Kids' Program Manager
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Returning to Vista Verde has been a dream come true for Mandy. A job as a wrangler brought her to VVR almost 20 years ago after graduating from Colorado College, and the ranch has held a special place in her heart ever since. Mandy met her husband in Steamboat and enjoyed living the ski town life, while she worked as a special education teacher and had a tutoring business on the side. After two kids came along, the Zirkel Mountains again beckoned her to North Routt. Mandy is extremely happy to now call Clark home! She loves spending time in nature’s wonderland, but is especially fond of horseback riding, skiing, photography and camping with her husband, two kids and golden retriever.
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
School: Skidmore College
Wilderness First Aid, CPR & AED Certified
Max has been coming as a guest to VVR since he was eight years old and couldn’t be more excited to be spending the summer working in the children’s program. He is currently a junior at Skidmore College and majoring in American studies and minoring in film and media studies. He is president of his SKidmore’s Outdoors Club and is an actor/writer in one of the college’s sketch comedy groups; Skidomedy. He loves watching Disney movies, collecting fun socks, and hanging out with his amazing 7 and 8 year old brothers at home in LA. Fun Fact: Max aspires to work in the entertainment industry and has worked on several well known TV shows!