MISSION—Bravo! Vail enriches people's lives through the power of music by producing the finest performances by the greatest artists; fostering music education; and promoting a lifelong appreciation of the arts.
VALUES—Bravo! Vail Music Festival advances excellence; shares artistic passion; acts with integrity and respect; embraces collaboration.
Bravo is committed to sustaining its local community – not only through music, but also through responsible environmental practices.
In 1987, founding executive director John Giovando and founding artistic director Ida Kavafian established Bravo! Vail as public 501 (c) 3 Colorado non-profit corporation. Since then, Bravo! Vail has evolved from a small chamber music series to an international music festival with dozens of performances throughout the Vail Valley, and summer home to the world’s greatest musicians and orchestras. Bravo! Vail has proven to be an economic driver in Vail while enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
The first orchestras to be added to Bravo! Vail’s music series were the National Repertory Orchestra and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1989, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra brought national recognition to Bravo! Vail with a summer residency that lasted for 19 years. In 1995, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra joined what would eventually become an international roster of orchestras.
Eugenia Zukerman joined Bravo! Vail as artistic director in 1998. The following year, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra was added to the orchestral line-up. With a clear vision to become the most renowned orchestral festival in the country, Bravo! Vail celebrated the arrival of the New York Philharmonic in 2003 and The Philadelphia Orchestra four years later which solidified the Festival’s reputation as one of the leading classical music festivals in the world.
In 2011, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott became the third artistic director in Bravo! Vail’s history. Ms. McDermott brings fresh perspective and a return to Bravo! Vail’s chamber music roots, working tirelessly to assemble exceptional music-making that includes an eclectic combination of classical favorites and new works, a great deal of fun, and an environment that is inclusive, friendly, and accessible to all audiences.
London’s acclaimed Academy of St. Martin in the Fields was added to the orchestral roster in 2016, making Bravo! Vail a four-orchestra festival. The addition of the Academy signified a new era for Bravo! Vail—representing both the first international and the first chamber orchestra residency in Bravo’s history—which solidified the current format of four top-tier resident orchestras interwoven with a world class chamber music series. In 2019, the Chamber Orchestra Vienna – Berlin will fill this fourth orchestra slot, opening the Bravo! Vail season in their North American debut.
In 2018, Bravo! Vail welcomed the return of Caitlin Murray as Executive Director. Ms. Murray brings comprehensive experience to Bravo! Vail after working for the organization in various roles from 2009, most recently serving as the Vice President of Development. Ms. Murray is committed to the artistic excellence and mission of Bravo! Vail.
Through extraordinary performances, dedicated leadership, and generous support from the community, Bravo! Vail has grown from a handful of attendees to one of the world’s premier music festivals. During the summer months, Bravo! Vail touches the lives of thousands of people, both residents and seasonal visitors who come to the area specifically to hear beautiful music in the majestic Rocky Mountains.
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Caitlin Murray has been associated with Bravo! Vail since 2009, most recently serving as the Vice President of Development.
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott is a consummate artist who balances a versatile career as a soloist and collaborator. She performs over 100 concerts a year in a combination of solo recitals, concerti and chamber music.
Ronda Helton has more than 20 years of experience as a marketing and communication professional in the arts and culture industry and nonprofit sector.
Caitlin Murray has served as Bravo! Vail’s Executive Director since 2018. During that time she has led the organization through the challenges of the pandemic and maintained the presence of world-class music in the Vail community. She is deeply committed to Bravo! Vail’s mission to enrich people’s lives through the power of music.
Caitlin has been associated with Bravo! Vail for over a decade, previously serving as the Vice President of Development. Throughout her tenure she has played an integral role in innovative projects which have led to major programmatic advancements and an ongoing elevation of the Festival’s artistic excellence. She has previously worked as Director of Leadership Gifts at Colorado Public Radio, as well as an Account Executive at Westword newspaper in Denver. Caitlin is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and history.
