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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RACHEL BAILEY

Ski Guide
Hometown: Leesburg, GA
School: University of Georgia

Rachel recently graduated with a degree called Consumer Foods, so she likes to consume a lot of food. Chocolate is by far the food she consumes the most quantity of. She also loves working with children and has nannied in past summers. Gardening, thrift shopping, and attempting to complete Pinterest crafts are some things Rachel likes to do in free time. This is Rachel's second season at VVR and we are so happy to have her here this winter!

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BEN YODER-HENLEY

Ski Guide
First Aid and CPR Certified

Ben is a man of many talents. A natural and gifted musician (he plays percussion, guitar and sings), a horseman, yogi and skier! We are so lucky to have at VVR this winter. He most recently was working for a neighboring ranch as a wrangler. He will take you on fun adventures in the snow and make you laugh the whole time.

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