Arthur Blank
Owner

On behalf of the entire Blank family, I would like to extend a very warm welcome to Mountain Sky. This year marks the 21st consecutive summer that our family has spent at the ranch, and we look forward to connecting with old friends and getting to know new ones. We hope that you have a chance to meet and get to know some of our family members during your stay – this is a place where new friendships begin each and every year. We hope you will enjoy your time here as much as we do. We feel strongly that there is no better place to reconnect with nature and spend quality time with the most important people in our lives.

RC Townsend
General Manager

My Mountain Sky career began as a dishwasher back in 2001, and numerous attempts to find another career always landed me back in this beautiful place. One of my adventures led me to meet and eventually marry the love of my life – Stacy – and when our busy schedules align, we enjoy hiking, fly-fishing, and enjoying the views from our porch in Bozeman. This winter, Stacy and I enjoyed a whirlwind trip to Europe. Using Brussels as home base, we were able to visit Bruges, Amsterdam, Paris and Florence in just 12 crazy days… and Belgium waffles are now officially my favorite food. On behalf of the entire crew, welcome home! We can’t wait to share this place with you.

Yancey Arterburn
AMB West General Manager

I was raised in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, where my parents were co-owners and operators of several restaurants. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in finance. After graduation I decided to spend a summer in Big Sky, Montana. I met my wife Kelly at a ranch and soon figured out that guest ranching was a perfect career fit for me. Our son Baylor is 14 years old and he looks forward to dodgeball, Splashball, and milkshakes by the pool all year long. We also have a daughter, Molly, who is 12. Molly is a horse lover so you may see her at the barn. As an outdoor enthusiast, I love all the recreational opportunities that Montana has to offer. I am so blessed to be able to share this enthusiasm with the folks who come here to experience the outdoors. Enjoy your time in Montana!

Abbi Mountain
Massage Therapist

Namaste everybody! This is my first season at Mountain Sky and I am so delighted to be facilitating relaxation, rejuvenation, and restoration through massage and body therapies at the wellness lodge. I recently moved up to the Mountain Sky neighborhood from the Tetons where I practiced massage and yoga along with a bit of firefighting and nordic ski guiding in Grand Teton National Park. I spent over a decade traveling around the world, studying and teaching thai massage, herbal medicine making, yoga, and meditation. It’s a beautiful world we live in, and I feel so grateful to share this wild wonderous corner of it with you this season!

 

AB Schrimsher
Kids Program Manager

My name is Ann Berry Schrimsher, but I go by AB. I am a UNC-Chapel Hill alum who graduated in the Spring of 2020. I am from Charlotte, North Carolina; this is where I learned to love the outdoors. In my free time, I like to go on walks with my puppy Lily!

Adam Crum
Head Wrangler

I’ve been at the ranch for many years and reside at the lower ranch with my wife Jolene and our five children, Makaila, Caleb, Natalia, Josiah and Ethan. I look forward to meeting all of you, as it will be my task to find you the perfect four-legged friend for the week!

Cameron Middleton
Recreation Specialist

Hailing from small town Australia, I have traded the beaches for the mountains, spending the better part of the last few years here in Montana. Having held a number of positions throughout my tenure at the ranch, you can now find me occupying the front desk with my co-worker Erin–stop by for a chat!

Outside of my job, I enjoy leisurely exploring Montana and the outdoors, trying new restaurants (big foodie), surfing/paddle boarding, and enjoying live music.

 

Charlie Foy
Guest Services

I’m back for my second summer working at Mountain Sky! Last summer, you may have met me hiking or seen me on the golf course. My life has changed a lot since I left the ranch last August. I’ve transferred to Cornell, where I’m majoring in Hotel Administration. I still call Pasadena, California home, but after a crazy transition year, Mountain Sky truly does feel like my home away from home, and I’m counting down the days till I start. When I’m not working this summer, I’m hoping to spend more time camping, and I have an ambitious goal to backpack from the ranch to Big Sky by summer’s end.

