Daryl DeYoung - Owner/Operations Manager
Daryl moved to the Vail valley from Michigan in 1994 and began working in the hospitality business. He has been with Vista since its first inception in 2000, starting as a server and quickly moving up the ranks to bartender then manager of the restaurant.
Daryl moved with the Vista to the Country Club of the Rockies. Daryl enjoys working at Vista because it has given him the opportunity to meet many people from all over, most of them he now consider friends. He is grateful to Vista for that and loves working in the Vail valley because of all the outdoor activities it has to offer.
David Collins - Executive Chef
David Collins was a toddler when his mom was making fried chicken and he wanted to help! His mom let him add a piece of chicken into the skillet of piping hot Crisco. A wave of hot oil came spilling over the side and dotted his face. Apparently this wasn’t too dramatic because his mom could not keep him out of the kitchen ever since. Cooking enables him the creative freedom that he has not been able to find anywhere else. He started cooking at 15 yrs old at Swan Creek Country Club and attended Baltimore International Culinary College. After moving the the Vail Valley, David continued his culinary path landing at Vista in Avon in 2003. David moved with Vista to the country club with in 2007, shortly thereafter donning the title of Vista’s sous chef. Through years, David has excelled as a top chef for Vista at Arrowhead.
Sean Delaney - Bartender Extraordinaire, Assistant Manager
Sean has been running around restaurants for as long as he can remember. His parents opened their restaurant, “Delaney’s Hole in the Wall” when he was 10 years old. He immediately began bussing tables and enjoyed the fast paced, team environment of the restaurant. He spent a few summers splitting his time between the kitchen with mom and the dining room with dad. Sean kept gravitating towards the dining room more frequently, enjoying the guest interaction it offered. As soon as he turned 18, his dad trained him to tend bar. He worked in restaurants throughout college then found his way to Vista at Arrowhead after graduating from C.U. Boulder. It seemed like a fun job for the summer and years later, he is still here. Since being at Vista, Sean has expanded our cocktail creations, expanding our list. He has also enjoyed developing his wine knowledge through many tastings and seminars. The family atmosphere at Vista is what keeps him around. ”We take great pride in providing a top notch product and delivering the best possible dining experience to our guests and we genuinely care about each other!”
Marguerite McEvoy - Director of Events and Event Manager
Marguerite moved to Colorado in 2011 for a summer event internship at Vista and have loved every moment since! Born and raised in Atlanta, GA she came out to Colorado for summer and winter vacations and did not enjoy skiing as a teenager. Now she enjoys all Colorado has to offer, SKIING!, hiking, camping, biking, river cruising and even a little golf. One summer in the Vail Valley was enough to convince her to stay. Her love of good food and wine along with a great ambiance is fulfilled at Vista. Her favorite reason to work at Vista is that “everyone on our team works together and brings positive light to every day (even the long days!)”. She especially enjoys working with all of our clients, brides, grooms, birthday ladies and gentlemen, CCR club members and all of our local and long distance corporate clients to plan small luncheons and cocktail parties to elaborate events.
JoAnne Hansen - Dining Room Manager
JoAnne moved to the Vail Valley 22 years ago to be a ski bum. After a long hiatus from the restaurant industry, she found that she missed the social contact. She came to dinner with a friend, met the owners and started discussing her new career! JoAnne’s love for food, wine, music and people make her a perfect fit with Vista. JoAnne is an avid skier and traveler which matches her schedule at Vista.
Will Grom - Assistant Manager, Server Extraordinaire
Will is originally from the midwest, a small town outside of the Twin Cities. When Will was a child, he visited Beaver Creek and instantly fell in love with the Colorado Rockies. After many more trips, he knew the valley would be his new home. His past experiences in fast food made the Turn Manager position the perfect fit for Will! On a fine dining note, Will has blossomed as one of our finest servers at Vista. He works full time as one of our lead servers in the winter heading downstairs to the Turn during the summer months. Will loves the versatility of his jobs!