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Bob and Ruth Wade
Owners

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Bob and Ruth Wade

Bob

Bob, the illustrious owner of The Ute Mountaineer, can be found tele skiing, climbing, surfing, or reading. He loves his hooded sweatshirt, quick afternoon runs up Hunter Creek, and footwear (“call me Imelda”). Bob is looking forward to connecting some of the 10th Mountain Huts in a way he hasn’t done before.

Ruth

Yes, it’s true; Ruth was born and raised in Aspen proper. She loves cross-country skiing (classic technique), road biking, and hiking, and has most recently learned how to surf. Ruth was chosen for the part of “Little Blue Angel” in her second grade Christmas play, loves Fat Tire, and is setting her goal of getting to her 50th wedding anniversary.


Paul Perley
General Manager

Paul and family on some via ferrata in Italy

Paul and family on some via ferrata in Italy


Paul moved here in 1985 from New Jersey for obvious reasons. Most of his time is spent these days enjoying outdoor sports, like mountain biking, hiking, rafting, nordic & downhill skiing, with his family – Jenifer, Spencer & Andrew. Yes, Paul still telemark skis even though most of his friends have given it up.

Maile Spung
Soft Goods Buyer

Maile Wade

Maile Spung.


Maile is the Ute Mountaineer’s soft goods buyer. An Aspen native Maile is excited to be involved with the Ute Mountaineer.

Sam Barg
Hard Goods Buyer

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Sam is the hard goods buyer for the Ute. Sam enjoys running, motorcycling, hiking, cycling and competing in most of the local uphill challenges either on foot or on his skis.

Mojo
The Office Dog

Mojo


Mojo has taken over the office and can be found on most days standing guard on his portaledge by Sam’s desk. Mojo’s favorite winter sport is plowing thru the snow in the park or on any trail that he is trying to follow Sam on. His next big goal in life is summiting Smuggler Mtn. by himself.

Susan Jackson
Office/Sales Associate

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Susan Jackson


Susan arrived in Aspen in 1976 and has made Aspen her home. When not in the office she can be found either enjoying a raft trip or taking photographs. She was one of the goalies for the Aspen Mother Puckers ice hockey team.

Joel Nunez-Smith
Marketing Manager

Joel Nunez

Joel, ready for the winter.


Joel’s favorite activities are mountain biking and skiing and he really enjoys exploring the Independence Pass area above town.

Dan Schreck
Floor Manager

Dan on Mt Washington in New Hampshire

Dan on Mt Washington in
New Hampshire



Justin Hewitt
Shop Technician

Justin Hewitt

Justin Hewitt


A climber, his favorite outdoor moment was the summer when he summited Chomolungma (Mt. Everest).

 Colleen McCarthy
Receiving

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Colleen McCarthy



 

Maggie Deveny
Sales Associate

Maggie & Dottie at Crystal River Mill

Maggie & Dottie at Crystal River Mill


Maggie is originally from Ohio and she moved to Colorado in 2008 to attend CRMS in Carbondale. After college at Denver Univ. and CU in Boulder she decided to move back to the Roaring Fork Valley to enjoy all of the outdoor opportunities. On her days off Maggie enjoys running, hiking, riding her bike and skiing.

Megan Spencer
Sales Associate

Megan hiking in New Zealand

Megan hiking in New Zealand


Megan is a Colorado native. After graduating college in Seattle, she tried to settle down a bit, but adventure was tugging just a little too much. so, for the past few years she has been travelling and exploring. She’s lived in Utah, South Carolina, New Zealand & Australia. Her latest stop, Aspen, is for her love of the mountains and snow sports.

Charlie Gaylord
Sales Associate

Charlie Gaylord

Charlie. ’nuff said.


One of Charlie’s favorite moments was skiing Castle Peak in the summer of 2005 with his girlfriend. Dubbed Charlie “Gearlord” by his friends he’s a gear-aholic who just loves his shades. Zipping off on a hike to Willow Lake or riding his bike outdoors is where you can find him when he is not helping customers at the Ute.