In addition to being a Tight End for the 1985 Superbowl Winning Chicago Bears, Tim Wrightman is a sportsman, a businessman, and the ranch owner and operator of Lazy Bear Ranch Wedding and Event Center. He is also the head of the Tim Wrightman Foundation, a youth focused organization that strives to infuse enthusiasm and purpose into young athletes. As one of the last UCLA football players to be both an All-American and Academic All-American in the same year, Tim has a unique blend of credibility with young athletes for his acccomplishments both on and off the football field.
Lisa Horzen, Event Coordination
Lisa comes to Lazy Bear Ranch with extensive experience in the customer service and hospitality industry. She has been involved in the industry for the past 20 years holding a variety of roles and responsibilities. Her background involves successful management of staff, kitchen and food safety, bookkeeping, and technology marketing. As Lisa champions the role of Facility and Social Media Manager, her familiarity with the inner-workings of a successful establishment will be an invaluable trait.
Lisa began her hospitality career in California, operating an Agricultural Homestay-widely popular in New Zealand and Australia. Under this umbrella, she was responsible for 6 guest rooms and up to 15 guests at any given time. Only 1 of 2 Agricultural Homestays in California, she was silently charged with the added importance of its operational success. Finding true enjoyment in the work, she expanded her experience and knowledge earning certifications in the industry, catering for local events and businesses, soliciting private catering contracts, menu production, and developing her skills in technology marketing.
Lisa has since coordinated and marketed events for guest lists just shy of 500 people. Her experience in the social media arena is a demanding trait in our age of online communication. Her work with organizations previously absent in the social media presence have measurable improvements in online traffic to their sites and physical in-house attendance. On a catering front, Lisa is always looking to find ways to expand her menus and appeal to the range of pallets to which she is catering. She is careful to consider her classroom knowledge as well as hands on experience. Her travels to France and Italy have elevated her catering choices and menu selections. She takes great pride in her attention to detail, and attributes it to her accomplishment. Guests and colleagues regard Lisa as efficient in her work and sought-after to work with.
Her work extends beyond paid initiatives. Lisa is committed to the prosperous future of her community. For the past 6 years, she has served on the Greater Weiser Area Chamber of Commerce and Washington County Economic Development Commission. Lisa also serves on the Washington County Planning and Zoning Commission, the Weiser Business Association, and is actively involved in her church.
Lisa added to her extensive resume by going back to school to earn her bachelor’s degree, expected spring 2020. When she is not working, you will find her spending time with her family outdoors, participating in most any activity, or traveling.