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Inside Business: On the move

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” At the 10th annual Colorado American Society of Interior Designers Interior Design Awards in Denver, the New Castle-­based firm of Toni McWilliams Interior Design was honored with the award for “Best Traditional Kitchen.”

Entrants were encouraged to submit photographs of the finished product, as well as floor plans, construction details, before photos and renderings to identify each pro-j­ect’s challenges, as well as their solutions.



The emphasis was design process and how well the intent was ultimately resolved. Entries were judged by a jury of 12 peers from the design society’s Northern California Chapter. The winners of each of the 27 categories will be published in the June issue of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles magazine.

ASPEN ” The Aspen Alps has appointed John Corcoran as general manager, effective June 1. He joins the Aspen Alps after 20 years in Snowmass Village, the last seven years as general manager of the Stonebridge Inn.



Corcoran began his hospitality career with the Crestwood Lodge, often thought of as the Aspen Alps’ sister property.

Corcoran replaces general manager Pam Cunningham.

ASPEN ” Design Workshop in Aspen has hired two new staff members.

Leah Schneiderman is the new business development manager and Emily Titera is the new human resources assistant.

Schneiderman has worked with the Snowmass Base Village project developers Intrawest and Related Westpac for the past three years. She graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a bachelor’s of science in business, and a major in marketing and minor in tourism management. Schneiderman recently fin­ished her master’s in science in internation­al marketing in London at the European School of Economics.

Titera has worked for Wells Fargo in Aspen as a lead teller and in the mortgage department processing loans. She graduated from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota in 2004 with a bachelor of sci­ence in marketing and advertising.

During her time at school, Titera worked as an administrative assistant for the univer­sity and also worked as an intern for con­gresswoman Patty Wetterling.

Design Workshop is an international firm practicing landscape architecture, land planning, urban design, and tourism plan­ning.

ASPEN ” Rasmussen Construction Co., an Aspen­based general contracting business, has announced the appointment of Jake Vickery as vice president who is responsible for business development.

Vickery, a former Aspen City councilman and a local architect, brings unique depth to the Rasmussen team with more than 20 years of professional experience in design, construction and project management in the valley.

Rasmussen Construction is celebrating its 31st year, building more than 100 homes in the valley. In the last five years, Rasmussen has built 39 projects consisting of 237,000 square feet at a total construction cost of approximately $129 million.

Rasmussen has an executive and opera­tional staff of 27 with offices in the Aspen Business Center. It is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and the U.S. Green Building Council.

ASPEN ” Doug Desenberg may be the new guy in town, but he’s no stranger to Aspen, or the fractional real estate market.

Desenberg makes himself at home again in Aspen, this time returning as the new director of sales and marketing for Hyatt Grand Aspen.

Desenberg began his real estate career in the Roaring Fork Valley in 1994 as a sales executive with Aspen Glen and also has worked with The Timbers in Snowmass, Four Seasons at Jackson Hole and, most recently, with the St. Regis at both the Aspen and New York City proper­ties.

Originally from Houston, Desenberg attended the University of Texas. He enjoys spending time with his three chil­dren, twins, Hope and Daily, 8, and Ryder, 10.


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