Our Staff

Lucky 8 Ranch is family owned and operated. Our staff is committed to giving all of our guest exceptional service.  Whether you're coming for a short visit or riding on one of our ATV tours. 

Meet the Inspiration

Mark & Vera

Mark & Vera both grew up on a farm in Canada.  We can thank them for taking Dwayne on trips back home to visit.  Lucky 8 Ranch is named after these two.  Mark's lucky roulette number is 8, hence the poker chip logo and the 8.  


1934 - 2018 


Gramps worked in a meat plant most of his early life.  He is the one that taught us our knife skills and how to humanly handle our animals.  He was always the one to start the "honkytonkin'". His motto was, "Work hard, play even harder!" It was his great spirit and attitude that taught us how to have fun in any situation.  

1937 - 2017

Meet The Family

It was Dwayne's dream that made Lucky 8 Ranch a reality.  He is the president and owner of Lucky 8 Ranch.  When he isn't driving a tractor you'll find him with his feet up in the knock out chairs. 

Happy Wife, Happy Life is what we say at Lucky 8 Ranch. What momma says goes!  Mom loves her horses, when she isn't taking care of the ranch, you'll see her saddling up Angel to go for a ride.

When Amanda isn't out gardening or playing with her son, you'll find her at her skincare spa making people's skin feel fresh and look rejuvenated.  

One Love Skin Boutique

Nick is the general manager at Lucky 8 Ranch.  If you have a question or concern, he's your guy.  In the winter months, you'll see him racing Ice Cross Downhill.

Meet Our Team



Keith is a go-getter and a machine.  When he isn't at home cooking up a gourmet meal, you'll see him here riding fence or driving a tractor.

Ranch Hand

Special Event Coordinator

Side by Side Tour Guide

Snowmobile Tour Guide



Tessa is an outstanding Baker and tri-athlete. When she isn't a tour guide or taking care of the animals, you'll find her at the library gaining knowledge, baking delicious treats, or training for her next race.

Ranch Hand

Side by Side Tour Guide

Snowmobile Tour Guide 

Ranch Tour Guide



John is an avid outdoorsman.  When it comes to the knowledge of backcountry activities he's your guy.  At the ranch we use his knowledge out the outdoors for snowmobile and hunt guiding.

Big Game Outfitting Guide

Snowmobile Tour Guide 


Nick L.

Nick is our newest snowmobile tour guide. When he isn't on a tour guide, you'll find him at the shooting range, honing in his shotgun skills.

Snowmobile Tour Guide