Meet the Team 2017-03-21T15:07:41+00:00

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Brandie Hardman

Brandie Headshot-1Brandie Hardman is head operator along with husband Ron Johnson. She’s a certified Permaculture Design Consultant with two certificates and has also studied under Brock Dolman, a Food Forest Design specialist and with Dr. Elaine Ingham, one of the world’s top Soil Microbiology experts. With such knowledge, Brandie has a driving passion to create a sustainable educational center at BMGR where both visitors and residents of Boulder can achieve a continuing education based on the ideas of earth care, organic food production and holistic living.

Along with her background in marketing for Red Bull, Clearwire and Reality Sandwich, Brandie is able to offer creative and inspirational entertainment events. Her other passions include hiking the surrounding desert landscape, skiing the mountains, loving her two tabby cats, and surfing the waves whenever she gets a chance. Brandie has been living in Boulder since 2008.

Ron Johnson

ron-on-guitar-smRon Johnson was born in 1961 in South Florida. Co-owner of Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch. Through a serious of events he found himself in the west; Salt Lake City. He always held southern Utah close to his heart and when Ron & Brandie met they made Boulder one of their top destinations.
Formally Ron is a business-man and is currently invested in several ventureswhich include Short Line railroad in SLC, Co-op member of the Great Salt Lake Brine Shrimp company, co-owner of Aseda Honey, and all while working on a project with Dr. Elaine Ingham in the remediation shrimp farms in Vietnam.

Ron’s vision for the ranch encompasses a holistic approach where the entire ranch supplies everything for all residents and guests. Ron enjoys hiking, fine arts, produced music and live events and has a passion for creating sustainable businesses and taking care of the community.

Pat Hogle

Pat Hogle is co-owner of Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch. Entrepreneurial businessman, back country skier, river runner, mountain biker. Outdoor enthusiast…basically an all around bad-ass.

The Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch Team

Omar, our ranch-hand extraordinaire who keeps BMGR running; one of his favorite things to do is make custom furniture from local wood.

Will’s passion is soil. He is our compost master and makes USDA organic thermal compost that we use in our 100% organic garden.

Bethany is the manager for Bmgr. When she isn’t busy taking care of the lodge she is studying Will’s compost under the microscope to make sure all the necessary micro-organisms are present. 

Weston is our in-house professional photographer. Formally a renowned freelance photographer in Salt Lake City, he helps us document the Ranch’s ongoing developments and photographs retreats and weddings.

Eva co-manages Sweetwater Kitchen and bakes scones for breakfast or cheesecakes and tarts for the dessert menu. She’s also Sweetwater’s head server.

Eric is our head-chef at Sweetwater Kitchen. Besides Ron & Brandie he has lived at the ranch the longest and cooking good food is his heart’s desire.