Drowsy Water

Friday, May 17, 2013

More Staff Intros

Name: Zach Hicks
Position at DWR: Wrangler and Farrier
Hometown: Livonia, Missouri


My hobbies include:  Trailer riding, team sorting, hunting and fishing and I like to do a little bit of the ranch rodeo events.   


I am excited about working at DWR this summer because...  I will be able to ride in some beautiful country and meet new people. 

One interesting thing about me is... I am very interested in history.  

Name: Grace Gabree
Position at DWR: Wrangler
Hometown: Storrs, Connecticut

My hobbies include:  horseback riding, snowboarding, hiking, cooking, photography, good books and live music.

I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I can't wait to spend every day around welcoming people and lots of horses, all while admiring the natural beauty of the Colorado Rockies!

One interesting thing about me is... I lived in Barcelona, Spain for a semester in college.

Name: Jack Watterson
Position at DWR: Prep cook
Hometown: Yarmouth, Maine

My hobbies include:  bass guitar (and music in general), skiing, mountain biking, playing baseball, and being an avid Boston sports fan.   

I am excited about working at DWR this summer because...  because after living my entire life thus far in New England, I have the opportunity to come to Granby and have a new, exciting experience.   

One interesting thing about me is... I used to play bass in a band with the drummer of a well known New England band called State Radio.



Name: Ali Ashirbekov
Position at DWR: Dishwasher
Country: Kazakhstan

One interesting thing about me is... This is my second summer at Drowsy Water Ranch.

Name: Tanner Isaacs
Position at DWR: Wrangler
Hometown: Deer River, Minnesota

My hobbies include: Calf roping, team roping, hunting and fishing

I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I get to spend the summer with the friends I made last summer and meet new ones.

One interesting thing about me is... I am on the national college rodeo team and meat judging team at CSU.

Name: Helen Murphy
Position at DWR: Wait and Housekeeping Staff
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan


My hobbies include: Traveling, reading, hiking, art

I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I can't wait to meet and get to know the guests and my co-workers - I love this area of the country, and I'm excited to be back there and be able to share it with others! I've always wanted to work on a dude ranch, and I'm looking forward to an incredible summer.

One interesting thing about me is... I'm currently a junior studying Social Anthropology and Arabic at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.  


Name: Daniel Lee
Position at DWR: Maintenence
Hometown: Mankato, Minnesota

My hobbies include: hunting ducks and trapping muskrats back in Minnesota during the fall at my duck hunting shack on swan lake. i love rock climbing, biking, running, slack lining, pottery,
 
I am excited about working at DWR this summer because...  the fosha family has been very generous the last five years to me and finally was able to make it up to work for them on there ranch. Working on a dude ranch has something i have wanted to do since i was a little boy going to rodeos. I love horses and i love  pleasing guest where ever i work!   

One interesting thing about me is... i have lived in the woods for over 3 months in Maine, traveled to Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and travel to a a lot of different states in the united states.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

More Staff for Summer 2013!

Name: Jake VanDyke
Position at DWR: Rangerider Counselor
Hometown: Orem, Utah

My hobbies include: reading, running, sleeping (lots) and lots of sports

I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I can't wait to meet all the friends i made last summer, and look forward to making alot of new ones too! 

One interesting thing about me is... I am the youngest of 7 kids, with my oldest brother being 12 years older than me, which also means that I have 13 nieces and nephews!
AND...
Name: Trish VanDyke
Position at DWR: Head Housekeeper
Hometown: Orem, Utah

My hobbies include: Bowling, Biking, Hiking

I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I love seeing previous guests again and getting to know all the new ones.   

One interesting thing about me is... I have worked at Drowsy Water Ranch for eight summers!

Name: Joseph Rychlak
Position at DWR: Wait and Housekeeping Staff
Hometown: Oxford, Mississippi

My hobbies include: Camping, hiking, sailing, disc golf: most all outdoor activities!


I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I grew up in Mississippi where there is not a single mountain! When I visited Colorado several years ago, I saw the Rockies and knew I needed to make it back! I'm lucky enough to be at a point in my life where I can go do something as exciting as work at Drowsy Water and I know that that will help me work hard and help make lasting memories not only for our guests, but myself as well.


