OUR GUIDES
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STEVE KING

Adventure Center Manager
Wilderness First Responder

Steve is a lover of being active outdoors, dual sport touring, gardening, construction projects and reading. He loves spending time with his wife Kelli, daughter Madi and loyal pup Rosey. Steve also enjoys riding around on his road bike and camping around Routt County.

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KELLI KING

Head Ski Guide/Yoga Instructor/Merchandise Buyer
WAFA & First Aid Certified; Yoga Fit Instructor

Vista Verde is Kelli’s home away from home, with this summer being her 13th. Not only does she get to work with her Vista Verde family, but she also has the pleasure of working with her husband, Steve, her daughter Madi (when she is not in school), and her lab Rosey! She loves teaching wild yoga in the Aspen trees and growing organic veggies in their two greenhouses.

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CHRIS SCHUMACHER

Ski Guide
Wilderness First Responder
Hometown: Redmond, WA
Previous Job: REI Instructor & Sales Specialist

Previously, Chris worked as an instructor at REI in Redmond, WA, teaching Wilderness Survival, Hiking, and Zombie Apocalypse classes. Chris grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he enjoyed hiking, biking, and kayaking around the Puget Sound and Cascade Area. His recent favorite outdoor activity has been slack-lining. When he is not outdoors, you can find Chris with his guitar playing original country folk songs at local music venues. This winter will be Chris' second season at the ranch!

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ANNA SMITH

Hiking and Biking Guide
Hometown: Mountain Brook, AL
School: Baylor University

Her parents often took her family to visit National Parks, and now Anna can't imagine a better way to spend a vacation than enjoying nature. She enjoys hiking, biking, climbing, and whitewater rafting. Some of Anna's favorite experiences were climbing Mt. Shasta and biking summit to sea in Northern California. During the school year at Baylor University, Anna works at the student Rock Wall and leads outdoor trips as a Student Guide.

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BRANDON MARTIN

Ranch Hand Manager/Fly Fishing Manager
WAFA, CPR, BLS Certified
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Previous Job: United States Army

Brandon had hobbies before kids, but now his favorite past time is spending time with Wyatt and Scottlyn, and his lovely wife, Rachelle. Occasionally, he still finds time to get some fly fishing and backcountry skiing in, though!

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