This week, we’re introducing you to two more of our wonderful staff: Ashley Newson and Jessica Frerk. Both have amazing backgrounds and we’re thankful they’ve joined us for the summer at Shadowcliff Lodge. Learn more about Ashley and Jessica:

  • Ashely Shadowcliff StaffName: Ashley Newson
  • Age: 22
  • Where are you from? Kansas City, MO
  • What made you want to work at Shadowcliff? The mission statement of Shadowcliff spoke to me, as well as the location and opportunities.
  • Coolest place you’ve ever visited: Curu National Wildlife Preserve in Costa Rica.
  • If you could be an expert in anything, what would it be? Persuasion.
  • Favorite movie: Into the Wild and Across the Universe.
  • What is something you would definitely want in your dream home? A slide or pole that connects the 2nd story to the 1st floor, and unique art from my travels.
  • The next place you would like to visit? Australia & New Zealand.
  • Favorite activity in Grand Lake: Hiking the trails and people-watching at the park.
  • Do you have a weird talent/skill? What is it: I can throw a frisbee four different ways.
  • What was your first pet? A black cat that I named Rose when I was three. We rescued her from the woods and she was the most sweet and calm cat.
  • If you were stranded on an island what three items would you want to have with you? A houseboat, a guitar, and a book.
  • What famous and/or historical figure, dead or alive, would you want to have dinner with and what is one question you would ask? Frida Kahlo – How did painting help you to overcome your frustrations with Mexican society and your personal life? How did painting make you feel?

 

  • Jessica Frerk - Shadowcliff StaffName: Jessica Frerk
  • Age: 24
  • Where are you from? Grants Pass, OR
  • What made you want to work at Shadowcliff? I made the decision to attend DU this fall so working at Shadowcliff seemed like an appropriate transition. This is definitely the place to recharge.
  • Coolest place you’ve ever visited: Sailing around Santa Barbara.
  • If you could be an expert in anything, what would it be? Making pottery.
  • Favorite movie: Anything with Adam Sandler.
  • What is something you would definitely want in your dream home? Outdoor fire pit with lots of trees and hanging lights.
  • The next place you would like to visit? Anywhere I get the chance to visit.
  • Favorite activity in Grand Lake: Hiking
  • Do you have a weird talent/skill? What is it: I’m a personal trainer and spend a good deal of time weightlifting.
  • What was your first pet? Aside from family pets, Marley was a rottweiler I rescued. Best dog I’ll ever have.
  • If you were stranded on an island what three items would you want to have with you? A journal, a hammock, and music.
  • What famous and/or historical figure, dead or alive, would you want to have dinner with and what is one question you would ask? Michel de Montaigne and I’d ask him for a list of books to read.

Our lodge wouldn’t what it is without our amazing staff members who work hard every day to ensure we’re meeting our mission of providing guests with an unique, eco-mountain experience in the Rocky Mountains. Check out our past blogs to learn more about other Shadowcliff staff members and fun at the Lodge. Connect with us on Facebook to be the first to know about what’s happening.