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Meet Our 2017 Staff

The best part of Cherokee Park Ranch is, without question, our staff. They will welcome you with big, outstretched arms and treat you like part of the family! We hire folks from all over the globe who are chosen for their integrity, energy, and community spirit. All of our staff members are passionate about delivering one heck of a vacation to your family. We are proud to introduce our 2017 staff:

  Julia staff member kids' counselor

Julia

Kids’ Counselor

Hometown: Wil (Canton: St. Gallen, Switzerland)

I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of interesting people and to being around horses and dogs all day long!

Fun Fact: Whenever I leave the house, I say goodbye to my dog and promise him that I’ll be back soon.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d bring my best friend, a swiss army knife and one of the thick, old novels I’ve always wanted to read but never had time for it.

 Andrew staff member maintenance

Andrew

Maintenance

Hometown: Germantown, Tennessee

I’m looking forward to meeting many new people from all over the country.

Fun Fact: I have a twin sister named Maggie, who goes to Ole Miss with me.

If I were stuck on an island, I would bring my bible, a fishing pole, and my dog!

Deedee staff member wrangler

Deedee

Wrangler

Hometown: Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania

I’m looking forward to seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones.

Fun fact: My knee tingles when it rains.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d want to have 5lbs of candy, my old toy dinosaurs, and a drawing pad with supplies.

Molly Staff Member Wrangler

Molly

Wrangler

Hometown: Lisburn, Northern Ireland

I’m looking forward to making new friends.

Fun fact: I can say the alphabet backwards.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d want matches, a friend, and a fishing rod.

 Isaac Staff Member Wrangler

Isaac

Wrangler

Hometown: Caro, Michigan

I’m excited to meet new people and spend time in the Rocky Mountains.

Fun Fact: I like stalking deer as much as engaging in a good debate.

If I were stuck on an island, I would want a shotgun, rifle, and lots of ammo.

Sophie Staff Member Wrangler

Sophie

Crew

Hometown: London, UK

I am really looking forward to meeting lots of interesting people, spending time outside and finally fulfilling my dream of being a staff member after so many years as a guest at various ranches.

Fun Fact: A Cuban farmer taught me how to smoke a cigar.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d bring my best friend, sunscreen as my skin is painfully English, and a kettle. I can’t function without a cup of tea for long!

 Brent Staff Member Wrangler

Brent

Wrangler

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

I’m looking forward to meeting new people and learning how to dance.

Fun fact: I already have multiple grey hairs, despite only being 20.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d bring some type of musical instrument, a deck of cards, and a lifetime supply of pop-tarts.

 Sims Staff Member Kids' Counselor

Sims

Kids’ Counselor

Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia

I’m looking forward to coming out west and seeing the beauty that I’ve heard so much about!

Fun fact: I’m a twin.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d bring Bear Grylls, a water purifier, and a knife.

Jake Staff Member Wrangler

Jake

Wrangler

Hometown: Caro, Michigan

I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

Fun fact: I am easily entertained and slightly mischievous.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d bring my boat, motor, and fishing pole.

Becky Staff Member Head Crew 

Becky

Head Crew

Hometown: Levittown, Pennsylvania

I am beyond excited to be able to really see the stars again, get to know our amazing guests, and get to hang out with all the dogs!

Fun fact: I’ve gotten the opportunity to see two of my biggest heroes, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, in person on separate occasions.

If I were stuck on an island, I would want to have my dogs with me, a copy of Walden, and an endless supply of coffee!

 Chase Staff Member Wrangler

Chase

Wrangler

Hometown: Savannah, Tennessee

I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!

Fun fact: I am attempting to write a book.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d want to have a knife, 50 ft of paracord, and a Wilson volleyball.

 Madii Staff Member Head Wrangler

Madii

Head Wrangler

Hometown: Levittown, Pennsylvania

I’m looking forward to sharing my love of Cherokee Park Ranch with the guests and new staff and giving Squid hugs every day!

Fun fact: I can make a really good goat sound.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d bring my sister Becky, my boyfriend Dan, and an endless supply of buffalo chicken pizza.

 

Chuck

Cook

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

 

Maizie Staff Member Wrangler

Maizie

Wrangler

Hometown: Royston, Georgia

I am looking forward to riding with and helping people out west!

Fun fact: I can cook anything you want to eat. Cooking is my love language!

If I were stuck on an island, I’d bring a loaded gun, matches, and a blanket.

 Kyle Staff Member Cook

Kyle

Cook

Hometown: Riverton, Wyoming

I’m looking forward to spending time back in the Rockies and time with horses. I was barely a teen the last time I rode! I can’t wait for the mountain-sunshine and the star-filled nights, neither of which you get to see much of out here on the coast.

Fun Fact: I’m an avid sailor and have sailed quite extensively in the North Pacific.

If I were stuck on an island, I would need a good Bowie knife, a magnifying lens, and about 500 feet of good rope.

Kate Staff Member Crew

 

Kate

Crew

Hometown: Perm, Russia

I am looking forward to plunging into the American atmosphere. I like traveling, but this will be my first visit to the United States. As I am a foreign staff member, I hope that this summer will show me what its like to be an American!

Fun fact: When I drink very hot tea, I start hiccupping!

If I were stuck on an island, I would bring a notebook, black pen, and a blanket.

 Joseph Staff Member Cook

Joseph

Cook

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

I am looking forward to being in a new part of the country, working with and meeting new people, and possibly learning how to ride a horse.

Fun fact: I once watched all the Harry Potter movies in one sitting, and I’d do it again.

If I were stuck on an island, I would want to bring a dog, a sleep number bed, and a box of books.

 Claudia Staff Member Crew

Claudia

Crew

Hometown: Westfield, New Jersey

I’m looking forward to being surrounded by dogs and mountains 24/7!

Fun fact: I play the banjulele (hybrid banjo and ukulele.)

If I were stuck on an island, I’d want to have a good book, a coffee maker, and a sketchpad!

 Erica Staff Member Crew

Erica

Crew

Hometown: Hernando, Mississippi

I am looking forward to meeting new people and experiencing new things away from home.

Fun fact: I used to barrel race when I was younger.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d bring a fishing pole, a blanket, and matches.

Riley Staff Member Wrangler

Riley

Wrangler

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

I am looking forward to riding horses, meeting new people, being in the great outdoors, and taking people out on rides.

Fun fact: I love comic books.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d bring a knife, a dog, and “Watchmen.”

Mason Staff Member Ranch Hand

Mason

Ranch Hand

Hometown: Prattville, Alabama

I am looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends.

Fun fact: I went skydiving from 14,000 feet for my 18th birthday.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d bring an airplane with a manual on how-to-fly, a runway, and plenty of gas to take me anywhere else but on that island.

Alex Staff Member Head Maintenance

Alex

Head Maintenance

Hometown: Bellvue, Colorado

I am looking forward to the hayride and square dance.

Fun fact: I am in training to become a bladesmith.

If I were stuck on an island, I’d want to have a solar-powered still that can turn salt water into drinking water, a small herd of pigs, and a knife.

 

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