This is the second installment of our staff introductions for 2014! They are all here working hard to get ready for the summer season. We will introduce the rest of our staff members soon, so check back again!
Name: Emerson Luke
Hometown: Woodland Washington
Years at DWR: 1st year
One hobby/passion of mine: Hunting, fishing, team roping, bowling
One thing I have done or that has happened to me is: I used to be a rodeo clown
I am excited to work at Drowsy Water Ranch this summer because the staff are a great group of people also i love riding horses and sharing that experience with others.
Name: Justin Campbell
Hometown: Lima, Ohio
Years at DWR: 1st
Hobbies of mine is: Hunting, Disk Golf, and Hiking
One thing exciting I have done or that has happened to me is: I have recently graduated from Hocking College with a degree in Wilderness Horsemamship, and Wildlife Management.
I am excited to work at Drowsy Water Ranch for the summer because: I am excited to meet all the guest and make many new friends
Name: Keely Hertzel
Hometown: Mason City, Iowa
Years at DWR: First year!
One hobby/passion of mine is sewing, I also love to draw, paint, upholster, and pretty much anything artsy-crafty!
One exciting thing I have done or that has happened to me is that I once shook hands with Vice President Joe Biden.
I am excited to work at Drowsy Water Ranch for the summer because I have never lived in this part of the country before and I really want to ride and hike the trails. I am also so stoked to meet so many interesting people on the staff and that come as guests!
Name: Maggie Hankins
Position: Range Rider Counselor
Hometown: Matthews, North Carolina
Years: 1st year at Drowsy Water
One hobby/passion: I enjoy hiking/ being outdoors and reading
One exciting thing I have done is: I walked 500 miles across Northern Spain on a path called El Camino de Santiago
I am excited to work here because: I get to explore a new place and hike. I get to learn a lot and meet cool people
Name: Zach Stenberg
Position: Wait/Housekeeping Staff
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Years at DWR: 1st
One hobby/passion of mine is: Traveling and trying new foods (as well as cooking various types of food).
One thing exciting I have done or that has happened to me is: I recently graduated from The University of Iowa with a BA in Communication Studies and a minor in Business Administration.
I am excited to work at Drowsy Water Ranch for the summer because: I am looking forward to meeting tons of new people and being able to get out of the Midwest for awhile. I cannot wait to take advantage of everything the Drowsy Water Ranch and the Colorado wilderness has to offer.
Name: Natalie Nowland
Position: Wait Staff/Housekeeping
Hometown: Newport News, Virginia
Years at DWR: 1st
One hobby/passion of mine is: Exercising, reading, playing sports or anything
One thing exciting I have done or that has happened to me is: I am from
a military family, so I have moved twelve times to include living in Iceland,
Germany and England.
I am excited to work at Drowsy Water Ranch for the summer because: I am so
excited to meet all the guests and get to know y’all! I am ready to work hard and
be outside in the beautiful state of Colorado for the summer.
Name: Tyler Lopez-Butysnki
Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado
One hobby/passion: Running, swimming, reading, singing, hiking, just about anything that has to do with the outdoors, and being with my family
One exciting thing I have done is: The most exciting thing I had happened to me thus far is getting an acceptance letter to Southern Virginia University for the semester of fall 2017, where I would be majoring in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. After I serve a mission for my church in 2015.I am excited to work here because: I get to explore a new place and hike. I get to learn a lot and meet cool people
I am excited to be working for Drowsy Water Ranch because: I love to meet new people from different types of cultures. I am a very big social butterfly and I love making people feel as though they are home. I also love making people laugh and have a good time. And of course I love the outdoors.