Francheska Mayfield has seen a tremendous amount of growth and change in her 9 years at Camp Lucy. She started working at the front desk while still in college, and she’s done a little of everything since, from marketing to operations, to her current role leading the resort as General Manager.
“We’ve grown so much, but Camp Lucy still has core values and a family mentality that is so special to me,” she says. “We bring people together in a magical way, and I love watching that unfold each day.”
“Camp Lucy is a property unlike any other. The moment you enter our gates you understand the uniqueness of it all,” says Shannon O’Riley. “I still remember the day I drove out for my first interview and the awe I felt on the property.”
Four and a half years ago, O’Riley quickly realized that she belonged at Camp Lucy. “Once I had the opportunity to work on property it became my mission to stay here and be a part of the magic that is created every day,” she says.
Kim Hanks has seen it all. For more than 13 years, she’s helped create and guide the venue from an empty family ranch to one of the state’s premier celebration destinations. Hanks worked in party rentals and event management before bringing her expertise to Camp Lucy.
Originally from Los Angeles, feeding others is a lifelong passion for Meredith Shaffer. For the past three years at Camp Lucy, she’s felt that joy daily. “The experiences that we bring to people through food are priceless,” she says.
Kitchens are traditionally male-dominated workplaces, but Shaffer feels empowered at work. “I applaud all the fantastic women that make Camp Lucy the authentic and amazing place it is,” she says. “Women together can change the world.”
“There’s a sense of freedom to think, to feel, and to experience real-life ups and downs, challenges and successes. My co-workers and I receive great support and respect as career-oriented women. There is a balance to being a wife, caretaker and leader that some days isn’t easy. But, working in our female-dominated environment, I am surrounded by strong, smart and compassionate women who are patient, creative and results orientated.”
Assistant General Manager
“Prior to coming to Camp Lucy, I did not understand the importance of a women-empowered business. To have the support from not only our owners but also our fellow colleagues is amazing. We are surrounded by a community of supportive, hardworking and loyal women who are dedicated to creating a career for themselves. When someone asks me what I love most, it will always be the employees who are the true backbone of our property.
“Working in Dripping Springs daily reminds me how lucky I am to live in central Texas. The casual and natural country vibe is something I find comforting and refreshing. Our small town is growing, businesses are succeeding and the community is adapting well. We love our local clients and we would not be who we are today without them.”
“What I love the most about Camp Lucy is the way it makes me feel. All stress drops from my shoulders as I drive to the top of Camp Lucy.”