Cattle Drives in Montana- Our Staff
Cattle Drive Holiday Staff
Iris Bassett- Owner and Guest Communications
Iris is the voice you hear on the Dryhead Ranch phone when you call to ask about what the Dryhead Ranch offers on a cattle drive in Montana. She is also the person on the other end of all the emails while you plan your cattle drive vacation. She is our mother, grandmother, boss, example, and leader/hero.
Jennifer Cerroni- Ranch Manager
Jennifer greets you at the airport and coordinates the comings and goings at the ranch. Jen can do it all but moves in and out of all aspects of the guest ranch needs. The ranch is her office and the guests her mission statement. To put a smile on everyone’s face makes her week.
Donna Lee– Cook
Pies, cookies, cake, chicken, roast beef, and many kinds of bread are her specialty. We love that she rides and cleans and invites everyone to “come and get it.” It is hard for our guests at the end of the cattle drive in Montana to decide who they want to take home the most- their horse or our cook!
Jake & Jessie Hahn– Head Cowboy
They work more as a family than a team. Their four kids- Maddy, Cassidy, Howdy, and James bring a happy and busy mixture to all of our lives and to the lives of our visiting guests. The kids join in the fun and ride several times a week trailing cattle, horses or just having a friendly conversation with the rider next to them. They give hope and joy to all of us. Jake manages our cows, horses, cowboys, guests, and Montana cattle drives, and Jessie manages him.
Mike Lloyd – Cowboy and Dog Trainer
Mike came to us from Buffalo, Wyoming where he grew up in a ranching family. He attended NWCC and received a degree in Ag Business. He is great to share riding tips and horse training advice with our working cattle ranch guests.
Debbie Cahill – Grounds Keeper Extraordinaire
Debbie is the glue that keeps the right hand together. She keeps up on all the watering, gardening, helps in the kitchen, tends the kids and drives the car when needed. She is our multi-tasking super woman.
I just came home from a week at the Dryhead Ranch and wanted to thank Iris, Jennifer, Jackie, and Jake for the greatest vacation I have ever had! I have always wanted to see Montana and this experience was more than I ever hoped for. The bunkhouse, food, horses, scenery and hospitality shown by this wonderful family is something I will always fondly remember. I came home with answers and this really did change my life in a… Read More→
Third time and keeps getting better! A big thanks to Jake, Sky, Jennifer, Jackie, Cannon, Suzie, and everyone else at the Dryhead for making my third trip to the ranch so much fun. We really got to experience a little bit of everything last week! The other guests and I really got along and seemed like had I had known them for years instead of just a few days. The warm family atmosphere at the… Read More→
For many of you, the Dryhead Ranch experience is a once in a life time event. For me, it was a twice in a lifetime event, 1995 and 1997. Last night, I was excited to hear from my wife that she would LOVE to experience the Dryhead-Shivley world!!! So for me, it will be a three time experience and to be able to share it wife my wife Cindy, just makes it even more special.… Read More→