Luckily for Comb Ridge, Kelly spent much of his life in construction building houses. He can fix just about anything…. A very important and necessary skill when you own an old building like Comb Ridge in rural southeastern Utah. Kelly made his start in fine dining at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida when he was 18. For the last several years, he worked as a fine dining server in the Grand Canyon at the historic El Tovar Hotel. Originally from Barre, Vermont, Kelly now brings his New England know-how and seasoned talents in fine dining to Comb Ridge. Our renovated trading post is his creative gesture to provide both a comforting and upscale dining experience that emulates the easy style of rustic country living as well as the modernism of the contemporary arts.
After getting her MS in materials sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Andi moved to Bluff in 2002 to work as an archaeologist on the Navajo Nation. A skilled ceramic petrographer, she spent most of her time at a microscope before deciding that making cappuccinos for a global crowd was a better career choice. She helped transform Comb Ridge Trading Post into Comb Ridge Coffee in 2005 and in 2011, she finally traded in that microscope and career in archaeology for a 1998 Saturn Wagon and headed to the Grand Canyon, an adventure that would lead her to find and later marry Kelly Martin and transform a little coffee shop oasis into a charming fine dining restaurant.
Assistant Kitchen Manager/Cook
If you join us for breakfast, you will likely hear Jule singing her favorite 40s songs while making her incredible homemade blue corn pancakes. A graduate with a BA in tourism from Leyte State University in the Philippines, Jule moved to the United States in 2002 and has become one of the most valued members of our Bluff community. She spends much of her off work time at St. Christopher Mission helping Navajo families and Elders through her volunteerism with the Episcopal Church Women’s Group. When she’s not singing and cooking up a storm at Comb Ridge or being so darn good, she’s reading mystery novels and watching movies with her two daughters.