Meet Our Team


Snow Creek Larkspur offers an ideal combination of rustic ambience, spectacular views, and old-west charm for your wedding, event, special occasion, or Colorado summer camp experience. But our true secret ingredient for your event’s success is our fantastic team.

Our on site catering service, the Roving Rooster, wedding and event coordination team, and network of Colorado corporate event planning companies ensure that your visit with us will be relaxed, fun, and productive.



Joe & MIchelle Kopriva – Owners of Snow Creek Larkspur, a Colorado Event Planning Company
Joe & MIchelle Kopriva – Owners of Snow Creek Larkspur, a Colorado Event Planning Company

Joe & Michelle Kopriva

Owners of Snow Creek Larkspur, a Colorado Event Planning Company

Joe and Michelle discovered the ranch at Snow Creek Larkspur in 2012 while on a day hike to Spruce Mountain, and were stunned with its majesty and beauty.

Surrounded by stunning vistas and abundant wildlife, they determined that the ranch was just too beautiful not to share, and opened the ranch for weddings, corporate retreats, and farm classes. Working with a variety of their fellow Colorado event planning companies and professionals, Joe and MIchelle have worked hard to enhance the amenities offered by their spectacular setting, while retaining its Rural Front Range – Old West charm.

Call Matt Dempsey at 303-229-9382 or email weddings@snowcreeklarkspur.com for more information about hosting your wedding or special occasion at the ranch and our partnerships with Colorado Springs and Denver corporate event planning  companies.


Matt Dempsey

Director of Sales

Matt Dempsey joined Michelle, Joe, and the Snow Creek family in 2005, working as a seasonal sales lead for Snow Creek Ranch Beef. Matt quickly established himself as a sales powerhouse, his passion for providing outstanding customer service making him one of our top salespeople.

During these 12 years with Snow Creek, Matt’s dependability, work ethic, and people skills have made him one of our MVPs. Matt has worked with us in every aspect of our business, from Snow Creek Ranch Beef, to our events venue, to our new Champion Beef Club.

As Director of Sales, Matt continues to bring his honesty, integrity, and an obsession with details to every interaction, working with clients to create memorable weddings, relaxing retreats, and events that impress.

Prior to joining Snow Creek, Matt honed his sales skills as the owner of a mortgage company and in the insurance industry.

Reach out to Matt for details about Weddings, Events, Snow Creek Ranch Beef & other Snow Creek goings on!
303-229-9382

Email Matt

Anneliese Phippen

Horse back Riding Instructor

Anneliese Phippen has joined our staff as horseback riding instructor.

Anneliese has been teaching kids and families to ride horses for 5 years and has a long-standing love of both horses and children. As the 2011 Douglas County Fair and Rodeo Queen, Anneliese traveled extensively, leading her team of 4 Rodeo Queens. Her dream team of rodeo royalty met with children, families, and donors to get the word out about the benefits and programs associated with the Fair and Rodeo.

Currently, Anneliese serves as the Colorado Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers
District 6 Representative, and as the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.

Anneliese is the 4th of 5 children and graduated from Credo Home School Academy. She is currently studying Agricultural Business, and Event Planning in college.

Available weekdays and weekends.
Call or email to work out details.

303-358-3247

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Jesse Feinsod

Horse back Riding Instructor

Jesse Feinsod comes from a unique equestrian background, competing as an endurance rider riding up to 100 miles per day. Success in such demanding situations requires near perfection from horse, rider, and from the horse and rider working together as a team.

Jesse has competed successfully in races up and down the front range from as far north as Wyoming to as far south as New Mexico. His success extends nationally as he’s also completed races in Tennessee, Indiana and Florida.

Incorporating skill sets from a variety of equestrian disciplines – including dressage and natural horsemanship – Jesse stays sharp and keeps pace with current equestrian issues and trends attending clinics with his Arabian horses.

Lessons with Jesse are educational, practical and fun for riders of any age, offering a broad range of skills tailored to the needs of you and your horse:

  • Groundwork to build horse and rider confidence
  • Round pen work
  • Trailer loading
  • Fast-paced riding
  • Trail work
  • Available weekdays and weekends.
    Call, text, or email to work out details.

    719-332-1178

    Email Jesse

    Deborah Reed

    Equine Therapist

    Deborah Reed has joined our team as Equine Therapist. Deborah obtained her Master’s in Speech Language therapy May 2013 from Idaho State University. Deborah moved to Colorado December 2015 to start her equine business Equus Therapeutics.

    Deborah became a professional Hunter jumper at 13, competing until the age of 21, becoming a an Olympic contender at 17.

    A seasoned Speech Language Pathologist, Deborah believes working with horses can help with:

  • Speech therapy
  • Autism
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Neurogenic disorders
  • Abuse
  • Equine Therapy & Riding Lessons Available by appointment.
    Call or email to work out details.

    970-699-2028

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    Wendy Jeub
    Wendy Jeub

    Wendy Jeub

    Instructor

    Wendy Jeub is mother to 16 children, 12 of whom still live at home and attend various charter and home schools. She has authored one diet book and two cookbooks as well a co-authored books with her husband and entrepreneur, Chris. Wendy loves teaching others in skills that she has gathered over the years raising children on her modest property in Monument, Colorado.

    Register for Wendy’s Kombucha class, and learn to make up to 20 gallons of Kombucha / week, plus take home your own jar, SCOBY starter kit (the beneficial, yeast-like bacteria that give Kombucha its fizz), and a concise, easy to follow recipe you can make in your own kitchen.:

     

    Reach out to Wendy at MonumentPublishing.com; Follow Wendy on Facebook and Twitter.
    Pepperoni – Our Lead Steer & Director of Social Media
    Pepperoni – Our Lead Steer & Director of Social Media

    Pepperoni

    Lead Steer & Director of Social Media

    Pepperoni is our friendly 3 year-old Mini Zebu steer and Social Media guru. The breed originated in India, where he also developed his skills as an outsourced internet marketing consultant and help desk professional.

    Pepperoni is passionate about documenting Snow Creek Larkspur’s weddings and corporate event planning services, Denver-and-Colorado-Springs-area Summer camp activities, and keeping track of our onsite catering staff.

    He loves carrots, bread, pizza crust, helping out with the morning chores, and ‘gramming selfies and vacay shots from the beach.

    Find, follow, or friend Pepperoni on your favorite social media platform.