Heighten your next event here at Garden of the Gods
The Club at Garden of the Gods serves as an exclusive Colorado retreat for weddings, social events and executive meetings. With a variety of intimate indoor and outdoor private venues surrounded by stunning natural beauty, The Club is an ideal place to host a Colorado Springs event. The impeccable service and first-class cuisine makes entertaining at The Club at Garden of the Gods a memorable experience.
Our Events Team is here to make your gathering as memorable as the natural beauty all around
Lee Reijgers, Director of Sales
Lee is proud to call Colorado Springs home after moving here from St. Louis, Missouri, in 1994. A graduate of UCCS with a B.A. in International Business, Lee has always looked to hospitality as his career. He dedicated 19 years at Cheyenne Mountain Resort with the last 14 years building upon his sales skills, and worked his way up from Business Development Specialist to Director of Group Sales in August 2014. Lee then spent 10 months developing the construction and pre-opening sales and marketing efforts for the 48-room Lodge and Villas at Flying Horse. Lee and his wife Jessica have two daughters, Mikayla and Kinsley, and a Yorkie, Bella.
Karen Plaskie, Conference Services Manager
Karen grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and moved to Colorado Springs over 10 years ago. She volunteers with the Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador and also with the Rising Young Professionals. Before joining the team in 2007, she worked at Cheyenne Cañon Inn for eight years. When she has spare time, she loves to mountain bike, hike, participate in other various sports, and watch football.
Monica Smiley, Director of Marketing
Monica is a marketing executive who loves to make real connections with guests and nurture relationships with influencers via social media. She thinks of herself as an engaged communicator with both creative and analytic capabilities. She has experience running successful multi-platform campaigns, creating month-end reporting that offers real insights and growing online reach through a mixture of organic and paid marketing efforts. Monica worked for Benchmark Hospitality for 16 years, including five years’ experience as Director of Sales and Marketing for the celebrity-owned Costa d’Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach, Florida. She also worked for two years as a Regional Marketing Manager based in Orlando, where her responsibilities included both property-specific marketing needs for Forbes Four Star Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort as well as cooperative initiatives for five additional luxury resorts in Florida and the Caribbean.