyone”
Assistant Tennis Pro
Mads comes with an international tennis background which has it’s origin in his hometown of Copenhagen, Denmark. Mads had an extensive junior career where he played in various countries throughout Europe, including Sweden where he also lived for a year to train at an academy. Mads went on to play 4 years of NCAA Division I college tennis at the University of New Mexico where he was a successful student-athlete as well as the team captain. Mads received his undergraduate degree in Psychology. Upon graduating, Mads moved to Denver, Colorado to pursue a Masters Degree in Sport & Performance Psychology at the University of Denver. During his studies, Mads researched psychological pressure in athletes while offering sport psychology consulting to junior athletes in Denver. While at Denver, Mads also worked as the Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Men’s Tennis team and helped lead the team to two conference titles as well as two NCAA appearances. While in Denver, Mads worked with multiple top junior tennis players while consulting numerous professional athletes on performance related issues. Mads also worked adult and junior clinics at the Denver Tennis Club as a part time tennis pro. Mads specializes in the technical, mental, and tactical aspects of the game of tennis.