Why Piney?

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in experiencing Piney, meeting new people and joining our team!
Piney River Ranch, set on the edge of Piney Lake and nestled at the foot of the majestic Gore Range, is a privately owned and operated forty-acre Rocky Mountain retreat, long known as a favorite wedding and day-trip destination. We are located just twelve miles north of Vail Village, surrounded by thousands of acres of back country wilderness within the White River National Forest.
Piney River Ranch is not only a picture perfect Colorado wedding and event venue. We have a variety of activities and summer fun for the entire family. From fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, stand-up paddle boarding, waterfalls or simply relaxing by the fire pit, Piney has something for everyone. We also offer lodging for our overnight guests and an on-site restaurant that boasts the best smoked BBQ around.
There is always something happening and always something to do. Working at Piney River Ranch is one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences you can have.


At Piney River Ranch we are focused on creating memorable, enjoyable and unique experiences for both our guests and staff. We strive to continually exceed guest expectations and to inspire and motivate our employees to do the same.

Meet the Team

Everyone is a part of the team at Piney during the Summer season. These five keep Piney going throughout the entire year.


Monique Busold

General Manager

Monique has been with Piney for over 9 years. She has been managing ranches in Colorado for 20 years. The way to her heart is through her dogs!

Sophia Agostini

Assistant General Manager

Sophia has been with Piney for 9 years. Prior to working with us she was in HR. The way to her heart is through her stomach!

Chad Smith

Ranch Operations Manager

Chad has worked on and off at Piney over the years. This is his first year with us full time. He has an extensive background in security and brings with him a knowledge and passion for the great outdoors and making sure everyone – guests and employees enjoys it safely. The way to his heart is through the wilderness and southern home cooking opens a short cut.

Brittany Siemik

Sales and Events Manager

Brittany has been with the ranch since 2018. She brings with her years of experience in Event Planning and is a Vail Valley local. The way to her heart is through her niece and nephews.

Claire Wildgen

Food and Beverage Manager

Claire has been with the ranch for 8 years. She has worked in every department and knows the ranch inside out. She brings years of restaurant experience to the role. The way to her heart is through old school hip hop.

New New

New New Wallace

Lead Wrangler

New New has been working with horses her entire life. She is a long time Vail local and a true animal lover. The way to her heart is through her horses.

Next Steps…

If the five of us haven’t scared you off working at Piney for the Summer then click on the link and begin your application.

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