Caitlin’s love for music began at a young age and she studied violin in her youth. She and her husband Dan enjoy living in the Vail Valley by hiking with their dog Porky, snowboarding, and biking. They love to travel and take in as many concerts as possible wherever they are.
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott is a consummate artist who balances a versatile career as a soloist and collaborator. She performs over 100 concerts a year in a combination of solo recitals, concerti and chamber music. Her repertoire choices are eclectic, spanning from Bach and Haydn to Prokofiev and Scriabin to Kernis, Hartke, Tower and Wuorinen.
With over 50 concerti in her repertoire, Ms. McDermott has performed with many leading orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Seattle Symphony, National Symphony, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, Hong Kong Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, New Jersey Symphony and Baltimore Symphony among others. Ms. McDermott has toured with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Virtuosi.
In the recent seasons, Ms. McDermott performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Huntsville Symphony, Alabama Symphony, San Diego Symphony, the Oregon Mozart Players, and the New Century Chamber Orchestra.
Recital engagements have included the 92nd Street Y, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, The Schubert Club, Kennedy Center, as well as universities across the country. Anne-Marie McDermott has curated and performed in a number of intense projects including: the Complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas and Chamber Music, a Three Concert Series of Shostakovich Chamber Music, as well as a recital series of Haydn and Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Most recently, she commissioned works of Charles Wuorinen and Clarice Assad which were premiered in May 2009 at Town Hall, in conjunction with Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
As a soloist, Ms. McDermott has recorded the complete Prokofiev Piano Sonatas, Bach English Suites and Partitas (which was named Gramophone Magazine’s Editor’s Choice), and most recently, Gershwin Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra with the Dallas Symphony and Justin Brown.
In addition to her many achievements and association with Bravo! Vail, McDermott is also Artistic Director of two other festivals; The Ocean Reef Chamber Music Festival in the Florida Keys and The Avila Chamber Music Celebration in Curaçao, off the coast of Venezuela.
As a chamber music performer, Anne-Marie McDermott was named an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 1995 and performs and tours extensively with them each season. She also continues a long standing collaboration with the highly acclaimed violinist, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg. As a duo, they have released a CD titled “Live” on the NSS label and plan to release the Complete Brahms Violin and Piano Sonatas in the future. Ms. McDermott is also a member of the renowned piano quartet, Opus One, with colleagues Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom and Peter Wiley.
She continues to perform each season with her sisters, Maureen McDermott and Kerry McDermott in the McDermott Trio. Ms. McDermott has also released an all Schumann CD with violist, Paul Neubauer, as well as the Complete Chamber Music of Debussy with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Ms. McDermott studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Dalmo Carra, Constance Keene and John Browning. She was a winner of the Young Concert Artists auditions and was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant.
In addition to her duties at Bravo! Vail, Anne-Marie McDermott regularly performs at Festivals across the United States including Spoleto, Mainly Mozart, Sante Fe, La Jolla Summerfest, Mostly Mozart, Newport, Caramoor, Chamber Music Northwest, Aspen, Music from Angelfire, and the Festival Casals in Puerto Rico, among others.
Ronda Helton has more than 20 years of experience as a marketing and communication
professional in the arts and culture industry and nonprofit sector. Since opening ACG’s
Nashville office in 2015, she has provided numerous interim management services, led
significant earned revenue enhancement projects, and guided several national executive
searches. Her additional areas of expertise include strategic marketing, branding, pricing
strategies, media, and public relations.
Engaged by the newly opened Marathon Center for Performing Arts to serve as Interim Marketing Director, Ms. Helton helped create membership packages, a robust pricing model, and an effective and economical season ticket campaign. The organization’s first season ended with a large increase in both its membership program and tickets sales. Total ticket revenue for the venue’s second season saw a 17 percent increase from its inaugural season.