One interesting thing about me is... I spent a term in college crewing on a two-masted schooner, sailing around the Caribbean.


Name: Ryan Fries
Position at DWR: Rangerider Counselor
Hometown: Boulder, Colorado


My hobbies include: If it happens outside, i probably enjoy it! Mostly i'm into rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, surfing, hiking and backpacking! 

I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I will have the opportunity to learn so much! I cant wait to meet all the guests and ranch staff. For me there is nothing better than being surrounded by great people and the great outdoors. 

One interesting thing about me is... I spent last year studying abroad in Costa Rica learning a new language and culture. For me traveling is one of the best ways to learn the world! I can't wait to peruse other new and unique places. 

Name: Kat Stubbs
Position at DWR: Nanny/Office Assistant
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan


My hobbies include: Running, Biking, Camping, hanging our with my friends and family.
   
 I am excited about working at DWR this summer because...  I had a fantastic time last year and am excited to meet new people and spend another summer in the mountains! 

One interesting thing about me is... all of my family on my mother's side lives in Germany and I have been lucky enough to visit them many times! 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Meet the staff! Part 2

Name: Ian Liversidge
Position at DWR: Ranch Foreman
Hometown: Granby, Colorado

My hobbies include: Mountain and road biking, motorcycle riding, hiking, zip lining, snow boarding and snow shoeing.

I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work for the Fosha family for ten years. This is a magical place where I get to meet incredible people from all over the world. 
   
One interesting thing about me is...Born in Bournemouth, England, I decided to venture to the states to ride western. After one week at Drowsy Water Ranch, I knew this was the place to spend the rest of my life. Proudly in 2008 I became a U.S. citizen.

Name: Casey Robinson
Position at DWR: Housekeeping/Waitressing
Hometown: Glens Falls, New York

My hobbies include: getting outside and into the forest or mountains as often as possible. My perfect place is surrounded by trees next to a creek, it's the absolute most peaceful thing I can experience. 

I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... being afforded the opportunity to work in an environment where your hard work is rewarded by the enjoyment of the guests and their families, is such a positive and caring reinforcement. That, combined with being surrounded by gorgeous landscapes, is the most anyone could ask for in their working life. Who could say no to earning a living while living a vacation?     

One interesting thing about me is...After graduating college, I spent a year interning with St. Joseph Center in Venice Beach, CA, learning about and working with the homeless population of Los Angeles. It was a humbling year, full of growth in my understanding of humanity, and the complex nature of the state of the world. An experience I am so grateful to have had, and work that I hope to continue as I move forward in my adult life. 


Name: Jesse Freeman
Position at DWR: Wrangler/Farrier
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

My hobbies include: biking, hiking, camping, riding, hunting and anything outside

I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I'm excited to work at Drowsy Water Ranch because I've loved working
with horses and I eventually want to start a cattle operation and train horses on the side. 


One interesting thing about me is...my brothers and I started our first business when I was nine years old.


Name: Kamas Pennington
Position at DWR: Prep Cook
Hometown: Boise, Idaho


My hobbies include: Cooking, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing, Soccer, Wood-crafting...pretty much everything!  I like to do lots of things!


I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I want to come and share my passion of cooking with the guests at Drowsy Water Ranch.  It will be a new, fun experience helping cook for people other than my family and friends.  Plus, I'm really excited to venture out of Idaho and experience Colorado ranch life!  Where I'm outgoing, I'm really looking forward to meeting new people and also being part of a great team.  I can't wait to get there!


One interesting thing about me is...In my spare time, I like to make fishing nets out of a single tree branch, they are called a "tamo".


Name: Karah Johnson
Position at DWR: Buckaroo Counselor 
Hometown: Castleton, New York 

My hobbies include: Hiking, painting, photography, fishing, tree climbing, writing, traveling, birdwatching. 


I am excited about working at DWR this summer because... I am looking forward to meeting new people, learning how to dance, working hard, learning a lot, and being outside! 


One interesting thing about me is...I spent a summer in Costa Rica working to save sea turtles.