New at Starkey

Starkey just hired a very bright young proven writer “Kate” to help edit Mrs. Starkey’s new publication of the more outrageous and memorable Formal Dinners…oops we don’t have a name yet.  I started writing it in 2017 as I began sorting through old Starkey files.  I have pictures, memorabilia, and vivid memories that won’t go away.  Does anyone remember why we never serve chocolate mousse?  How about the day long setting of the table, measuring with perfection?  Dr. Lewan’s spectacular support and co- host position? I miss them! It’s coming!

Our Director of Education since 2018, Xavier Medecin is currently in classes with the VA.  Yes, our VA approval is alive and well for all our military students who continue to come as is our Satter Scholarship fund.  See Xavier’s bio.

Starkey hosted two classes thus far featuring our Systems Course and our Personal Statement Course.  Both are Certification Courses and especially designed for those who are not recent Starkey Graduates or who are currently working in Private Service.  Course Information

The mansion remodel is almost done…I keep saying that and we find one more thing to add.  We were going to do a little painting last November 2018. Guess we just kept going.  Today in addition to a new roof with down spouts … some of it copper that the sun lights the neighborhood.  Did I say we painted outside as well?  We also have 9 gorgeous bedrooms; all named for their essence…my fav is the Casa Blanca Suite, though Timi’s Hideaway is darling.  We have all new wonderful bathrooms; all floors are sanded and present beautiful old guard birch that one can no longer purchase adorned with Jay Azari’s magnificent rugs, and a pool play room complete with a pool table for students to play in!  We also put in a new irrigation system and planted via our own Steve Smith’s vision.  What are left is windows installed in the back entrance porch where only screens used to exist, and we are now completing a work out/massage room.  We’ve exposed two inner walls of brick and are putting in a wooden floor.  Anyone have work out machines they no longer use!  I’m looking!

Courses 2019

Starkey Holds Summer and Fall Courses at the Starkey Mansion in Denver Colorado

July 22nd to August 3rd 2019

Certified Household Management Systems and Personal Statement Courses

RTA Reunion 2019


Calling All Starkey Graduates

What's New at Starkey!

RTA Reunion & Starkey Mansion Restoration.
A Weekend Experience of Meeting Up With Old Friends and Making New Ones!
August 10th and 11th 2019 at the Starkey Mansion


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Busy 2019! Whats New At Starkey

2019 has certainly been a busy year so far, with the launch of our new online school just a couple months ago, offering 2 courses online through this very comprehensive online school system. Enabling students to study at their pace, and have lifetime access to their course. The school is backed up by live teachers to help them through their course. The courses are tailored for individuals with previous experience in the field of Service.

Additionally we have also begun a new chapter in the life of Starkey Mansion, With several projects running at once, from re-doing the floors, new paint on the walls, new windows through out, new roofing along with new treatments such as carpets and window treatments. In all its been a very busy year for me and the rest of the team. Xavier apart from teaching courses has been very  hands on with the updates to the mansion. I have been working with placement, handling the new decor and cooking for the whole work team!

More to come!

Mary Louise Starkey

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