During her tenure as Interim Vice President of Marketing at Bravo! Vail Music Festival, Ms. Helton managed dynamic pricing strategies, directed existing marketing and advertising budgets, and created expense and revenue budgets for the fiscal year. Additionally, she created and executed public relations plans for five major media announcements, including Bravo’s first ever opera production, Puccini’s Tosca, for which she also developed a comprehensive international marketing plan.
Prior to joining ACG, Ms. Helton served as Vice President of Marketing and Communication at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and War Memorial Auditorium. During her tenure, she led intra-departmental efforts to develop innovative pricing strategies that resulted in one of the organization’s most successful years, with nearly 360,000 tickets sold and $20 million in total ticket sales. Ms. Helton also spent seven years with the Nashville Symphony, ultimately becoming Senior Director of Marketing. She was a key member of the team that opened Schermerhorn Symphony Center and helped lead its recovery efforts after the building suffered severe flood damage. The Nashville Symphony’s annual ticket sales revenue more than tripled during her time with the organization.
Ms. Helton holds a bachelor of arts in government and English from Western Kentucky University.
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Monica White, Vice President of Finance and Human Resources
Monica White joined Bravo! Vail in 2016. Monica received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Penn State and is an active CPA. After spending over ten years in public accounting, she moved to the non-profit world of accounting. Monica currently serves on the Listen Foundation and Red Ribbon Project boards. She enjoys skiing, rafting, reading, and being outside. Monica lives with her husband Dan and daughter Sage.
Palmer Daniels, Human Resources and Volunteer Coordinator
Palmer Daniels joined the Bravo Vail team in 2022 after spending nearly a decade working as a crisis counselor in hospital emergency departments and clinics. In addition to her work as a Licensed Professional Counselor, she brings relevant HR experience from both the non-profit and corporate sector. She holds her undergraduate degree from Western Colorado University in Sociology and Education and a Master’s in Counseling from University of Northern Colorado. She lives with her family in Boulder County, CO.
Hannah Ploughman, Executive Assistant
Hannah Ploughman is a singer, educator, and longtime enthusiast of Bravo! Vail. Currently working as a teacher in the Music Makers Haciendo Música program, she happily accepted the offer to work as an Executive Assistant for the company.
Hannah grew up in the Vail Valley and began teaching for Bravo! when she was in high school in one of the first iterations of the After School Piano Program. She received a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. During this time, she also taught Elementary Music in Poudre School District. Hannah loves to travel and perform and has had the opportunity to sing opera and choral music in Germany, France, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
Creating meaningful connections and inspiring musical curiosity is something that resonates deeply with her personal and career values. She believes that music has the unique power to provide us with a high-level cognitive skill, while also connecting us emotionally and intellectually to the world around us. It is such a joy to be back in her hometown and to have the opportunity to share her passion for music with her students and her community.
Heidi Young, Front Office Manager
Heidi Young joined Bravo! Vail in February of 2015 as a Box Office Associate. In March the Front Office Manager position opened up and Heidi enthusiastically accepted the position while still assisting in ticket sales.
Heidi moved to Vail in 1989 from Mountainview, California, where she worked as a Corporate Travel Agent. Heidi and her husband Bret raised their son and daughter here in Vail. The Young family loves the mountains and outdoors. Hiking, Nordic skiing, and downhill skiing are their favorite activities. Heidi and Bret reside in West Vail.
Jacqueline Taylor, Director of Artistic Planning
Jacqueline Taylor discovered her passion for classical music administration starting in 1983 while working as the Orchestra Manager for the Pre-College Division of The Juilliard School, where she studied trumpet. She eventually became the Managing Director of Performing Arts at the 92nd Street Y, under the tutelage of her mentor, Omus Hirshbein, followed by six years as the Executive Director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In 2002 she and Omus founded and ran the concert series, Free for All at Town Hall. Since joining Bravo! Vail in 2010, her son now plays the horn, her husband rides a Pinarello bicycle, and she is a giant fan of 6 pm concerts.
