Robert Kolden and Lori Talcott own the El Nido cabins and are actively involved with the Mighty Tieton community. While not working on the cabins and property, they reside in Seattle. Robert owns Kolden Specialty Finishes, a company doing both large and small scale specialty plaster jobs. He is also a white water guide for Orion Expeditions. Lori is a studio jeweler and part time faculty at Rhode Island School of Design.