Terry and April Bancesco, along with their three daughters, Gabrielle, Mia, and Amelia joined the Snow Wolf Lodge team in 2017. Terry brings experience in Mechanical Engineering and Maintenance Supervision for various companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, while April brings her love of the culinary arts and organizational skillset. They have worked together as a team renovating and restoring homes in their community, and Terry and April have also worked as leaders for both youth and young married couples within the local church. The family is excited to be a part of the future of Snow Wolf Lodge and Summit Ministries.
Property Manager & Catering Manager
THE BANCESCO FAMILY
Anthony and Ryanna Orona were married at Snow Wolf Lodge in 2012 while Anthony was working as the Maintenance Technician. Summit and the lodge have been intertwined in their story all along the way. Since 2013, they have spent several years away from the lodge on separate occasions in order for Ryanna to complete her degree in Business Administration at Texas Tech University, and to live in Ryanna’s hometown and help with her family’s business in Snyder, Texas. Anthony brings his experience from serving on Summit’s Summer Staff and working as the Maintenance Technician, along with several home remodeling projects, and Ryanna brings experience from working in different aspects of business administration at non-profit and for-profit companies. Anthony and Ryanna love living in Colorado and enjoy fishing and backpacking in the San Juan wilderness. They are thrilled to be returning to Snow Wolf Lodge and getting to share it with their son Jack.
Maintenance Supervisor & Retreat Coordinator
THE ORONA FAMILY
Tripp Almon joined Summit in 2018 and serves as the Director of Summit Semester. He relocated to the great state of Colorado with his wife, Megan, and their kids, Neely and Rogan, from the little town of Newnan, Georgia — just south of Atlanta. Tripp’s passion for educating students in the areas of Christian theology, worldview, and apologetics grew in large part from growing up in a Christian home and then struggling profoundly with the tidal wave of cultural ideas that engulfed him as he entered a secular university. Thankfully, his experience taught him that Christianity not only stands in the marketplace of ideas — it soars. Since then, he and Megan, an apologist and speaker with Life Training Institute, seek to cultivate environments where students feel the freedom to ask big questions and are encouraged to pursue real answers. Before joining Summit, Tripp, a former elite gymnast, coached gymnastics for more than two decades and served as a pastor for 10 years. He and his family love the outdoors and adventure sports, particularly off-road motorcycling. Tripp is also a rally car co-driver with Almon Brothers Racing Team — 2017 champions of the NASA Rally Atlantic Cup Series.