Justin & Teryn had been in the restaurant industry for many years before they took over ownership of Modis. Justin was born into the industry through his parents Sam & Kathy Guadagnoli…who have owned & operated restaurants & nightclubs since they were in their very early 20’s. Teryn was introduced to the restaurant industry at the age of 15 when she started carhopping at Sonic restaurants. Justin & Teryn, both natives of Colorado Springs, met when they were 18 & Teryn started working at Justin’s families places. Together they shared a passion to create a restaurant that showcased their love of food, cocktails, art, & life. After having two beautiful children (Jace & Miabella, who are frequent presences in the restaurant) they decided to move to Breckenridge & embark on their quest to create their ideal restaurant. After almost 5 years & numerous thoughts about giving up, the 2 of them realized their dreams & were able to buy the restaurant that they had always called their “unicorn” a place they describe as the most beautiful space with the most potential in Breckenridge: Modis.
Justin is not only dedicated to the creation of an amazing food menu but he is usually a presence behind the bar working with Dustin to create amazing cocktails. He has been passionate about the science of distillation & cocktail creation since he was 21 & had his first cocktail. Justin spends hours working with Dustin & Simon to find new ways of doing things that he thinks are innovative & sure to please.
Teryn loves all things food & cocktails, however her true passion is business & she likes to spend her time coming up with new ways of executing the day to day business any restaurant faces. Teryn earned a Bachelor of Innovation in Business Administration & Creative Communication from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. However when she is not being innovative in business she is trying to find eclectic & fun wines to join her ever growing wine cellar. She is the driving force behind the wine list & has no intention of stopping the pursuit different wines.