Hometown: Leandro, CA
School: Oregon State University
Melissa studied psychology and anthropology and graduated this past spring. She decided to head out to Colorado on a whim and has loved every day since she got to VVR. Melissa shares her time between the front office, where she helps guests plan and prepare for their vacation, and overseeing housekeeping to make sure everything is spic and span for our guests during their stay. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family, especially fly fishing with her dad. On her time off, you can find her running outdoors, reading a book, or doodling in a journal.
CPR, AED, First Aid Certified
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
School: University of Kentucky
Courtney grew up in Alabama, attends school at the University of Kentucky, and is beyond thrilled to be in Colorado for her first season with Vista Verde. She has an adventurous and loving family who encouraged her to learn how to water ski at five, snow ski at six, and ride horses at eight. Her love for horses wasn't just a phase, like her parents thought, and she's now in college pursuing an Equine Science and Business Management degree. While she's in school, Courtney divides her time between class, working with racehorses, trying out new recipes with her friends, and pretty much anything that involves being outside. She's also an avid reader and can sometimes be found up in the branches of her favorite tree, book in hand. Throughout her life Courtney has loved working with kids and teens as a camp counselor or horseback instructor, and she's very excited to bring that passion to Vista Verde. Fun Fact: One of Courtney's biggest fears was the open ocean, but now she's SCUBA certified and loves it!
Hometown: Stevens, PA
School: Lancaster School of Massage
Melody is the youngest of five children. She enjoys reading, learning new things, hanging out with her 5 nieces and nephew and listening to music. Melody is actively involved as a youth leader at her church and has recently graduated from Lancaster School of Massage.
Hometown: Clark, CO
Ethan is a amateur video maker who has lived in Colorado for 17 years. He has worked around Clark doing various jobs such as Ice Cream Scooper, Landscaper, Painter, and Cold Caller. Ethan loves writing both music and scripts for videos when he's not busy cheering on the Boston Red Sox. Fun Fact: Ethan is an aspriring Elvis Impersonator!
Hometown: Clarence Center, NY
School: Buffalo State College
Mary graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in art education. Along with art, Mary loves riding horses and exploring the great outdoors. Upon finishing school, she came to the ranch as a kids wrangler. After a short time away, Mary has made her way back to VVR as a housekeeper and we couldn't be more excited about her return!