Bob & Nicholas being coached by the King of the Square pancakes, Gus.


With mixed emotions, Tanque Verde Ranch announces that Paul “Gus” Gustafson will be leaving his position as General Manager and accepting the appointment as General Manager of Woodhill Country Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Since September 1992, Gus has been a loyal and dedicated member of the Tanque Verde Ranch staff. He started his career as a tennis pro and worked his way through the ranks, including management positions in operations, programs and recreation. In the spring of 2009, Gus was appointed General Manager. Through his hard work and dedication, Gus has become the hands on leader at Tanque Verde Ranch.

At Tanque Verde Ranch, Gus’s greatest strength has always been his excellent guest service skills. He prides himself on knowing his guests by name and strives to make each guest’s stay better than the last. During his time as General Manager, Tanque Verde Ranch received numerous awards including Top Ranch Finalist by Conde Nast, A Top Ten Family Vacation Destination by The Travel Channel, Top Wedding Venue by The Knot, and Top Spring Break for Families by Travel and Leisure Magazine.

“Joanne, the boys and I will miss all of our guests and staff, who have been like extended family, tremendously. We take with us 19 years of friendship, laughter and incredible memories. Thanks for your part in creating those memories,” said Gus.

Effective August 6th, Nicholas Gold will take over Gus’s responsibilities as the company works towards a permanent appointment. Gold is currently the Director of Operations and is responsible for all aspects of Ranch operations including food and beverage, reservations, housekeeping, grounds and maintenance. Gold has been with Tanque Verde Ranch since January 2011.

“We wish Gus and his family much happiness in their new home and new career,” said Scott Siler, Chief Executive Officer of Cote Family Companies.