Role: General Manager for Blackstone & Black Bear Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 720.330.7126
David began is career in 1994 golf while working various jobs at a local golf course while attending the University of Nebraska. His passion for the game led him to Houston Texas to further his experience and expand his knowledge.
David moved to Denver in 1998 and since then has been involved in clubs such as Valley County Club, Fossil Trace Golf Club, CommonGround Golf Course, Aspen Golf Club and now with Club Corp Colorado. He leads with direction and with reasonable thought. He believes in exceeding the member experience, and understands the finer details of doing what's equitable for the membership as a whole. He listens to understand, rather than listening to respond. His passion and competitive self is seen on the golf course as well as his office. He's been well trained and has been involved with opening and re-organizing operations stretching from Mexico, to Amelia Island, FL, to Aspen, Co and now back to Denver, Co.
His wife Lauren, and his daughter Alister (yes, named after the great golf course architect Dr. Alister Mackenzie) love being in Colorado, and try to spend as much time enjoying the outdoors and spending time with their friends and family. He's here to be a leader and your General Manager.
Role: Membership Sales Director Blackstone & Black Bear Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 720.330.7087
Irene joined the Blackstone team in May 2016. She comes to us from a private golf club in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Irene has been in the sales for over 10 years and started her golf career as a Regional Membership Director for American Golf Corporation in 2012. She was responsible for five private clubs in Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and New Mexico.
In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking, four- wheeling, fishing, good food, great wine and traveling often. She is very much looking forward to getting to know all that Denver has to offer and is excited to help grow Blackstone Country Club and Black Bear Golf Club.
Role: Member Relations & Events Coordinator for Blackstone Serving Since: 2013 Phone Number: 720.330.7098
As an Air Force brat, I had the opportunity to travel & live in several states, as well as Japan ~ I think this experience is what fostered my love of hotels, restaurants and the hospitality industry. After attending nine different schools, my family finally settled in Aurora, Colorado where my dad changed his career and joined the Air National Guard at Buckley, so that we wouldn’t have to move anymore & I could attend just one high school.
At the age of 20, I moved to Los Angeles and came back to Colorado nine years later! While living in California, I started my hospitality career and had the honor of working with some of the finest in the industry. I did take advantage of my hotel perks and traveled quite a bit. Most of my background has been based in hotel Sales & Catering, including luxury, resort, convention and bed & breakfast properties. Once back in Colorado, I worked with John Q Hammons, Hilton, Doubletree and Starwood properties.
I have been with Blackstone Country Club since 2013. I started here on a temporary basis and worked my way into a permanent position. I have always been the party planner, decorator, creator in my group of friends ~ I love throwing a fun party! With my position here at Blackstone as the Coordinator of Member Social Events, I believe I have the perfect job!
I am lucky to have most of my family around me here in Colorado. I have two kids; Dylan, who is in the Air Force and and Katie is here in Aurora, going to college and works at the Denver Zoo, where she can fulfill her love of animals. We have a beagle (Elton), a cat (Dani) and a hamster (Henry) in our home. When I am not working, I enjoy wine with friends, family, music, sushi, crafting, reading and my iPad.
Role: Director of Golf, Blackstone & Black Bear Serving Since: 2010 Phone Number: 770.330.7103
Role: Private Events Director, Blackstone Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 303.680.0245 ext 4
Olivia Graf studied hospitality management at the Pennsylvania State University and proceeded to work in private events in fast-paced New York City. She has always been an innovative thinker, which has helped her to organize and create a memorable experience for each of her clients. After a visit to the beautiful state of Colorado, she fell in love with the community and the scenery. Having an appetite for the outdoors, she packed her bags and traded skyscrapers for mountain views. As a member of the Blackstone team, she is thrilled to bring the vision of your next event to life. In between cups of coffee, you can find her hiking new trails or paint the beautiful landscapes she sees.
Role: Private Events Director - Black Bear Serving Since: 2017 Phone Number: 303.840.3100 opt 4
Haley was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She started her love for the Hospitality\Service Industry at a young age- always playing in her grandfather's restaurant. In her early 20's she was living in San Diego and managing a brewery that hosted many events. Her love for special events grew and from there she never turned back. Haley has over 8 years in special events experience that ranges from country clubs to off-premise catering and even corporate catering. She is excited to help make your private event a memorable one.