Christy Blohm
Wellness and Massage Therapist

Welcome! I am pleased to be returning for another season leading yoga sessions, providing relaxing and therapeutic massages and exploring the abundance of hiking trails the ranch has to offer!  I grew up in Montana and have also traveled to various places around the world, and I am thrilled to, once again, call Montana home.  My personal practice of yoga has spanned almost 30 years, and I feel fortunate to have studied the art of teaching yoga in Baja, Mexico, as well as yoga therapy at the root of it all, in Nashik, India.  My belief in the healing effects of holistic body work led me to the modal of massage therapy. I look forward to another great season in Big Sky Country!

Dan Lee
Technical Analyst

Hi there! this is my first season at Mountain Sky. As the Technical Analyst, I’ll be wrangling all things computer related (not the horses). Looking forward to meeting you all!

Dylan Repasky
Guest Services

Hey Y’all! Having spent the last year backpacking Australia and New Zealand, and the prior 6 months in the California Wilderness on a Backcountry Trails crew, I decided to seek my next adventure in the beautiful state of Montana at Mountain Sky. Before I became a transient, I studied Event Management and Music at the University of Central Florida. If I’m not cycling or climbing, you can find me making music, dancing, or looking for someone to throw a frisbee to (please play with me!) I’m looking forward to meeting you all this summer!

Emily Hodge
Guest Services

I came to Mountain Sky last summer as a guest, and I am so excited to get to spend the whole summer there this year as an employee! I am originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and I am a rising sophomore at Wake Forest University. I am planning on pursuing degrees in Business and Dance at WFU. In school, I am involved in the Wake Forest Dance Company, and I also serve as the Sustainability Chair of Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity. I absolutely love the outdoors and the beautiful landscape of Montana, and I am so excited for this upcoming summer!

Eric Walker
Weed Sprayer

Hi everyone! I’m originally from Delaware and after graduating college in 2005 with a degree in Natural Resource Management, I moved out west to pursue a career in invasive plant control and habitat restoration. After working for the National Park Service for several years, and later as a noxious weed specialist for King County in Washington, I moved to emigrant about a year ago with my wife and young son. I enjoy hiking, fly fishing, and exploring this amazing area with my family. I’m excited to be part of the Mountain Sky team!

Erica Bidelman
Guest Services and Yoga

A Florida native & a nomad at heart, I have spent the past few years traveling and am excited to continue my journey at Mountain Sky! My love of learning and experiencing new things has led me around the world from cruising oceans as yacht crew to guiding volunteers in the northern hill-tribes of Thailand to couch surfing and hitchhiking my way through Europe. Throughout my travels, my practice has served as my ‘home-base’ and sharing the healing art of yoga with others is one of my greatest passions. I use breath work, mantra, meditation and mindful movement to rest, reset and restore the mind, body and spirit. In my free time I love to read, hike and be active, listen to music and bake! I am looking forward to meeting all of you and am excited to trade out my swimsuit for hiking boots and experience everything Montana has to offer! I hope you’ll join me on the mat, Namaste!

Erin Young
Sales & Reservations

Raised in the Canadian Rockies, I come by my Mountain Girl zest for life and love of all things outdoors and athletic naturally, hiking and skiing mountains as soon as I could walk and competitively Irish dancing my way across Canada! I spent my teen years on a small island in the Northern Marianas, where activities like spelunking, sailing and tennis were introduced, as well as a lifelong passion for the game of golf.

Fast forward a “few” years to 2020 and I mark my 12th year in Montana and my 1st year at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch! I look forward to the season ahead and to creating many Mountain Sky Magic moments with each of you, our valued guests!

Greg Pappert
Golf Crew

I am a long-time resident of Livingston, MT who came to Mountain Sky to work on the golf course three seasons ago. I spend my winters working a Bridger Bowl Ski Resort and enjoy hunting and fly fishing. I look forward to seeing you all down at the golf course this season. Welcome to Montana!

