Maytag Ranch has recruited a wonderful staff of full-time, experienced professionals who provide the finest possible management of the ranch year-round. They are a passionate, well-qualified group of individuals whose care exceeds expectations.



TJ VanOoyen, Ranch Manager
• Horse shoeing and Blacksmithing from Montana State.
• 16 years at the Triangle X Ranch, as Foreman / Head Wrangler and Horse Shoer
• Teaching horsemanship skills and riding lessons to guests.
• Management of 11 wranglers, 80 guests, and 170+ horses.
• Certified instructor for Wilderness First Aid.


Deanna Gilstrap, Office Manager
• Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Drafting and Design
• 8 years experience in the Architectural / Engineering Field
• 9 years experience in Video Game Development
• 9 years experience running the office for small businesses
• Cattle / Outfitting ranch experience