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Meet the Team Members

Meet the Managers


Kristy & Nico

Nico and Kristy DeLange have brought their years of experience managing boutique properties located in some of the world’s most beautiful and wild parts to their role as managers at Rawah Ranch. From the windswept cliffs of New Zealand and the animal-laden lands of South Africa, and now to the historic Rawah Wilderness, Kristy and Nico pride themselves on protecting the nature that surrounds them and providing 5-star experiences for each and every guest.
Maintaining the authenticity of Rawah Ranch is one of their most important goals; the unique combination of an authentic American guest ranch with luxurious amenities situated in the middle of a pristine and protected wilderness makes this ranch a unique destination for any traveler.
What Kristy and Nico are most excited about is that this boutique property lends itself to personalized and genuine experiences for our guests. Their passion for the outdoors and people allow Kristy and Nico to think out of the box to craft activities and specials that will have guests feeling more excited than they ever have before.

Our Team

Angelo Martinez, Assistant Manager

3rd 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.

Laura Martinez, Assistant Manager

2nd 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

Siddha Erickson, Housekeeping

1st Year, Attends University Colorado at Boulder. " I think of myself as patient and outgoing. I am a jokester and love to mess around. I love hiking and the great outdoors and have tons of energy!

Melody Copeland, Server / Kids Club

2nd 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!

Kara Walters, Housekeeping

2nd 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!

Betsy Weaver, Massage Therapist

2nd 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.

Erin Claycomb, Wrangler

2nd yearyear, Chambersburg, PA I have been riding for 23 years and also have been a Vet tech for the past 5 years working with all animals and horses.

Maddie Kelley, Housekeeping

1st year, 1st year, Attends college in Colorado and enjoys helping others, including being a S.E.E.D Tutor (student tutor) in her spare time.

Larry Ekis, Chef

1st year, A varied career in different areas from the kitchen to IT. Served 15 years in the Army.

Renee Sanger, Bartender

1st year, Renee came to us from another Dude Ranch that is open the opposite season from Rawah so it worked perfectly. She make a mean Old Fashion and can belt out a tune too! She has been known to sing a few with Cowboy Ben when he plays during the week.

Caden Renfro, Server & Activities

1st year, Joining us from mid season, Caden is excited to spend time helping guests with activities particularly archery, axe throwing and skeet. He is also serving when not outdoors

Chance Smith, Fishing Guide & Activities

1st year, Chance is from Loveland just down the road and has been fishing and outdoors his whole life as his parents own a ranch. He has been fly fishing since he was 12 and quite good at shooting as well.

Parker Loew, Fishing Guide & Photographer

1st year, Parker is not only a fishing guide, but also has his Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology with an emphasis on Wildlife Biology. He can not only help you catch a fish, but he will tell you their biological name and traits as well. He has been fly fishing his entire life and can cast, handle knot tying, locate & handle fish and identify hatches.

Dana Smith, Chef

1st year, Dana is literally the jack of all trades! She originally came to us to be a server with her sister Melody, but quickly transitioned to the kitchen. Her biscuit & gravy or fried chicken cannot be beat. Careful though, when she has two spare minutes she will be in the gift shop organizing the inventory and making everything look amazing!

Emma Weaver, Server, Activities

1st Year, Emma is a welcome mid season addition. She loves helping with kids and really enjoys babysitting for the smaller children. She also loves animals and being outside

Jess, Wrangler

1st, I have been riding my whole life and used to compete in show jumping back home in New Zealand.

Eliljah, Wrangler

1st year, I am originally from Tenessee but I moved all over due to my dad being in the Army. I am going into my Sophmore year at the University of Wyoming and on the Ranch Horse Team.

Hunter, Wrangler

1st year, From Washington State and have been riding for many years. In the winter I take pack mules through the Grand Canyon so have spent mcuh of my time around horses and animals.

Storey, Wrangler

1st year, I work in a Veterinarian hospital in Texas currently as a Vet Tech. I have ridden all my life and ran barrels in high school. I get my horse fix when I can by volunteering at a local non profit that provides equine therapy for a number of disabled individuals. I Have a 1.5 old Husky mix that loves the cold weather, other dogs and people

Erin, Wrangler

1st year, I was in 4H from a young age and loved being near and on horses. I am currently a second year student at Southeast Community College in Beatrice Nebraska. I am majoring in Livestock Management and Production


1st year, I hail from Arlington Virginia. I am going into my senior year at the College of Charleston studying Communictions. I have been riding since I was 6 years old