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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 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 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…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Marlin & Sharon Harnish

Marlin and Sharon started the camp in 1983, with simply the desire to have a place where they could work together as a family, raise a family, and minister to families.  Before this, they worked at a retirement community as the property managers, where they also lived on-site. When they first moved here, the property…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio Ken Hedrick

Ken has served as Refreshing Mountain’s Food Service Director for the past eight years.  Those years have brought many delicious meals as a result of hard work, but also quite a few light hearted moments. For example, he recounts the time he dropped a five gallon container of cracked eggs. “The container shattered and eggs…

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Judy Bomberger

Judy Bomberger is Refreshing Mountain’s Housekeeping Manager. Judy’s husband, Don, was already an employee of Refreshing Mountain when Judy was asked if she could come help clean one day.  Over a decade later, she is still here cleaning but is now the Housekeeping Manager. In addition to her responsibilities at Refreshing Mountain, Judy also homeschooled her six…