Our People


Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Ricky has spread his love of home-cooked comfort food across the country and even in Europe! After studying at the Culinary School at the Art Institute of Denver—where he cooked alongside Chef Sean Yontz—Ricky earned his gourmet chops at some of the finest kitchens of the high country–the Wigwam Club, Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, and Next Door Food & Drink in Loveland. He joined the Jax family in 2014 as Chef de Cuisine of Jax Fish House in Fort Collins, and in 2017 he took the reigns of Jax Glendale.



Born and raised in Southern California, Brett fell in love with the restaurant industry while working at a local coffee shop called Bean Town during high school—he loved the hustle, the chance to meet new faces every day, and the simple pleasure of making someone’s day with great food and genuine service. He moved out to the Mile High City to play soccer at Metro State and then joined the Jax family as a shucker. After stints at Noodles & Company, Colorado Fusion / Denver Soccer Club, and Chop House DIA, he rejoined the crew at Jax Glendale and worked his way up the ranks.

When he’s not coaching his team to anticipate the needs of guests, you’ll find Brett hanging out with his fiancée, playing or watching soccer, snowboarding in the high country, or taste-testing any new desserts on the menu.



The creator of some damn fine cocktails, and perfecter of some classics too, barman Jimmy Zanon is equally renowned for his affability, humility, and easy-going attitude. He founded the now world-famous tequila-based bar syllabus at Lola Mexican Fish House and joined the stellar crew at Jax Glendale when they opened their doors in 2013.  He is certified as a 1st Level Court of Masters Sommelier and a Cicerone Beer Server as well as BarSmarts certified and a card carrying member of the Colorado Bartenders Guild.

When he’s not slinging unreal drinks behind the bar at Jax, Jimmy enjoys adventures in the outdoors with his family and volunteering his time and skills to charity events organized by Big Red F.