Meet Our Team

Meet our


Dustin & Marlinda Shurback

Our owner is no stranger to River Ranch Resort. Dustin started here picking up trash as a 13-year-old kid and has worked hard and took great pride in the resort ever since. He and his wife Marlinda purchased the Resort in 2020 and have been striving to make it better and better for our customers every single year. They have two sons together, Sam and Grayson, who love to hang out at the Resort whether it’s throwing rocks in the river or hanging out with the staff. Their favorite part of owning the resort is the amazing staff they get to work with and seeing the happy customers return year after year.

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Behind the Scenes:

Reid Schmit

Reid is our Store Manager at the resort. He began here as a teen and was a beach hand for many years until he left for college where he double majored in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Sports Management. He now oversees our inventory, IT, reservations, and much more.


Marketing Director:

Parker Harris

Parker is our Marketing Director. Parker has been with us since he was a teenager as a beach hand and is currently attending college to earn his BA in Marketing. He loves the outdoors as well so he spends his weekends outside helping his team at the beaches. 


Beach Hand Manager:

Trent Alik

Trent is our Beach Hand Manager and in charge of outdoor inventory. He has been with us for many years and has grown so much in his time here. Trent has always got a smile on his face and encouraging others to be better and work harder.


Events Coordinator:

Gary Duke

Gary is our Event Coordinator. We have a beautiful 3,600 sq foot event center on site. We have had the pleasure of hosting many weddings, parties, fundraisers and more. Gary is there to make sure everything goes smoothly for your day whatever the occasion. He has been in ministry for over 20 years and attended AGTS where he received his MA in Counseling. He continues to do counseling currently as well. You can also find him grilling up mouth-watering steaks at Texas Jacks here at the resort!