Role: LPGA Teaching Professional for Blackstone & Black Bear Serving Since: 2010 Phone Number: 303.919.9013
Jennifer Lorimor is an LPGA Teaching Professional with over 40 years of experience in the world of golf and is PGA certified. She competed on the men’s golf team at Colorado College, was Head Coach of the CSU Women’s Golf Team, served as Vice-President of the Colorado Women’s Golf Association and was also a member of both the Colorado Rules and Course Rating Committees. Since 2010, she has taught group, private and junior lessons to members of our clubs and their families.
Jennifer was born in Colorado and is dedicated to her work along with growing the game of golf both in our state and within our clubs.
Role: Teaching Professional, Black Bear Golf Club Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 303.840.3100
Dustin Miller started his career as an assistant golf professional at Ellis Golf Course, Cedar Rapids, Iowa from 2001-2004. From 2004-2012, he held the position as head golf professional at Ellis Golf Course. He is also PGA certified.
Dustin received the Iowa PGA Merchandiser of the Year award in 2009, and was also nominated three times for the Iowa PGA Instructor of the Year award. Dustin was a PGA Teaching Professional at Jake’s Academy in Lone Tree and also taught at Columbine Country Club.
Throughout his career, Dustin has focused on growing the game of golf through private lessons, junior golf instruction, and group golf clinics. Dustin is also a Titleist Certified club fitter. He currently resides in Highlands Ranch with his wife, Brenna and their two children.
Role: Director of Operations, Black Bear Golf Club Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 303.840.3100
Tom Carricato is PGA certified has been a member of thee PGA for almost 25 years. He has been a General Manager, Director of Golf, Head Professional, Assistant Professional, and Golf Coach for many, many people.
Tom’s real passion in golf is teaching and coaching golfers of all levels. He believes that everyone can play this great game of golf better, and he knows how to help golfers reach their goals. Tom's focus is on simple fundamentals within athletic motion, and the ability to take what is learned from the driving range to the golf course.
Tom is a two time Colorado West Chapter Player of the year, has won the Colorado West Chapter Golf Professional of the Year twice, has served as Colorado West Chapter Board of Directors President on two different occasions, and has chaired committees for the Colorado Section PGA.
Tom plays golf as well. He mostly competes in Professional Senior events, but will, from time to time, play with "the kids" too.
Tom has been married to his beautiful wife, Kathy for almost 34 years and have one daughter, Andrea. Tom enjoys working on his yard and around his house, enjoys fishing, and when he's not working, you can bet that he and his wife are enjoying each other’s company.
Role: Food & Beverage Director, Blackstone Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 720.330.7122
Jim started his food and beverage career over 27 years ago, mostly with Marriott Hotels and Resorts. He held positions working as everything from Bartender/Server to Meeting Room Set-Up. He quickly moved up the ranks as supervisor, coordinator, manger and Director of Events and eventually to restaurants. Marriott also moved him throughout the US to such locations as Fort Lauderdale, San Antonio, Philadelphia, Atlanta and finally, Denver. His country club experience had been with Dominion Country Club in the foothills just outside of San Antonio along with Fair Oaks Golf and Country Club (ClubCorp) in Boerne, Texas. Recently, Jim had been with Columbine Country Club here in the Denver area. Jim is very happy here and says that he will never leave this great part of the US, Colorado.
Jim’s training comes from several areas of study, Macomb Community College (Graphic Design), Center for Creative Studies in Detroit (Advertising, Marketing) and continued education (nutrition and hospitality management) at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He is originally from Warren Michigan, (yes a Redwings, Tigers, Pistons and Lions fan) and currently resides in Highlands Ranch with his three children. When time permits Jim loves to fish, hike, bike, camp and play golf.
Jim is extremely excited to be part of such a great team and looks forward to meeting all the members, their families and friends!
Role: Member Relations Director Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 720.330.7124
Colorado native Erika Alsobrook here! After a cup of coffee I am up for just about anything from new challenges in event production to climbing a 14ner in Colorado’s backyard. I am excited to be a part of the thriving Denver community while bringing the charm of a small town to events for you at Black Bear. I have a passion for all things creative and enjoy using that passion to serve others in my career. I come from a large family that always found reasons to gather and celebrate, so it is in my nature to help others do the same! I am a University of Northern Colorado Graduate and fell in love with my wonderful husband and event production while working for a local newspaper.
Role: Owner/Therapist Heaven Massage & Skin Care, Blackstone Serving Since: 2014 Phone Number: 720.933.5575
Keri Ann Saccomano graduated from Denver School of Massage Therapy (DSMT) in May 2012 with 815 hrs, plus ongoing continued education. She is well-versed with experience in 13 modalities and is certified in First Aid/CPR/AED. Keri is insured and in good-standing through ABMP and Registered with the state of Colorado.
