Sarah Slusher (back center)
Hi, my name is Sarah Slusher. I’ve worked with the horses at Sanborn for a little over a year. I grew up training and riding horses, I have an animal science degree, and I worked in a veterinary hospital for ten years. I own a wonderful yellow lab-golden retriever mix named Odin. I’m excited to meet all the campers this summer and to work mainly with the juniors.
Bri Roat (front left)
This will be my third summer at camp!
I’ve been living & working at Sanborn as a part of the year-round staff this past year. I grew up riding English and competing at horse shows, but fell in love with Western riding ever since my first summer at Sanborn. I went to Thailand for 3 weeks this past March and had the opportunity to hike through the jungle and bathe in a river. I can’t wait to meet all of the new campers and catch up with any familiar faces!
Alex Oberg (front on ground)
Hiya! My name is Alex Oberg and this will be my second year on staff and fourth summer at Sanborn. I hail from the lovely Mile High City; however, I currently reside in Charlottesville, VA, where I attend the University of Virginia (Wahoowa) and study Foreign Affairs and Economics with a concentration in International Economics. Following the completion of my degree, I will be moving to the nation’s capital and pursuing real world adventures. Some fun facts about me are that I am a nationally ranked freestyle skier, I love to travel and have been to a twenty seven different countries, and I think my vocation is to be a professional hobby horse-r/horse-ist/horse rider. I can’t wait to see all the campers! Make sure to pack a Hawaiian shirt because Aloha Friday is my favorite day of the week!
Anna Elder (back right)
Heyy. My name’s Anna Elder. I’ve been a camper for 8 years and this will be my 2nd year on staff as a wrangler. I go to school at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri; it’s a small town, so don’t be worried if you never heard of it. I’m currently studying Business Marketing and Leadership, which is a self-designed major. I usually try to win 1st place in Mario Kart, go on long walks when it’s not raining in spring, and hang out with friends and with all my friends’ pets. A few fun facts about me are that I’m a mother for 2 cats, and I’m always finding new music to listen to. If you need a dance partner at the dances, come find me and we can jump around until our legs fall off. What I’m most excited about this summer is getting to meet all of you campers and going on horse adventures.
Katelyn Faubel (back second from right)
Hello? Hi! My name is Katelyn and I will be a part of the awesome wrangler team this summer! This is my second summer at camp (I was a riding counselor before), and I will soon be a graduate of Syracuse University. It can’t come fast enough because I’m so excited to start another great summer at camp! I’m studying newspaper and online journalism as well as international relations in the snowiest college in the U.S., but I’m originally from the glorious desert of the southwest. I love riding horses and seeing the community that can grow and lessons that can be learned around these cool beasts. A couple of fun facts about myself are: I have a twin sister and we don’t know for sure if we’re identical or not; and I studied abroad in Amman, Jordan for a semester and loved learning the language and culture!
Charity Robinett (back left)
Hey everyone! My name is Charity, and this will be my first summer at Sanborn! Previously, I worked at a different summer camp for four years as barn staff, and I can’t wait to transfer the skills I learned there to this camp! This fall I will be a senior in Animal Science at NC State University. Although this will only be my second time in Colorado, I’m THRILLED to spend a whole summer there and meet all of you wonderful campers! When I’m not studying, I love to play on my school’s Ultimate Frisbee team, wear Chacos, eat too much dessert, play board games, and go on adventures. I can’t wait for a summer filled with all my favorite things: horses, campers, and the great outdoors!
Rachel Byrne (back second from left)
Hello! My name is Rachel Byrne and I am so excited for my first summer at High Trails!
Outside of camp, I’m a student at North Dakota State University and this fall I will receive my degree in Secondary English Education. At school I’m captain of the Equestrian Team and a member of a service organization called Blue Key. My hobbies include cooking, working out, riding horses, and reading psychological thrillers (when I’m not reading for school, that is). I am so excited to be a Wrangler this summer, and to get to know new kids, new horses, and new people! Summer camp is one of my favorite places to be, and I can’t wait to eat s’mores around a fire in the mountains!