The Team2024-06-14T07:27:12+00:00

Meet Our Team at The Ranch

Meet the friendly faces of The High Lonesome Ranch. Our team works hard to ensure your stay is great and that our ranch’s rugged beauty, habitat, and wildlife are protected and return to their ecological health. A driving mission for us at the Ranch is collaboration to share the wonder of this place. Today’s world shows us how undeniably connected we all are. That’s why our collaboration efforts start between our departments and extend to our partner organizations, neighbors, and you.

Travis Brooks

Travis Brooks New HLR Manager

Lloyd Calvert

Lloyd Calvert Livestock & Agriculture Manager

Anna “Ace” Hartsock

Aidan Strader

Kendra Thorpe

Zach Thorpe

Brian Rytting

Landscape and Maintenance Associate: Brian Rytting

Klayton Jenkins

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor Landscape and Maintenance Associate
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Guest Services Manager2024-06-14T07:27:34+00:00

This position will be responsible for coordinating the Guest Services operations of The High Lonesome Ranch Property, located north of Grand Junction Colorado. This position entails all parts of Guest Services Department including but not limited to the management of sales, marketing, accounting, and the overall management of full time, part time, and seasonal staff as they relate to the guest services operations. It is imperative that a successful candidate possesses a self-motivated work ethic and is highly organized. This position will be responsible for achieving budgeted revenues/profits, while maintaining the operational and service standards prescribed by The High Lonesome Ranch ownership, managing partners, and General Manager.


  • Initiate or suggest plans to motivate employees to achieve related goals.
  • Source talent, interview applicants, facilitate orientation, and train new Guest Service employees. Conduct ongoing training to increase job knowledge and skill level.
  • Ensure all Guest Services equipment is maintained in accordance with the service standards and outages are reported and resolved in a timely manner with the Landscape and Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Responsible for Guest Services management systems – accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, scheduling, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with all SOP’s, ranch procedures, and ensure employees follow safe working protocol. Adhere to safety protocols and promptly report any occurrences.
  • Responsible for passing safety and compliance audits related to the Guest Services Department.
  • Help employees adhere to all work rules, procedures, and policies established by the company, including, but not limited to, those contained in the employee handbook and individual department procedures.
  • Facilitate the negotiation and arrangement of contracts pertaining to events and reservations.
  • Oversee and establish agreements with external service providers, conducting regular audits to ensure compliance with insurance and relevant certifications on a quarterly basis.
  • This position may need to work nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary based on events scheduled at the property.
  • Attend HLR meetings as needed by the General Manager.
  • Communicate HLR Model, Adaptive Grazing, Regenerative Agriculture, and other Landscape Initiatives and onsite practices to HLR and HLI guests, staff, partners, etc.
  • Collaborate and cooperate with The High Lonesome Institute and HLR Partners on specific initiatives (as needed), to further the goals of The High Lonesome Ranch.


  • Provide exceptional customer service to guests, ensuring their needs are met and exceeded throughout their stay.
  • Create and manage schedules within budgetary constraints, ensuring adequate staffing for guest arrivals, stayovers, activities, and departures.
  • Revise and uphold training resources for the department while assessing the efficiency of policies.
  • Assist with tasks that necessitate cooperation from other departments and be available for all shifts as required.
  • Exemplify the essence of teamwork, guest service, communication, and leadership, setting a remarkable example for others.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and lead the Guest Services team in managing daily operations, events, and actively participate in shifts, including serving, bartending, housekeeping, or assisting retail staff based on guest volume requirements.
  • Supervise and examine guest accommodations, kitchen, dining areas, and outdoor spaces for cleanliness and presentation.
  • Take ownership of the company’s guidelines for cleanliness, decorations, food service, events, and customer service.
  • Ensure guest supplies, LBW, and other F&B supplies are in stock. Create purchase orders for low-inventory items. Receive and inventory new stock.
  • Oversee the inventory of Mercantile, ensuring its proper stocking, cleanliness, and organization. Generate purchase orders for new products whenever necessary.
  • Review merchandising activities, assess the effectiveness of sales promotions, and approve clearance sales to develop pricing strategies.
  • Coordinate and supervise contractors utilized in guest services such as chef/catering team, guides, housekeepers, and event staff.
  • Handle reservation inquiries and confirm bookings. Coordinate activities with guides and Guest Services team.
  • Coordinate event schedules and requirements with department managers, employees, venues, suppliers, presenters, and attendees.
  • Participate in the coordination of property renovations and capital improvement projects in partnership with the GM and Landscape & Maintenance department.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the GM.


  • Research and development of new business opportunities, cooperative partnerships, contract review and logistical requirements.
  • Development of new business by creatively resolving special customer requests through making sound business decisions, passing on leads, conducting tours, making sales calls, and actively participating with community organizations.
  • Assist with ranch staff understanding of national sales and marketing programs and promotions.
  • Support other departments in their sales and marketing endeavors.
  • Collaborate with fellow department managers to enhance our social media presence and implement a strategic plan.


  • Five to seven years of hotel, resort, or restaurant management and operations.
  • The ideal candidate will have a broad working knowledge of all administrative departments of a large organization including but not limited to resort operations (guest services, housekeeping, dining, etc.,) marketing, sales, accounting, and human resources.
  • The ideal candidate will be flexible and have the ability to adapt to new situations with ease.
  • Impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail are a non-negotiable.
  • The ideal candidate will be guest and customer service focused and will promote teamwork amongst all ranch staff.
  • Must be reliable and dependable and possess exemplary judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience related to special event management is a plus.
  • Past experience with sales and marketing, accounting, and human resources is desired.

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