Haley Sevalstad
Front Desk Assistant

Hey there! I’m Haley. After spending 10+ years in the heart of Denver, Colorado inspiring solutions for some of the world’s most iconic brands, I hung up my corporate shoes, slipped on my cowgirl boots, and got back to my roots. This will be my first year at Mountain Sky and I couldn’t be more excited. When I’m not facilitating meaningful connections between guests at the ranch, you can catch me on the back of a horse, on a trail, or sharpening my knowledge and skills as I work towards completing my certification as an Equine Gestalt Coach. I can’t wait to meet you all and kick off the 2020 season! 

Halie Dedering
Guest Services

Hey, hey, hey— Halie here! This summer will be my second summer at Mountain Sky and I am beyond excited! I am currently finishing up my junior year of college at the University of Wisconsin- Madison where I am majoring in Interior Architecture. I’ve excited to be back in Montana to live my wildest dreams! I’m looking forward to another adventure and meeting everyone on the ranch! I can’t wait to see you soon!

Harrison Arnold
Guest Services

Hi there! This will be my first summer working at Mountain Sky, and I am beyond excited to get to know my team and all the guests this season! By the time you meet me, I will have just graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Ecology. I live my life with a simple rule of thumb: If you like nature, I like you. I figure that if you’re coming out to Mountain Sky, we will get along just fine. I love to joke around, and you can hear my laugh from a mile away. You will probably hear that a lot. Some people have told me I talk a lot. I’ll be honest with you: a lot of people have told me I talk a lot. Do you like bugs? Do you not like bugs? Are you ambivalent about bugs? If any of these questions resonate with you, we will have A LOT to talk about.

Jessie Sperrazza
Dining Room Manager

Hailing from Florida, my wanderlust has led me to live and work in some of the most beautiful (and mountainous!) destinations across the United States. I have had the good fortune to pursue unique hospitality positions in gorgeous Napa Valley, Aspen, Denali, and Juneau. This will be my first season at Mountain Sky, and I look forward to offering a warm welcome to new and returning guests! Living in close proximity to national parks has ignited a true passion for nature and outdoor recreation. Like so many who are drawn to these beautiful destinations, I LOVE hiking! I am beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to call Mountain Sky home, and I look forward to discovering the beauty and adventure that Montana surely has to offer!

Jodi Petersen
Accounting & Retail Buyer

After spending the last few years working in the Accounting Department and helping my husband Mike Petersen (Golf Superintendent) and son Taylor Petersen (Assistant Golf Superintendent) at the Rising Sun Golf Course, I am thrilled to be making my return to the retail side of Mountain Sky! I enjoyed spending the winter rounding up lots of new locally made gifts, organic body products, apparel and accessories for our Gift Shop, as well as yummy food and gear you may need for the trail. Mike and I raised 3 beautiful kids in Utah before heading North to help build and operate Mountain Sky’s course. Please stop in the Gift Shop and say hi!

Jonathan Romans
Executive Chef

I completed my Le Cordon Blue externship here at Mountain Sky back in 2000 and knew then that my dream was to one day be the Executive Chef here. This will be my fourth year as the Chef here and I feel truly blessed to be a part of the team. It’s a pleasure getting to know as many guests as possible throughout the season. I was born and raised in Livingston right down the road and have had the opportunity to travel the world studying food and food culture. It has always been my belief that food is what can bring us all together as a humans. Before coming to the ranch I was part owner of a very busy restaurant in NYC but yearned for the life that Montana has to offer so I made the move back home. I spent this past off season studying Plant Based Cuisine in Thailand, some nice vacation time in Cuba, and the rest of the winter loving life in Mexico with my Fiance Yuli (you’ll get to meet her soon enough.) Looking forward to catching up with all of you soon!

