Erik Pedersen
Assistant General Manager
Erik Pedersen has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently, he served as assistant general manager at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen, Colo., where he was responsible for all aspects of club operations. Erik has a Bachelor of Science in business and computer information systems from Colorado State University. He joined the hospitality industry in 1996, when he started working seasonally for Hiwan Golf Club as a member of the golf course grounds crew. As the years progressed, Hiwan gave Pedersen opportunities to work in a variety of other roles, including pro shop field supervisor, bartender/server, and clubhouse manager. Erik was born in Boulder, Colo, and grew up in Evergreen, Colo, where both of his parents served as teachers. He also has a younger brother. When not at the office, he enjoys golfing, skiing, and running. He is also the vice president of Bootstraps, Inc., a non-profit that provides scholarships and interest-free loans to students from the Evergreen/Conifer area to help them pursue their goals of higher education.
Brian Knutson
Executive Chef
Chef Brian Knutson started his career in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch. While attending culinary school in Denver, he received additional hands-on training in some of Denver’s finest restaurants. He recently came from Memorial Health System where he served many roles including Executive Chef and Operations Manager with a focus on Health and Wellness. Chef Brian has a love of sustainable foods and Colorado specialty products. He is known for blending unique local foods with French Flair.
Jeremy Coleman
Sous Chef
Chef Jeremy Coleman joins us from his previous position as the Catering Manager at Memorial Hospital. He has gained 15 years of experience in all phases of the culinary industry and looks forward to sharing that expertise with the Club. When he is not at work he is usually spending time with his children, a wonderful 6 year old boy and 2 year old little girl. He enjoys hiking, camping, fishing and spending time in the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
Kim Medeiros
Daytime Dining Room Manager
Kim Medeiros grew up and lived in Rhode Island until she moved here with her husband in 1976. Before joining Garden of the Gods Club in 1990 she worked for The Broadmoor Hotel for 22 years. She has three children; Melanie lives in Providence, Rhode Island, Jason lives in Los Angeles, California, and Seth lives in Denver. In Kim’s spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband to visit their children.
Trish Pino
Kissing Camels Grille Manager
Trish Pino has more than three decades of hospitality experience, most recently as the food and beverage manager at Colorado Springs Country Club. She has spent her career building teams focused on excellent service and Member satisfaction. Trish has always loved Colorado Springs and returned here in 1996 after spending three years in San Antonio, Texas. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her three sons and daughter-in-law, cooking, entertaining, gardening, and learning anything new. Trish is thrilled to be at Garden of the Gods Club and looks forward to getting to know our Members and guests.
Frank Orten
Evening Dining Manager
Frank Orten comes to us with an extensive background working in private clubs. For fun, Frank enjoys spending time with his family and fly fishing the Rocky Mountains. Next time you see Frank around the club, please give him a warm Garden of the Gods Club & Resort welcome!