Ranch Management & Leadership Culture
The Hideout Team takes pride in a great culture of teamwork and caring about each other, our guests, horses, livestock and the private and public lands we look after. This takes a mature, professional and caring team of leaders with strong management skills, who model our 3 C’s Culture of Character, Conduct and Competence.
From mid-March to mid-November we usually employ around 32 people working in the various departments like office, farming, kitchen, barn & wranglers, irrigation, maintenance & repairs, housekeeping, landscaping, remodeling, etc.
Most of our seasonal crew have been returning for many years to join us each year for our 8-month guest ranch season. We make sure our team is diverse in background, skills, personality, age, culture, interests, sex, education, etc.
Here is our core team who lead their teams and departments by example and are passionate about what they do. Together they make The Hideout a great place to work and a great place for our guests to enjoy.
Guille Sosa, Housekeeping Manager 22 years with The Hideout
Marco Chavez, Maintenance Manager 20 years with The Hideout
Tom Bercher, Barn Manager 9 years with The Hideout – Previously 3 years as a guest
Rebecca Bercher, Office Manager 8 years with The Hideout – Previously 3 years as a guest
Rachel Marks, Chef 2 years at The Hideout – Previously 3 years as a guest
Peter De Cabooter, Owner 13 years at The Hideout – Previously 10 years as a guest
Marijn Werquin, Owner 13 years with The Hideout – Previously 10 years as a guest
We enjoy an ever-growing number of repeat guests which comes as a result of low turnover in staff and our loyal seasonal staff returning year after year.
While we are not perfect, we will leave no stone unturned to make sure this is not only your best ranch riding vacation, but that it will also be a safe, fun and unique experience.