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CoolWorks Unveils Redesigned Website and Announces New Ownership

Morrison, CO, January 19, 2017 The New Year brings some exciting changes at, an online job board that has been helping adventure-seeking applicants discover Jobs in Great Places® since its founding in Gardiner, Montana nearly 22 years ago. A new website recently launched at the end of 2016, and this week, the company announces a change in ownership. 

New Site, New Features

Employers in destination locations can now utilize the enhanced features of the redesigned to recruit workers for seasonal and permanent jobs. The niche job board connects applicants with opportunities in places such as national parks, ski resorts, dude ranches, summer camps, and more. Along with beautiful imagery showcasing the Great Places where visitors to CoolWorks can find jobs, the site’s new key features for job seekers include saved searches, an interactive favorites list, and email notifications of recently posted jobs delivered directly to their inbox.

“We want our website to capture the excitement, the adventure, and the potentially life-changing experience that accepting a position with any of our clients can bring,” said CoolWorks Lead Developer, Eric Lund.  “It’s now incredibly easy for people anywhere in the world to explore what types of opportunities await them – which means our clients now have even better access to the kind of candidates they need.”

Last year, CoolWorks logged 11.9 million page views and posted thousands of jobs for over 800 employers. “With the improved website and planned outreach efforts, CoolWorks is poised to expand its reach even more in 2017”, Lund said.

New Owners, Familiar Faces

Today, CoolWorks announces that it has been acquired by Kelcy Fowler and Matt Moore of Morrison, CO, two employees of CoolWorks who met through jobs they found in Wyoming through CoolWorks nearly a decade ago.

“We’ve both had our lives changed by seasonal jobs in a National Park,” said Moore, who joined the CoolWorks team in early 2016. “I was fresh out of business school in 2007, and moved 2,000 miles across the country to the Yellowstone area for a seasonal job I found on CoolWorks. Being able to contribute to the CoolWorks mission, and now having the privilege to shape its future, is a profound opportunity for both of us.”

Bill Berg, the creator and founder of CoolWorks, regards these two successors as a serendipitous fit. “CoolWorks has always been so much more than a database of jobs.  Our goal has been to offer life-changing job opportunities in great places.  It was important to all of us that CoolWorks pass into the hands of someone who absolutely gets that.  It’s immensely rewarding and exciting to see Kelcy and Matt, whose lives CoolWorks DID change, now take the helm and pay it forward.” 

“We feel incredibly honored to be surrounded by this talented and dedicated team, who have been building CoolWorks since long before Matt and I started our seasonal adventures via the site,” said Fowler, who discovered a front desk job in Grand Teton National Park through CoolWorks in 2006. Her first seasonal job lead to an HR position where she used CoolWorks as a recruiter to hire seasonal staff.  “Kathi, Patty, Eric and Ker’en have all experienced how a CoolWorks job can change a life – be it their own, or the thousands of others that they have witnessed over the years.”

“With our team’s invaluable experience in serving our customers over the last 21 years, and our collective passion for connecting employers with the dreamers who want and need these opportunities, we couldn’t be more excited about the future. We are grateful and eager to continue the CoolWorks legacy of changing lives, one seasonal job at a time.”

Since 1995, CoolWorks has been a leader in connecting people seeking meaningful and exciting work in our country’s most stunning natural locations with the employers who are looking for their enthusiasm, energy, and knowledge.