HOUSEKEEPING

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ROXY KESTNER

Head Housekeeper
Hometown: Seattle, WA
School: Arcadia University

Roxy joins us back at VVR after a long stint away! She was our Head Housekeeper from 1997-2000, but left to explore other paths in Montana and New Orleans before settling in Philadelphia. She is so excited to be back with us, as are we! One of her favorite things to do is explore the mountains hiking throughout the Routt National Forest. Following this season, Roxy will be heading to Uganda for 27 months with the Peace Corps to teach English literacy.

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HANNAH GREEN

Housekeeper
Hometown: Mount Jackson, VA
Previous Position: Farm Store Manager
CPR & First Aid Certified

Hannah grew up in a remote area of Virginia and has always loved the great outdoors! She was home schooled, which give her the freedom to do a lot of what she loves: exploring nature, horseback riding, cooking and reading books for hours on end. Fun Fact: She loves having people guess her age. She has been mistaken as being her brother's teenage daughter and she's also been mistaken as being her father's wife!

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LUCY LANDRUM

Housekeeper
Hometown: Memphis, TN
School: Samford University

Lucy has been visiting Vista Verde as a guest since age 10 and has long dreamed of being on staff. Lucy grew up in Tennessee and now attends Samford University in Alabama. She is studying in the pre-pharmacy program and will start her sophomore year in the fall. When she is not studying, Lucy loves spending time with friends or her cousins. Lucy really enjoys being around all of the ranch pets and can often be found with the horses whenever she has a free moment. Lucy cannot wait to make more memories in Colorado. Fun Fact: Though not personally involved in athletics, Lucy loves watching Alabama football! Roll Tide!

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KATHRYN GINGRICH

Housekeeper
Hometown: New Holland, PA
School: Bloomsburg University
CPR & AED Certified

Kathryn spends much of her free time working with her dogs, whether in focused training sessions or out on trails. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, dancing, curling up with a good book, and eating ice cream. She will be accompanied this summer by her service dog Draco and if she's asked, Kathryn will happily have Draco show off some of his favorite tricks! A few of Draco's favorite things are hiking, playing in the snow, playing with rope toys, and giving kisses.

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KENNEDY KIST

Housekeeper
Hometown: Barrington, IL
School: Harper College

Kennedy had such a wonderful time being a guest at VVR that she wanted to become a staff member. Last summer, Kennedy went on a hiking trip starting in Michigan's upper peninsula and was able to hike some of the North Country Trail. Kennedy is a big fan of Chicago sports teams. Go Cubs Go! We're so happy to have her join us for the summer!

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STORMI JOINER

Housekeeper
Hometown: Loranger, LA
Previous Position: Leconte Lodge, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
CPR & AED Certified

As an avid backpacker and hiker, Stormi attempted a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2016. Although sidelined by a fractured ankle, she will be back! Having retired from the world of public education in January of 2016, Stormi enjoys traveling the United States and working with companies that place top priority on their guests. Louisiana is home to the LSU tigers, bleeding purple and gold! Fun Fact: She hand quilts with her eighty-seven year-old mom. She loves spending time with her 9 year-old grandson and eating ice-cream...lots of ice-cream.

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