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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

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.

Laura Martinez, Assistant Manager

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

Melody Copeland, Server / Kids Club

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!

Kelsey Nordsiden, Activities / Server

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.

Abby Kottwitz, Activities / Server

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.

Chris Burleigh, Bartender / Maint. Asst.

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.

Kristin Collins, Housekeeping

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.

Grace Butler, Wrangler

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!

Kara Walters, Housekeeping

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!

Betsy Weaver, Massage Therapist

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.

Colleen Schmid, Housekeeping

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.

Britta Byrne, Wrangler

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!

Erin Claycomb, Wrangler

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!

Conor O'Toole, Wrangler

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!

Hinckley Petralia, Wrangler

1st year, Frisco, TX I have a background in equine and carpentery work. I also was a lead backstage theatrical technitian for 3 years.

Mason Barker, Fly fishing Guide

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.