Dennis Steele, Owner, Bit-O-Wyo Ranch, Blue Water Cowboy Band, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals , Arrangements and of course Head Wrangler.
Dennis Steele is the owner of Bit-O-Wyo Ranch and orginator of the The Blue Water Cowboy Band. His love of music started in grade school learning music with his father. In high school, he was the lead in several musicals and later toured the US with a barbershop quartet. In high school Dennis was a member of The Flapjacks, an award winning barbershop quartet. He has performed in The Music Man and toured Midwest colleges for three seasons with a quartet . Dennis has toured in the USO with the North Door. He has had the privilege of performing with the Osmonds, Johnny Cash, Bob Hope, and Charlie Pride. Dennis is a Professor of Computer Science at Regis University and is the proud father of his four children. Heather, Shannan & Gabe, are also members of The Bit-O-Wyo Posse and Chad, is an entrepreneur, leader for youth groups, enjoys playing the drums, and owns Cyber-reality in Denver, Co. “Doc”, as he is referred to by his university students, has written two books, one in Computer Science, and one forthcoming entitled: Synthesis: The Convergence of Consciousness Theory, Mythology, and Machine Intelligence. Dennis, as the proud father, is happy that he gets to share the Bit-O-Wyo stage with his family and friends.
Molly Myer, Bit-O- Wyo Ranch Manager, the Boss
Molly is Dennis' partner in life and the Bit-O-Wyo Ranch. While Molly still calls herself a city girl she is a ranch girl at heart. Molly, a 5th generation Colorado native, has crossed the state line to Wyoming and has a great time at the Bit-O-Wyo. She works in the background to make certain that everything runs smoothly. Molly is an attorney, mediator, real estate consultant and writer. Her current writing project takes place, where else, the Bit-O-Wyo Ranch. You will see her touch in almost everything we do at the Ranch. Molly is proud to be part of the Bit-O-Wyo family and enjoys getting to know all the guests we entertain every year.
Heather Steele, The Blue Water Cowboy Band- Vocals & Choreography, Founder, WindRiders Adventure Camp
Dennis began singing to Heather before she was born. Her first performance at four years old was singing the Beatles hit, “Hey Jude”. By the time she was 5, she had a song written for her called “Heather is her Name” that aired on radio stations nationwide. It was written by her Dad’s best friends while performing with The North Door Singers on USO tours in the 60’s. At eleven, she was cast in Hollywood’s famous Mickey Mouse Club, was professionally modeling for names such as Sears and JC Penny’s catalogs. One of her favorite entertainment memories was working as a singing and dancing “Saloon Gal” in a western show in Cody, Wyoming at age 17. In College and throughout her twenties, she sang in a southern/country rock band, continued to perform with her family, and theatre. Today, Heather is the owner of Steele Communications, Inc., and as a writer, facilitator and life coach resides in Denver and Boulder Colorado when she is not “at home” here at the Bit-O-Wyo Ranch. Heather is a very proud mom of 23 year old Jon Tyler. Heather’s passion is when she is in service to others and her heart project with partner, Christopher Keener, [our tenor], is their summer kids camp- WindRiders Adventure Camp for Kids located right here at The Bit-O-Wyo-Ranch. Heather is delighted to be performing with her family and friends at the family ranch.
Christopher Keener, The Blue Water Cowboy Band - Vocals, Founder, WindRiders Adventure Camp
Christopher has been performing, directing, writing and producing professionally since 1983. His first role, back when he was sixteen going on seventeen, was Rolf, Liesl's love interest in The Sound of Music. One of his most memorable opportunities since then was Forever Plaid, which he performed hundreds of times from 1992-1998, and directed several productions as well. His company, The Performance Works, which was started in 2000, is dedicated to creating corporate messages that stick by infusing videos and live presentations with humor and music. Chris also runs WindRiders Adventure Camp along with the love interest in his life, Heather Steele. Chris is honored to share the stage with the talented Steele family.