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Greetings and Happy 2024, BGV Owners! 

We hope 2024 is treating you well so far. We are excited to invite you to join us in honoring our exceptional BGV team members from 2023! These individuals not only consistently reflect our culture but also demonstrated extraordinary dedication throughout the past year, earning them noteworthy recognition.

Read on to discover which of BGV’s talented team members were named Employee of the Year at each resort, as well as our End of Year Award winners, and the deserving nominees for global recognition through the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). 

Employee of the Year

The Grand Colorado on Peak 8 (GC8)  

  • Delia Nunez, Housekeeping Team Member  

The Grand Lodge on Peak 7 (GL7) 

  • Sol Martinez, Housekeeping Team Member 

Grand Timber Lodge (GTL)  

  • Andy Lovinggood, Chief Engineer  

End of Year Awards 

These annual awards recognize extraordinary individual and team achievement that drives our success.   

  • Thomas Weymer, Owner Relations Senior Owner Support — winner of the Superior Service Award 
  • Almendra Garza Garcia, Hr Generalist, — winner of the Behind-the-Scenes Service Award 
  • Daniel Ricca & Avery Howland, Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Activities Coordinators — winners of the Greatest Change Award 
  • Luis Nogueda Jr., Breck Inn and Corporate Engineering Technician and Anthony Lopez, Grand Timber Lodge Front Desk Associate I
    — winners of the Culture Champion Award 
  • Jacob Budnick, Data Analyst – winner of the Rob Millisor Volunteer of the Year Award 
  • The Lead Generation Team – winner of the Kaizen Award 
  • Salesforce Implementation Team – winners of the OneBGV Award 
  • Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Engineering Department – winner of the Green Hero of the Year Award 
  • Hilary Chu, Director of Human Resources – winner of the Years of Service Award 

American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Award Nominations 

ARDA awards recognize the best of the best in our industry. These individuals and these teams have been nominated based on their exceptional contributions and outstanding performance over the past 12 months.   

  • Caroline Briggs – nominated for outstanding Owner Relations Team Member 
  • Amber Danforth – nominated for outstanding Resort Department Manager 
  • Vanessa Stewart – nominated for outstanding Safety Professional 
  • Outbound Team – nominated for outstanding Marketing Team 
  • Lead Generation – nominated by Interval International for outstanding Marketing Program 
  • Shaubie Faia – nominated for outstanding Sales Management Leader 
  • Greg Cohen – nominated for outstanding Salesperson, In House 
  • Matt Spaulding – nominated for outstanding Salesperson, Traditional Line 

In mid-March, ARDA will announce the Silver Award winners, who become finalists in each category. Gold Award winners will be announced during a ceremony in April at the ARDA spring conference in Las Vegas, where all BGV’s finalists will be invited to attend. Good luck to these nominees as they hope to bring home the gold!   

2023 was marked by extraordinary dedication and innovation from our team members, and we are grateful for their continued commitment to excellence. We encourage you to share your experience and interactions with our staff while on property or through our online employee recognition form. Together, we look forward to another year of creating unforgettable experiences for YOU! 

Warm regards, 

Mike and Mike