Meet the Golf Staff

David DiMartino, PGA

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.

Sarah Freismuth

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 303.680.0245 ext 1912

Jeff Covington

Role: PGA Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2019
Phone Number: 720.330.7103

Dustin Miller, PGA

Role: Teaching Professional, Black Bear Golf Club
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 303.840.3100

Email: DustinMiller@PGA.com

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. 

Jennifer Lorimor

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.

Rob Lytikainen

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.

Tom Carricato, PGA

Role: Director of Operations, Black Bear Golf Club
Serving Since: 2016
Phone Number: 303.840.3100

Email: ktcarricato@gmail.com

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.