Staff List

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Debbie Contini Braun

President and CEO

Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?

A: The chicken sandwich from White House Tavern - dare I say twice a week.

Q. What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: Taking advantage of the 10th Mountain Division Hut system. What could be better than a long hike, a roaring fire in an amazing log cabin with views for miles.

Q: What's your favorite Arts and Culture event?

A: Sitting on the lawn at the Aspen Music Festival listening to amazing music, it's the best time to decompress and enjoy date night with my husband. 

Q: What's your favorite park?

A: Wagner Park in downtown Aspen- it's always filled with children and puppies- how can that not put a smile on your face?

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Jennifer Albright Carney

Vice President of Event Marketing

Q: What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: Hiking. And now that I'm fortunate enough to have a small yard, a new love of perennial gardening has emerged. 

Q: What's your favorite hike?

A: Smuggler is great for lunch-break exercise and amazing views of Aspen Mountain and town. If you have a little more time, head back to the Hunter Creek Loop. I love the way you feel like you're so far away from everything when really, you're still so close to town. 

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen?

A: Everywhere surrounding Aspen!

Q: What's your favorite Aspen event?

A: Well all of the events ACRA produces, of course! But if I have to choose- the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. 

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Eliza Voss 

Director of Marketing

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen? 

A: Red Butte- has a panorama of the upper valley. 
 
Q: What's your favorite winter activity?
A: Powder Skiing

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: A glass of Rose on the Ajax Tavern Patio.

Q: What's your favorite park?

A: Check out the Grotto's Ice Caves on Independence Pass. 

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Sarah Reynolds Lasser

Senior Director of Business Development

Q: Where's the most relaxing spot in Aspen?

A: Reading a book while listening to the Aspen Music Festival at the Benedict Music Tent.
 
Q: What's your favorite Arts and Culture event?
A: The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

Q: What's your favorite summer activity?

A: SUPing Northstar.

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: St. Germain Cocktail at Steakhouse No. 316.

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Liz Cluley

Senior Sales Manager

Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?

A: Appetizer: Braised Artichoke Heart Bruschetta at Ellina, Main Course: Herb Roasted Rack of Colorado Lamb at Pinons, Dessert: Bread Pudding at Steakhouse No. 316.

Q: What's your favorite hike?

A: American Lake or West Maroon Pass to Crested Butte.

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen? 

A: Take a jeep tour to the historic area of Lenado, the view can't be beat!

Q: Where's the most relaxing spot in Aspen?

A: Remede Spa at the St. Regis.

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Jessica Hite

Senior Marketing Manager

Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?

A: Pinons for the Duck Quesadilla and Tofu Enchilada.

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen? 

A: A window seat on the flight into the Aspen Airport.

Q: What's your favorite Arts & Culture event?

A: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Performances and the JAS Labor Day Experience.

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: The hot chocolate in The Living Room at The Little Nell or an espresso martini from L'Hostaria.

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Kathryn Dziedzic

Senior Manager of Membership Sales

Q: Where's the best place to take guests and visitors?

A: The Sundeck

Q: What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: Hiking

Q: What's your favorite summer activity?

A: Paddle boarding on Ruedi Reservoir

Q: Where's the most relaxing spot in Aspen?

A: Remede Spa at the St. Regis.

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Bridget Crosby

Marketing Manager

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen? 

A: Paragliding off of Aspen Mountain

Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?

A: Any ramen takeover night from King and Cook is always my favorite. On the non-takeover nights, the Jalapeno Linguine & Clams from Clark's Oyster Bar is life changing.

Q: What's your favorite summer activity?

A: Sunset watching on the top of Red Mountain or at Smuggler Park. 

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: Can't go wrong with a dirty or espresso martini from Campo de Fiori.

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John Davies

Executive Administrative Assistant

Q: What's your favorite Aspen event?

A: The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.
 
Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?
A: The deep fried ribs with Alabama white sauce from Home Team BBQ.

Q: What's your favorite winter activity?

A: The Cloud Nine second seating. 

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen? 

A: Maroon Bells obvi.

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Jack Orsi

Sales Coordinator

Q: What's your favorite Arts and Culture event?

A: The Meeting Conference - Everyone is in such anticipation of the upcoming season, I love the energy as fall transitions to winter in Aspen.

Q: What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: I love taking advantage of all the summer backpacking options that are nearby Aspen. 

Q: What's your favorite hike?

A: Cathedral Lake to Electric Pass is always a good choice.

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: Aspen Brewing Company Independence Pass Ale I.P.A.

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Susan Bantis

Airport Guest Service Director

Q. What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: Riding my horse in the beautiful mountains around Aspen! 

Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?

A: Crab cakes and Chardonnay at Jimmy's Bar!

Q: What's your favorite Arts and Culture event?

A: Aspen Music Festival, in the tent or out on the lawn. Just love attending the 4th of July celebration with family and friends! 

Q: What's your favorite winter activity?
A: Skiing, hiking, watching the moon and stars! Just being outside in our amazing surroundings.