Meet the Team


We couldn’t possibly do it alone and the synergy of our ever growing core team here is one of the best.

This page is dedicated to the sassy chicks and the rest of the brood that run the roost known as Talus Rock Retreat. We don’t just offer a comfortable and fancy place to sleep, but we strive to provide a full service and unique experience while focusing on the details. We hope our guests leave thinking, “Wow, that was a really cool stay!”

It takes a great team to deliver extraordinary service and customer care – a team comprised of the gift of hospitality and a heart wired for service. Come meet the fabulous (and oh, so fun) staff that work behind the scenes:



"Hurricane" Heather:

31376_388083324169_1904719_nPossessing the passion and executing the vision behind Talus Rock Retreat, Heather absolutely loves what she does for a living, and it shows. From giving welcoming hugs at the front door to entertaining deep discussions about developing-world issues, her diversified life experiences and extensive travel make her an interesting conversationalist with a wonderful gift of hospitality. Quick to offer you a cup of Indian tea, help carry your bags to your room, or join her for a pint of Haagen Dazs ice-cream, Heather is a most gracious steward of Talus Rock Retreat and a . You might catch her on site between jumping a train to North Dakota (to see hubby), catching a place to India (to work missions), or driving rigs between MT, ID and ND (to run veterinary hospitals).


"All-About-You" Alex:

1974994_10206027141532979_703886760897372088_nNot only is this “Katy Perry meets Gidget” beauty such a fun, joyful and constantly smiling light, but Alex has the kindest and most gentle demeanor which makes guests feel unequivocally welcome! The one behind everything good and running like clockwork, this dynamic Queen Bee manages all operations with complete focus on the guest experience. Like the energetic bunny, she tirelessly manages the inner workings to deliver a wonderful guest experience. Like a maestro, she makes music of high season mayhem and manages to create joy and ambiance no matter the season. Her creative energy keeps this place ‘happenin’ and earns her an A+ for being the Cinderella shoe-perfect fit for heading up this place sporting the happy glow of a “love-my-job” gal.


“Bountiful” Brian

brianyogaThis caretaker’s thumb is not only green, but his entire body is a brilliant shade of Spring as this garden master can grow tulips from eggshells! Brian’s expertise in permaculture and healthy living makes delicacies from the garden to the table is like no other. His touch on the earth and obvious value placed on whole food is apparent as guest directly benefit from his cooking and land stewardship. Known for his steadfast character in finding the good in people, he is a true land steward and nothing nicks his good spirits. He consistently puts forth a calm but positive attitude! Most at home whipping up a delectable meal, Brian specializes in sour-dough bread baking, teaching yoga, and making roaring fires. But not such a purist, he can be caught sneaking Talenti ‘Sea Salt Carmel’ gelato from the freezer – his only vice.


“Magnificent” Mayumi (pronounced ‘My-You-Me’)

Mayumiwrap-copyCarefree and content, Mayumi is absolutely “on it” when keeping Talus Rock Retreat sparkly shiny from top to bottom – a mammoth task indeed! From cleaning, learning, training, cooking (her spring rolls are the best!), and popping out of places with answers, tools, and solutions , she provides the hands and feet, encouragement, wisdom, good cheer, and stamina at all hours of morning and night. From baking delicious stress reducers, and finding all things lost, Mayumi remains our extraordinary Housekeeping Queen – the magical wind-beneath-our-wings. This faith-filled woman is undoubtedly one of the best additions to our Talus Rock Retreat family. She heads back to Peru after the crazy summer season to visit her orphanage family and friends before returning to serve our guests once again the following summer. Oh, and keep babies away from Mayumi; she loves them so much that she just might take them home with her!”


“Jumpin'” Jay “Jehosephats”:

097a9267The glue of keeping all systems running, this jaybird flies from one fire to another around the retreat (after his full-time maintenance day job). Jay’s proficiency and workaholism keeps us humming around here and just knowing he’s around keeps us sleeping well! while running a castle. Sometimes, we don’t even know something is wrong before it is already fixed – he is just that good. You might find him ‘tasting time’ on a hot summer day paddling around the pond on his back like an otter, or teeing up on the wedding field to drive a golf ball into bliss. Working from sunrise to, ummm…sunrise (he loves to work), he is up and at ’em (yup, no drugs!) 24/7 to watch over the place and be ready for every mechanical, electrical, functional or otherwise “honey do” that comes with running a castle!


"Courteous” Caroline

Yoga-poseWhile loyal and care-free Caroline is mostly behind the scenes crunching numbers and running budgets, her ornery and quick wit are always a welcome additive to room full of Talus Rock Retreat guests. She claims to like being out of the public eye, but we know better. She lights up a room upon entering and seems to have an extra special affinity for cops, birds and kids. No joke! She was Mark Fuhrman’s ex-wife of 12 years, has 5 kids and you might even hear her pet parakeet, “Kiki Lemondrop” screech from the Talus Rock Retreat office.

“Red”y  Rebekah:

Raising Chickens

As Staff and Facility manager from reservations, scheduling and managing staff, fiery and spicy redheaded (not hot tempered, though) Rebekah is Alex’s right and left hand. She gets the thumbs-up for her joyful attitude and possesses a spirit we all admire. Her can-do demeanor ensures top-notch service and guest satisfaction, and her wonderful and gracious aura combined with a classy presence sets the stage for Talus Rock Retreat. Rebekah’s serene smile, down-to-earth demeanor, and insatiable appetite for dark chocolate, make her especially fun to have around!