2019 Bartenders

Head Bartenders

Bill Sojourner

  1. I am a fun fact
  2. I mix drinks like nobody else
  3. Ask me anything when you get here
  4. Tell me a fun fact you already know about me
  5. I have nothing else to say
Caesar Gonzales

Caesar Gonzales

  1. I play golf
  2. I have a Red healer named Koa
  3. I have lived in Colorado for 40 years
  4. I have a red Subaru named Roxanne
  5. I LOVE the Grateful Dead

Bartenders

Grant Adkisson

  1. My Grandad arrived in the Colorado Springs area in 1888 after walking from Virginia to Missouri.

  2. I have done ministry projects in all 50 states and 37 Foreign Countries.

  3. My dad served 5 years through WWII before getting back home in Kansas and received 4 Purple Hearts.

  4. I received a hand written note from Donald Trump thanking me for the prayers and almost a year of daily media blitzes.

  5. I have taken the Big Game of Colorado with a Longbow, was Bowhunter of the Year and inducted into the Bowhunting Hall of Fame. I’m one of 200 people with almost all the 29 Species of North American Big Game Animals and almost died over a dozen times from airplane crashes, almost drowning in a glacial river, severe hypothermia, African terrorists, etc. Therefore, unlike many of the Cowgirls and Cocktail bartenders, it’s hard for me to get very excited about golf!

Rich Bender

Rich Bender

  1. Loves to shop and has been known to frequent garage sales on Saturday mornings
  2. Started work at USA Wrestling nearly 30 years ago as an intern, now serves as the organization’s Executive Director
  3. Loves to hunt and fish, at last count has 100 fishing poles
  4. Has known his wife, Michelle, their entire lives, even delivered by the same doctor
  5. A proud Green Bay Packer owner
  6. Has traveled nearly 2 million lifetime air miles, including multiple trips to Iran and Siberia
Scot Cuthbeertson

Scot Cuthbertson

  1. I have been to a Super Bowl, A World Series, and a Stanley Cup Final
  2. I met my wife at Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo
  3. I served 26 years in the US Army
  4. I went to the same high school as President Trump
  5. So did Bozo the clown ( honestly)
Kevin Kaveney

Kevin Kaveney

  1. I am a fledgling guitar player
  2. I’ve been to Ireland 5 times
  3. I am Red/Green Color Blind
  4. I am married to the beautiful Carrie Kaveney
  5. I have two boys: Conor age 10 and Carson age 8

Mike McCoy

  1. I’m a New England Patriots fan and was able to attend this year’s Super Bowl
  2. My wife is from Scotland and I’ve worn a kilt on more than one occasion
  3. I’ve played golf at St. Andrews
  4. I’ve flown on the Concord
  5. I do tricks with my ears…just ask!

Brad Renehan

  1. Born and raised in Colorado
  2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with an undergraduate BS in Pharmacy, a D.D.S. and an MD
  3. Commander in the USN reserves
  4. Was on the short list to be the next King of Jordan in 1996 before King Hussein passed away
  5. I am a Johnny Depp impersonator

Mark Reyner

  1. I’m a 3rd generation Colorado Springs Native. 
  2. Arnold Schwarzenegger took a picture with me and my friend in-front of the Hank statue downtown. 
  3. My belt buckle is from my team winning the 2002 PPRR Ranch Rodeo. 
  4. I’ve been in a Mexican jail.
  5. I cut my own hair. 

Chris Whitney

  1. I am a book store and tack store junkie.

  2. I am a Russian linguist and former Presidential Translator on the “Hot Line”. I traveled to the Soviet Union and Russia many times on business and otherwise. Apparently, I thought I wanted to be James Bond.

  3. I like all animals – especially  Cowboy, my Quarter Horse of 16 years – better than most people.

  4. I married way over my head to Julie (Buckley) Whitney 36 years ago. 

  5. I am a Vietnam War veteran – and very proud of it. 


Guest Bartenders

Christopher Bianca

  1. I met my wife on a cruise
  2. I played saxophone and guitar in a band
  3. I originally went to school to be a meteorologist
  4. I’ve been part of two startup companies
  5. My family has traced our ancestry back to the Phoenicians

Kyle Park

  1. I am 6′ 8″ tall and no I do not play basketball.
  2. Father to a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old who are fifth-generation Colorado Springs natives.
  3. Received my MBA at the age of 23
  4. My wife and I met Jordy Nelson (former Green Bay Packers wide receiver) at a butterfly pavilion in Galveston, Texas.
  5. Have lived in Colorado Springs my entire life and have never done the Manitou Springs incline.

Andrew Feichter

  1. Proud father to 4 year old twin boys, Graham and Max
  2. My boys have thrown all my remotes, car keys and cell phone away either in the trash or hurled them out of a high rise building
  3. I attended the 2014 World Cup for soccer in Brazil- it was the most exhilarating and scariest experience of my life
  4. I mix drinks like a mad man
  5. Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies…

James Kilpatrick

  1. I played with dolls up to age 6
  2. I loved to watch soap operas with my grandmother—truthfully it was because she wouldn’t change the channel between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. and needed some company
  3. I still have clothes from high school—don’t ask me why
  4. As a child, lavender was my favorite color, and then I grew up to become a man
  5. I couldn’t grow a real mustache until I was 23….hated my corner fur upper lip half-stacha.

Andy Brooks

  1. I am married and we have 2 boys and 4 grand kids…1 girl and 3 boys
  2. I am not a native (moved here in 1980) but my great-great grandparents are buried in Canon City
  3. I referee high school and college basketball
  4. I am one of the founders of PRIDE Soccer
  5. I have 2 dogs…Hobbs a border/aussie mix and Murphy
  6. I still listen to 70’s music…I love bands with horns…Chicago

Larry Tremel

  1. Native of Colorado
  2. Director of Pharmacy for UCHealth with undergraduate BS, Pharm.D. and a MBA
  3. Father of two daughters and Grandfather to two grandsons and one granddaughter
  4. Previously lived in upstate NY where I was avid wine maker
  5. Spend my free time fly fishing

Rob Welch

  1. Rob was born and raised in Mississippi
  2. Rob married his high school sweetheart and they have been married for 25 years.
  3. Rob used to work in radio.
  4. Rob’s dream job is to become a standup comedian.
  5. Rob knows all of the words from any country music song from the 90’s. 

Andy Ritchie

  1. I’m the proud father of Ally, Ryan, and Matthew and husband to my beautiful wife Amy.
  2. I like to be outdoors and play golf, hunt, and fish whenever I can.
  3. I’ve had the opportunity to meet 2 former Presidents of the United States of America.
  4. My college job was playing drums in several bands and I’ve been playing since I was 10 years old.
  5. In the words of Ron Swanson…I’m a simple man, I like pretty dark-haired women and breakfast food (see fact #1).