Meet Our Staff

Warren Clinton - Owner Ruth Clinton

Ruth Clinton

1943 - 2009

2013 marks Warren’s 32nd year in the lodging business in Estes Park.  Ruthie was his partner prior to her passing on in 2009. Warren brings a background in law, real estate development and home building, and banking.  Ruthie was in the computer field and an early advocate of  the internet.  Our company, eMarketing, LLC , which Ruthie ran enabled our lodges and the Estes Park community to be one of the early internet marketing proponents.  Ruthie's influence both at the lodge and in the Estes Park community are still much in evidence today.  Warren and staff would love to welcome you to our peaceful mountain retreat!
LuJean - Manager Wanda - Assistant Manager
I came to Castle Mountain Lodge in 1987 as a resident manager. I moved here from Brush, CO where we owned and operated our own hardware store. Before moving to Brush we were livestock farmers in Nebraska.  For the last 4 years I have worked here part time and the remainder of the year back home in Nebraska. Now I live here year round. After 29 years in banking, I am enjoying my 2nd career in the hospitality business.  I love the mountains, hiking, music and reading.
Mike Barbara Jo - Housekeeping 
I have visited Estes Park every summer since I was a baby.  When I turned 18, I moved here from Iowa and never left.  I have worked a variety of jobs in Estes Park over the last 30 years and am also proud to have served the people of Estes Valley as a volunteer fire fighter, just recently retired after 23 years.  I have been married to my beautiful wife Kelly for 23 years and we raised two wonderful daughters. In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, bowling and woodworking. I was born and Raised in Kansas. I came to the Estes Valley for a visit in 1995 and then moved here in October 1996. I love it here!
Richard Alisha

AS Electronics Technology, U. of Akron:US Coast Guard, Ohio National Guard: Aviation electronics and engineering development for Rockwell, Collins, and Siemens Transportation: Rafting Guide, Maintenance Manager at Castle Mountain Lodge

I am a Nebraska native from Newman Grove.  I will be a junior in college starting next fall, majoring in nursing at Nebraska Medical Center. I have been visiting Estes Park for years and am so happy to be working in Colorado this summer!

Devon Kristin 


Hi, I'm from St. Louis, MO. I'm a Sophmore at warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, majoring in Social Work with a minor in Spanish. This is my second summer working at Castle Mountain Lodge.

I am from a small town in Iowa. I will be a Sophmore in college studying nursing. A couple from my church, who have worked at the lodge, told me about this job and I quickly applied. I love traveling and seeing new places so I was excited to come to Colorado to work for the summer. 
Conrad Clay

This is my first summer working at the lodge and I’ve loved every minute of it.  I flew here less than 24 hours after graduating from high school in St. Louis . I will be a freshman at Principia College in Elsah, IL this Fall. I love biking, sailing, skiing, camping and playing frisbee in the rain!  i am from Bowen Island, BC, Canada.

This is my second summer working at the Lodge.  I am from St. Louis and have been going to Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC.  I love woodworking and working outdoors.