Interior design firm marks one year in business

Della + Zella Interiors, owned and operated by locals Carrie Wolfer and Maggi Whitmer, has announced its first anniversary.

The design duo has completed several furnishing projects and gut renovations in Aspen’s downtown core, the West End and Snowmass Village since their partnership began in February 2013. They currently are working on new residential-construction projects in Starwood and Snowmass Village.

“We feel really fortunate about the timing of the start of our business,” said Wolfer in a statement. “It coincided with the rebound of the economy, which means we’ve been busy since day one.”

Della +Zella opened its first office in November 2013 at 410 N. Mill St., Suite B5.

“Interior designers have a reputation for working out of their houses,” she said. “But having a presence in downtown Aspen not only legitimizes you for some of the larger projects, it keeps you in the forefront of the minds of potential clients, architects, contractors, developers and other people that have been key to our success.”

Wolfer has more than eight years of experience in interior design in Aspen, and is certified in the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. Whitmer, born and raised in Aspen/Snowmass, has 10 years of experience in interior design. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado, and she received her interior design degree from the Art Institute.

Dalby, Wendland & Co. recognized by publication

Dalby, Wendland & Co. P.C. was recognized by Accounting Today as one of the Top Firms of 2014.

Dalby Wendland frequently receives the honor for the Mountain States Region, which encompasses Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. Only 10 firms in the region were recognized. Of those, five firms were headquartered in Denver, two in Montana, one in Utah, and one in Wyoming. Wendland is the only firm headquartered in western Colorado to receive the award.

“Our firm founders, Walt Dalby and Wes Wendland, set the bar early on for the best client service, ethical standards and highest of technical expertise,” said CEO Steve Carver in a statement. “We continue to push the bar to help make our clients and communities successful. It is an honor to be recognized as a Top Firm. We are proud of our communities, our clients and our team members.”

For more information about the company, visit the website The 65-year-old public accounting and business consulting firm has offices in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Montrose, Rifle and Telluride.

Aspen Valley Pilates now open on East Hyman

Aspen’s newest boutique pilates studio, adjacent to the Aspen Sports Medicine clinic in downtown Aspen, is now open at 616 E. Hyman St.

Aspen Valley Pilates offers individualized pilates training for everyone. Students, whether new to pilates or veterans of the discipline, will appreciate the intimate and warm environment and the personalized one-on-one training by former professional athlete and certified pilates teacher Soraya Khalje.

Khalje, a former two-time U.S. national champion in downhill mountain biking, has worked with elite athletes, weekend warriors and those just starting out on their fitness journey — bringing to them a unique mix of classical and contemporary pilates, according to a statement.

Aspen Valley Pilates helps individuals to increase strength, endurance, flexibility and range of motion. “Our goal is to help people feel and perform better, in a sport or in everyday life,” the statement said.

Aspen Valley Pilates offers private and semi-private equipment workouts and mat sessions at the studio, as well as private sessions at homes, offices or hotels.

For more information, send an email to, or call 970-456-4734.

Attorneys named to Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars list

Attorneys T.J. Voboril and Ryan Kalamaya of full-service law firm Reynolds, Kalamaya & Voboril LLC have been selected to the 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. This is Voboril’s second consecutive Rising Stars selection and, for the second year in a row, Voboril is the only attorney named to the Colorado Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list who hails from the Summit and Eagle County region.

Kalamaya is the only attorney in the Central Rockies named to the Rising Stars list in the family law category.

Included as a Rising Star for business litigation, Voboril is a general civil litigator with considerable experience handling business, homeowners’ association, real estate, construction and employment disputes on behalf of business entities, organizations and individuals. He is also the owner of and mediator for Voice Of Reason Dispute Resolution. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2002, he received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2005.

Named as a Rising Star for family law, Kalamaya is a trial lawyer. He primarily handles cases involving personal issues: divorce, child custody, complex property valuation and persons accused of committing crimes. The former Eagle County prosecutor was a varsity baseball player at the University of Virginia, and he earned his J.D. in 2007 from the University of Colorado Law School.

RKV Law is a firm comprised solely of Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars, as Dan Reynolds was named to the list in 2010 for real estate.

For more information, visit the website


Westin Snowmass Resort joins meditation movement

The Westin Snowmass Resort activated a pop-up meditation in Base Village yesterday as part of the global launch of the Westin Well-being Movement, a campaign designed to enhance the well-being of guests and associates around the world.

The yearlong initiative will introduce a string of innovative partnerships and programs across Westin’s six brand pillars: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well. The launch last week coincided with the International Day of Happiness and Well-being and the Spring Equinox, traditionally recognized as the season of renewal.

For the rest of the winter and continuing into summer, The Westin Snowmass will welcome guests, associates and consumers to experience the brand’s signature well-being programs, including morning yoga classes throughout the week and complimentary chair massages every afternoon in the lobby. The Westin Snowmass is one of 200 Westin Hotels & Resorts around the world to invite guests and non-guests to experience the world of well-being, according to a resort statement.

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