Ashley Millikin General Manager
Ashley has always had a passion for the restaurant business. She loves the high energy, the opportunity to meet new faces, and the fulfillment of seeing folks have a great time. Born and raised in New Jersey, she moved out West to attend Northern Arizona University. She then ran her own sandwich shop on Pearl Street in Boulder and after a brief stint on the East Coast returned back to sunny CO. She absolutely loves Colorado and—though she will always miss the Jersey Shore—is proud to call it home.
When she’s not throwing a party for her guests at The West End, Ashley loves spending time outdoors and swimming with her two kids, Izzy and Tyler. She also enjoys snowboarding, hiking, dining out, and volunteering at her daughter’s school cafeteria and classroom.
Sharon Read Assistant General Manager
Sharon knows The West End Tavern like the back of her hand. She rose through the ranks – from bartender to event manager to floor manager – before taking the reins of the Tavern’s rock star booze syllabus. She has a talent for hiring awesome folks, mixing a mean drink, and seeking out exceptional beers for the rotating tap list.
Born and raised in Salinas, CA, Sharon worked on a dude ranch in the Rocky Mountains during college. While there, she got her first taste of the high-energy and excitement of the hospitality industry and has been loving it ever since. When she’s not creating great experiences for her guests, she enjoys grabbing a beer with friends, getting outdoors, camping, and going to concerts.
Joe Von Bokern Bar Manager
For Joe, the absolute best part about his job is getting to know the fine folks that make up the fabric of The West End. He loves introducing them to new craft brews and whiskeys, hearing stories about their victories and lending a sympathetic ear as they work through struggles.
Born and raised in the (once) sleepy town of Louisville, CO, Joe earned a BA in Theater from the University of Colorado. He joined The West End family in 2012 and worked his way up the ranks. When he’s not behind the stick, you’ll find him training for a marathon, kicking back with a good book, or hanging out with his wife and two pups. He also volunteers for Mirror Image Arts, a local non-profit that uses theatre-based activities to help students address bullying and inequity in their schools and communities.