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.
CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified
Hometown: Hanover, MN
School: North Central University
Gabe was born and raised in Minnesota along with his 4 brothers. He graduated in December of 2013 with a degree in Business Administration. Now he spends every spare moment searching for a new adventure. His two favorite pastimes are fishing and traveling, but he also enjoys backpacking, canoeing, reading, playing sports, and hanging out at the beach.
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!