Wilmot Senior Leadership Team
Peter Disch | General Manager
Peter grew up in Minnesota where his passion for skiing began on the slopes at Afton Alps. He moved to Colorado and began his career in the ski industry at Keystone Resort in 2010. After several leadership roles within Product Sales, Peter joined Wilmot Mountain in 2018. He likes to spend his free time camping, hiking, biking or skiing with his wife and two dogs.
Adam Bauer | Food & Beverage General Manager
Adam joined Vail Resorts in the summer of 2016. Twenty plus years of food and beverage experience as an Executive chef and corporate restaurant General Manager with a degree in Food Service Management and Culinary Arts. Member of the Vail Resorts Chef's Alliance and captain of Wilmot's Commitment to Zero team. Passion for all things food!
Belinda Fox | Associate Analyst: Account Administration
Belinda's job duties range from Accounts Payable to Auditing. It doesn’t stop there though. You never know where you’ll see her. She might be submitting invoices one minute and bussing tables the next. Her journey started in 2013 at Wilmot Mountain while still in college. In 2016, Wilmot was purchased by Vail Resorts which was when she got her big break! Belinda’s role as Associate Analyst lead her to Camp 1, a leadership summit. That is where she discovered the true definition of leadership. Leadership is positively influencing those around you. That one sentence is what continues to drive her journey, her leadership journey. Belinda loves to spend time with her, not so puppy, dog Tate and husband Ryan. The 3 love to spend time at the family’s north woods cabin relaxing and fishing.
Gary Lieder | Ski & Snowboard School Manager
Gary joined the Wilmot Mt Ski School in 1969 as a race coach and ski instructor. Gary was the Co- Director for the majority of the years, up to 1998 when he was appointed the Ski School Director. Outside of skiing, Gary’s passion is working with children with disabilities, where he served as a Director of Special Education Cooperatives for more than 30 years.
Rachael Muhlenbeck | Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Entering her 4th season at Wilmot, Rachael oversees marketing messaging, brand creation, collateral, print, online, social and CRM advertising, photography/video, content development, as well as creation, planning and execution of all on-mountain events and off-site sponsorships. She also manages Wilmot Mountain's Public Relations; serving as the on-camera representative in media interviews and representing the mountain in a variety of local communities & ski association organizations. Prior to Wilmot Mountain, Rachael worked at ESPN Radio, Clear Channel Radio & KSM a strategic planning media buy/planning agency. A native of Bristol, WI – she’s a 2nd generation Wilmot employee (her mom worked in F&B in the 1970’s) and enjoys traveling, golf, outdoor adventures and hanging out with her rescue dog Bandit.
Rick Ruggles | Product Sales & Services Manager
Rick joined Wilmot in October of 2018 after spending 15 years working at Mt. Brighton in various roles including snowboard instructor, race director, event emcee, and most recently, Product Sales Supervisor leading Operation Elevation efforts for the resort. Rick oversees ticket & pass sales, guest services, scanning, parking and greeter operations for Wilmot and is part of the resort’s Senior Leadership Team. Outside of work, Rick spends his time snowboarding (he grew up snowboarding at Mt. Brighton), as well as camping and boating in his home state of Michigan. Rick was recognized in 2018 by Vail Resorts as the Epic Service award winner for Mt. Brighton and attended Inside Edge at Stowe VT in the summer of 2018.
Marcia Schlagenhaft | Employee Experience Sr. Coordinator
Marcia started with Vail Resorts in the seasonal HR Assistant role in September 2018. In May 2019, she moved into Wilmot’s new Employee Experience role. Before joining Vail, Marcia held various HR roles at Target in the Chicago and Minneapolis markets. Marcia grew up snow skiing at Rib Mountain (now Granite peak) in Wisconsin and also enjoys water sports, especially water skiing. Marcia and her husband Dan have two kids, Emma (15) and Davis (13) and they all love to ski at Wilmot.
Brandon Swartz | Senior Manager, Mountain Operations
Brandon has been working in the ski industry for last 16 years in a multitude of positions from ski school to mountain operations at resorts in the Northeast, Colorado, and California. Brandon joined Heavenly Mountain Resort in 2013 as the California Assistant Lift Manager. He quickly established himself as a leader in Lift Operations and in 2015 was promoted into the Sr. Manager position. During this time he has helped lead the safety and service culture of the department. Brandon is a Northeast native, and spends his past time with his family, their dog Chewie, and biking around the Tahoe area. Brandon recently relocated out to Wisconsin with his wife Nicole, and their 15 month old son Hudson.