Keri’s passion for massage began when she was disqualified from the Air Force for her history and suffering of migraines. Wanting to rid this problem naturally through your body’s own innate intelligence, she was introduced to Chiropractic. After becoming a C.A. (chiropractic assistant), her interest grew for knowledge of the human body and how it worked, which ultimately led her to her true passion for Massage Therapy. The positive results from her clients prove that she has found her calling.
Keri states, “It’s truly remarkable how the body responds to touch.” It’s apparent that your comfort, overall health and well-being are her top priorities.
“Listening and focusing on my clients’ needs and expectations are very important to me and I enjoy the feedback I receive. It pushes me to succeed to the highest level of massage every single time, to every single client.”
|Swedish Massage (Relaxation)||Reflexology|
|Cranial Sacral Therapy||Advanced Deep Tissue|
|Sports/Injury Massage||Russian Sports Massage|
|Trigger Point Therapy||Prenatal Massage|
|Hydrotherapy (bodywraps)||Hungarian Massage|
Keri, her husband Ray and 5 yr old daughter Izabella (and 2 very spoiled dogs) are also new residents of Blackstone themselves. “We are thrilled to be a part of this community and are enjoying the country club lifestyle and all of the amenities that go along with it! We look forward to living here and raising our daughter here for many years to come.” And living right here makes it an extremely fast and easy commute for Keri and her appointments at the clubhouse.
Keri who moved to Colorado in 2000 from the East Coast, met her native husband Raymond in 2004 at Arapahoe Hyundai (where he sold her a car, funny story!) and is now GSM at that same location. They wed in 2008 and after almost losing her life while 5 months pregnant (due to a double pulmonary embolism), gave birth to daughter Bella in 2010. She enjoys golfing, traveling, bowling, outdoor activities, movies, hosting bbq’s and spending quality time with family and friends!
A Message From Our Therapist:
Massage is wonderful and brings many benefits to the body, mind and soul. Massage is excellent for the body, inside and out. It is very important to receive massage as often as you can, once a month (12x/yr) is great maintenance.
General Benefits: Increases circulation, removal of toxins, range of motion, flexibility, energy, heart rate, body temperature, immunity, body awareness and relaxation; decreases in discomfort, fatigue, tension and stress levels.
Role: Personal Trainer, Kilduff Health Solutions, Blackstone Serving Since: 2010 Phone Number: 303.905.5940
I am a retired airline pilot. I flew for 35 years and retired in 2004. My hobbies throughout my flying career included all exercise and fitness. I started training others in 1975 when I was introduced to Nautilus. Since then I have coached and been certified by several Sports and Conditioning bodies. After I retired from flying I decided to train full time. I continue to learn through continuing education and my clients. I am currently studying to become a Life Coach. I have a passion for fitness both mental and physical.
Role: 1st Assistant Golf Professional, Black Bear Serving Since: 2014 Phone Number: 303.840.3100 x7310
Rob has been at Black Bear Golf Club since 2014 serving as the 1st Assistant Golf Professional. Prior to working at Black Bear Golf Club, he worked at Castle Pines Golf Club in Rock, Colorado. His golf experience has been entirely within the private golf club sector. Since starting his career in the golf business he has caddied, worked in the golf shop, worked as an assistant with outside operations and the practice range, and as an assistant golf professional. He is currently working toward PGA Certification and is a PGA apprentice.
Rob's priorities at Black Bear Golf Club are to provide the best golf experience for members and guests, with an emphasis on customer service and providing friendly / helpful attitude throughout golf operations. He enjoy all aspects of the golf business especially working in the Pro Shop and providing lessons / golf instruction. Prior to the entering the golf business, Rob spent over 25 years in the health care business. He has an Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University and specialized treating patients with neurological dysfunction for eight years, sold pharmaceuticals for 15 years and has managed a physician’s medical office.
He has been happily married to Jeannie and have a son Christopher. His dog, “the best yellow lab ever”, is named Rosie and he also has a cat named Oliver. When not working at Black Bear Golf Club he enjoys spending time with his family, and at his cabin in Buffalo Creek, Colorado – relaxing, reading, hiking, and mountain biking.
Role: Assistant Golf Professional Serving Since: 2016 Phone Number: 303.840.3100
Tim was born and raised in Englewood, Colorado and started playing golf at the age of 6. He graduated from Regis Jesuit in 2008 playing varsity golf for 4 years and lettering 3 years.
Tim then played one year of NCAA division 2 golf at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, California. In 2012, Tim graduated from Gonzaga University with a Masters in Special Education and recently moved back to Colorado 2015.
