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.

Linda Cook

Hidden River Cave Guide Staff Supervisor/Gift Shop Manager

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.
More About Linda
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!

Brooklynn Sallee

Hidden River Cave Guide & Social Media Coordinator

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.
More About Brooklyn
She is a zip line, rappel, and cave tour guide.

Brooklynn is also coordinating Hidden River Cave’s social media on Facebook and Instagram.

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.

Greg Hogan

Hidden River Cave Guide

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.
More About Greg
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.

Greg Cutcliff

Hidden River Cave Maintenance

Greg Cutcliff-Hidden River Cave Maintenance
Greg is originally from Ohio and has been working at Hidden River Cave for a year.
More About Greg
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.

Hidden River Cave Staff