Our People

Hidden River Cave Staff

We are so pleased to introduce you to our Hidden River Cave/American Cave Museum Staff!

These are the friendly faces that you will see at our front counter or on the property. Each is passionate about caves, caving and the outdoors and if you read our reviews, they all do an amazing job!

Please make sure to click on the “About” links under their photos to read more.

Aaron Robertson

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Aaron Robertson-Hidden River Cave Guide
Aaron Robertson is from Corbin, KY and has worked at Hidden River Cave for over a year.
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His experience includes studying at Eastern Kentucky University for three years and Cincinnati State for one year. He worked as a rail conductor for 20 years and as a firefighter at Shelbyville Fire and Rescue for three years. He has been caving since he was a young teenager, mostly along the Rockcastle River area. His favorite hobbies are anything outdoors related such as: caving, hiking, rock climbing and herping. He is currently a guide at Hidden River Cave doing the biplane, rappel station, wild cave tours and a cave guide.

Fun Fact: Arachnophobia.

Greg Hogan

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Greg Hogan-Hidden River Cave Guide
Greg Hogan was born in Cave City, Kentucky but moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he spent most of his life growing up.
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He worked 41 years with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, retired and then started working at Hidden River Cave in 2016. Greg says the best part of the job is sharing the cave with people from all over the world and being a zipline and rappel guide. He started caving when he began working at the cave in 2016 and when he is not working, he likes to fish, golf and work around his house that was built in 1877.

Brooklynn Sallee

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Brooklynn Sallee-Hidden River Cave Guide
Brooklynn Sallee grew up in Horse Cave, Kentucky and has been working at Hidden River Cave for over a year now.
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She is a zip line, rappel, and cave tour guide. She graduated high school in May of 2019 and plans on going to college in August of 2020. Her favorite part about working at the cave is that she has some of the greatest friends, explores a beautiful cave, and gets to meet new people everyday. She has only been caving for a year now when she started working at the cave. Her favorite hobby is anything to do with the outdoors. She loves hiking and looking for artifacts. A fun fact about her is that even though she works at a cave, she is scared of the dark.

Christian Rodrigues

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Chris Rodrigues was born and raised right here in Hart County, KY.

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He has been working with the American Cave Conservation Association and Hidden River Cave for over a year as a zipline, rappel and cave guide. He is a senior in high school but will be going into the National Guard shortly after. He didn’t think he would have an interest in caves until he started working here ACCA and quickly fell in love with it. His favorite part about working at the cave is meeting the people that walk through the doors. Some of his hobbies include outdoor activities such as, caving, rock climbing, hiking kayaking and bass fishing.

Linda Cook

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Linda Cook-Hidden River Cave Guide
Linda Cook is a Hart County native and grew up on the family farm, where they grew tobacco and raised Hereford beef cattle.
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As you might imagine, sinkholes and caves were just part of the scenery! Living in other parts of the country, she couldn’t help but compare those landscapes to the beautiful rolling hills and dramatic cliffs of her Kentucky home. So in 2009, she finally made her way back home. Looking for a weekend job led her to Cub Run Cave. What a fantastic underground world! It literally took her breath away! Her job as a tour guide there would lead her to her life’s passion. After this cave closed, she took a brief hiatus and tried other things. But, the lure of the cool and mysterious brought her back to what she loves. She joined the staff of Hidden River Cave in 2018 and is so excited to be back doing what she loves! She has a genuine love for meeting new people and showing them them our spectacular cave. Where else can a small town country girl get to meet people from all over the world? She still lives on that same family farm in a little cottage tucked back in the woods, with her beloved daughter Courtney and two crazy cats! So, all in all, life is pretty good! Come see her at Hidden River Cave, she can’t wait to see you all again!

Logan Wilder

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Logan Wilder-Hidden River Cave Guide
Logan is from Independence, KY and began working at Hidden River Cave in 2021.
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His favorite part about working at the cave is being in a cave every day! His favorite hobby is caving and he is obsessed with beards. He has been caving for 10 years.

Madison Sallee

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Madison Sallee-Hidden River Cave Guide
Maddie is from Hart Co., KY and has worked at Hidden River Cave since June of 2020.
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She is currently a cave guide at Hidden River Cave and enjoys meeting new people, being outdoors and giving tours. She is new to caving but can’t wait to see where her adventure takes her while working at the cave. While she is not at the cave you will find her at school, playing soccer or being outside.

Keith Martin

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Keith Martin-Hidden River Cave Guide
Keith is from Bowling Green, Ohio and has been a guide at Hidden River Cave for four years.
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His favorite part about working at the cave is exploring and surveying the passages. He has been caving for four years in the Hart County area and as a youth in Carter Caves, KY. Keith says that it is fun to introduce kids of all ages to caves and touring the cave with guests is always fun. Keith enjoys riding his motorcycle and traveling.

Jack Bartley

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Jack-Hidden River Cave Guide
Jack grew up in nearby Glasgow, KY and began working at Hidden River Cave in 2021.
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His favorite part about working at the cave is learning about the geology and being inside the cave. He enjoys being around his coworkers and the wild cave tours. One of his favorite hobbies is rock climbing and another is playing bass.

Greg Cutcliff

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Greg Cutcliff-Hidden River Cave Maintenance
Greg is originally from Ohio and has been working at Hidden River Cave for a year.
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A fun fact about Greg is that he enjoys the Scottish games and bagpipes. He recorded with Amy Grant, Vince Gill and Michael W. Smith.

The American Cave Conservation Association (ACCA) is a National 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Organization.
Donations and Memberships are Deductible to the Fullest Extent Allowed by Law.

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