The City Park Team


Our team is a veritable melting pot, with people from all corners of the country and pretty much every walk of life. They do have some things in common, though: a passion for food and the uncanny knack for making your experience an amazing one. Take a look at our stories and come on in to talk to us—we may even quiz you.


Kevin Morrison

Kevin Morrison

Chef/Owner



Kevin Morrison was the founder of Red Tomato Specialty Produce, serving the independent upscale restaurant industry in Denver, as well as co-founder of the Spicy Pickle Sub Shop and Spicy Pickle Franchising. In 2006 the concept won Nation’s Restaurant News “Hot Concept” award and went public in 2007. Later in ’07 Kevin was the creative force behind Crumb Rustic Bakery, a wholesale bakery that serviced all of Colorado’s Spicy Pickle restaurants. In 2010 Kevin left the restraints of corporate life to develop other grassroots food concepts like Tacos Tequila Whiskey and Poco Torteria.

I like to…


Travel, sail, hang with my family, watch TV. Maybe not in that order.


Little known facts


I go on the log ride with my twin boys but it scares the hell out of me!


Angella Jimenez

Angella Jimenez

Jill of All Trades



Angella, is the KTM Restaurant Group Director of Administration. Ms. Jimenez brings over 11 years of management experience to KTM. From Human Resources to Director of Operations Angella has done it all. Angella started her professional career within Escrow and quickly moved into management. The Real Estate industry opened many doors to her over the years, allowing her to not only grow her knowledge, but it also offered her valuable experiences. Her first love, restaurants, has always held a special place in her heart though. Like many poor college students, she worked in restaurants to pay the bills. Hosting, bussing, serving and her absolute favorite, bartentending! She has been continually recognized (by her employers and staff) for her diligence and commitment. When Angella is not putting in hours at the office she enjoys riding motorcycles and attending events for local charities she is proud to support. 

Steve Shoemaker

Steve Shoemaker

Director of Tacoperations



Steve comes to KTM from Sysco Foods in Denver, where he spent just over 6 years as a Marketing Associate. During his time at Sysco, he earned awards for excellence and growth and served his customers with integrity and professionalism. He remains a respected leader and resource to his former coworkers. Prior to Sysco, Steve worked with the Hillstone Restaurant Group for nearly 10 years where he learned the importance of standardized systems and team culture.

Growing up in Indiana, Steve spent a lot of time in the outdoors and was fortunate to have a nice 10-acre yard to play football, baseball, soccer, drive golf balls as hard as he wanted and use their tractor to make BMX and RC car tracks. After graduating from Huntington College, Steve attended Johnson & Wales. He participated in the Garnish Your Degree program which earned him his Associates in Culinary Arts.


Little known facts


Steve enjoys skiing, drawing, doing homework (sometimes), camping and sitting around the bonfire with his 2 kids and wife of 14 years.

In High School, Steve worked at a local bike shop starting off as a bike assembler.


Joe Edelman

Joe Edelman

Assistant General Manager




Joe grew up in the metro Detroit area and graduated from Michigan State University. His next big step was moving to Denver, CO in 2012. He’s been working in the service industry since he was 16 starting off in mom and pop restaurants to corporate stores and then back to the private sector. Along the way, Joe spent some time utilizing his Human Resources degree working with a dialysis company and then spent time in software, eventually realizing that hospitality needed to be his full-time passion and career.

Joe started with Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey as a weekend warrior in April of 2014 and came on full time in October of 2016. He now splits his time on the floor and with managing at our City Park location on York Street. With his focus on our core values and appreciation for our community, Joe is dedicated to making our guests know, nuestra casa es su casa.

I am a…


golfer, concert goer, racquetballer, baseball fan, film enthusiast.


Little known facts


The only cereals he eats are cheerios and corn flakes will eat more chocolate than anyone you know sometimes he eats burritos (shhh!)


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