One very familiar and welcoming face that is no longer going to be greeting guests is Cherrye's. She and husband Mike are relocating to Maine. They have both been an integral part of Orient Land Trust / Valley View Hot Springs. Those of you who know Cherrye may not be as familiar with Mike. You have surely enjoyed his contributions. He was a main builder of the Apple Tree ponds and the Round Bath / Kitchen house at the Everson Ranch. They both will be remembered and appreciated for all they have done and their kind and generous way of being.
Crystal is still stepping in to help when needed on the Front Desk, but her main focus is on becoming familiar with a myriad of tasks and abundance of knowledge that are a part of taking on her new position of Deputy Director.
All departments have welcomed new people in the last year. At the front desk and on the phone you will meet Mica, Melody, Nikki and Kate. Those who you may have talked to and been greeted by in years past that are still here are Jamie, Amory, Kelley, and Lisa.
Housekeeping has been joined by Rita and Melanie. Robin and Kate are the guiding force in this department.
Facilities and Maintenance has found strong and capable new help in Russ, Henry and Mica. Mark and Shannon continue on in maintaining our extensive facilities including the Hydro Electric system, Everson Ranch and Mt Springs properties. Mark, their fearless leader and ambassador extraordinaire, will be retiring at the end of the year. He is doing his best to make sure the complex and extensive knowledge of what keeps Valley View ticking is passed on and recorded.
Diane has joined Sabine at the Everson Ranch tending to the Chickens, garden and hoop houses, helping with events and maintaining the plants and yard around the Ranch buildings.