1st year, Upstate New York I once helped Buzz Aldrin with his laptop. My first job was at the American Embassy, Moscow. I have followed my heart with Susan on an adventure in hospitality.
2nd year, Denver, Colorado I tie my own flies and love to teach. I have been fly fishing for about 14 years now. I love to be outside hiking, camping, backpacking, hunting, and fishing in all kinds of weather. Each season brings its own challenges and yet offers its own rewards.
1st year, Charlotte, North Carolina I moved out to Colorado around seven years ago to work at another guest ranch and decided to make this place home. This is my first year at Rawah ranch in which my role will be serving and activities guide. On my free time I enjoy hiking and backpacking. Another hobby of mine is painting the nature I explore. I look forward to meeting all of you
1st year, Benicia, CA I love to go hiking and camping, it is a great place where I find solace in the quiet. Before working in the hospitality industry, I was a pastry chef in the Napa Valley. I still love to bake in my free time.
1st year, Sweetwater, TX For the past 37 years, I have taught in the public school system mostly for 7th - 12th grades for the subjects of English, Theater, and Speech Communication. I recently retired, but have a passion for helping children understand the complicated world around us. Rawah gives me the opportunity to get back to the basics of nature, wildlife, and outdoor activities!
1st year, Tracy, Minnesota I have a 2 1/2 year old lab named liam (pictured). I love to spend my free time outdoor, especially at the lake or hiking around our area. I also love doing crafts and drawing. I am so excited for an activity filled summer and to make it as much fun and relaxing as possible for our guests.
1st year, Lusk, Wyoming My family has a forest permit in the black hills where we run out cattle and I have enjoyed spending the past summers there. I have always been a crafter and enjoy all types of crafts or art.
1st year, Laramie, WY I grew up on a dude ranch owned and operated by my now retired parents, called Laramie Guest Ranch down the valley. I am currently studying International Political Economy at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. I enjoy learning new things and wearing different hats.
1st year, Chihuahua, Mexico My specialty is pastry chef and I have made many wedding cakes, and other intricate pastries. My family has an ice cream shop in Cabo San Lucas and will be opening another soon. I like photography, bike riding, cooking, and anything with chocolate!
1st year, Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero, Mexico I am originally a chef from the state of Guerrero, Mexico and I am enjoying sharing my experience and knowledge of Mexican Contemporary Cuisine during my first season at Rawah Ranch. Since 1995, I have gained culinary experience in cooking for the Westin Regina and Solmar Hotels. After working with some of the most recognized chefs, I had made it my mission to capture unique flavors and beautifully present them on our plates. I traveled to Spain working in the restaurant of chef Arzak where I had the opportunity to learn the specialized operations of kitchens and restaurants. The past 8 years I was Sous Chef at the Hotel called "Ventanas al Paraiso" in Cabo San Lucas. I like to add a Mexican touch using local and fresh products to capture the essence of area.
1st year, Healdsbury, CA I grew up Northern California , graduated from High School in Hawaii and came back to the mainlain where I earned a degree in Business Management. About 15 years ago, I hiked to the Base Camp on Mt. Everest. I found it extremely challenging but also personally rewarding.
3rd year, Volzhskey, Volgograd State, Russia I left Russia at age 22 with a 1-way ticket. In my hometown in Russia, I studied to be an Automation Machinist, but I really love Ethical Hacking & IT Programming and read programming books every day to learn as much as I can. I have been a Personal Trainer for years and enjoy running the Rawah Trails or working out. I bake a lot of the Rawah Ranch pastries and treats that you enjoy for coffee service!
1st year, Franklin, TN I just graduated from Auburn University (War Eagle!) with a degree in Animal Science and I will be headed back to start vet school in the fall. My background is primarily in English riding and fox hunting, but I love riding on the trails and I can’t wait to take guests out on our fabulous horses!
1st year, Knoxville, TN I have about 30 Red and Black Angus cows, 7 horses, 3 dogs that keep me busy when I'm not working. I also have a one-eyed pony, called Daisy. Unfortunately, she was kicked by a mule and lost her eye, but that didn't humble her much. Recently, I got my own brand which I proudly wear on my beltbuckle now!
1st year, My years of living and working in the woods enhanced my innate senses of nature to understanding the body's needs, relief of pain, and empower the body to reintegrate and balance the physical, emotional, and spiritual.
1st year, Illinois I have been working in hospitality for over 10 years. Outside of work, I love to read and consider myself a bookworm.
2nd year, Currie, MN This is my 4th season working as a wrangler. I brought along my dog Cinch and my horse Sunny with me. You can find us playing fetch at the river or running a race!
1st year, DeBois, WY I have 2 years experience as a butcher in DeBois where I prepared a lot of custom cuts of beef, pork, and wild game including flavored sausages and custom cut steaks. I have 4 years experience as a cook. I love anything outdoors like hunting, fishing, and riding horses. It's great to help out in the kitchen with cooking and also with horseback riding at Rawah Ranch!
1st year, Chambersburg, PA I have been studying veterinary medicine and to further enhance my studies, I have worked in a veterinary clinic for the past 5 years. Riding horses is my favorite pasttime, and I love barrel racing for fun!
1st year, Sunshine, MD I grew up riding English style and competing in Pony Club around the age of 8 years old. At age 20, I started wrangling mostly in Colorado and Arizona. I'm an amateur photographer, and naturalist. I was also a volunteer EMT/Firefighter for 6 years, and have an Associates Degree in American Sign Language. I have worn many hats over the years, but love being a Wrangler and a connoisseur of corny jokes!
1st year, Frisco, TX I have a background in equine and carpentery work. I also was a lead backstage theatrical technitian for 3 years.
1st year, Douglas, WY I love to flyfish and even tie my own flys. I go backpacking, hunting, hiking, and fishing every chance I get. While attending school, I won the State Archery Competition 5 years in a row starting with 7th grade to my Senior and was fortunate enough to compete in Nationals.