Hometown: Lancaster, PA
School: Harrisburg Area Community College
Michelle loves playing softball and basketball and will actually be on the ranch’s intramural softball team this summer with many other staff. She enjoys hiking, which she developed a love for last summer and she cannot wait to conquer more trails and mountains this season! Before coming to the ranch, Michelle worked in the pharmaceutical industry for two years. Fun fact about Michelle: she has an allergy to gluten, yet her favorite food is pizza.
CPR & First Aid Certified
Hometown: Carmel, IN
School: Purdue University
Grace is excited to share her outgoing, uplifting spirit in her third season at Vista Verde. And, of course, to enjoy the beautiful scenery the summer has to offer. In her free time she enjoys baking, hiking, biking and just about anything that has to do with the outdoors. She loves to sing and dance, so don't be alarmed if you find her singing and dancing while tidying your cabin!
Hometown: Lafayette, CO
Kelsey is a third generation Coloradan, but over the years has been blessed to volunteer and work in New Zealand, Ireland, India, Hawaii & Oregon. She LOVES to be outside as much as possible! Some of her favorite outdoor activities include: horse back riding, hiking, biking, snowboarding, soaking in hot springs, sailing, or simply laying by a river and enjoying nature. She enjoys learning about Native American folklore, and is always inspired by a good storyteller. Someday, she dreams about building a tiny house or cabin and surrounding herself with all sorts of wonderful farm animals and a beautiful vegetable garden.
Hometown: Fairfield, CA
School: Diablo Valley College
Kami had previously worked in the Accounting field for 8 years before pursuing new experiences that led her to Colorado and Vista Verde Guest Ranch. She has a passion for traveling and enjoys meeting new people. Ireland, Scotland, and London are among some of her favorite destinations she's visited. She is a big fan of college softball and loves playing co-ed softball during the summer/fall seasons.
Canine CPR Certified
Hometown: Glenwood, IA
Previous Job: Professional Dog Grooming
Shawnta loves trying new things but one thing she has always enjoyed is ranch life. She loves the outdoors and animals. Her friends think she is strange but she will always believe spiders and snakes (especially King Cobras) are just as fascinating as all of God's other creations! Shawnta is also a Cowboy Mounted Shooter.
Hometown: Boulder, CO
School: Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Gracie was born and raised in Colorado. She loves to spend time with horses and is an accomplished Hunter Jumper. This is her second summer in housekeeping at Vista Verde. She also enjoys hiking, reading, and rock climbing. Gracie just finished her first year at Fort Lewis College for a degree in Anthropology.
Hometown: Beavercreek, OH
Previous Job: Ritter's Frozen Custard
Trevor loved being a guest at VVR so much that he wanted to stay on and work for the ranch. This is his third season as a staff member. In his spare time he enjoys horseback riding, hiking and fishing. Fun Fact: Trevor has more snacks in his room than all the food in the Vista Verde kitchen!