Business Briefs November 5, 2018 |

Business Briefs November 5, 2018

Chris Pezel

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park announces management changes and accolades

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which operates Iron Mountain Hot Springs, announces changes and additions to its management team and an accolade for a long-time employee. The companies, both located in Glenwood Springs, together employee 300 people during the peak summer seasons.

Doug Flentge

Doug Flentge joins Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park as operations manager, bringing more than 20 years of experience in leadership and project management as a mechanical engineer to the position. He’s lived in the area for 14 years.

Deb Hanna

Deb Hanna has been promoted to general manager of Iron Mountain Hot Springs. She moved to Glenwood Springs and joined the company as operations manager in July 2017, bringing with her more than eight years’ experience in the tourism industry from Rush Mountain Adventure Park in Keystone, South Dakota.

Landon Langer

As the new maintenance manager for Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Landon Langer brings more than eight years of management experience and industry-specific skills and certifications to the position. He previously worked at Crystal River Spas in Carbondale and as a lifeguard supervisor and water safety instructor in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Aaron McCallister

Aaron McCallister joins Iron Mountain Hot Springs as operations manager. His 15 years’ experience with Whole Foods includes leadership positions at two Denver locations and, most recently, six years as associate store team leader for the Basalt store. He’s been in the valley since 2012.

Kathy Miller

Kathy Miller has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Caves Association as regional director for member caves in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. She joined Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in March 2006 and was promoted to natural attractions manager in October 2014. Miller has lived in the area for 28 years.

Chris Pezel

Chris Pezel, new retail store manager for Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, has more than 10 years of retail experience, most recently as executive team leader of logistics and operations at Target. He previously worked as store manager for Sportsman’s Warehouse and owned and managed Pitas in Paradise in Crested Butte.

Poss Architecture + Planning and Interior Design’s Cassidy Sanderson named the new AIA Colorado West director

Cassidy Sanderson of Poss Architecture + Planning and Interior Design, has joined the AIA Colorado board of directors and is being named the new director for AIA Colorado West. Sanderson received a bachelor’s degree in environmental design with an emphasis in architecture from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She joined the Poss team in June 2015 and has achieved her LEED AP BD & C.

Sanderson is the second Poss member to become involved with AIA Colorado in two consecutive years; she was preceded in that organization by Rob Hollis, an AIA associate member and the 2017 AIA Colorado Associate Architect of the year.

Bluetent Named to OUTSIDE’S Best Places to Work 2018

For seven years in a row, Bluetent has been named to OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list. The 50 companies honored nationwide all value active, eco-conscious lifestyles that enhance overall wellness both inside and outside the office.

“Companies from across the country entered a rigorous two-part survey process to make the winning list,” said Abigail Wise, online managing editor, OUTSIDE. “Employees took part in a survey to measure personal experience, while The Best Companies Group evaluated each company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics.”

Not only are winning companies great workplaces for employees, but they respect the environment and are dedicated to collaboration, innovation and quality. This is OUTSIDE’s eleventh year providing the Best Places to Work.

The complete list of OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work 2018 is available at

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