MEET OUR STAFF
David- David has been the owner of The Warming House since 1983. Prior to owning the business he taught Special Education. David is an avid long-distance hiker- he wishes he could do it all the time. David is the king of boot fitting. He is one of the best in the country at finding the perfect boot for any feet. Yes, even your feet…he loves a good challenge…bring it on!
Favorite Hike: Anything in Europe that’s long and has a cold beer waiting at the end of the day.
Phebe- Phebe has also owned The Warming House since 1983 and is David’s better half. Before the shop, she was a high school music teacher. Instead of putting together concerts, she now puts together hiking trips. She loves to hike, snowshoe, travel and write (she’s the writer of the store blog).
Favorite Hike: Anything in France especially Alsace, the Cevennes or Maritime Alps. In Colorado, it doesn’t get any better than hiking over the divide or climbing Mt. Alice.
Sonya – Sonya has been at The Warming House for three years and is a “techy”. Sonya is also the chef at The Black Bear Inn in Lyons where she works with her parents. The Warming House seems to have this theme of hiking and food.
Favorite Hike: Sonya loved her “trash hike” last summer with Phebe and George Lundstum. They hiked to Snowbank Lake then went cross-country to a small un-named lake near Fan Falls. This was followed by a bushwhack down to Thunder Lake. It was a long 19-mile day, but oh my…sweet exhaustion.
Mike – Mike has been with The Warming House so long we can’t remember when he started. He is on the week-end crew and also works for Convention and Vistor’s Bureau in Estes Park.
Favorite Hike: Anything he can do early in the morning before work.
Beauregard- Shop Dog “Beau” is our latest staff addition. He’s a red-tri Austrailian Shepherd. He’ll greet you with his toys and sit on your feet while you try on boots. We’re still working on the “goosing the customers” part.
Favorite Hike: Any hike is Beau’s favorite hike.