Meet Us:

The 4UR Ranch Owners and Staff

Aaron and Robin Christensen, Ranch Managers at 4UR Ranch.

Aaron and Robin began their adventure at the 4UR Ranch with the 1999 season, each bringing a unique set of management skills. Their mission is to ensure that our guests have a remarkable vacation experience, with all wishes anticipated in advance, and to oversee a staff second to none in the hospitality field. Aaron and Robin have four lively youngsters, Cole, Kylee, Luke, and Laci, who are active in every type of sport, especially Little Britches Rodeo, and 4-H. You will often see the Christensen clan at the ranch arena, honing their rodeo skills.

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 Blake Bond, Executive Chef.

A few years ago Chef Blake came to us to fill the position of Sous Chef and we quickly came to appreciate his skills and his Le Cordon Bleu perfected talents. Chef Blake’s love for Colorado, his culinary history working with fine dining, and his previous experience at a luxury ranch resort, made him the perfect addition to the 4UR team. As Executive Chef, Blake puts his amazing culinary skills to work in magical ways to make sure your dining experience, whether dinner in the lodge or luncheon picnic next to the stream, is exceptional in every way.

Damon Gibbons, Head Wrangler.

Damon has been with the 4UR Ranch since 2000 and oversees our Natural Horsemanship Program. It doesn’t matter whether you are a novice or experienced rider, Damon and his staff will see to it that you have a remarkable time in the saddle.

Damon and his wife, Kiera, make their home on the ranch. Kiera is an artist by trade and works from home as a graphic designer.

Their family has grown with the addition of their sweet baby girls:  Adelaide Rose (2010) and Nemonie Grace (2012).

Brady Gibbons, Properties Manager.

Amanda and I met here at the 4UR in 2005, married in the summer of 2008 and now have two little ones. The 4UR holds a very special place in our hearts, and we look forward to sharing this passion with 4UR guests for many years to come.  I first worked at the 4UR as a Wrangler in 2004 and 2005, and then returned yet again in 2006 to work as a Ranch Hand.  Beyond my background here at the 4UR, I have worked at several other guest ranches as well as having had jobs in Environmental Consulting and Commercial Construction Management.  I graduated from Carroll College in Helena, Montana, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing.  Amanda is in her second year working for Mineral County as the Prevention Services Coordinator.

Kathy Adelman, Office Manager.

Kathy is considered the “ranch mom” by our seasonal staff and is quite likely the first person you will talk to when calling or visiting us. She applies her years of know-how to the front desk and office areas. Jimmy, Kathy’s husband, guides trips to our alpine lost lakes, where you will no doubt catch fish, not to mention be entertained with Creede and area history and trivia.  Kathy and Jimmy have two grown sons.  Cody and Leah Chambers (former 4UR staffer) have been in a relationship since 2010, and  Casey and Joni Franchini  (also former 4UR staffer!) were married in 2010 and now have a daughter, Shelby Leone, who arrived in February 2012.

Pete and Lindsey Leavell, and Mary Lee (Leavell) Pinkerton, Owners.

The 4UR Ranch has been in the Leavell family for 40 years, during which time they have taken great pride in their stewardship of this magical valley. Now, with four generations growing up and all doing their part, the Leavells hope to be welcoming guests for years to come!