Tim most recently worked as an instructor at Jake's Academy in Lone Tree, CO and is a PGA apprentice.
Role: Head Golf Professional Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 720.330.7121
Golf has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I played many junior golf tournaments, 4 years in High School, and then moved to Durango, CO to attend Ft. Lewis College where I played 4 years of college golf.
The golf industry seemed a logical direction for me to embark. My first Assistant Professional position was at Dalton Ranch and Country Club in Durango where I spent 2 seasons and then moved to Orlando and played competitively for a winter. Having some success, but not deep enough pockets, I accepted a job in Chicago at a 100-year-old private course, LaGrange Country Club, where I spent two seasons.
In 2000, I moved back to Colorado and spent three years at Cotton Ranch and Golf Club (now Gypsum Creek). During this time, in 2001, I had a son, Garrett, and then in 2003, my daughter Kaya was born. Two of the greatest highlights of my life! I next spent four years at Red Sky Golf Club and then in 2007, I was fortunate to get hired as the Director of Golf at Adam’s Mountain Country Club (now Frost Creek). This was an amazing experience as I really got to see a club start from the ground up!
In 2014, I took a job at Eagle Ranch, where I spent two and half seasons and at the beginning of 2016, I was offered the job as Head Golf Professional at the Pinery Country Club, which is what brought me down to the Parker area.
After one year, some changes occurred which landed me at Blackstone Country Club. This has been a wonderful blessing in my life and I’ve enjoyed a great first season getting to know the Members and staff here at the Club. I have recently moved to Black Bear Golf Club and I’m very excited to join the team there, while still getting to interact with many of the same Members!
I still love to compete in tournaments and play as much as I can. Some of my highlights are qualifying for the National Club Pro twice, winning the Colorado Assistants Championship in 2002, winning the West Chapter championship in 2004, and being named West Chapter Player of the Year and Assistant of the year in 2002. When I’m not playing golf or working, I love hiking, bowling and spending time with my wonderful girlfriend, and hanging out with my kids. I also enjoy mountain and road biking, running, working out and skiing!
Thank you to all the Members and staff at Blackstone and Black Bear for making my first season so enjoyable. Come see me if you need a tune-up on your golf game. I look forward to seeing everyone soon!
Role: Membership Assistant Serving Since: 2018 Phone Number: 720.330.7114
Dustin comes to us from San Diego, CA where he was born and raised before moving to Denver, CO in May 2017. He attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and has a professional background in Sports and Entertainment with world recognized organizations. The Blackstone Team welcomed Dustin in February 2018 where he is excited to build fun, long-lasting relationships with our Members.
Dustin enjoys sports, hiking, photography, and traveling. He and his wife, Rebecca, enjoy living in Denver but still have much to explore in their new city with friends and family.
Role: Superintendent Serving Since: 2012
When I moved to Colorado in 2006, I had no idea I would have found my wife, started a family (3 year old, Tenley), and planted my roots in this beautiful state! I am originally from Walnut Creek , California. I came to Colorado to pursue Veterinary Medicine, but slowly started to figure out that I would rather be outdoors all day and spend my time around the game that raised me! I graduated from Colorado State University in 2011 with Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a second Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Horticulture. My first job out of school was actually here at Black Bear! I then spent two seasons at Blackstone, and four of the past years as the Assistant Superintendent at The Pinery. Outside of work I love boating, hiking, snowboarding, painting, and the occasional DYI project! Black Bear Golf Club has many meanings for me and I am very excited to be here preserving its long history of great golf and providing the best conditions in Colorado!
Role: Assistant Service Director | Black Bear Serving Since: 2018
Kelsey studied business management at Colorado State University. After traveling with her husband who is a United States Marine she was able to experience different cultures that expanded her knowledge of customer experience and appreciation. She went on to manage both community centers and restaurants in North Carolina and Colorado. Her attention to detail and creativity led to the desire of making customer experiences memorable. Being a part of the Black Bear team she is eager to build relationships with members and creat an outstanding member experience.
Role: Executive Chef | Black Bear Serving Since: 2018
Stephanie Jakel hails from New Jersey. She graduated Culinary School in 2010 with a Associates in Applied Science. Her background in culinary includes: fine dining and private chef work. She moved to Colorado in 2015, and has experienced her career grow with the change of scenery. As the "Executive Sous Chef" of Black Bear Golf Club she has been instrumental in changing the culture and focus of the clubs new "gastro-pub" atmosphere. She thoroughly enjoys meeting members and providing great customer service.