Who’s Who at The Little Nell

We are here to share everything new and exciting at The Little Nell.  From a perfectly paired pork and Pinot to arranging an absolutely amazing affair, we hope to become your “go to” experts for inspiring your mind, body and spirit (the Aspen Idea). 

 Our Who’s Who team at The Little Nell will be featured weekly to help you plan your Aspen getaway, experience the great outdoors, select the perfect wine, prepare a delectable dish or throw a buzzworthy soirée. 

 Thank you for stopping by!  Come back soon!

 Who’s Who at The Little Nell:

Ryan Hardy, Executive Chef

Chef Ryan Hardy summarizes his cooking style with a simple, “I love to handcraft food.”  A true artisan, Chef Hardy cures his own prosciuttos, creates his own pear, plum, cherry and peach preserves, and even makes his own cheeses.  Joining The Little Nell in 2005, Chef Hardy expertly provides Aspen locals and visitors alike with his signature Farmhouse Cooking.



Jonathan Pullis, Master Sommelier

Amongst an elite group of 99 wine professionals in the United States, Jonathan oversees the 20,000 bottle award-winning wine cellar at The Little Nell.  At Montagna at The Little Nell, Jonathan provides the restaurant’s discerning diners with creative and unique wine choices to match Montagna Executive Chef Ryan Hardy’s farm-fresh cuisine.  Jonathan’s extensive experience and passion for wine adds even more prestige to The Little Nell’s stellar wine and food offerings.



Sabato Sagaria, Food & Beverage Director

During the past 15  years Sabato has worn several hats as cook, restaurant manager, consultant, professor, author, food and beverage director and sommelier.  He has contributed to the success of some of the country’s top hotels, restaurants, and resorts including The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, The Greenbrier Hotel, The Inn at Little Washington, and The Little Nell Hotel where he has presided over the Five Star Food & Beverage Operation for the past three years.



Melina Glavas, Director of Catering

Melina has seamlessly orchestrated countless occasions for The Little Nell, ranging from intimate anniversary celebrations for two to large-scale weddings and corporate productions for six-hundred.  Melina has a natural gift for making her Clients feel comfortable and turning their dreams/visions into a reality!  She has an innate understanding of the luxury industry as well as a sense of fine taste that adds to every part of an event.


David Doerr, Director of Fly Fishing

David’s passion for fly fishing started at the age of twelve.  Since then, David has earned a degree in Biology and has spent time fishing and hosting fishing excursions in New York, Montagna, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba and Aspen.  Traveling the world for business, David has also appeared on ESPN’s Great Outdoors and is an experienced gourmet game chef.  David has developed an extensive selection of exclusive adventures and excursions to cater to the needs of any angler, from novice to expert.


Dylan Bowman, Front Desk Manager

Dylan is a self-proclaimed hospitality professional and freelance adventurer.  When he is not behind the front desk at The Little Nell he is usually doing gondola laps on Aspen Mountain or enjoying the solitude of one of Aspen’s priceless pieces of singletrack.  In addition to being an avid skier, Dylan is also a competitive ultramarathon racer with many impressive finishes to his name.  Most recently Dylan finished third overall at the 2010 Leadville 100 mile endurance run.

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