Aileen Pagán-Rohwer, Director of Education & Engagement
Aileen Pagán-Rohwer has served in a variety of roles throughout her career including educator, performer, administrator and community collaborator. Having spent over 35 years building relationships with performers, presenters and educators, Aileen brings a wealth of knowledge, dedication, and persistence to bringing performers and audiences together.
First and foremost as a teacher and administrator, she was the founding director and cello instructor with Cultural Art Strings, a program under Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization in rural Manchester, Michigan that did not have a strings program. She has additionally held roles as a private cello instructor with the Chelsea Center for the Arts, Toledo Symphony School of Music, and in the cities of Cleveland and Houston. Additionally, she initiated and led a mixed strings class (violin, viola, cello, bass) at the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor upon discovering that allowing a child to choose their voice will result in a higher retention rate and commitment.
As a performer, she has worked as a cellist with the Houston Symphony as a fellow, the Memphis Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, and Akron Symphony and in various chamber music capacities throughout the United States.
In administrative capacities, with organizations such as Chamber Music Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan, Riverfolk Music and Arts and most recently Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates (GLPAA) as executive director from 2015-2021. Her extensive non-profit skills include strategic planning, financial administration, grant writing, and community collaborator.
Some of the highlights of her career in establishing community collaborative programs include supporting the careers of emerging, developing and established musicians through the artist management services at GLPAA, expanding the Caravan Educational Outreach programs connecting professional musicians with GLPAA to underserved youth programs throughout the Midwest Region as well as reaching senior living communities, initiating the GLPAA Neighborhood Concerts during the pandemic taking live music directly to driveways, backyards and gardens, and launching the GLPAA Stone Chalet Concert Series.
With Riverfolk Music and Arts, Aileen is credited with launching the Blacksmith Shop Concert Series, a monthly live music performance in a historic blacksmith shop, the Riverfolk Community Orchestra, Live from Riverfolk livestream series during the pandemic that reached over 10,000 online views, and the Riverfolk Passport to Manchester tour focusing on expanding the history of the rural town to include the many cultures that passed through the land and pairing those cultures with food, music and art presentations.
In her spare time, Aileen enjoys cooking, hiking, biking, gardening and spending time with her three sons, husband Robert Rohwer and new lab puppy Clover. Although moving to Colorado had never crossed her mind, the opportunity to serve another community with the robust cultural offerings of Bravo! Vail, utilizing her bilingual background, and fulfilling the needs of its educational and engagement goals was an easy sell for this longtime Midwest gal.
Aileen holds a bachelor of music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a master of music from Rice University Shepherd School of Music both in cello performance under the guidance of Norman Fischer.
Amara Sperber, Education & Engagement Programs Coordinator
As a violinist and educator, Amara Sperber works to cultivate creativity in others. Amara currently lives in Avon, Colorado, where she works as the Education and Engagement Programs Coordinator at Bravo! Vail. There, she directs after-school piano and violin classes for over 200 students in addition to teaching violin classes and private lessons.
Amara is a fully registered Suzuki violin teacher and received her Suzuki training with Kimberly Meier-Sims at the Cleveland Institute of Music. While living in Cleveland, Amara managed her own private studio and taught for multiple education programs including The Cleveland Orchestra and Suzuki Studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Amara holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oregon. There, she studied violin performance, Suzuki pedagogy and studied abroad in Vienna, Austria. In 2018, Amara received her Master of Music degree at the University of Nevada in Reno as a member of the resident string quartet.
Amara has performed as a section violinist with orchestras including Eugene Symphony, Reno Philharmonic and Reno Chamber Orchestra. She has spent her summers at music festivals including Brevard Music Center, National Repertory Orchestra, AIMS in Graz and Bravo! Vail.
