So the tables have turned, and since Andrea has been asking, and will continue to ask, staff “Why do you work at the Home Ranch?” I realized she should introduce herself and I also wanted to know why she choose to apply at the ranch this winter. She has been a great addition to our team and is looking forward to her first summer at the ranch. Here is a little bit about Andrea, how she found our Colorado Dude Ranch and why she has decided to stick around! I’m looking forward to another amazing season here at the ranch and can’t wait to meet new faces and reconnect with past guests. ~ Selina
I am originally from Nebraska and grew up on a cattle and corn farm. I went to Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and graduated with a degree in Anthropology (I also fell in love with the whole Farm to Table- Local Food movement, which makes The Home Ranch even more special with Clyde’s Farm). I then served 27 months in Bulgaria as a Peace Corps Volunteer working at an orphanage and kindergarten. I moved to Minnesota were I received my masters from St. Catherine University in Organizational Leadership, focusing on Management along with Ethics and Leadership. In my free time I love to hike, bike, paint, and found my new love while at the ranch of cross county skiing and can’t wait for next winter to master the blues at Steamboat. I also love to travel (favorites as of now- Bolivia &Turkey) and serve on the committee for the National Peace Corps Association for advocacy.
Why I work at the Home Ranch? I was ready for a change from corporate America and I decided a dude ranch might just fit the bill. The Home Ranch was hiring a Jack-of-all-Trades to work at the Front Desk in January and I hoped they might like my crazy background. It has proved to be a wonderful partnership. I knew from backpacking trips I would love Colorado. It is great to live and work in a place people come for their vacation. If I’m having a bad day I just take a book, set up my hammock, and look at the mountains while listing to the stream.
As my job has changed, I also get to the handle the ‘beast’ – social media. I love the challenge and puzzle of it all. So, with that, you can see my photos by “loving” us on Instagram or pin away on Pinterest, love short 140 “characters” tweet the ranch on Twitter, or like our posts on Facebook; you can see why not only I, but we, all love The Home Ranch or I should say #homeranchlove #whywelovehr.