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Founder, Sabrina Rudin

Sabrina Rudin was born and raised in New York City but grew up visiting Aspen each winter. After graduating from New York University, Sabrina moved to Aspen to teach snowboarding for a year. While living there she met and fell in love with her husband, Michael and together they plotted ways to spend part of their time in the Mountains. Michael had his sights on a building for development and Sabrina realized that Aspen needed a plant–based, organic restaurant. She returned to New York to pursue a graduate degree in International Affairs from The New School and to continue her work with refugees being resettled in New York City. While in graduate school, she developed plans for Spring Café, while Michael pursued the development on the corner of Spring and Hopkins Avenue. In July of 2012 Michael completed the Spring Building, Aspen’s first development to feature solar panels and a green roof and a year later Sabrina opened Spring Café, Aspen’s first 100% organic eatery and juice bar. 

Sabrina is also a singer/songwriter. She has performed at John Oates’ Songwriters’ Festival in Aspen and at The Bitter End and Sullivan Hall in New York City. Her songs have been featured on NPR. She sits on the Board of Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York City and continues to advocate for refugees in New York City working closely with The International Rescue Committee. In Aspen, Sabrina supports The Boogie’s Buddy Race, The Aspen Art Museum and Aspen Cares. 

Sabrina and Michael continue to split their time between New York City and Aspen with their son Lukas and their dog Hoppy.