Julie Tate
Assistant Head Wrangler

Welcome or welcome back! I grew up on San Juan Island in northwest Washington State, but now I call Livingston home. Before Mountain Sky, I graduated from Pomona College in Southern California and after a brief stint of sitting at a desk in San Francisco, I hopped on the wrangling train. Come join me on the trail and see why I have yet to look back (this is year number nine out here for me).  I’m also a proud member of the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund — did you know that AMB West Philanthropies has given more than $4 million to non-profits that support local kids? I mean, just when you thought this place couldn’t get any better, right?

Kathy Dodds-Marchington
Cook

I took an Amtrak train from Minnesota to Glacier National Park six times, and surmised that I should move to Montana. After graduating from culinary school in 2000, my first job was right here at the ranch. The last five seasons I have worked two days a week as a pastry assistant, doing some prep work, baking cookies and perfecting those Sunday donuts! I have travelled to over 25 countries, the most recent being Vietnam. I love my commute, having seen moose and even a grizzly bear driving on Big Creek Road. I respect the talented and creative staff and appreciate the guests for this opportunity that exists literally under the mountain sky. Go Falcons!

Katie Runge
Wellness Director

Hi, everyone! This will be my first full season at the Ranch and I can’t wait to experience Montana’s spring and summer seasons! I ventured out here from Baltimore, Maryland, where I was born and raised. After graduating from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!), I worked in marketing for consulting, engineering and architecture firms. I’ve always wanted to come out West and experience the magic of Montana and have found myself at home in the Wellness Center. During your stay, you’ll find me helping keep the Wellness Center and programming running. We have a stellar team ready and excited to help you relax and rejuvenate!

Kayla Babb
Housekeeping Manager

I fell in love with Montana the first time I laid eyes on her back in 2014 while coming to work inside Yellowstone National Park. Her beauty has inspired me to travel this country and meet all sorts of interesting and lovely people. I have a goal to see all fifty states and only have eleven left until I’ve reached my goal!

I love talking about the park and the surrounding areas so please feel free to chit chat with me or ask any questions.

I think this part of the country is some of the most beautiful I have yet to see and I look forward to making your stay with us a warm and welcoming one!

Kelly Arterburn
Landscape and Interiors

My first experience at Mountain Sky was in 2005 when my husband Yancey & I stayed the night in the Pony cabin while attending the Montana Dude Rancher’s Association state meeting. At the time we were operating Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky and we were immediately captivated by Mountain Sky’s quiet mountain setting and beautiful historic lodge and cabins. Growing up on a horse and cattle ranch outside of Absarokee, Montana, it really felt like home to me. After an adventure up North running a private ranch, we found our way back to Mountain Sky in 2007 to do what we really love: create and share a world-class guest ranch retreat. Our kids, Baylor (14) and Molly (12), attend school in Gardiner at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Mountain Sky has a special place in our hearts as we continue to see how much it impacts the lives of our guests and staff, as well as our local communities through the giving of the AMB West Community Fund, Base Camp and West Creek Ranch. I hope you have a chance to relax and unwind….as well as kick up your heels a bit!

Kiera Reinhard
Guest Services

Hello everyone! This will be my first summer at Mountain Sky, but I’m no stranger to Montana! I’ve been coming here with my family ever since birth, and I am so excited to be a part of this great group of people. I call Minnesota home and I am currently pursuing my career in Nursing at South Central College in Mankato. I love to hike, travel, and explore new places. I love every kind of animal and I am a lover of nature. I’m super outgoing, so meeting new people is something I really enjoy. I’m so excited for this summer and can’t wait to get to know you all!

Kyle Richert
Land and Livestock Manager

I grew up about an hour away in Big Timber, Montana. I love Montana and the western lifestyle and all it has to offer. I live at the lower ranch where I spend most of my time working. I take care of the agriculture side of Mountain Sky so I work mostly with the cows, irrigation, haying and fencing. I will have the team hitched and ready for a hayride on Wednesday nights at dinner ride which is right out my back door. If you are interested in chasing cows I will take you out and show you how it’s done.

