Great place! Everything is within 15 minutes but still feels secluded. Great staff and reasonable prices. - Deanna

Fanfreakintastic time on the upper Taylor! Yummy food at The Smokehouse! Best day in Colorado I've had! Loved it! - Sissy

Stop searching......just stay here. Awesome cabins with exceptional staff. - Michael

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Our Staff

The Schumacher Family

While our summer staff reaches in excess of 130 employees, our core staff of managers and owners prepare for the busy summer all year long. Meet our year round staff here and if you need anything, please contact us!

The Schumacher family has owned and operated Three Rivers Resort since 1983.  Mark moved from Chicago in 1971 to attend Western State College (its name then!).  His Bachelor’s degree and subsequent years of construction work helped prepare him for the demands and challenges of resort ownership.  Over the years numerous cabins have been built and/or renovated, a restaurant and Outfitting business have been added, the General Store has been expanded and a myriad of other improvements and growth have been implemented.  Mark has always been very community-involved, serving as President of both the Upper Gunnison  River Water Conservancy District and Chamber of Commerce and on the boards of the Planning Commission, Tourism Association and local Hockey Association.  He is a golf and fishing enthusiast, bird hunter and occasional mountain biker and skier as well!

Mark and Mary Jo are an owner-operator team.  She oversees the management and operations of the Housekeeping department. Guidelines for the cleaning and presentation of each cabin are strict, the goal being to prepare each one as if a guest were visiting her own home.  She loves the outdoor mountain activities like running, hiking, biking and skiing.  Mary Jo has also served on local boards, including the Chamber of Commerce, Kids Kount, Mentors, Friends of the Library and Hockey Moms.

The Schumacher children grew up on-site and from young ages worked at the resort in many capacities.  Presently Sarah and Luke have moved onto careers in Nursing and Engineering, while Dirk has joined the year-round staff of Three Rivers Resort as Outfitting Manager.

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Jen and Family

Jen Bickford has been the General Manager of the resort since 2005.  She works with the owners to oversee the day to day resort operations and is specifically responsible for marketing, hiring/HR, gift & souvenir buying and supervising the operations of every department besides Maintenance and Housekeeping. Jen has been actively involved in the Gunnison Chamber of Commerce and the Gunnison Crested Butte Tourism Association boards.  For free time, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding and can offer guests good trail information for hiking, biking and off-roading. Originally from Michigan she now lives in Almont with her husband, Lars, and son, Justin. She is a graduate and huge fan of the University of Michigan and Michigan Football.

You may contact Jen at: operations@3riversresort.com

 

 

 

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Nick, Sara and 5 girls!

Nick, Sara and 5 girls!

Nick Mirolli is the Maintenance Manager and “jack of all trades.” Not long after high school, Nick came from the Pittsburgh area to live in the valley and ski. He rented a cabin at Three Rivers, was hired in 1995 and has been here ever since! In the summer Nick oversees a crew of 8-10 employees who take care of the grounds, cabin maintenance, new construction, fleet of automobiles, sewer plant, mobile home park and lots of other projects off site. They are a busy bunch! Nick is an avid and accomplished hunter, plays hockey and golf and is a fan of all Pittsburgh sports. Nick lives in Almont with his wife, Sara, (whom he met at Three Rivers) and 5 daughters!!

 

 

 

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Christy Miller

Christy in her fishing gear!

Christy Miller recently joined us as the Assistant Resort Manager. She worked for Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) for 11 years as a Front Office Manager in various hotels at the resort.  She is originally from Charlotte, NC but she has called the Gunnison Valley home for over 20 years.  She and her husband bought property in the valley in 1994 and built a cabin by hand.  They recently sold the property and are now enjoying fishing in their free time.  She lives with her husband, Grant Benton, in Mt. Crested Butte.

You may contact Christy at our main resort email address: email@3riversresort.com

 

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Shawn Dewey a.k.a. “Dewey”

Shawn Dewey, or just “Dewey,” worked on projects for the resort for years before being hired on permanently in 2004. Dewey assists Nick year round with all maintenance work, although he is particularly skilled in carpentry and tile work. In our newly remodeled cabins, the beautiful tile in the bathrooms and kitchens is all Dewey’s handy work. In the summer you may also find Dewey on the East River guiding fly fishing clients in the private waters of the East River Anglers Club. If you need any help with fishing information, just ask Dewey but you’ll probably walk away with a lot of new fishing gear! Dewey is an accomplished hunter and “disappears” into the wilderness each fall. Originally from Fort Morgan, he now lives in Almont and cheers on the Denver Broncos each football Sunday.

 

 

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Dirk with big trout!

Dirk Schumacher joined the Three Rivers Resort team permanently after graduating from Montana State University in 2017. He is now the year-round Outfitting Manager, overseeing all rafting and fishing operations which include the fly shop, fishing guides, raft guide training, rafting operations, activities desk, photography, and shuttles. Having grown up in the business and working for years as a raft guide, he has the experience necessary to take over the outfitting operation. In his free time, Dirk enjoys playing hockey, skiing and spends most of his summer free time fly fishing many of the streams in the area.

You may contact Dirk at: dirk@3riversresort.com 

 

 

 

 

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Patrick and big catch

Patrick is the Assistant Outfitting Manager, primarily in charge of overseeing the fly shop and Willowfly Anglers guide service. He also assists Dirk Schumacher in managing the entire outfitting operation which includes rafting, kayaking, rentals, photography and shuttles. Patrick is a Colorado Native who grew up fishing the waters of the Colorado high country. He attended Colorado Mountain College in Leadville, CO where he discovered his love for rivers and fishing. Patrick guided on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, CO for four years before coming to the western slope. When not guiding clients or working in the fly shop he loves to float and fish rivers, hike with his dog, and tie flies.

You may reach Patrick at: outfitting2@3riversresort.com

 

 

 

 

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Brandy VanVickle is our Office Manager, overseeing bookkeeping for our 7+ companies including payroll and accounts receivable/payable. Additionally, you will see Brandy wherever needed – front desk, activities, housekeeping, restaurant, fly shop, etc. Brandy came to Three Rivers Resort with a strong background in managing the administration of military housing and apartment housing. She is an outdoor enthusiast and happy to be living full time in the mountains of Colorado where she visited so often.

You may reach Brandy at: office@3riversresort.com

 

 

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Jammie Antonarez

Jammie (pronounced like Jamie) Antonarez is our Housekeeping Manager, overseeing a large staff in the summer who are responsible for our sparkling clean cabins, homes and lodge rooms. Her department is also responsible for cleaning all of our public facilities, including restrooms, Dance Hall, Pavilion, and laundry rooms. During the winter months, she and one other housekeeper take care of cleaning for all of our winter guests and tenants. With years of experience in housekeeping and laundry management, Jamie joined us ready to take on this busy department. Jamie grew up in Gunnison and lives there with her two daughters.

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