Iron Mountain Hot Springs Team

Meet our team! We are all looking forward to welcoming you to the Iron Mountain Hot Springs in scenic Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions or suggestions. We hope to see you relaxing in one of our hot springs pools soon.

Steve and Jeanne Beckley

Owners

Steve and Jeanne Beckley are hikers, skiers, and outdoors adventurers. Steve grew up on the Western Slope in Colorado and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a BS in Petroleum Engineering. Jeanne was raised in Minnesota and graduated from Gustavas Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with a BA in Math and Computer Science. Steve began working in the petroleum industry and Jeanne in the information technology industry.

After 16 years in their respective fields, they decided that they wanted to live in a smaller town, wear jeans and hiking boots to work instead of suits, and raise their children in a more laid-back rural atmosphere. That was 1999, when they opened Glenwood Caverns and the Historic Fairy Caves to the public. It first opened to the public in the late 1800s, but had been closed since 1917. Today, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is a thriving vacation destination.

Steve and Jeanne are now eager to help bring another historic Glenwood Springs site back to life with the opening of the Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Together, they bring a passion for community and dedication to service to the team.

Mogli Cooper and Coop Cooper

Owners

Mogli grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland, until the age of 20, then she packed her bags and headed West, far West until she came to a country where the streets were promised to be paved with gold! Prior to starting the Iron Mountain Hot Springs, she went from selling Band-Aids in Paris to selling real estate in Colorado, which, she says, is not such a stretch when you really think about it.

She brings to the team a love for creating something that everyone can enjoy, putting her talents and experience to work to add another attraction to Glenwood Springs’ already incredible variety. This undertaking was like raising a child. Now it’s ready to take flight and she’s entrusting the future of this child into the hands of all the employees of the Iron Mountain Hot Springs who will nurture and tend it. Her philosophy? Humor is allowed! Humor should be mandatory as a smile adds kindness to your voice.

Colorado native David “Coop” Cooper moved to Glenwood Springs in 1978 after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley to enjoy the skiing, golf and everything else that the mountains of Colorado have to offer. Coop has been surveying in the Glenwood Springs area ever since, and currently works as a Project Surveyor for SGM. Coop has been ecstatically married to Mogli Cooper since 2006

Nancy Heard

Area Manager for Iron Mountain Hot Springs and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Nancy has always had a passion and spiritual infinity for water; be it frozen or 105 degrees! Nancy says, “It a privilege to have the opportunity to be involved with the Beckleys and the Coopers and the renewal of the historic hot springs!”

Nancy grew up in Michigan. After six years in Denver she moved to the Roaring Fork valley to pursue her passion for skiing. She spent 16 years working in Operations Management with Aspen Skiing Company. She says, “It was an easy transition actually from ski operations to amusement park operations. They are more alike than one would think!” Nancy joined Glenwood Caverns in 2008. She said that she and owner Steve Beckley “hit it off” when Nancy was working in a vendor-client relationship with the Glenwood Caverns in 2007. It’s been nothing but go, go, go ever since! Nancy says that Steve and Jeanne like to play and like to build, and she says, “So do I!”

Nancy lives in Basalt with her husband and two daughters. When not working, she likes being outside and enjoys swimming and walking.

Michael Besaw

General Manager

Originally from Illinois, Mike moved to Denver in 1998 where he worked as a manager for several different up and coming restaurants. School and family relocation took him to Cody, WY where he worked as an accountant for a family owned hotel chain. School and family took him once again on the road to Lawrence, Kansas. With the service industry in his genes, he helped open and manage another locally owned farm to table restaurant. The mountain life called, and three years ago, he became the maintenance manager for the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

It has been an exciting three years watching the Iron Mountain Hot Springs come together, and I feel very blessed to have joined the family here. It’s so great to work with visionaries like Steve and Mogli, and I look forward to ensuring world class service for their world class establishment for many years to come!

Eric Brotherson

Human Resources Manager

Eric grew up Kansas City, Kansas, and still loves the barbecue. This K-State Wildcat studied human resources management at Kansas State University. Before joining Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in 2008 and then the Iron Mountain Hot Springs in 2014, he worked in human resources for the Aspen Skiing Company for almost four years and at a ski shop in Summit County, Colorado, for three years. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, gardening and sports — as he puts it, “anything with a score.”

Eric chose Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park because it was a smaller, more intimate company where he could know everyone. He brings excitement, energy and support to the team to allow all employees to achieve their goals.

Heather Austin

Marketing & Sales Manager

Born and raised as a Midwesterner (Rockford, Illinois), I was drawn to Colorado after enjoying many holiday ski trips in the beautiful Colorado Rockies.  Immediately after college (Western Illinois University) and having majored in Parks and Recreation Administration, I knew that I wanted to work in the hospitality business and inspire others to have fun and enjoy life.  Initially, the hotel industry was a good fit and I spent several years working  in hotels such as Ramada Inn, Breckenridge Hilton, and the Silverthorne Lodge.  My interest in computers and technology set in motion a career in Internet Marketing and I spent the last 10 years with Blizzard Internet Marketing which involved marketing for the hospitality industry.  In November 2015, my blended experience of the hospitality and marketing brought me to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and Iron Mountain Hot Springs.  I am incredibly lucky to be working for such great leaders and an awesome team.  Along with enjoying my job, I always look forward to summers to take in the beautiful Colorado scenery by way of camping and rafting with my husband and two teenage daughters.