Take a peek into life at Shadowcliff, and learn more about our staff members through our profile series! This month, Two peas from the same pod (Kansas City): Cortnee McIlwee and Mastin Tapp share some of their favorite Grand Lake activities, cool places to visit and a few fun facts about themselves:

  • Cortnee Shadowcliff Lodge - Grand Lake, COName: Cortnee McIlwee
  • Age: 33
  • Where are you from? Kansas City, MO
  • What made you want to work at Shadowcliff?  It seemed like the right place for me to recharge after graduate school.
  • Coolest place you’ve ever visited: Wild Mountains Australia
  • If you could be an expert in anything, what would it be? Finding solutions to environmental issues.
  • Favorite movie: Twilight series
  • What is something you would definitely want in your dream home? Something from the outdoors – tree, waterfall, living system.
  • The next place you would like to visit? South America
  • Favorite activity in Grand Lake: Hiking
  • Do you have a weird talent/skill? What is it: Fast reflexes
  • What was your first pet? A cat
  • If you were stranded on an island what three items would you want to have with you? Mosquito net, fire starter, picture of loved ones.
  • What famous and/or historical figure, dead or alive, would you want to have dinner with and what is one question you would ask?  Buddha – Will you guide me to enlightenment? (It would be an honor just to be in his presence).

 

  • Shadowcliff Lodge - Grand Lake, ColoradoName: Mastin Tapp
  • Age: 21
  • Where are you from? Kansas City
  • What made you want to work at Shadowcliff? Meeting staff on a previous visit to Shadowcliff.
  • Coolest place you’ve ever visited: The Rocky Mountains.
  • If you could be an expert in anything, what would it be? Cosmology
  • Favorite movie: The Lord of the Rings
  • What is something you would definitely want in your dream home? A dog.
  • The next place you would like to visit? New Zealand
  • Favorite activity in Grand Lake: Hiking
  • Do you have a weird talent/skill? What is it: I can solve complex mathematics in my head.
  • What was your first pet? A snake named Spike.
  • If you were stranded on an island what three items would you want to have with you? A boat, a compass, and a sextant. (Assuming food and water were covered).
  • What famous and/or historical figure, dead or alive, would you want to have dinner with and what is one question you would ask? Gandolf – What gives you hope?

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