Texas, March 2013 … Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, has appointed Evan Clapper program director of Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa. Linda Cerra, general manager for the ranch, Benchmark’s Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels property located in Moab, Utah, made the announcement.
"I am delighted to welcome Evan to our resort," said Ms. Cerra. "He is a perfect fit for Sorrel River Ranch's outdoor programming. Evan's background, along with his enthusiasm and passion for adventure, make him the ideal person for this new position. Our guests will benefit from his comprehensive knowledge of Moab and our unique destination.”
An extreme sports adventure enthusiast, Evan Clapper was previously field director for Wilderness Quest, a wilderness-based therapeutic program for teens and young adults struggling with addictions. Prior to this he managed logistics and instruction for a variety of guide services, outdoor programs, and wild lands restoration projects on the Colorado plateau. Clapper has also worked with Moab-area schools as site coordinator for afterschool programming.
Mr. Clapper's professional and academic careers combine high backcountry skill levels with degrees in Outdoor Recreational Leadership and Environmental Sciences. He is a graduate of Colorado Mesa University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and Technology. He earned his Associates degree in Outdoor Recreation from Colorado Mountain College. Clapper is the recipient of numerous nationally-recognized certifications. He resides in Moab.
About Sorrel River Ranch Resort & Spa
A member of Benchmark Hospitality International‘s exclusive Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM, Sorrel River Ranch Resort and Spa is tucked away on 160-acres of sprawling green pastures near Moab, Utah. With the Colorado River, towering red rock cliffs, mountain buttes and dramatic mesas, this ranch resort is a playground for adventure enthusiasts seeking to revel in the area's myriad active adventures, but also for families and corporate groups alike. The 55 cabin-style guest suites are pet-friendly and outfitted with authentic Southwestern décor, hardwood floors, kitchenettes, and views of the Colorado River or the La Sal Mountain Range. Guests enjoy a relaxed atmosphere of a working ranch where horses, vistas and a dramatic edible landscape create the backdrop of a once in a life time experience. The Resort's River Grill Restaurant offers farm to plate dining with seasonal ranch grown selections from our eco-friendly greenhouse and garden. The Spa at Sorrel River Ranch comes complete with locally-inspired revitalizing and holistic treatments including the Bourbon Cowboy and Toning Cactus Wrap, and relaxing yoga classes. The resorts Adventure Concierge can customize unique guest experiences ranging from sunset photo tours of Arches National Park, white water rafting all the way to Jeep Tours and Hummer Safaris. 14,000 square-feet of functional space indoors and out, as well as experienced staff and professional catering personal welcomes groups for weddings, retreats, and meetings. www.sorrelriver.com
About Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels™
Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels™ include unique hand-picked properties in spectacular U.S. destinations coast to coast. Each hotel and resort delivers personal luxury in a spirit true to its own distinctive locale, yet in keeping with the collection’s shared mission. They represent a select portfolio of Benchmark Hospitality International™ which has been a leading US-based hospitality management company for over 30 years.. Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels is the preferred choice of guests who yearn for transformation over accommodation, customization over conformity, and inspiration over predictability. With Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels, luxury is always personal. www.personalluxuryresortsandhotels.com