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  • Team Meeting

    Meet Our Events &
    Marketing Team

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Our Sales & Catering Team at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club is here to make your gathering as memorable as the natural beauty that surrounds us.

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  • Denise Perkins, Director of Marketing of Garden of the Gods Resort & Club

    Denise Perkins

    Director of Marketing

    Throughout her career, Denise has held numerous positions within prestigious hotels and resorts across the country. Prior to joining Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, she served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Noble House Hotels & Resorts in Napa, California. During her three-year tenure, her efforts included launching a new CRM marketing program and re-launching the nationally acclaimed AAA Four-Diamond Napa Valley Wine Train attraction.

    Her previous positions also include senior hospitality sales and marketing executive roles at Red Mountain Resort and Spa in Utah, the Mandalay Resort Group in Las Vegas, and as VP of Marketing & Sales at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. During her free time, Denise loves adventuring in the outdoors and traveling. She is an avid hiker, snow skier, cyclist, golfer, and twice completed the 27-mile Grand Canyon North Rim to South Rim hike.

    719-520-4967 | [email protected]

  • Tom Walker

    Tom Walker

    SENIOR SALES MANAGER

    With more than 25 years of Hotel Sales experience, Tom started his Hotel Career working for The Marriott in his hometown of Valley Forge, PA and has worked for other National Chains such as Hilton and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Salt Lake City, UT.  An avid skier and outdoor enthusiast, his career brought him to Jackson, WY where he worked for The Terra Resort Group at The Teton Mountain Lodge and then went on to open Hotel Terra, two 4 Diamond Resorts in Teton Village.

    Tom has been in Colorado Springs now for almost 20 years and worked at the Garden of the Gods Resort from 2008 to 2012 and is thrilled to be back!  “It has been exciting to watch the amazing transformation of the Resort since I left in 2012 and I always hoped to be back working in the Sales Department one day, telling the world about this amazing place”.

    719-520-4962 | [email protected]

  • Kendra Van Ness

    Kendra Van Ness

    Senior Sales Catering Manager/Weddings Specialist

    Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Kendra has expert knowledge on the Colorado experience. During the previous 12 years, she has worked in the event planning industry in Denver — selling, planning, and managing a wide range of events through venues, catering, wedding planning, designing, and DMC planning. She is thrilled that her experience and area roots have brought her back to Colorado Springs and to Garden of the Gods Resort and Club.

    Outside of work, Kendra enjoys teaching or taking yoga classes, hiking with her dogs, snowboarding, or spending time with her family and friends with a great glass of wine!

    719-520-4977 | [email protected]

  • Allison Reilly

    Allison Reilly

    Catering Manager

    Allison was born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a degree in Business Management from Millersville University. Her love for hospitality and events began during an internship in South Carolina. Shortly after moving to Colorado, Allison served as a Banquet Captain here at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club. She is excited to devote her event knowledge and experience to creating and planning events as a Catering Manager.

    In her free time, Allison is a foodie and enjoys trying new restaurants. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, and being outdoors. Allison always welcomes new experiences and a little adventure!

    719-725-6606 | [email protected]

  • Denise Bac

    Denise Bac

    A veteran of 30 years in the hospitality industry, attended the University of Michigan, part of the opening team for the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn Michigan in 1988, where she worked for 10 years. While vacationing in Colorado in 1998, she fell in love with Colorado Springs and decided to move out west.

    After spending 20 years at The Broadmoor as a Conference Catering Manager she decided to take some time off to travel. She missed the excitement and creativity of the hotel industry after handling events like Concours d’Elegance, Weekend of Jazz, The Home Front Cares, Air Force Ball, a wedding for a Pet Psychic whose “flower girl” was her pet horse, celebrities, presidents, astronauts, and numerous holiday parties and is now a member of Garden of the Gods Resort and Club.

    She loves the excitement and creativity of working in the hotel industry and creating wonderful lifetime memories for guests. She enjoys doing volunteer work and was a doggie matchmaker at the Humane Society, was part of the Zoo Ball and is on the committee for the Wine Festival of Colorado Springs, a Detroit Red Wings fan, likes to travel, hike, swim, yoga, read, paint, volunteer and experiment with different recipes.

    719-520-4990 | [email protected]