Two weeks ago, we introduced our #TeamRoughCreek initiative. This project was created so future homeowners could learn more about the wonderful staff at Rough Creek on a more personal level, as they share everything from fun facts about themselves to their favorite features of Rough Creek Lodge. If you missed it, read our blog highlighting Frank Alvarez and Chef Gerard Thompson here. This week, we are excited to shine a spotlight on Tanner Morgan and Teka Paul. Both Tanner and Teka are vital assets to the hunting operations at Rough Creek, which is especially exciting as we are just days away from Opening Weekend.

Originally from Stephenville, TX, Tanner Morgan is the Wildlife Department Manager at Rough Creek Lodge. He is one of the few employees who live on the ranch full time, and has the shortest commute—only 2 minutes! Tanner has proudly worked at Rough Creek for 7 years, and his favorite thing about his job is the freedom.


Tanner Morgan Rough Creek Lodge Hunting

Tanner Morgan: Wildlife Department Manager

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?
Tanner: I am a new dad.

Q: If you had the ranch to yourself, what would you do?
Tanner: Hire a recreation team, high fence ranch side, run rows, live the dream.

Q: What’s your favorite meal at Rough Creek?
Tanner: Hanger steak and eggs or swordfish tostada.

Q: On your day off, you’re most likely…
Tanner: Fishing.

Q: What’s your favorite season at Rough Creek?
Tanner: Hunting season.

Q: What’s your favorite activity at Rough Creek?
Tanner: Hunting ducks.

Q: What would be your perfect sandwich?
Tanner: Chicken fried deer steak sandwich with gravy.

Q: Besides @LiveRoughCreek what’s one Instagram account everyone should follow?
Tanner: @rc_wildlife.



Teka Paul, originally from Walden, TX, is the Director of the Rod and Gun Club at the Lodge. She has worked at Rough Creek Lodge for over 14 years and lives only 4 miles away. She can typically be found in her office or at the Restaurant, and the thing she loves most about her job is working with the guests.


Teka Paul Rough Creek Lodge

Teka Paul: Director of the Rod and Gun Club

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?
My family is from Paul’s Valley, OK. They are Chickasaw, and my name means Daughter of the Sun.

Q: If you had the ranch to yourself what would you do?

Q: What’s your favorite meal at Rough Creek Lodge?
Grilled wedge salad.

Q: If you had an hour break, where would you go on the Ranch?
The swing by the lake.

Q: What’s your favorite activity at Rough Creek?
Teka: Exploring on a Kawasaki Mule.

Q: What are you most looking forward to in the next year?
Teka: A huge hunt season.

Q: What would be your perfect sandwich?
Teka: Bologna with lettuce, tomatoes, and onion on white bread.

Q: If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
Teka: Judge Jeanine Pirro.