Meet the 2021 Ranch Family

We are counting down the days until we start making some fresh new 2021 summer memories. It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the group of incredible folks that are going to help deliver a vacation you’ll never forget…..

Sophie – Crew

Hometown: Woodbine, MD
What I am looking forward to: Exploring Colorado & meeting new people!
Fun Fact: I have three Tibetan Mastiffs.

Evan – Wrangler

Hometown: Winchester, TN
What I am looking forward to: I am looking forward to having some time outdoors for the summer to get away from online school for a little while.
Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is I love to play music.

Madison – Wrangler

Hometown: Exeter, Rhode Island
Fun fact about me: I am huge Buffalo Bills fan.
What are you looking forward to this summer: Meeting new people and sharing my love for horses!

Ben – Kitchen 

Hometown: Boone, NC

What are you looking forward to: I’m really looking forward to getting in the woods some this summer.
Fun fact: I really like 70s music.

Meg – Head Wrangler

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

What are you looking forward to: not only meeting all the new staff and wranglers on the ranch, but also getting to be in one of the most beautiful parts of the country riding the most beautiful creatures every single day. Especially my girl, Raisin.
Fun fact: I’ve been struck by lightening! This summer is going to be electric!

Camille – Kids Counselor

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

What are you looking forward to:meeting new people from all over the country and learning how to ride a horse.
Fun fact: I never had to get braces growing up.

Matt – Wrangler

Anna – Wrangler

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
What are you looking forward to this summer: Getting to be outdoors with horses all day.
Fun Fact: I have a Boxer Heeler puppy named Jasper.

Kalee – Crew

Hometown: Sandy, Ut
What are you looking forward to this summer: I am looking forward to disconnecting from the noise. Living in my ideal and bonding with my ranch family.
Fun Fact: I have never broken a single bone.

Jaxon – Kitchen

Hometown: Hodgenville, KY
What are you looking forward to this Summer: I came to CPR twice as a young kid, and I am really looking forward to giving our guests the same amazing memories that I was able to make!
Fun Fact: I have spent 4 years taking care of exotic animals such as tigers, lions and monkeys at a wildlife facility in Indiana. My boss was also featured on the show Tiger King!

Ijana – Crew

Hometown: I’ve got a long version and a short version of what my hometown is, but I’ll go ahead and say Las Vegas, where I have resided for the last decade!
What are you looking forward to this summer: Besides literally everything? More specifically, I’m definitely looking forward to the world class hiking, the guests that Caree bragged about in my interview, and the chance to have an adventure that so many only dream of.
Fun Fact: I’m bringing my weight training equipment to Cherokee Park Ranch because I can’t fathom the concept of not touching a weight for 5 months!

Ethan – Kitchen

Hometown: Cody, WY
What are you looking forward to this summer: I’m excited to be back in the mountains with some of the most amazing people in the world!
Fun Fact: I’ve been Dude Ranchin’ since I was 5! My parents managed ranches and even met working on one.

Granger – Maintenance

Hometown: Prattville, AL
What I am looking forward to: meeting new people and seeing the beautiful country at the ranch!
Fun Fact: I have a flipper (fake tooth) and my dog once ate it. I’m currently on my third one.

Kira – Wrangler

Hometown: Outer Banks, NC
What are you looking forward to this summer: I am looking forward to meeting all of the guests and swapping stories around a fire.
Fun Fact: I have been living and working on cattle stations in Queensland Australia for the past 6 years.

Kelsey – Wrangler

Hometown: Killington, VT
What are you looking forward to this summer: Exploring Colorado for the first time and creating awesome new friendships!
Fun Fact: I’m a certified scuba diver!

Emily – Crew

Hometown: Talladega, AL
What I am looking forward to: I’m excited to step out of my comfort zone this summer and ride a horse for the first time!
Fun Fact: I am a certified natural disaster rescue aid.

Dan – Wrangler

Hometown: Frederick, Maryland
What I am looking forward to: I am excited to work outside of my hometown for the first time while learning and making memories with everyone.
Fun Fact: I helped lead and translate mission trips to Central America for my church.

Matt – Maintenance

Hometown: Chazy, NY
What are you most looking forward to this summer: staying in Colorado and meeting new people. I have always wanted to work on a ranch and I couldn’t be happier for this opportunity. Pictures look amazing but I cant wait to experience the ranch in person.
Fun Fact: I have run my own maple syrup business and love being outdoors. I am very hands on and willing to learn anything that is presented to me.

Seth – Maintenance

Hometown: Caneyville, KY
What are you most looking forward to this summer: Meeting new friends, performing rewarding work, and the stories I’ll be telling for years to come.
Fun Fact: I threw a no hitter in little league.

Steven – Wrangler

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
What are you most looking forward to this summer:I am looking forward to making this summer as memorable and special to everyone as it was for me my first time at Cherokee Park Ranch!
Fun Fact: I am a climber and an aspiring saddle Bronc rider, which causes me to travel quite a bit! I love going to new and exciting places and Locations and am excited to hear about new destinations from everyone.

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