There are some new smiling faces waiting to greet you at the Antlers this summer.
Chris Manning, who welcomed you over the past year as Front Office Manager has made the move over to accounting as the Assistant Controller. He is training with Chris Ratzlaff to eventually take over the Controller position.
Most of you know, but here’s a little about Chris Manning. He originally worked at the Antlers from July 1991 until September 2001. He and his wife, Tessa own and manufacture Tessa Clogs which sell at their factory warehouse, Swedish Clog Cabin in Minturn, Colorado. After leaving the Antlers at Vail in 2001, he continued to work in Lionshead at their retail location for over 20 years. He joined us summer 2020 with a year-long commitment to run the front desk.
Chris then led the efforts to hire our new Front Office Manager, Chad Stephens. We hope that you will join us in extending a warm welcome to Chad.
“Chad is a wonderful addition to the Antlers Team! His gentle demeanor plus his experience in the hospitality world and his incredible business acumen, makes him the perfect match for our property. You will truly enjoy working with Chad,” says General Manager, Magda King.
Chad hails from Hendersonville, North Carolina. He finds similarities in the two areas that make him feel at home here. Both Vail and Hendersonville are small towns set in beautiful mountain resort communities.
Chad loves hiking, skiing, camping, music and concerts. He also has an affinity for southern food and Broadway.
After a brief stop in Atlanta, Chad came to Vail in 2009 and has made this his home. His background is in hospitality. After a brief break, he is glad to be back and looks forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home.
In addition, Rich Bell, who started at the Antlers as a shuttle drive and more recently has worked at a front desk agent has been promoted to Front Desk Supervisor Auditor.
We hope that you will join us in congratulating and welcoming Chris, Chad and Rich to their new roles here at the Antlers.