This summer, we are going to try to highlight some of our fantastic staff members! We are lucky enough to have a variety of mainly college students who help our ranch be the best we can be, and we hope you have the chance to come and meet them, or at least to learn a little about them from afar. Each member of our staff deserves so much credit, but for now, meet Hannah:
A: Where are you going to school? What are you studying?
H: I am going to Ohio State University, studying Aviation Engineering with a minor in business, and I’m in my fifth and final year.
A: How many summers have you been working at Rainbow Trout Ranch?
H: This is my second summer on the ranch, doing housekeeping/waitstaff.
A: What made you want to work on a dude ranch?
H: I wanted to be able to travel, and I’ve never been away from home for a long time. I wanted to have an experience out west, where I could ride horses, hike, and see more of the U.S.!
A: Who is your favorite horse to ride at RTR?
H: San Juan, I rode him three or four times, and he taught me so much. I had a chance to really bond with him on the all-day ride to Beaver Lakes.
A: What’s your favorite meal to eat at RTR?
H: Oh, that’s a hard one. Monday night ribs for sure, but lasagna night is a very close second. It’s hard to resist cheesy bread!
A: Do you have a favorite dance??
H: Another hard one… I have to go with the Boot Scootin’ Boogie on Thursday night.
A: What’s one of your favorite memories from your time here?
H: Just being able to spend my day off with some of my closest friends. We’ve been able to travel and camp and enjoy time together without technology. Camping in Platoro with some of the other staff is definitely up there, but choosing one is so difficult!
A: Are you looking forward to anything in particular this summer?
H: I’m looking forward to hiking a little more around the area, like Red Lakes and Conejos Peak. I’m also excited to get the chance to ride more and learn more about horses. I don’t know when I’ll have this kind of opportunity again.
A: Anything else you want blog readers to know about you, Hannah?
H: I just love it here, and I’m looking forward to this summer. Last summer was the best summer I’ve ever had, getting to know everyone, living at the barn with housekeepers and wranglers, and making some of the best memories ever with guests and staff!