Kylie Blank
Assistant Kids Program Manager

Hi everyone! This is my fourth summer officially working here at Mountain Sky, although I have been coming to the ranch since I was in the womb! I am from Atlanta, Georgia and while I qualify as a city girl, my heart is in Montana. I just finished up my freshman year at Cornell University majoring in Hotel Administration and am eager to apply my in class skills. Growing up at the ranch, the kids program was my heaven and I can’t wait to give that same opportunity to kids this summer through my new position. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you better, and ensuring that your experience is as wonderful as mine has always been.

Lauren Overy
Wrangler

Hey guys! This will be my first summer working at Mountain Sky. I’m from a small town in Missouri and I recently graduated college with an associate’s in Agriculture. I have worked with my family’s horse training and boarding business my whole life. I have always been drawn to the mountains and in particular, Montana. I am looking forward to many adventures and being able to share them with wonderful people.

Lizzie Hunter
Guest Services

Hi everyone! I cannot wait to be joining you all for an amazing summer at Mountain Sky. After hearing about all the adventures that Sam, my older brother had working on the golf course here last summer, I knew I had to come out and join the fun. I am from Lynchburg, Virginia and I currently attend James Madison University (Go Dukes!) studying business management. Last year, I had the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad in Florence, Italy where I tasted the best gelato in the entire world. I love the outdoors and cannot wait to experience this beautiful place together!

Lynnde Cole
Wrangler

I am excited and looking forward to beginning a new adventure in Montana as a Mountain Sky Wrangler!  Born and raised on the coast of Central California, I have grown up in an agriculturally-centered ranching family.  I am the oldest of four kids, and currently attend Cuesta College as a Business major, with intent to transfer to Montana State University.  I plan to further both my education and collegiate rodeo career upon attending MSU. I love meeting people, riding horses, and seeing new country!

Maddie Friedman
Wrangler

Hi there everyone! I’m originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and although I will always be a beach girl at heart, I’ve also come to adore the mountains through my career as a wrangler. I grew up riding English, and I’ve done everything from jumping to dressage to polo, but I’ve never found anything I love quite as much as riding the beautiful trails of the West. I graduated from Colby College with a degree in English and creative writing (talk to me about books anytime!), and since then I’ve worked at guest ranches in North Carolina, Colorado and Arizona, and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve also worked as a vet tech on and off for many years, so I love helping out with doctoring the horses and I’m always happy to teach people and eager to learn anything I can. This will be my first season at Mountain Sky and I’ve never been to Montana before, so I can’t wait to explore some beautiful new country on great horses and meet lots of awesome people! Looking forward to a great season!

Madison Steffel
Guest Services

Hello everyone! I am excited to say this is my first summer adventure at Mountain Sky. I am currently studying Business Marketing at MSU-Moorhead. Last winter I was able to become a beach bum in Hawai’i for a semester and found my love for hiking and camping. Only needing a tent and a swimsuit is pretty convenient! I was born and raised in the land of 10,000 lakes Minnesota, and have decided to take on the mountains. This summer I am excited to meet and get to know all the guests & staff!

Maria Cochran
Guest Services

Hello! I am so excited to be spending my first summer at Mountain Sky! I am currently a freshman at Roanoke College and I am from Spartanburg, South Carolina. I am involved in the Outdoor Adventures program at my school and can’t wait to be around people this summer who have similar interests as me!

Marleana La Shomb
Massage Therapist

Mike Petersen
Golf Superintendent

I came to the ranch to direct the construction of Rising Sun Golf Course. I have 20-plus years of experience in the golf business as a superintendent including the construction and maintenance of four Johnny Miller Design courses. My wife Jodi Petersen (Accounting) and son Taylor Petersen (Assistant Golf Superintendent) have also joined me here, and we all look forward to giving you a truly memorable golf experience during your visit to the ranch.

