Professional Outfitter Guide
French Creek Sportsman's Club is the premier destination in the United States for professional big game hunting guides, fly fishing experts and outdoor sporting adventures. Our expert hunt guides, led by Jake Keller and Matt Anderson, are familiar with every acre of ranch terrain, as well as hunt species and seasonal conditions on the ranch. Whether you're hunting, fly fishing or both, French Creek Sportsman's Club offers premier outdoor sporting experience along with refined lodging via our luxurious “dual” Orvis Endorsed fly fishing and wing shooting Lodge & Spa.
Meet Our Guides
Jake Keller, Big Game Outfitter
Jake Keller, Big Game Outfitter and Assistant Ranch Manager is a third generation native to the Platte River Valley who is following in his father and grandfathers footsteps as an outfitter. He has guided hunts professionally for 12 years and joined Brush Creek Ranch in 2010, bringing to the team his unmatched expertise of the area. Jake loves spending as much time as he can in the outdoors glassing for big bull elk and buck deer, finding lion tracks in the fresh snow and sharing the thrill of the hunt with his clients.
Matt Anderson, Director of Activities/Outfitting
As the Activities Director for Brush Creek Ranch, Matt Anderson oversees the development and execution of all activities and adventure experience related programming at the Ranch. Matt is from Evergreen, Colorado where he grew up in the outdoors, harvesting his first elk at the age of 12, and has been professionally guiding fly fishing and big game hunting for the past 12 years. Prior to coming to Brush Creek Ranch, he served as a guide for individuals, a lodge, a fly shop and most recently, helped run the activities, and fishing and hunting programs for a luxury shared ranch community. Anderson has a degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University.
Vickie Lamb, Wingshooting Manager
Based in the deep South most of her life, Vickie Lamb has spent the past 30 years training, hunting and competing with hunting dogs throughout the country. Hundreds of her magazine articles on dog training, hunting and the outdoors have been nationally published and she’s written several books, including The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book and Dynamics of Hound Training and is a contributing author to Encyclopedia of North American Sporting Dogs. As Wingshooting Manager at Brush Creek Ranch, Vickie utilizes her skills in overseeing and implementing the development of upland and waterfowl wingshooting activities, coordinating ultimate hunt experiences, and training the ranch’s versatile hunting dogs and performance hounds. Her website, vickielamboutdoors.com, merges with her responsibilities at the ranch, showcasing video clips and photo pictorials of interesting dog training progression, hunting prowess and the mutual blending of unique outdoor lifestyle on our spectacular Wyoming properties.
Adam Crowson, Lead Angler
Adam Crowson hails from Boise, Idaho and attributes his obsession with fly fishing to his dad, who taught him how to fish as a young boy on some of the most iconic trout waters in the West, including Silver Creek and the Big Wood, Boise and Salmon Rivers. Crowson has guided for six years – four at Brush Creek Ranch, where he now leads the Angling team. He loves the beauty and remoteness of the Platte River Valley, the phenomenal fishing, and the fact that the area doesn’t look much different than it did 100 years ago.
Ron Brown, Gun Range Manager/Safety Officer
Gun Range Manager Ron Brown hails from Michigan and has been hunting big game in the west since 1986 precisely. For the last 20 years, he has hunted specifically in Wyoming, and knows the Platte River Valley like the back of his hand. There is nowhere he would rather hunt. Ron has been with the BCR team for seven years and has taught thousands of people how to shoot a firearm.
Ron Hawkins, Ranch Manager
As Ranch Manager, Ron Hawkins brings more than 30 years of outfitting experience and ranch and livestock management to Brush Creek Ranch, where he oversees the Ranch herd, the equestrian program and day-to-day operations of Brush Creek Ranch’s working cattle ranch. Hawkins previously owned his own Outfitting company and led hundreds of big game hunts. He holds a degree in Range Management from the University of Wyoming and is a graduate of the John Lyons Horsemanship Clinic. He is also a certified livestock appraiser. Outside of his role at Brush Creek Ranch, Hawkins has worked with the Bureau of Land Management on their wild horse program and has been involved with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rough stock program. He is a Wyoming Wildlife and Habitat council member, a North American Hunter member and Vice President of the Highline Irrigation System.
Michael Geiser, Fishing Guide
Michael Geiser returns for his second season as a BCR Fishing Guide, after falling in love with the solitude of Wyoming and its vast amount of trophy waters. Born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains, Mike has over 20 years of fly fishing experience from fishing for Trout in California to Tarpon in Florida. He says he is living his dream life in the outdoors after abandoning stressful government work. When he’s not fishing, Mike enjoys water color painting, knitting, and cooking vegan foods.
Trey Mullen, Fishing Guide
Trey grew up in the small front range town of Lyons, Colorado where he was fortunate enough to have Rocky Mountain National Forest as a backyard. Trey has been fly fishing for over 15 years and has guided waters between Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. In the off season, he spends his time traveling the world in search of the next big fish. This is Trey’s second season at the ranch.
Clayton Winter, Fishing Guide
Growing up in Twin Falls Idaho, Clayton began fishing and hunting with his father at a young age. Some of his favorite waters include the Boise River, Silver Creek, and the Snake River. Clayton's’ previous work experience include Idaho Fish and Game, Department of Environmental Quality, and guiding part time since the age of 20. Last year he was the lead guide at the local fly shop in Logan, Utah. For the past four years Clayton has been obtaining an undergraduate degree in Fisheries Resource and Aquatic Science from Utah State University.
Jon Rachal, Fishing Guide
Third year BCR Veteran Jon Rachal was born in Jacksonville, Florida and has lived the guiding life since being introduced to the mountains at age eighteen, focusing on skiing. He has lived and fished heavily in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and California. Jon began working in the fishing industry at age 23, learning the ropes in fly shops, before starting as a guide. Local Wyoming waters are his favorite to fish.
Hayden Dale, Fishing Guide
Hayden grew up in Blythewood, South Carolina, where the local golf course ponds were his stomping ground as a kid. It wasn’t until Hayden began attending the University of South Carolina that he started fly fishing. He found time to fish between classes on his home water, the Saluda River, only ten minutes away. Hayden looks forward to his first season at Brush Creek Ranch and hopes that every guest he takes out on the water will learn something from him.