Kitchen and Dining Room
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
School: CU Boulder
Interests & Hobbies: hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, bow hunting, and bread baking
What are three things still left on your bucket list? Hike the Continental Divide trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Hayduke trail.
What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time? When I first moved to the ranch years ago I would do math problems from an old textbook I had on lousy weather days.
What was the worst punishment you ever received at school? I got suspended in 7th grade for forgetting to do my spelling homework.
Chef de Cuisine
Hometown: Hanford, CA
School: College of the Redwoods
Interests & Hobbies: fly fishing and cooking
If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose? I would fly because I love to travel, but I hate the airports and time it takes to get from here to there.
What really gives you the creeps? Snakes, sharks and spiders are the three s’s that give me the willies.
What has been your biggest adventure so far? My biggest adventure was my honeymoon to Spain and Turkey with my wife Erica.
Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO
School: Johnson & Wales University
Interests & Hobbies: skiing, hiking, bass guitar, classic car restoration (59 Pontiac Catalina)
What is your favorite kind of cereal? Chocolate Cheerios with vanilla almond milk. The cheerios make the almond milk chocolaty and awesome.
What really gives you the creeps? Small yappy dogs. They just bother me. Especially the ones with little or no hair. They look like aliens, and not the cool ones.
Can you fake any accents? I once tried to do a British accent and it ended up sounding like Forrest Gump. Since then, my British accent has improved.
Assistant Pastry Chef
Hometown: Chantilly, VA
Last school you attended: Stratford University
Hobbies/Interests: sugar art, long walks on the beach, fishing, hunting
If you could go on a road trip with any person (dead or alive) who would you go with and where would you go? I would go with Vinnie Abate to New Orleans. I absolutely love Creole food and New Orleans is a culinary mecca, especially when it comes to Creole.
If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose? I would want my superpower to be matter manipulation. I could make whatever I want out of anything, and that would be sweet!
Hometown: Westfield, IN
School: Ivy Tech Community College
Interests & Hobbies: playing guitar, backpacking, running, facing my fears
What was your favorite toy as a kid? I loved Legos as a kid. I still do. I heard there’s a new Lego movie coming out, I will definitely be going to that.
What is your favorite kind of cereal? My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, it’s “The taste you can see.”
What is the worst pet you have ever had? I’ve never been able to have pets because everyone in my family except me is allergic; however I would LOVE to have two Newfoundlands and two cats.
What gives you the creeps? Dust bunnies give me the creeps. Yuck.
Hometown: Crestline, CA
School: Devry University
Interests & Hobbies: reading, creative writing, photography, riding, skiing, and music
Can you play any instruments? I am a self-taught piano player and have recently taken up an interest in singing (outside of my car or shower) and learning to play guitar.
What are three things still left on your bucket list? visit Ireland, publish a fictional novel (doesn’t matter if it sells at all), and learn to play violin
What has been your biggest adventure so far? My biggest adventure so far is probably when I went to Europe as a student ambassador when I was 17. I spent 20 days in France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy learning about the culture and history of each place we visited. One of the most adventurous days we had was when our chaperones dropped us off after breakfast in groups of 4 or 5 with a map, a list of things to see in Rome, and a time and location for dinner.
Hometown: Burlington, VT
School: Boston College
Interests & Hobbies: running, cross country skiing, snowboarding, bluegrass music, flannel shirts, leaf peeping
What’s the strangest talent you have? Re-enacting the Napoleon Dynamite dance with partner in crime, and previous staff member – Ben Rockey.
What was your childhood nickname? “Peepster” because I had huge eyes and peered (glared) out over my baby snuggie at everyone.
What is the worst pet you have ever had? “Ping” the attack duck. He was a very territorial male Peking duck, and charged anyone entering the driveway. He also bit your toes/legs/crotch. The UPS man stopped delivering packages until we shipped him off to a farm.