Innkeepers and Staff
With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, we take your comfort seriously.
Bruce is a successful veteran of the hospitality industry, with 30 years of experience running award-winning Lodges, Inns, Boutique Hotels, and Bed and Breakfasts. With the Frisco Inn on Galena, Bruce saw an opportunity to create a special bed and breakfast and boutique hotel experience for the discriminating traveler, reminiscent of the fine, small hotels and B&B’s of Europe. The wonderful design of the Inn, its peaceful location just off Main Street, yet near the center of Frisco, coupled with Bruce and his staff’s knack for providing unmatched hospitality, fine cuisine, and service have come together to create the exciting and inviting sport hotel, the Frisco Inn on Galena.
BRUCE – Owner Bruce Knoepfel has traveled extensively worldwide, having visited 80+ countries, as a professional alpine ski coach and previously through his career in bicycle and ski racing, most recently having coached for the nation of Estonia at the Sochi Olympics in Russia and the World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail. He loves bringing the influences of his favorite visited places to his favorite place of all – the Frisco Inn on Galena.
Bruce is an avid skier and competitive road cyclist. He enjoys photography, trail running, golfing, mountain biking, inspiring new creative projects, and traveling to discover hidden gems, often on his bicycle. He would love to hear stories about your adventures and share some of his own with you. Through all of his ventures, he is amazed at the aloofness of the travel industry throughout the world, and has vowed that all of his patrons will feel pampered, and no one will ever feel neglected, as a guest of the Frisco Inn.
Bruce invites each of you to join him and his staff, to experience the unique comfort, service, and insights about the area, that the Inn provides. Bruce lives at the Inn.
JAY – Jay Colwell was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She spent her summers traveling with her grandparents around the western US and Canada, which began her love for travel and tourism. In 2006, Jay received her certification in hotel operations and management from the Las Vegas Technical and Trade Center. Jay began her Innkeeping career with internships at several Las Vegas casinos including Fitzgerald’s, the Stardust, and the Sahara. She most recently was lodging operations assistant manager at Camp Horton in the Davis Mountains of west Texas. She enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, rafting, and swimming. She looks forward to bringing her passion for hospitality and guest services to the Frisco Inn.
ALEX – Alex Knoepfel is a 3rd generation Frisco native, born and raised in Summit County, Alex enjoys all things Colorado. No matter the activity: biking, hiking, backpacking, camping, long boarding, skiing and riding or the like, Alex can be found doing a myriad of activities around town and the county. “A Colorado slice of paradise, the amount of adventures to be had are staggering and I’d like to do them all, although that may be a challenge, this area has so much to offer. I’m chalking them off the list as I go.”
Alex has a passion for traveling and the mountains. He is delighted to share his knowledge with guests at the Frisco Inn and share stories of awesomeness. So far he has traveled to Brazil, England, France, Peru, Bolivia, and he plans an adventure to New Zealand in the near future. He spent 3 months exploring Costa Rica on an Outward Bound adventure, backpacking from the Atlantic to the Pacific, whitewater rafting, and learning to surf in the tropical waters.