September 25, 2012

Meet the Guides: Michelle Meltke

Wolfe Creek Preserve is a world-class establishment. Need proof? Guide Michelle Meltke comes to us all the way from Germany! Originally from Germany, Michelle attended boarding school in South Korea before moving to the U.S. six years ago. Along with a cheerful personality, Michelle brings a passion for travel in every form, whether by plane, train or zip line! During the time we’ve been open, we’ve welcomed guests from a variety of different states and countries to our facility. We also love hearing about people’s experiences at ziplines in many different places, because they always comment that Wolfe Creek Preserve is a place that ranks among the top-tier zipline facilities in the world! In addition to our world-class facility, we are proud of our community of guides that truly make Wolfe Creek Preserve the special place that it is. Although Michelle Meltke has traveled the world, we’re happy she landed at Wolfe Creek Preserve. We took an opportunity to sit down with Michelle and ask her a few questions about herself: 1.        What is your favorite part about working for Branson Zipline? I love working with the other guides and learning about guests and why they are ziplining. 2.        What other activities do you enjoy? I love riding horses, art, languages, and cheerleading. 3.        If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Outgoing, fun, and honest. 4.        What made you want to work for Branson Zipline? Actually, it’s kind of a funny story: my mom applied and I tagged along for the interview. I ended up getting an interview that day and now I love my job as a guide! 5.        Are there any special zipline memories or experiences with guests that stand out? I’ve had people who got really emotional (in a good way) and they thanked me for overcoming their fears. Since Michelle is a seasoned traveler, she’s got experience with taking on new challenges and having fun in any situation. As one of her travel tips, Michelle always tells first time zipliners to “trust the guides and the equipment”. It’s not hard to trust in those two elements; our guides are trained for weeks before interacting with guests, and our equipment is nothing less than the best! If you’re interested in meeting world-traveler Michelle, or experiencing our world-class ziplining facility, come out to Wolfe Creek Preserve today! Plus, the season is changing to fall, and that’s Michelle’s favorite season because of the cool weather and relaxing atmosphere it brings. Come on out to Wolfe Creek Preserve and watch the leaves change from the treetops with us!
September 20, 2012

Meet the Guides: Megan Dornin

Wolfe Creek Preserve is a place that offers something for everyone. For a relaxing afternoon, we have rocking chairs on our porches. For a fun day of calm activities, we offer shopping, mining for gold, and a beautiful walk through nature. For those looking for adventure, we offer ziplining. And, for people who don’t get enough of an adrenaline rush from ziplining, we have the Blue Streak Fast Line and Free Fall Xpress. Megan Dornin, one of our guides, is […]
September 13, 2012

Wolfe Creek Preserve AGLOW with Visiting Outdoor Writers

On Tuesday, September 18th, Wolfe Creek Preserve will be AGLOW with over 150 visiting outdoor writers. Members of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers(AGLOW) are embarking on an outdoor adventure they won’t soon forget. A collection of talented photographers, writers, and media specialists who focus on promoting the outdoors through their publications will certainly make headlines during their afternoon at Wolfe Creek Preserve. They’ll have the opportunity to fly through the treetops while zipping, take photographs of the beautiful flora and fauna bountiful throughout the preserve, and gaze at the sunset-filled horizons of the Ozark Mountains.
September 12, 2012

Safari Dan Returns from Successful Trek to SYTA Annual Conference

Here at Wolfe Creek Preserve, we believe in the benefits of immersing yourself in a new location. Travelling somewhere new to experience new sights, sounds, and activities can allow people to grow emotionally, socially, and change their perspective on the world in a positive way. The Student Youth and Travel Association holds some of the same opinions regarding travel; their mission statement states that they are an organization that seeks to promote “travel experiences for student and youth which enhance their social, cultural, and educational growth” (Source).
December 21, 2011

Meet the Guides: Dustin

We’ve been introducing several people to you over the past few weeks. Today we get to meet Dustin who has been a part of our Branson Zipline Crew since the beginning of our 2010 season. He grew up right here in the beautiful Ozark terrain and has always loved working outside. This passion for the outdoors lead Dustin to become a part of Branson Zipline. I mean, what other job pays you to play in the snow? Dustin is our […]
December 19, 2011

Meet the Guide: Jen

 If you are looking for a guide who is all in, we have found her. Jen has been a part of Branson Zipline since April of 2011. She is a fun loving, hard working tour guide, and loves chatting with her guests about everything and anything! Jen grew up in Branson, Mo and always loved going to Silver Dollar City – a must do when visiting Branson. It was only fitting that Jen work as a zipline tour guide […]
December 19, 2011

Safari Dan’s Guest Interview

We have a lot of fun with our guests here at Branson Zipline, and I thought it would be great if I could share some of our guest experience’s with you. I had the privilege to talk with a couple of our guests. Scott and Tara, From Bois D’ Arc Mo. They were in Branson, celebrating their 12 year Anniversary. Wanting to do something fun to commemorate it, they decided to go Ziplining with us! Neither had been on a zipline […]
December 15, 2011

Preserves on the Preserve?

Hi, I am Safari Dan. I enjoy the delicious flavors of Amish Feast canned goods found only here at Wolfe Creek Station. We’ve got many flavors of jelly and jams that I haven’t had since I was kid. Many of these flavors are sure to bring back fond memories.   Every time I taste Gooseberry jam, I think back to the days when my granny and I would spend many a summer evenings picking goose berries, to make a batch […]
December 14, 2011

Safari Dan Introduction

Greetings, my name is Safari Dan. I am the interesting, sometimes funny, but always entertaining Photo Safari guide here at the Wolfe Creek preserve, and a unique part of the Branson Zipline. You might have observed me while you were enjoying one of our many Zipline Canopy Adventures, guiding one of our Photo Safari’s through the Wolfe Creek Preserve. I may have even drove you up Wolfe Mountain, in our Pinzgauer. I more than likely introduced myself, while you were […]
December 14, 2011

Meet the Guides: Kyle B.

  Kyle is definitely our artistic mind out here at Branson Zipline (see some of his early pieces above). With a wealth of knowledge, Kyle is sure to know the answer to any of your outdoor questions. He grew up in Springfield, MO and was the oldest of three children. Now he is currently living with his family in Billings, MO. This January is going to be quite exciting for Kyle and his family as they are expecting to add two twin […]