Jason Denhart, Vice President of Philanthropy
Jason Denhart joined Bravo! Vail in April 2018. Prior to this, he served as the executive director for the Merwin Conservancy on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Prior to moving to Maui, he spent 19 years in the Vail Valley and served in multiple positions in the Vail nonprofit community, including a prior stint at Bravo! Vail from 2002 to 2008. His Vail nonprofit leadership experience includes his role as development and special events officer at The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis (now Can Do Multiple Sclerosis); associate director of development at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival; senior director of development at the Vail Valley Foundation; and director of development and communications for the Eagle Valley Land Trust.
Parker Owens, Director of Marketing
With over a decade of expertise in nonprofit arts management, leadership, branding, media strategy, and organizational messaging, Parker Owens has helped bring the magic of live experiences to the next level by reinvigorating trusted brands to become modern, sought-after product.
Prior to joining the Bravo! Vail team Parker served as the Chief Marketing Officer for the Colorado Symphony, helping lead the organization’s audience development initiatives, brand communications, market research, pricing, promotions, and customer service management. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, with a Bachelor of Art degree in Contemporary Media and Journalism. Parker and his family are thrilled to call the mountains their new permanent home.
Jackie Ernst, Director of Development
Jackie Ernst is an experienced and versatile fundraiser who joins Bravo! Vail from Seattle Symphony, where she served as Director of Individual Giving. Her experience includes fundraising positions and leadership roles with Seattle Opera and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Jackie has also worked as a consultant with a wide range of organizations with missions spanning the nonprofit sector, including arts and culture, environment, education, and social services. Jackie's fundraising career began at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado and she is thrilled to return to Colorado and join the Bravo! Vail team. Music has always been an important part of Jackie's life. She has played piano, trombone, and focused on choral singing, most recently performing for several seasons with the Seattle Symphony Chorale. She is a graduate of Grinnell College.
Nancy Stevens, Sales Manager
Nancy Stevens joined the Bravo team in 2002 as the seasonal box office manager, complementing her winter employment as a Vail Village ski school supervisor. Nancy transitioned to a year round Sales Manager position with Bravo! in 2015, maintains her passion for skiing as a part-time instructor. Nancy has been known to remember exactly where ski school clients sit at the Amphitheater. She moved to Vail in 1975 after receiving a bachelor's degree in History and German from East Carolina University. She teaches Spin classes in the early mornings at the Cascade Club and volunteers for Vail Rec District running races throughout the summers. Nancy's three children, McKenzie, Jonny, and Maddie, have all worked in the Bravo! box office. Nancy's loyal ticketing staff has graduated into marketing, development, and office manager positions within the Bravo! Vail organization. Now an empty-nester, Nancy resides in West Vail with her husband Jerry. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys squash, pickleball, skiing, and hiking.
Beth Pantzer, Database Manager
Beth Pantzer joined Bravo! Vail in November 2012. Originally from Central New York, she first moved to the Vail Valley in 2011 to serve as an AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Eagle River Youth Coalition. Before moving to the Valley, she worked as a journalist at various newspapers across the country both in sports and news departments. Beth graduated from Castleton State College in Vermont with a degree in Communications-Journalism and received a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management from Denver’s Regis University. In her spare time, Beth enjoys running, biking, hiking, and triathlons, as well as traveling and photography.
Linda Boyne, Institutional Advancement Coordinator
Linda Stamper Boyne joined Bravo! Vail in January 2019 after 10 years with East West Hospitality in a variety of roles including lead concierge, group sales manager and reservations sales consultant. For seven years she wrote a humorous, human interest column for the Vail Daily while raising her two sons. Before moving to the Vail Valley in 1996, she worked in public relations in Denver for a non-profit, a PR agency and for the government. She is originally from Oregon and is a graduate of University of Denver with a degree in communications. Linda has deep appreciation and love of the arts and enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling.
