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Refreshing Mountain Bio for Matt Shenk

Matt Shenk began working part time at Refreshing Mountain in 2011 as a zipline tour guide through a friend that was also a tour guide. In 2014, when he graduated from high school, Matt joined the full time staff and continued to be a tour guide but also started to work on course maintenance, general…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Phil True

Name and Role at Refreshing Mountain… Phil True, the Activities Scheduler, which is a fancy way of saying, “I organize fun”. I’ve been “organizing fun” for the past two years and love every minute of it. My job feels more like I’m playing and work occasionally. How did you get to Refreshing Mountain? I was…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Wayne Martin

Wayne Martin is the Head Cook and Kitchen Supervisor. He began this position in March of 2016 after working most recently at Willow Valley Communities as a Culinary Supervisor. He also brings with him experience from working in several restaurants. Wayne started cooking when he was a senior in high school and attended Lancaster County…

Refreshing Mountain Bio for Colleen Watson

Colleen has the honorary distinction of being the longest employed staff member at Refreshing Mountain. Originally she was working for her brother-in-law who was Refreshing Mountain’s accountant.  But then, 30 years ago, Colleen transitioned to being an employee of Refreshing Mountain to keep the books. Part of Colleen’s “reward” for being a long time employee is…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Mark Layton

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Mark Layton is the Nature Program Coordinator here at Refreshing Mountain, though he originally got his start at Refreshing Mountain when he was 16 years old, working in the housekeeping department. That same summer he was given the chance to work in the activities department and immediately loved it. Through that opportunity he realized how…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio Sunny Redcay

Sunny Redcay was born in Arizona. She has also lived in Madrid, Columbia, New York, Florida, and California, but is now settled down in beautiful Lancaster County. She is married to the mayor of Denver (Denver, PA that is) and has two daughters—one at Cairn University and the other a homeschool student. At Refreshing Mountain…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Suzanne Harnish

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I began working in the kitchen with my parents Marlin and Sharon (owners) when they were still doing all of the cooking here. Working in the kitchen is my earliest memory…because that was where we did everything. I was maybe only 7-9 years old but it was an understood chore that we had to have…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio Hannah Harnish

Hannah is in her twenties and claims she has been working here at Refreshing Mountain all those years! Over the time that she has lived and worked here she has worked in about every department at RM- housekeeping, to maintenance odd jobs, to working with groups in challenge activities. Hannah loves to have fun and laugh, which…