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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


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.

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ATV Tour Guide

Snowmobile Tour Guide 


Kenneth is our local movie star and influencer.  He is an outstanding videographer and photographer with an impressive film background. 

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ATV Tour Guide

Snowmobile Tour Guide 


Emily is a Steamboat Native growing up ranching this beautiful valley.  She is a jack of all trades and wears many hats.  

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ATV Tour Guide

Snowmobile Tour Guide

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