Spruce Mountain Ranch wants all of their guests to feel right at home. One way to accomplish this is for the guests to know the employees! As it is still at the beginning of this wedding season, we present “Meet the Managers”.
Education- Anna is studying at Pikes Peak Community College, and plans to transfer to Metropolitan State University to study event management. She wishes to become a wedding planner or event coordinator.
Aspirations- Aside from working in the field of event management, Anna hopes to travel to Europe!
Hobbies and Passions- Anna explains that “I am very passionate in what I do.” She is full of passions and seeks to love every area of her life, including work and school.
Marital Status- She states very simply that “I am not married!”
Why the Ranch is Special to Her- Anna shares that “What is so special to me about Spruce Mountain is the fact that my dad is the builder there, and that I get to see his beautiful work every day that I am at work.”
What Brides Should Know About Her- “I am the owner of Anna’s Custom Pews and would love for all the brides to go check us out on Facebook!”
Education- Jen graduated recently with a degree in Photojournalism from Metropolitan State University.
Aspirations- When asked about future aspirations, Jen shares that “My biggest aspiration in life is to create a body of photographic work that is focused on capturing the sweet, honest, real moments in lives of souls across the globe. Life is a beautiful gift we have been given, and to share it with others makes it all the more delightful!”
Hobbies and Passions- Jen says that “I am passionate about photography, non-profits, salsa dancing, traveling the world and meeting new people, all kinds of cheeses and climbing 14ers. Something unique about me is that the first time I moved out of Colorado was when I was 18 years old, and I lived and worked in an orphanage in Ethiopia. Also, I was entirely blessed this past summer when I did a photographic internship in Prague and traveled all through Eastern Europe.”
Marital Status- She explains that “I am delightfully single but I love being able to share in the blissful joy each of our Spruce Mountain brides feel on their wedding day!”
Why the Ranch is Special to Her- She shares her personal love for the ranch by stating that “Spruce Mountain Ranch is very special to me because the sense of family that runs deep here. When the ranch was turned into a venue, the Ames family instilled a sense of family and belonging into all who worked or visited the ranch and over four years later, that is still the story. I was told early on in my employment with Spruce Mountain, ‘We are welcoming people into our home and into our family here,’ and true to their word, the Ames have kept it all in the family by warmly adopting any and all who come to the ranch. It’s really something spectacular.”
What Brides Should Know About Her- She wants brides to know that “I am always happy to help with any needs or questions our brides may have as are all our managers. We are just as delighted for your wedding as you are! We love that we can be a part of such a joyous and beautiful celebration of love in your life! So if, on your special day, you need a Kleenex, a new friend to hug, someone to sneak you a piece of chocolate or just reassurance that the day will be perfect, we are here for you. J”
Education- Micah is currently studying at Pikes Peak Community College and will transfer this fall to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is pursuing a degree in English with a minor in Spanish.Micah hopes to complete her degree and work as an editor and translator for a non-profit corporation. She has a heart for her community and desires to serve them in this area.
Hobbies and Passions-- Micah explains “I love antiquing, reading novels, writing poetry, and hiking in our beautiful mountains!”
Marital Status- “I am single! While I hope to be married with a family in the future, I am enjoying a single phase of life as I progress through my college career.”
Why the Ranch is Special to Her- Spruce Mountain is special to Micah because “Walking onto Spruce Mountain Ranch property is like walking into your house. It has a warm and comfortable atmosphere, and is filled with caring people who will do everything it takes to make a wedding perfect. It is such a joy and honor to work in such a welcoming environment.”
What Brides Should Know About Her- Brides should know that “While I am extremely organized and love to focus on details, I can also look at the bigger picture of an event to make sure everything is perfect, runs smoothly, and fits with the bride’s dreams.”
Education- Erin graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a degree in Special Education. She shares that “I was an Early Education teacher and also work(ed) for 3 private schools in Denver as a Curriculum Director, and then moved into marketing there before working at Spruce Mountain Ranch.”
Aspirations- She explains that “I love learning new things and acquiring new skills. I hope to always be learning and bettering myself. I also hope one day to travel to every continent.”
Hobbies and Passions- “I love to cook, read and travel! I have fallen in love with the event industry, specifically weddings!”
Marital Status- Erin shares that she has been married nearly 3 years. She says that “We have a daughter (11), Son (1 ½) and are expecting our third child this October.”
Why the Ranch is Special to Her- She explains that the ranch is special to her because “I was married to the love of my life at Spruce Mountain September 2011. I’m also a small-town Colorado country girl and the ranch feels like and reminds me of home!”
What Brides Should Know About Her- Erin “Started working for the ranch in October of 2013.” She works in the field of Spruce Mountain Marketing. She shares with brides that “I can’t wait to meet you and help to make your wedding day a dream come true!”
Jamie Lynn Price:
Education- Jamie shares that “I received my wedding and event planning certificate through the corporate learning division at Arapahoe Community College, and I also received my events planning coordinator certificate through Front Range Community College.”
Aspirations- Some of her aspirations are to “Do day-of wedding coordinating or start an in-home child care business.”
Hobbies and Passions- “I am a dance instructor and choreographer. I enjoy arts and crafts, and I definitely have a sweet tooth!”
Marital Status- She is not married, but explains that “My boyfriend and I recently celebrated our 6 year anniversary!”
Why the Ranch is Special to Her- Jamie explains that Spruce Mountain is special to her because “The way in which Spruce Mountain Ranch began and blossomed is a wonderful story. The vibe of family and comfort spreads throughout the entire property.”
What Brides Should Know About Her- Brides should know that “I was a bridal consultant in the past. I am extremely detail-orientated, and I love a stress-free environment with smiling faces. J”
Education- Jennifer shares that “I graduated from Michigan State University with a triple Major in Elementary Education, Child Development, and Language Arts. (I) then got my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.”
Aspirations- She shares that “I am currently a 1st grade teacher and love my job with all my heart. I also run a small wedding coordination business on the side. Though I know that life can send curve balls and I can never know for certain what my future holds, I do know that I love both of my jobs and look forward to teaching primary grades until I retire; then I hope to be able to give back to my community by planning fundraising events for the Children’s Hospital of Denver.”
Hobbies and Passions- Jennifer says that “I love planning events. That sounds like a weird ‘interest’, I guess, but it’s true. I love putting on weddings, auctions and any other event that makes people have fun and be happy, but most of all, I love planning over-the-top birthday parties for my children. Making a world, for a day, which is just for them, brings me so much joy! When my girls get older I would love to bring this passion to the Children’s Hospital of Denver, and plan events to both benefit the hospital and bring joy to the children.”
Marital Status- She explains “I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, Tim, and have two amazing girls: Rory (6) and Rylen (4).”
Why the Ranch is Special to Her- Jennifer shares that “I was just introduced to Spruce Mountain Ranch recently when I planned a wedding here in March. The second I drove onto the property, I knew that it was something very special. Once on the property, I was introduced to Tara Ames and realized that I knew her previously! It’s funny how things work out. I am so happy to be a part of this amazing group in this amazing place!”
What Brides Should Know About Her- Brides should know that “I love being a small part of any event that brings people together! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your event special!”
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