The Ranch - STAFF

Chris Pfadt


Montana Outfitter License #20265, Guide License #12812

Chris has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with jobs that have ranged from working in high-end restaurants and ski resort hotels to managing luxury Montana fly fishing lodges. With a keen lifelong passion for fishing and hunting, he was drawn to Montana in 1998 from his roots in Pennsylvania to pursue his outdoor interests.  Chris is the fly fishing outfitter for the lodge and also operates Grey Cliffs Horse Outfitters providing guest rides on the ranch.

Now with a perfect blend of guest service and guiding experience as the Grey Cliffs Ranch General Manager and Guide/Outfitter since 2006, Chris loves to share his knowledge of the outdoors with guests. He lives on site with his wife Licia, a ceramic artist, his two kids Aidan and Kilah, and his German Shorthair Pointers Hunter, and Arlo.

Tracy Blashill


Montana Guide License #8043

We are excited to have Tracy Blashill on our staff.  Tracy helps with the ranching side of Grey Cliffs in addition to guiding guests. His many years of Montana fly fishing experience and friendly disposition on the river will ensure a great time:

Tracy Blashill grew up in Austin, Texas. In the early eighties Tracy began guiding whitewater trips in the American southwest, and guiding fly fishermen on some of those rivers soon followed. Since then guiding has led Tracy around the world. For almost two decades he has made the incomparable rivers and mountains of southwest Montana home.

Kendra Novas


Montana Guide License #44868

We’d like to introduce you to our resident cowgirl, Kendra Novas!  Coming over from next door in Idaho, Kendra started working with us in August of 2019. You’ll find her guiding fly fishers on the rivers, guiding horse rides on the ranch and doing a little of everything, serving and bar tending at the lodge and helping out with reservations. When she’s not working, she likes to spend her time in the outdoors, fly fishing and with her horses. And when you come stay with us, she would be happy to teach you a little roping!


McKenzie Pearce


You may have already talked to McKenzie if you’ve called in. She has been in the hospitality industry for 15 years!  She’s our reservationist and bartending server extraordinaire!   Her passion for planning guests perfect vacation is distinct.  McKenzie, her partner Ben and their big dog Otter can’t get enough of the winter months and the excellent skiing/snow sports Montana provides.  She’s also quite the fly fisher herself.  Call in and chat her up sometime, she’ll be glad to give you the inside track to spending time in our area. 

Call Us: 406-285-6512