Head of Kid's and Teen's Program
CPR & First Aid Certified
Hometown: Washington D.C.
School: University of Colorado at Boulder
This is Erica's fifth season running the Kids & Teens Program at VVR! Before working on the ranch, she was earning her graduate degree in Education from CU Boulder. She has taught a variety of ages and in many places including in Thailand and Florida. There is no better place to experience summer than at Vista Verde! Erica loves to hike with her dogs, camp in the wilderness and read outside anywhere with a good mountain view. Erica and her husband, John, are very excited to be expecting their first child this Fall!
CPR, AED, First Aid certified
Hometown: Greenwood, IN
School: Purdue University
Becca is a nursing student from Purdue University who loves to hike, and often visits the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains.This past spring break, she and some friends climbed to the tallest point in the Smokies, Mount LeConte. Last summer, she and a group traveled to Guatemala to build a house for a family in need. Being outside is her favorite pastime, especially when the weather is perfect for ultimate frisbee! Apart from loving the outdoors, Becca is an avid swing dancer and WWII history fanatic. She has also loved to make handcrafted jewelry ever since she was 8 years old. She'll love speaking in accents and movie quotes with the teens all summer long.
Teen Supervisor / Ranch Hand
EMT, First Aid, & AED Certified
Hometown: Lacrosse, WI
School: St. Mary’s University of Winona, MN
Matthew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement & Psychology and in the near future, he plans to be a police officer. He knows how to work hard and that mentality gained him the nickname “Bulldog.” He’s a happy guy when he is outdoors and likes to be around dogs and horses. One of his favorite principles is “paying it forward”. We are glad to have his positive mentality back for a third season!
Kid's Supervisor / Housekeeper
WFR< WFA, CPR, AED
Hometown: Brownsburg, IN
School: Indiana University
Kaitlyn recently graduated from Indiana University where she studied studio art and theatre. Kaitlyn enjoys anything and everything outdoors, whether it be horseback riding, whitewater rafting, hiking, cycling, skiing, fishing or just hammocking in an Aspen grove. Kaitlyn has spent many summers working and playing at summer camps. Last summer, she helped with the first year program at a new summer camp in Wasilla, Alaska. Kaitlyn also enjoys gardening and playing on her family farm with all the animals.
CPR & AED Certified
Hometown: Fort Myers, FL
School: College of Charleston
Linsey is excited to be a part of the VVR staff this summer after visiting numerous times as a guest when she was younger. She is currently a student at College of Charleston, studying physics and meteorology. She also enjoys kayaking, playing the banjo and hanging out in local coffee shops. Linsey can't wait to brainwash all the kids into being future VVR Staff members just like her!