Our Team

Tyler Newman

Tyler Newman - General Manager

Tyler Newman is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 20 years of management experience in ski resort hospitality. It all started in Telluride working as a busboy at the Floradora Saloon at the age of 14 years old! Tyler went on to become a Western State College graduate and remained in the Gunnison Valley to gain more work experience in the ski resort service industry. He has worked as General Manager in various lodging properties in the Crested Butte area. Tyler is psyched to be back in Telluride with his wife, Sarah, and stepson, Isaiah. You will see his two older daughters visit from time to time. When not at work, you will find Tyler mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, floating on a river/lake or chilling out at a campsite.

 

Jessica Silva - Assistant General Manager

Originally from Mexico, Jessica moved to Telluride at the age of 7 with her family and has made
Telluride her home ever since. Jessica’s first job was at the age of 15 with Alpine Bank as a
banking intern and since then, Jessica has gained experience in various industries such as
banking, journalism, accounting, and hospitality. After graduating from the University of Denver
with a double major in finance and economics, Jessica returned home to Telluride to gain further
experience in hospitality and in finance which led her to pursue her current role as an assistant
general manager at the Bear Creek Lodge. Jessica is excited and thankful to be a part of the Bear Creek Lodge team and looks forward to learning more about hospitality in this role!.

Misha Bota - Fractional Owner Services Manager

Misha has been working in hospitality since 2008 and has accumulated a vast knowledge of the industry. He has been employed at the Bear Creek Lodge for over 10 years. After starting as a shuttle driver, he moved into a concierge role and has now been managing the fractional owner services office since 2017. His prior work at a high-end hotel brand helped him work towards his current position. Misha believes that the most effective way to cultivate a great relationship with owners is to be attentive and provide communication in a quick and timely manner. 

 

He is originally from Moldova (Eastern Europe) and has been living in Telluride for over 12 years. The Bear Creek Lodge has been his favorite place to work and live and he considers it his home and his family.

 

Scott McCabe - Maintenance Manager

Hello my name is Scott McCabe. I've been in the telluride area for around 8 years now. My employment since arriving has been with telski as a lift mechanic, then the peaks as an engineering supervisor, then element52 as a maintenance director. I have been into facility maintenance type work for around 25 years. I look forward to improving my skills along with sharing the skills i already have with the staff here at bear creek. Thank you for welcoming me aboard and look forward to spending some time with you.

Apache Foster

Apache Foster - Maintenance Lead

Apache grew up in western Colorado and has many hidden talents, which makes him the go-to guy at the Bear Creek Lodge. He enjoys fixing cars and really anything he can get his hands on.

Diego Diaz

Diego Diaz - Maintenance Tech

Diego is the youngest employee at Bear Creek Lodge and is always ready to make a killing. Diego loves to help guests out with any problems to make their experience at Bear Creek Lodge one to remember.

 

Bernie Hernandez

Bernie Hernandez Sr. - Valet/Bellman

Bernie has been working in maintenance at Bear Creek Lodge since 2016. He always has a smile and a helping hand. While not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. 

Bernie Hernandez Jr

Bernie Hernandez Jr. - Valet/Bellman

Bernie Jr. been a local in Telluride for 10 years and has been working as a valet driver and part-time maintenance during the off-season at the Bear Creek Lodge since 2020. He loves to greet guests with a big smile; He's very friendly and will always try to help out in any situation. When he's not at the Bear Creek Lodge looking for a handy job to assist in, he enjoys snowboarding and spending time with his family.

Tony Quinlan

Tony Quinlan - Concierge

Tony was born and raised in the South but is no stranger to Colorado.  After a long former life of IT Business Development and having fallen in love with Telluride, he brings his Southern hospitality to marry with the Telluride charm we all know and love. He is a social butterfly who enjoys the great outdoors, anything to do with music, and loves to sing whenever he gets the chance. Having recently changed careers, Tony's new jump into the hospitality industry is seamless and goes unnoticed due to his undying passion to help others and Southern charm to make guests feel right at home.