Matt has been with the Dazzle family since December 6, 2003. He ran the day to day operations and worked the floor 5-6 nights a week for 12+ years.
Matt started in the service industry at 17 as a dishwasher, and has worked every position in the field. He graduated in 1995 with a BA in Communication from The University of Texas El Paso, but has been in the bar and restaurant industry all his adult life. He has a true passion for and understanding of hospitality.
In 2015, Matt returned to his birth state of Hawaii and got married to his husband Mike on Maui. His time away from Dazzle is spent with family and friends exploring and enjoying Colorado and all it has to offer.
Mario Godoy – Owner/Chef
Chef Mario Godoy brings over twenty years of experience to Dazzle as the previous head chef of Piatti in Cherry Creek. Coming to America from Guadalajara, Mexico three decades ago, then studying the culinary arts in Italy, this inspired and talented chef has made it his mission to bring a wonderfully authentic Mexican twist to the traditions of Italian cooking. Chef Godoy leads his team through communicating effectively and working closely with his staff to improve their skills. When Godoy is not creating edible art behind the scenes, he is with his loving family enjoying a beautiful Colorado day.
BJ Erickson – Executive Chef
Chef BJ Erickson has been a member of the Dazzle family for nine years, during which time he has helped shape the venue’s culinary program. Hailing from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Chef BJ discovered a passion for food at an early age and went on to get his education from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School. Since arriving in Denver, BJ has produced culinary art for various establishments, including Strings, Victory, and the Double Tree Hotel. BJ is happily married to his beautiful wife and they have two sons. When he is not at Dazzle, he can be found in the garden or doing home improvements with his family.
Daron Edgar – Chef
a Denver native, Daron found her love for kitchen life when she joined the Dazzle family in 2010. She accepted the position of Sues Chef under BJ Erickson in 2016. Daron got her culinary education in the School of Hard Knocks that is Denver kitchens. In her free time Daron is a novice gardener and avid fisherwoman.
Eric Whelan – Bar manager
Originally a trumpet player at Dazzle six years ago, Eric has become a standing member of the Dazzle family. Since playing the Dazzle stage, he has turned his attention to making inspired cocktails that will transport patrons into an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Though music is his first passion, Eric has found a calling in creating an experience that guests are not soon to forget.
Michael Schreier – Artistic Director
Composer and educator Michael Schreier joined the Dazzle team in 2015. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Schreier moved to Colorado to complete his Master of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado, where he now serves on the jazz faculty and continues to assist in management of the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, the country’s largest educational jazz festival. As a composer and pianist, his music has been heard far and wide, having presented in Japan, China, Vietnam, France, and Switzerland. In 2015, Schreier was honored as a recipient of ASCAP’s Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award for his big band composition “Awakening.” In what little free time he has, Schreier can be found sipping a Manhattan and playing a good board game with his partner and their friends.
Tim Cassamassa – Production Manager
Bio coming soon…
Daniel Gomby – Director of Retail
Dan holds a degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Louisville and specializes in business development. During his studies at the University of Louisville, Dan also apprenticed and later worked for the University as a Piano Technician. Throughout his professional music career as a saxophonist, Dan has played with jazz greats such as Phil Woods, Wynton Marsalis, Horace Silver, Brad Mehldau, Joel Frahm, Pete McGuiness, and more. Since graduating, Dan relocated to Denver where he began working at Dazzle as an Assistant Manager. Today, Dan is the Retail Manager. His duties include the inception and development of Dazzle’s in-house record store, coffee and tea bar, merchandising, and the Dazzle weekly newsletter.
Dwight Thompson – Marketing Director
Originally from Cody, WY, Dwight Thompson came to Denver in 1998 to earn a BM in Jazz and Commercial Music Performance from DU’s Lamont School of Music. After graduating from DU, Dwight went on to perform across the Rocky Mountain region until joining the QE2 Orchestra in 2005, where he met his wife while travelling and performing around the world. His travels eventually brought him back to Denver where he and his wife and two daughters currently reside. Dwight’s company, Artist’s Web InSite, specializes in web development, social media management and SEO for artists and their institutions.
Mike Zubrinic – Ticketing & Promotions
Mike Zubrinic was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He grew up with a love for music and the outdoors, his favorite parts of living in the state of Colorado. Mike will graduate from Metropolitan State University with a degree in Business Marketing in the Spring of 2017. He started interning at Dazzle in 2016 and accepted a position as Music Promotions Assistant in September of that year. When not helping organize Dazzle’s email and social media marketing campaigns Mike is likely enjoying a hike, a game of golf with friends, or at a record store digging through crates. He also makes a mean grilled cheese sandwich, which he believes is best complimented by a Colorado craft beer.