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The hearts and souls of Middle Creek Ranch

Jocelyn

Jocelyn

MANAGING DIRECTOR

On behalf of the Hunter family, I would like to welcome you to Middle Creek Ranch. MCR has been a part of my family since I was just 11 years old. Over the years, our mission has been to restore, preserve, and protect this beautiful land while running commercial cattle and bison operations on a portion of the property. I have spent many summers and winter vacations here with family and friends; now my children and the third generation of the family are all experiencing the year-round beauty and seclusion of the ranch.

We are very happy to share the ranch with you and hope you will love it here as much as we do!
Below, meet our amazing staff, without whom we couldn’t share this special place!

Justin & Sheryl

Justin & Sheryl

RANCH MANAGERS

WHAT WE DO:
We are the go-to folks for MCR operations, from maintaining the infrastructure, to ranch management, to managing the cattle and bison businesses. Sheryl is the lead on our horse operation.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT MCR:
Justin: The opportunity to see the results of our conservation-based approach to management.
Sheryl: Great staff and ownership, and well trained horses and excellent riding throughout the property.

FUN FACTS:
Justin: After pursuing a degree in Range Management and Ecology at Texas Tech University, I changed gears and worked as a manufacturing engineer for 12 years, where I developed processes for manufacturing large parts used by Caterpillar, John Deere and other heavy equipment manufacturers.
Sheryl: Justin and I were featured in a Colorado Proud television commercial that spotlighted the grass-fed beef operation that we managed.

Chris & Dee Dee

Chris & Dee Dee

HOSPITALITY & FACILITIES

WHAT WE DO:
Greet you once you arrive, help you to your lodgings, and show you around. We’re also in charge of keeping the facilities inviting and clean.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT MCR:
Chris: The scenery and wildlife.
Dee Dee: The beauty of the ranch in the changing seasons.

FUN FACTS:
Chris: In my late teens, I spent time flying in a bush plane to remote Alaskan villages buying fish. Once the purchases were made, I returned to Anchorage laying on top of the fish in the belly of the plane.
Dee Dee: I had the opportunity to camp for a couple of weeks, for three consecutive summers, in the mountains of Switzerland.

Adam & Kerri

Adam & Kerri

ASSISTANT MANAGERS

WHAT WE DO:
Moving and doctoring cattle, haying, trail clearing, equipment maintenance, fence work, snow removal, helping Justin and Sheryl.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT MCR:
Adam: The opportunity to hike, fish, explore and ride through cattle on our days off AND the beauty of the mornings.
Kerri: Watching the incredible wildlife from my front porch, and having many miles of trails to explore.

FUN FACTS:
Adam: I snuck up on a wild bison and slapped it on the butt in Yellowstone.
Kerri: I met my husband on farmersonly.com. 😉

Kara

Kara

WRANGLER

WHAT I DO:
My main job is working with the horse and cattle, but I also help with general ranch maintenance.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT MCR:
My favorite things about MCR are all the beautiful places you can find that are owned by the ranch. No matter what direction you go, there is a scenic view waiting for you.

FUN FACT:
I spent two months in South Africa becoming a certified safari guide, I have had on-foot encounters with lions, rhinos, and elephants. Also, I worked as a horseback guide in Alaska for two summers getting to ride by grizzly bears on a weekly basis.

Faith

Faith

WRANGLER

WHAT I DO:
Take care of horses and help anywhere else as needed.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT MCR:
The variety of horses, people, daily tasks, and landscape.

FUN FACT:
I’ve ridden a horse through Rocky Mountain National Park over the Continental Divide.