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Flying 7 Ranch

for Youth


The ranch is located outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho in the great

Snake River Valley. Wildlife and great scenery abound. We are

very close to Yellowstone Park and Jackson Hole. The staff at

Flying 7 Ranch has over 30 years experience in coaching at the

high school level and over 35 years experience working with

youth, including other youth ranches and wilderness programs.


Mike Harrigfeld

Owner of the ranch with his wife Lola. Mike grew up learning

“the cowboy way” on his fathers cattle ranch. Mike

has been a high school football, basketball, and track coach

for many years while running the Flying 7 Ranch. He has coached

and mentored several successful college athletes and other students

who have gone on to achieve success in other fields.

Chad Harrigfeld

Chad and his wife Tori are the managers of The Flying 7 Ranch.

After his college football career Chad became the number one

trainer at the ranch along with his other responsibilities on

the ranch. Chad has been involved in coaching football in the

community. He is also a certified trainer in Positive Control


Mauna Rae Harrigfeld

After Mauna Rae’s college volleyball career in Arizona, she

worked on a youth ranch in Utah and loved it, so she wanted

to be part of our staff. We are anxious to take advantage of

her experience and skill.She also coaches in the local high


Brett Harrigfeld

Brett is the youngest son of the Harrigfeld’s, and he has just

returned off a mission for his church. He knows the ranch life,

and will be a good model for the boys.

Shellie Willardson

With Shellie comes a wealth of experience. 5 Years experience

working in troubled youth programs, including wilderness programs

and animal therapy. She was a psyche tech at two different juvenile

lock down facilities, and a correctional officer at a men’s

prison. She also has been a Psychosocial Rehabilitator at a

counseling agency. She has a B.S Degree in Psychology. She is

a valuable resource for Flying 7 Ranch.

Cory Wilson

Cory is our around-the-clock licensed professional therapist

(L.L.P.C.) with experience in family counseling and is currently

a high school counselor. He will assist our students with individual

therapy and treatment plans, as well as family therapy to improve

relationships in the home.

There are other professionals, full-time

therapists, teachers, physicians, volunteers, and other members

of the family who will be involved on the ranch as needed.