Meet Our Staff

David Novic
David Novic
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) and 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.

Favorite Hike: Anything in Europe that has a cold beer waiting at the end of the day. Of course, hiking with Beau.

Andrew Limmiatis
Andrew Limmiatis
Andrew as you can see, enjoys any hike that takes him to a fishing hole. He and wife, Barbara Jo, are new parents to baby Ian who is already learning to fish. Andrew is excellent on the store floor and is becoming a really good boot fitter. He’s from Georgia and loving life in Colorado

Favorite Hike: Andrew’s favorite hike is heading up toward Finch and Pear Lakes in Wild Basin and fishing all along Cony Creek

Phebe Novic
Phebe Novic
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. In Colorado, it doesn’t get any better than hiking over the divide or climbing Mt. Alice. Of course, she loves hiking with Beau.

Melinda Ross
Melinda Ross
Melinda is the youngest member of The Warming House family (17), but don’t let looks deceive you. She’s learning to run the office, the WTW and we figure by the time she’s 19 she can run the whole operation. She’s my “detail” person.

Favorite Hike: I think Melinda enjoys being on a trip with people to take care of. She’s learning that winter can be fun when you learn to snowshoe.

Tina Tetvetze
Tina Tetvetze
Tina is from the Republic of Georgia and now lives in Estes Park with her husband, Joe Dowdy. Since joining the Warming House staff she has become an avid hiker and loves those long days where you crawl back to the car.

Favorite Hike: Over-the-Divide Hike and Snowshoeing the Bear Lake, Odessa Lake Loop.

Beau (Bo-Bo)
Beau (Bo-Bo)
Beau is our 3-year-old Australian Shepherd. He is suppose to be the shop dog, but he barks at the customers- so he stays outside on the porch. He’s really a good boy and loves his Warming House staff.

Favorite Hike: Beau LOVES to hike. His favorite area is Indian Peaks just south of the park where they allow dogs. I would say his favorite trail is the South St. Vrain trail because it’s long, meadowy and has plenty of bushes to pee on.