Our time together at Shadowcliff ends this week, but that has not kept the staff at here in Grand Lake, Colorado from their hard work wrapping up the season. Meet two of our wonderful staff members – Mary and Mat:

  • Name: Mary Funston
  • Age: 24
  • Where are you from? Orlando, FL
  • What made you want to work at Shadowcliff? I wanted to get in touch with nature and meet new people.
  • Coolest place you’ve ever visited: Danxia Landform Park, Zhangye, Gansu, China
  • If you could be an expert in anything, what would it be? Music
  • Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting
  • What is something you would definitely want in your dream home? Starlight ceiling
  • The next place you would like to visit? Thailand
  • Favorite activity in Grand Lake: Hiking
  • Do you have a weird talent/skill? What is it: A pretty decent demon voice
  • What was your first pet? A cat
  • If you were stranded on an island what three items would you want to have with you? Guitar, rechargeable flashlight, and a knife.
  • What famous and/or historical figure, dead or alive, would you want to have dinner with and what is one question you would ask? Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment and why?

 

  •  Name: Mathew Miller
  • Age: 24
  • Where are you from? Daytona Beach, FL
  • What made you want to work at Shadowcliff? I wanted to experience a new work environment in a beautiful location, while getting to meet people who stay and/or volunteer here.
  • Coolest place you’ve ever visited: San Juan Islands, WA
  • If you could be an expert in anything, what would it be? Philosophy
  • Favorite movie: Garden State
  • What is something you would definitely want in your dream home? A greenhouse to grow spices
  • The next place you would like to visit? Any national parks in Utah
  • Favorite activity in Grand Lake: Hiking and watching wildlife
  • Do you have a weird talent/skill? What is it: I can stick two quarters up my nose.
  • What was your first pet? A black lab
  • If you were stranded on an island what three items would you want to have with you? A survival guide, a hatchet, and a guitar.
  • What famous and/or historical figure, dead or alive, would you want to have dinner with and what is one question you would ask? It would have to be either Jim Harrison or Ernest Hemingway and I’d ask either of them about their discipline and process when writing their novels.

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.