Morgan Pearson
Landscaper and Photographer

My eighth season at Mountain Sky! How did that happen? Leaving this all behind is apparently the ONLY skill I haven’t learned in my years here. I love having my hands all over the ranch; I’ll be cooking at Breakfast Ride for you on Tuesdays during the summer, maintaining our beautiful landscape, and covertly snapping your picture whenever I see that inevitable smile. I grew up in Stockton, Illinois, a tiny town in the northwestern part of the state. I went to school at NIU for a photography and ceramic degree, and during the summers I headed west and worked in Yellowstone National Park for a few years. Needless to say, I did not (or could not) stray too far. In my free time, I look forward to some hiking, climbing, and sleeping somewhere under the stars. Can’t wait to see you!

Nancy Norlander
Accounting

I am looking forward to my eleventh summer at Mountain Sky. I spend much of my time here making sense out of numbers and helping a bit with computers. I feel truly blessed to be able to work and live in such a beautiful place! My home is in Livingston, and I absolutely love it there. When I am not working, I enjoy singing, gardening, biking, hiking, cross country skiing, and spending time with family and friends.

Natalie Gilbert
Wellness Director

I graduated from Christopher Newport University, where I played field hockey and lacrosse while earning my degree in communication studies and minoring in studio art. I’m a little nomadic in nature: after studying in Spain and exploring Europe, I since have traveled to 31 different countries. Some of the highlights from these past few years include volunteering at an elephant village in Thailand, receiving my open water diving certification, taking an ultralight flight over the Himalayas, participating in an 11 day Vipanassana silent meditation in Nepal, completing the 500 mile walk of the Camino de Santiago, selling my jewelry and oil blends at small Chilean markets, and living at a yoga ashram in the Himalayas where I pursued one of my passions, yoga, and received my first TTC in India. I have also lived and worked at a yoga center in the Bahamas as well as in Quebec, Canada. On top of some online trainings, I have also received another 200 hour TTC in Peru, a 100 hour meditation training in Dharmsala, India, and most recently a 30 CEU in Yin Yoga in Costa Rica. I am BEYOND excited to return to Mountain Sky for my eighth season! I look forward to seeing all those familiar faces of families and friends, as well as meeting all the newcomers to the ranch! Can’t wait to see you all in our beautiful Wellness Center for relaxation, restoration, and renewal!

Pam Comstock
Pastry Chef

This is my 28th season at Mountain Sky, and I still love it. I am partly responsible for all the sweets, granola, breads and other treats you eat here. Jessica Nelson will be helping me out, and we are excited to have her back. In the summer when I am not working, I love to hike, bike and garden. My husband Turk and I grow most of our own food. Join me on the “All Day Hike” on Thursday during the summer.

Patrick Trembley
Operations Manager

This will be season number nine for me at the ranch. Originally from Minnesota, I’m lucky enough to be able call Mountain Sky my year-round home. I’ll be spending my weekends backpacking, floating the Yellowstone, and hitting up all the live music in the area. Looking forward to another incredible year here!

Phillip Ellington
PM Cook

Hello I’m Phillip Ellington and I’m from Central Arkansas. I like to fish, hunt, camp, hike, read, and cook. I look forward to working with Chef Jonathan and all the staff at Mountain Sky. I’m excited to have the opportunity to feed the wonderful guests this season.

Rachael Peacock
Wrangler

Hey everyone! I am beyond excited to spend my first summer at MSGR and explore the beautiful Montana mountains with ya’ll. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and recently graduated from the University of Georgia with majors in Biological and Animal Sciences (Go Dawgs!).  I’ve been riding horses my entire life and can’t wait to spend the summer doing what I love with some amazing people before beginning Physician Assistant school next winter. I grew up breaking, training, and competing horses in the hunter-jumper and eventing disciplines including competing on UGA’s eventing team during college. In the past few years my love for adventure has taken me to Botswana where I studied wildlife conservation, to Bolivia where I climbed a 6,000m glacier and worked in health care, and now to this ranch! Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

Randy Venteicher
Facilities Manager

This will be my 14th summer as facilities manager on the ranch. It has been fun and rewarding to make lasting improvements that are appreciated. I’m looking forward to seeing some new country this summer. You can, too.

