I am the oldest of three children born to Gerald and Betsy (Owen) Mahoney and the only girl. I have lived on the Diamond Seven Bar Ranch all of my life, except for time at college and couple years teaching school in Nebraska and here in Wyoming. I was born in 1966 and I remember not having electricity or running water in our house. When I was three, Mom and Dad built the ranch house, as it now stands. I have many memories of growing up here on the ranch and I learned all the things a rancher should know from mending fences, training horses, driving tractors and farming, getting a quick meal together when unexpected company comes, helping cows calve, pulling porcupine quills out of the dog’s nose, getting the eggs from the chickens, etc… I always dreamed that I would own the ranch and now that dream has come true for me. I love this life with its fresh air, independence, and challenges. It means a lot to me to have so much of my family’s heritage tied up here and I love the old stories. I am best working with the horses and cattle and enjoy that work the most. I love to dance and I do play the guitar (somewhat poorly). I like the older cowboy and country western songs. I have four sons who are a big help on the ranch, Sam, Hunter, Christian and Hudson. I function as the CEO of my enterprises – which keeps me busier than I would like. But, when I can I sneak out and ride, ride, ride.
A Note from the CEO (“Beth”) about “The Crew”
The heritage of The Diamond Seven Bar Ranch is built on the ideology of big dreams, hard work and integrity. You will see those ideas echoed in our literature, our life and our work. I had big dreams and those dreams would not be possible without exceptional people who shared our values to work with us. Those people have gravitated to us and our dreams and added dimensions and richness that we could not have imagined ourselves. You will see them listed below and will be able to read a bit about them. We want you to know that they are the best of the best and exceptional beyond exception. Without them, sharing the Ranch with you would not be possible.
Vic Mahoney – Cowboy
Vic grew up here on the ranch and learned how to run the ranch from his dad, Gerald Mahoney. He is the brother of Beth, the owner of the Diamond 7 Bar Ranch. Before returning to Wyoming in 2016, Vic lived in Lexington, Kentucky where he worked at a large church maintaining the building and grounds. On your ranch vacation, he will spend many of the days with you, taking you on horseback rides, teaching you to fix fence, gathering the cattle and moving them from pasture to pasture. He tells the best stories of the people who lived here through the years. Vic lives here on the ranch with his wife, Rachel and their girls Meaghan and Lydia.
Ed Reilly – Office Manager, Giant Rubber Water Tanks
Ed is the office manager for Beth’s other business, Giant Rubber Water Tanks. He also helps out with just about any aspect of the guest ranch. He’s been the cook, the cleaner, and the entertainment. Ed’s got a voice for old time country music and loves to share it. You’ll see Ed around the ranch office, feel free to stop in and tell him hi, he’s always up for a good visit.