The Wine Country Inn has named Connie J. Luppes General Manager, effective May 4.
Luppes brings to her new job 17 years experience in the resort industry, having served in various positions in the Steamboat Springs community.
“We are very fortunate to have Connie head up our team,” emphasizes Richard Tally, owner. “She can pretty much do it all--from accounting to reservations to guest services to sales and marketing to training and supervising employees to front office operations.
“She comes with rave recommendations from the executives for whom she worked over the years. The common thread that ran through our conversations is that Connie is totally professional and competent, that she would be the first person they would call if they were starting up a new venture.
“I expect that her experience will make her transition here an easy one. We have high expectations that she will lead us forward in successfully building our business in the future.”
A native of Iowa, Luppes earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Agriculture Journalism from Iowa State University in Ames, and her Associate in Applied Science in Resort Management from Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs. She spent five years working for the Department of Defense in Germany for the Armed Forces Recreation Services.
She and her husband Mike live in Hayden, CO, and have a home in Fruita
“I am excited for the opportunity to work with the owners and staff at the Wine Country Inn. The property was built for the guest and business traveler to come and relax among the vineyards and orchards of the Grand Valley,” says Luppes.
“The staff and I will work hard to provide the best service and amenities to create a truly memorable experience for our guests at the Wine Country Inn. I love the orchards and vineyards and I am looking forward to living and working in another nice area of Colorado."