Our Staff

We have an incredible group of people working tirelessly every day to make sure each of our children are loved and cared for.


Obdulia & Fracisco (Pancho) Ornelas

As our Mexica Directors, this couple has a huge heart for children and have a crucial role here at the Ranch. They oversee day to day operations and make sure our staff and children have what they need and are well cared for.


Girls’ Dorm Houseparent Couple: Gabriel & Maria

Gabriel and Maria moved up the Ranch with their three sons in September, 2018, to care for our first group of girls. They work extremely hard and take care of their girls so well. They are a huge blessing!

Tayde, Martha & Sarah

Tayde (Middle) is our wonderful cook that prepares all the meals for our kids every day. Martha and her daughter, Sarah, volunteer multiple times a week, assisting our houseparents with whatever is needed. We love these three!



Pastor Daniel & Pastora Aleyda Aguinaga

Our Mexican founders have worked with Dave and Shannon, pouring their heart and souls into this orphanage. They do so many things for us. From planning and payroll, to vision casting and caring for our staff. Our home is incredibly fortunate to have these two.


Dave & Shannon Edmondson

As the founders of Rancho la Hermosa, these two have done countless things to make this home a reality. From planning, building, fundraising, facilitating teams, and caring for our staff, they have made this home possible.




Brittany Ballantine

As our American Interim Director, Brittany is the liaison between our founders stateside and our staff on site. She does administration, communications, and team hosting.



Jasmine Brooks

Our intern, Jasmine, does countless things for us at the Ranch. From driving the kids to school, running errands, to helping out our house moms and administration. She is instrumental to our home!


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Dan Edmondson

Dave’s brother, Dan, is a Pastor in Seattle, WA. For the past 36 years Dan has been involved in mission work and an educator. Dan is the Superintendent at the Rancho la Hermosa school.