Shadowcliff Opens for the Season on Memorial Day. Now Taking Reservations!

Each season, Shadowcliff welcomes a team of rotating staff members from all over the world to help us maintain our campus and serve our guests. If you’ve enjoyed a stay at Shadowcliff, it’s guaranteed that our rotating staff had something to do with it!  

On the blog this summer, we’ll share a little bit about each staff member through some fun questions!


Zack Angel

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Zack is a recent graduate of Grinnell College with a degree in Chemistry. Hailing from the east coast in Maryland, he looks forward to getting acquainted with beauty and enormity of the Rocky Mountains as he explores the area on his runs. Being a lover of the outdoors and of meeting new people, he’s excited to be spending his first summer as part of the Shadowcliff team. In the future, he hopes to attend medical school with the goal of becoming a practicing pediatrician.

From: Rockville, Maryland

Age: 22

Have you been to Shadowcliff before? No – first season!

What made you want to come work at Shadowcliff?  Lots of praise from other Grinnell runners; I wanted to experience the Rockies.

What are you excited to see/do in the Rockies? Run/hike

What’s your middle name? Lawrence

Favorite catchphrase? “Stupid’s fine guys” – Will Freeman

Where’s the most surprisingly cool place you’ve ever been? Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula

What was your first pet?  Ben, a sheltie

Favorite pizza topping? Hawaiian!

Do you have a weird talent/skill? I can roll my eyebrows

Which movie have you watched over and over and over again? Any Miyazaki movie