About the Double Diamond Team
Head Teamster and Owner of Double Diamond Bar Ranch. He was raised on the family ranch, and still calls it home today. He earned a BS degree from Utah State University in Plant Science. He also worked on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for many seasons as a teamster and winter naturalist. Winters find him feeding his livestock with a team of draft horses and sleigh which led him to ideas of working horses in other venues year round. This gentleman cowboy might serenade you with his deep bass voice or yodeling. Land and animal stewardship are Meredith’s love.
Head Support and Ranch Mom. She moved to Teton Valley, met and married Meredith, and never left. They have 6 children who they raised to work hard and build strong character. She earned her BS & M.Ed degrees from South Dakota State University in Education and Counseling respectively. She currently works as an Elementary School Counselor, but “Mom” is her favorite title. Dana was born and raised in the Marine Corps. She is in charge of reservations and greeting guests. Building people and relationships are Dana’s love.
Teamster and Manager of Double Diamond Bar Ranch. He was raised on the family ranch, and will soon call it home again. Gabe will be earning his BS degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Major in Agribusiness and a Minor in Finance. Gabe is passionate about embracing the tradition of farm and ranch life, while moving it forward with new and innovative ideas. This young cowboy’s strong baritone voice matched with a guitar can be heard making music. Enjoying what he does and serving people are Gabe’s love.
Office Manager of Double Diamond Bar Ranch. Raised on the family ranch, she is happily married to a local rancher, Bryce Beard. They each work on their respective family ranches while looking forward to making their own place here in Teton Valley. Bella is working towards a Communications Disorders degree from Utah State University, planning on a Masters in Speech Language Pathology down the road. She also speaks Spanish: Se habla espanol! Bella does our accounting and helps with reservations. She keeps our office humming like a well-oiled tractor, and is our go-to wedding girl.
Wrangler at Double Diamond Bar Ranch. Raised on the family ranch, she won’t be helping us out this season, but will be back in the future. She sings beautiful Alto harmony while playing her guitar, ukulele or piano. Everything musical is Livy’s love.
Wrangler at Double Diamond Bar Ranch. Raised on the family ranch, she will be attending Utah State University this fall to study Equine Assisted Therapy. Amelia loves playing the guitar, singing, riding horses, and cracking her bull whip. Everything western is Amelia's love.
Ranch Hand at Double Diamond Bar Ranch. Raised on the family ranch, she will be a junior at Teton High School this fall. She moves irrigation pipe, raises a 4-H lamb and pig every year, and does a variety of work around the place. You might hear her beautiful soprano voice singing alongside her Dad or older siblings, but her real passion is dancing. Everything creative is Eliza’s love.
Ranch Hand at Double Diamond Bar Ranch. Raised on the family ranch, he will be a freshman at Teton High School this fall. He moves irrigation pipe, raises a 4-H lamb and pig every year, and does a variety of work around the place. He is his Dad’s sidekick and his dog, “Buster’s”, best friend. He has boundless energy to work outside on any and every project, and is a great team player. Everything outdoors is Gideon’s love.
Our Draft Horse Team
Nicknamed “Gil”, he is 16 years old and 18 hands high. Calm and steady describe this gentle giant. He’s a blonde Belgian, aptly named for their blonde mane and tail. Gil is a hard puller, and likes to go!
Gus is also a blonde Belgian, named after the King of Sweden, Gustav. He is 15 years old and 16 ½ hands high. Full of personality, he is a little boy in a big body. Gussy craves human attention, loving to be scratched and petted. He’s a hard, steady puller, not as big as the others but has a big heart. Gus is a true Wilson, born and raised on the family ranch, along with his twin sister, Gwen, which is very rare among horses.
Nicknamed “Gal”, he is 8 years old and 19 ½ hands high. He is the dominant horse of the herd, also a Belgian, a strong and steady puller. Gal is big and knows it, full of huberous!
Five Generations of History
In June 1888 a young man of Scot/Irish decent name Thomas Ross Wilson traveled North to “investigate the unknown country around Teton City, Idaho”. Upon reaching Teton Basin, he made a tour of the valley and left determined to make it his home.
In April 1889 he returned with his family to raise livestock and crops on the Wyoming and Idaho border, “with the towering Tetons on the east range”. They realized their dream in what is now known as Alta, Wyoming, in the shadow of those great mountains.
Over one hundred years and five generations later, their great-grandson Meredith, his wife Dana, and their children, continue caring for the land and living “the good life”. Here, on that same ranch, at 6,500 feet above sea level, our love for the wide-open blue skies, fields of green, and fresh mountain air has only become stronger. We consider living in this special place a “grand” opportunity and are passionate about keeping our land open to share with generations to come. We are hopeful of sharing our story, hospitality, and experience with you!