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Staff

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We pride ourselves on highly capable, super personable staff members – guaranteed to show you the southern hospitality and charm you expect from an establishment like Reunion Ranch. We’re a family-owned venue, and we ensure you and yours will be treated like family during your time with us.

  • Jay Pearce

    Owner – jay@reunionranch1.com

    Born and raised in Austin, I have witnessed a lot of change in the city. Starting the Ranch with my father back in 1986 has proven to be a great life. I focus my attention not only on the total operations here at the Ranch, but also coordinate all Charity Events, Church Groups and Public Events. With over 1,000,000 guests here at the Ranch in the past 31 years, you could say that I party for a living and I wouldn’t change it. Hosting over 5,100 people at one time, we have become really skilled at entertaining large crowds – just ask anyone who has visited!

    My wife and I live here on the Ranch, which makes for a nice commute to work. Give me a call – I’m always happy to help.

  • Chris Findaly

    Head Chef – thechef@reunionranch1.com

    Chris Findlay grew up in Ohio in a small town where cooking and canning were part of daily life. At 15, he relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada to receive formal training in French cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. He has lived in Central Texas for the past 11 years. He enjoys the small town, family approach to cooking that Reunion Ranch offers.

  • Chad Knudsen

    Vice President of Sales – chad@reunionranch1.com

    Chad Knudsen is the Vice-President of Sales for Reunion Ranch. Chad is responsible for all corporate, school district, team buildings, meetings, banquets, seminars, retreats, and holiday parties. He has been with Reunion Ranch for 9 years and has worked with everyone from local start-ups to many Fortune 500 companies and school districts helping them accomplish their event goals. Chad’s past experience in business management helps him not only relate to our clients concerns for a successful event, it also helps him relay the message that company events like the ranch provides promotes an increase in morale which in turn increases productivity.( and what’s that worth?) Chad attended Southwest Texas State and earned a business management degree. Chad is from Georgetown and still lives here with his wife Kathy and two sons.

  • Natassia West

    Wedding & Social Coordinator – natassia@reunionranch1.com

    With 15 years of service and event industry experience combined Natassia has seen it all. She is one of the few left that is born and raised right here in the Austin area. Her love of planning and event coordinating really transpired when she was in High School as Class President where she organized the end of the year party “Project Graduation.” This event is a lock in style party to keep new grads safe the night of their graduation to prevent accidental drinking and driving incidents. She helped raise over $45,000 to make this possible and executed the event from start to finish.

    From there her passion and love for being a part of any and all types of events has only grown stronger. She has worked alongside some of the top event companies throughout the Austin area at every point from bartending, catering, service, coordinating she’s done it all. Events such as SXSW, ACL, Rodeo Austin and many more are just a few of the large scale events throughout the Austin area she has been a part of for many years. On top of the large scale events weddings are at the top of her favorite events to coordinate. She ensures your day will run as flawless and smoothly as possible taking all the stress off you on your special day. Whether it’s a small birthday party, the wedding of your dreams, or a large charity benefit Natassia’s experience and expertise will allow you and your family to sit back, relax, and have the time of your life.

What People are Saying

  • “Our 10th year at the Ranch! Jay is always friendly and helpful as well as his staff. The Ranch is always beautiful and lots of activities. It accommodates our growing fundraiser. Thank you for always hosting us!”

    Christi

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