Year-Round Staff

Brad Abbott, Executive Director

Brad joined Sky Ranch in 2010 and has over 30 years of outdoor ministry experience--both at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp in Lakeside, MT and Stronghold Camp & Conference Center near Oregon, IL. Brad graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Recreation Programming and Music Education. Brad lives with his wife, Deb (Pastor at King of Glory Lutheran Church - Loveland, CO) and his dog, Missy. They live in Fort Collins and enjoy the abundant sunshine on the Front Range!

Ally Mertz, Office Manager

Ally began working fulltime at Sky Ranch in 2013, after multiple years on summer staff at Sky Ranch. Originally from Denver, Ally and her dog, Otis, live in Fort Collins, where she enjoys working at a local brewery. Ally loves spending time outside and teaching yoga.

Jeff Fairfax, Youth & Outreach Program Director

Jeff joined Sky Ranch in 2016, after working at Luther Springs in Florida and the YMCA. He is finishing his degree at University of Central Florida, where he studies Public Administration, with a Nonprofit Management minor. He and his wife, Maddie (the Faith Formation Coordinator at Zion Lutheran in Loveland) live in Fort Collins. They enjoy being in the outdoors and hope to get a dog soon!

Cole Hemmah, High School Program Director

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