Emily Block, Corporate Partnerships & Events Manager
Emily Block is a Colorado native who grew up in Denver, attended University of Colorado Boulder, and has lived in the Vail Valley for nearly seven years. She began her career in human resources, which eventually led to a move into hospitality and hotel operations. She spent the last four years in various roles in the hospitality industry, most recently as event sales manager at the Grand Hyatt Vail. In her new role at Bravo! Vail, Emily will be working to secure sponsorships from our corporate partners as well as planning all of the wonderful donor events you enjoy each summer. Emily tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible, whether it is skiing, biking, or hiking. She is excited to build new relationships and begin a new venture with Bravo! Vail.
Elli Varas, Director of Artistic Operations
Elli Varas - Director of Artistic Operations - began working with the Bravo! Vail Festival in 2008. Prior to her time in Vail, she directed operations for the Capitol Theater in Macon, Georgia. Elli holds a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from Florida State University's College of Music, and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Denver. Elli lives just outside of Boulder, CO with her family and enjoys playing bluegrass and the great Colorado outdoors.
Todd Howe, Senior Technical Director
Todd Howe started as assistant audio engineer for Bravo! in 1998 and quickly moved into the lead audio role in 2000. By 2003 he and his company, THD Productions, Inc., were providing large-format sound and lighting systems for the Colorado mountain communities from Aspen to Breckenridge, including Bravo! Vail and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater. Before Todd moved to Vail in 1993 to work as the audio engineer and production manager for Garton’s Bar & Grill, he toured and mixed audio in the New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. markets for many different artists, sound companies, and venues. Over the past 31 years, he has mixed audio for more than 10,000 bands and musicians including Sheryl Crow, The Who, B.B. King and the Dave Matthews band, among others. After spending 2018-19 in the Caribbean rebuilding and sailing their 43’ sailboat, Todd and his family have now settled in Flagstaff, Arizona. Todd and his wife, Molly, enjoy the high desert climate and camping with their two sons, Ben and Xander. Todd is celebrating his 25th, and final year with Bravo! Vail this season and is excited to convey the secrets of “The Sound of Excellence” to Jack Cacciatore and his team.
Jake Cacciatore, Technical Director
Jake Cacciatore is a lifelong musician and works in the Entertainment Industry as an event production professional. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell with a focus on Sound Recording Technology. Jake has worked in theater, higher education, touring and logistics, systems design and installation, as well as studio recording and mixing, and is an expert in the technical audiovisual arts. He has a wide range of experience in the arts, media, and professional event planning. He has been a Colorado transplant since 2013 and resides near Denver. When he isn't travelling the world, you can find him working and playing in the vibrant local music scene and enjoying life in the foothills of the Rockies. Jake is a new member of the Bravo! Vail team and looks forward to bringing his expertise and enthusiasm for music to the Technical Director position.
Bravo! Vail's production crew is often referred to as the beating heart of the Festival. Under the direction of Concert Production Manager Robert Pastore, these individuals bring decades of stage production experience with the leading orchestras and artists of the world, and are known for their unwavering professionalism and good humor. Throughout the year they are professional athletes, teachers, fathers, and more, but every year they come back to Vail to produce more than 80 events in 6 weeks.
David Judd, Director of Business Intelligence Systems
David Judd has been with Bravo! Vail since 2013. Previously, David worked as Bravo! Vail’s Implementation Specialist to Tessitura for Ticketing and Fundraising and in the implementation of N-Scan, Tessitura's Ticket Scanning product. David spent 8+ years as a Tessitura Implementation Specialist working with more than 50 different arts organizations. Before working with Tessitura, David spent 7 years with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, ending his tenure there as Information Systems Manager. David describes himself as a "recovering CPA", having graduated with a degree in Accounting from Harding University and spending the first 8 years of his career in various accounting and finance roles. David lives in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO with his wife. He has two grown children, one old cat, and his pug, Bugsi. When David is in Vail, he is likely to be with Bugsi cruising around town. When not working, David enjoys playing golf, camping, riding his motorcycle, and singing.