I recently heard something about one of our former staff that made me wonder about what amazing things our alum are up to these days. After putting out the feelers, I’ve heard from a bunch of them and thought it would be fun to share what ventures they have going on with all of you.
Taylor Porter invites you to stop at Seedstack Brewery if you are coming through Denver on your way to the ranch to enjoy a pint of Czech or German brew.
Looking for something sweet in Austin, TX? Erin Stanley manages a bakery and product evolution at Amy’s Ice Creams.
Need a laugh? If you go through Indianapolis, IN, make a night at ComedySportz, but first check to make sure Ben Rockey will be on the roster!
For those of you with your own horse, Sam Papalimu has her own business now for saddle fit evaluations and sells a line of adjustable western saddles. Happy horse, happy ride.
Passing through Holland, MI and need a snack. Stop by Albert K’s Lakeside Cafe and say hi to Jackie Rowland.
Planning a retreat for your colleagues? Check out WinShape Teams, where Rusty Chadwick is Assistant Director.
Maybe you’re planning a fishing trip up in Montana? Then you need to call David Bower and schedule a guided trip through Bighorn Angler in Fort Smith and get out on the Bighorn River.
Redecorating? Natalie Muir has her own interior design company in Utah called Vanderbilt Interiors.
Matt Moore was a wrangler back in the late-90’s, and continued his involvement with horses by becoming a very talented and successful farrier in Ohio.
Before you head to the comedy show in Indianapolis, go get your hair done at Bobby Cooper Salon and ask for Anna Mowery.
If you need a true athlete who understands aches and pains, then give massage therapist Amber Henline a visit at Performance Theraputics in Cedar Rapids, IA.
When you need a vet you can trust in Oregon, look up Crystalin Murray Christensen in McMinnville.
While not working his day job or chasing around his kids, Scot Keck has managed to find time to set up a boutique shop making really interesting items out of salvaged wood. Check out his wares on Instagram.
Hungry while in Florida? Definitely make the trip to Osprey Tacos in St. Augustine to say hi to Chef JT and Erica, and see how little Althea is growing up!
Finally, she created beautiful note cards while at the ranch, so no surprise that Beth Bundy has made that her profession.
So much of the mission of the ranch is to pay it forward by giving our young staff the skills they need to go out into the world and be successful leaders in whatever path they choose. It’s fun to see what these folks are up to, and look forward to hearing stories of connections made following this post!