Staff changes follow the seasonal changes
Living in a place with four distinct seasons, we get to experience the feeling of change in a very tangible way. As we transition from fall to winter, we’re also feeling the emotional change of staff departures and arrivals.
After 10 years of leaving her mark on VVR in so many different ways, Devyn is heading in a new direction. Whether she was the reason you booked your vacation at Vista Verde, you enjoyed her angelic singing voice, or mastered your down dog under the rustling aspens with her as your teacher, you can appreciate the many ways Devyn left her stamp on the ranch. We wish her all the best and thank her for almost a decade of commitment to the ranch. With Devyn’s departure, Roxy steps into the Director of Sales role and we welcome Tessa Yannone to a newly created marketing coordinator role. If you follow VVR on social media, you’ll get a bit of an introduction to Tessa in the coming weeks. (Hint, hint, go follow us on Instagram if you don’t already!)
Out on the Ranch
Moseying on over to the barn, there is some shifting happening there as well. Jackie is taking the winter off to help out at our sister property, the Steamboat Lake Outpost, while she rehabs from knee surgery. Jamie will be carrying the head wrangler role in Jackie’s absence, and River will be moving into a new role as Herd Health Manager.
We’re also saying goodbye to Abby Fisk, who has worn many hats at the ranch over the years. She was the first recipient of the Elk River Kipper Scholarship for her studies in hospitality and went on to be our trusty Head Housekeeper. She’s sneaking out before the snow arrives to make her way back to Hawaii where she’ll spend time with her family and focus on being a student full time to finish her degree.
Mette and Jason are finishing the hiring for our winter staff. If you’re heading our way this winter, you’ll see a lot of familiar faces in the kitchen, dining room, guide hut, and ranch hand shop. You might even recognize a Danish accent that was missing for a while. Until then, we’ll continue to watch the leaves fall from the trees and the snow tease us with periodic storms until winter officially arrives.