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.
With over thirty years of experience at notable and prestigious hotels and resorts across the country, Michael Garrow most recently held the position of Director of Sales at Meadowood in Napa California where he was responsible for all aspects of group and leisure sales. During his tenure over the past 9 years there, Michael helped to lead the property to a Triple Forbes Five-Star rating for the resort, spa and restaurant. Michael has also held several senior sales and marketing roles across the country including Director of Catering & Conference Services at Peaks Resort in Telluride, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, and Director of Sales and Marketing at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.
In his role as Vice President of Sales at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, Michael will oversee a team of sales professionals with an eye on creating a superior client experience. Michael, with wife Laura and their two fur babies 6 month old Black Lab Greta and 5 year old French Bulldog Rose, are thrilled to be back in Colorado, a place to which they have always wanted to return.
Drew comes to the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club with over 20 years of hospitality sales experience in the luxury market. His previous experience includes Four Seasons Resorts, The Broadmoor and Bacara Resort (now The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara.) Drew has had the opportunity to work in multiple territories and vertical markets around the US and enjoys building long lasting partnerships with his clients. In his free time Drew enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking, and spending time camping with his family.
Alexandria was born and raised in Southern Colorado. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Communications with Minors in Sports Management and Music, Stage and Sport Production from Colorado State University. Alexandria’s love for marketing and digital communications began during an internship with the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. Prior to joining the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, she served as a Multimedia Communications Specialist for HUB International in New Orleans, LA.
In her free time, Alexandria loves to cycle, run, and spend time with her family.
Christi brings a wealth of experience to the weddings team at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club. She began her hospitality career over 16 years ago in her home state of Texas where she worked with clients within the energy, entertainment, and pharmaceutical industry. Christi’s talent and enthusiasm for managing large scale formal events led her to Colorado Springs where she began producing military balls for all branches of the United States Military. Her creative flair and commitment to the highest levels of guest experience ensure your special day is truly unforgettable. Away from work she loves traveling and exploring the Rocky Mountains.
Kornelia was born and raised in Poland. She graduated with an associate’s degree in business in 2020. Kornelia lived in Japan and France during her teenage years. She moved to US when she was 21. She worked at The Broadmoor Hotel for 6 years in the banquet department and as a conference assistant. She also worked at the Mining Exchange Wyndham Grand Hotel and SPA as a Conference Services and Catering Manager and worked for Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
She enjoys her work, the beach, and a good book. She also has an addiction to shoes!