A seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the construction and building trades industry, Rick Perkins brings immense knowledge and experience to the engineering department at the resort as Chief Engineer. Prior to Garden of the Gods Resort and Club, he served as Superintendent, Project Manager and Purchasing Director for several years at California-based Brooks-Street Development where he managed development projects including Napa Valley Wine Train and shopping center spaces, commercial rental spaces, restaurant and wine bars with renovation values to $25 million. Within the engineering department at Xanterra Parks & Resorts’ Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley, CA, Rick served as Fire Chief and Fire Life Safety manager responsible for the Fire Department overseeing over 378 acres and all its entities including training, EMS, ICS, NIMS, Hazmat, Fires and Medical Response and directly managing outside agencies such as Fire, Medical, Life flight, Hospitals, National Parks, BLM, Division of Forestry and Las Vegas Emergency Management Teams.
Beyond career passions and over 20 years of experience as a Firefighter, EMT and Fire Chief in Texas, Utah and California. In May 2022, Rick was awarded the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club “The President’s Award” for life saving measures to a guest who experienced full cardiac arrest. With Rick’s background in EMS he was able to administer life saving measures in combination with another medical professionals nearby, and the guest ultimately survived. Rick enjoys a diverse array of outdoor activities including golfing, hunting, skiing and scuba diving and spending time with his family.