Meet Our 2018 Ranch Family

The best part about Cherokee Park Ranch is undeniably our staff. This group of wonderful, warm, and friendly individuals will make you feel like you are coming to visit your extended family for the week!  We are so proud to introduce to you the friendly faces that will make your stay at Cherokee Park Ranch  the most memorable vacation of your life.

Name: Sims

Position: Kids Counselor

2nd year on staff

Home state: Virginia

Fun fact: “I am a twin!”

Name: Chase

Position: Wrangler

4th year on staff

Home state: Tennessee

Fun fact: “Amateur haberdasher, writing a book, and I’m colorblind.”

Name: Allie

Position: Crew

1st year on staff

Home state: Alabama

Fun fact: “I’ve met all three of the Dixie Chicks.”

Name: Andrew

Position: Maintenance

2nd year on staff

Home state: Tennessee

Fun fact: “I am a world champion duck-duck goose athlete.”

Name: Becky

Position: Wrangler

3rd year on staff

Home state: Pennsylvania

Fun fact: “I biked 60 miles to the Jersey Shore one time!”

Name: Brent

Position: Head Wrangler

2nd year on staff

Home town: Colorado

Fun fact: “I’m Dickey and Christine’s adopted son.”

Name: Esther

Position: Crew

1st year on staff // guest for 9 years

Home state: Colorado

Fun fact: “I play ukulele and guitar and I’m afraid of kangaroos.”

Name: Pelatiah (Ty)

Position: Wrangler

3rd year on staff

Home state: Tennessee

Fun fact: “I rescued Buster from a basset hound breeder.”

Name: Olivia

Position: Wrangler

1st year on staff

Home state: Tennessee

Fun fact: “I was born in May, but my middle name is June.”

Name: Riley

Position: Wrangler

2nd year on staff // guest for 10 years

Home state: California

Fun fact: “My favorite western movie is Blazing Saddles.”

Name: Maizie

Position: Wrangler

2nd year on staff

Home state: Georgia

Fun fact: “I can drive just about any tractor/piece of equipment as well as I can ride any horse.”

Name: Skinny Ben

Position: Ranch Hand

6th year on staff

Home state: Colorado

Fun fact: “I got 3rd place in the 4th grade spelling bee.”

Name: Katie

Position: Kitchen Crew

1st year on staff

Home state: Tennessee

Fun fact: “This is the farthest and longest I’ve ever been from home.”

Name: Shane

Position: Maintenance

1st year on staff

Home state: California

Fun fact: “This is the longest time I’ve been away from home and along the drive here with Riley I queued, “Life is a Highway,” by Rascal Flatts to play after every ten songs.”

Name: Julia

Position: Wrangler

2nd year on staff // guest for 2 years

Home: Switzerland

Fun fact: “I have a little diamond on my tooth. It was supposed to stay on for only 3 months…I got it when I was 12 years old!”

Name: Ethan

Position: Kitchen Crew

1st year on staff

Home state: Wyoming

Fun fact: “I grew up on guest ranches.”

Name: Millie

Position: Kids Counselor

1st year on staff

Home state: Mississippi

Fun fact: “I am one of twelve kids and fluent in speaking southern.”

Name: Mason

Position: Wrangler

2nd year on staff

Home state: Alabama

Fun fact: “I went sky diving for my 18th birthday.”

Name: Amanda

Position: Crew

1st year on staff

Home state: Colorado

Fun fact: “I ride for my school’s equestrian team.”

Name: Will

Position: Maintenance

1st year on staff

Home town: Alabama

Fun fact: “I about fell out a quarter of the way up Goat Mountain the first time I hiked it.”

Name: Chloe

Position: Kitchen Crew

1st year on staff

Home state: Colorado

Fun fact: “I’m a vocal jazz major and have played violin for 10 years. My favorite show is the Great British Baking Show.”

Name: Dan

Position: Kitchen Crew

1st year on staff

Home state: Tennessee

Name: Caitlyn

Position: Crew

1st year on staff

Home state: Oklahmona

Fun fact: “I have a blue heeler named Dozer.”

Name: Caralyn

Position: Crew

1st year on staff // guest for 1 year

Home state: Michigan

Fun fact: “English major, played volleyball in middle school & high school for 6 years, and taught English in Nicaragua for a week during a mission trip.”

Name: Molly

Position: Wrangler

2nd year on staff

Home: Ireland

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