Robert Barker
Grounds & Maintenance

Howdy y’all. This is my second season at Mountain Sky and I’m extremely excited to see returning guests as well as new ones! Being outdoors is my biggest passion so I instruct fly fishing and clay shooting on top of my groundskeeping and maintenance duties. I can’t wait for another great season at the ranch, see you soon.

Ryan Byrne
Guest Services

Hello everyone! This will be my first summer at Mountain Sky and I could not be more excited! I am currently finishing up my third year in college close to home at the University of Cincinnati. I grew up on the east side of town developing a love for sports and all things outdoors. I’ve played baseball throughout my college career and love going to college football games. I like to spend my free time outside enjoying activities like hiking, hunting, golfing and anything on or around the water. This will be my first time in Montana, and I can’t wait for the good times with good people at Mountain Sky!

Tawnya Rupe
Fund Director

This is my 22th season at Mountain Sky! My husband and I recently started our own cattle and hay operation in Wilsall, northeast of Livingston in the Crazy Mountains. I coordinate the community giving for the ranch and enjoy working with our non-profit partners. You can learn more about our partnerships in the community in your in-room packet.

Taylor Petersen
Assistant Golf Superintendent

I work down at the golf course, spending quality time with my Dad Mike Petersen (Golf Superintendent). This is my tenth season at Mountain Sky, and it has been such a wonderful experience. I hope you will come down and visit us!

Theresa Duffy
Wrangler

Welcome to Mountain Sky! I’m thrilled to be returning for another season of great rides, stunning scenery, and amazing food. I’m looking forward to seeing all the returning staff and guests who’ve also become my friends. As well, I’m excited to meet some new guests and “wow” them with the beauty of this place I call home.

Valerie Anastasi-Renzoni
Sous Chef

This will be my first season at Mountain Sky, but certainly not my first Rodeo. When I’m not cooking or baking you will find me enjoying my other passion; exploring new trails while hiking or mountain biking. I am volunteer Master Food Preserver since 2011.  An entrepreneur artisan bread baker for the local farmers market. My hobby is baking which is very rewarding. I enjoy keeping my skills up to date by trying new recipes. My culinary experiences include Personal Chef , Sous Chef at guest ranches, and Chef at a 5 star Bed and Breakfast. I received my degree from Scottsdale Culinary Institute. My experience in vegetarian cuisine at the Dr. Dean Ornish program at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. I am looking forward to meeting you this summer and preparing delicious scrumptious memories.

Whitney Lane
Challenge Course & Basecamp Manager

This is my 6th summer as part of the Mountain Sky family. I’m so excited for another summer up Big Creek with adventures and wild flowers all around. Along with working at the Challenge Course, I oversee AMB West Basecamp, which offer a piece of Mountain Sky property for use by local non-profits. As you ride or hike by on the way to Lunch ride or at anytime during your stay, don’t hesitate to say hello to our guests and staff.

You may also run into me on the road or trail slowly ‘running’ or mountain biking, or just taking in the breathtaking, ever-changing scenery.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Woody Carter
Grounds and Maintenance/Guest Services

I am excited to be spending my first full summer in Montana at Mountain Sky.  Although I was born in Atlanta, Georgia my family has vacationed in the West ever since I was a little boy.  I found my passion for Parks and Recreation in the West and have pursued it ever since.  I am currently a senior at the University of Mississippi majoring in Sports and Recreation Management.  I like to mountain bike, kayak, skeet shoot, golf and snowboard.  Looking forward to seeing everyone this summer. Hotty Toddy.