Hi, I'm Lisa! I am the fearless founder and CEO of Picnic People. My passion is sales and marketing, and I truly love using my creative, big-picture focus to help clients achieve the events of their dreams. When I'm not working, I love spending time with my four poodles and traveling to my vacation home in Montana with my hubby, Rick.
Hello, my name is Jason Ake, and I am one of Picnic People’s enthusiastic event coordinators. I am truly at my professional best when taking care of others. After bartending my way to a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cal State San Marcos, I did what many biologists do—choose a different path. When not creating one-of-a-kind experiences for our clients, you can find me making my homemade kombucha, shamelessly binge watching Netflix or exploring San Diego’s natural beauty with my wife and our rescue dog.
Hi, I'm Rebecca (aka "Becca"), and I serve as an event coordinator for Picnic People. I have over 15 years of experience planning and executing company picnics (among many other enjoyable corporate special events). I previously worked for a non-profit organization helping people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. My focus now is on quality customer service that will have guests looking forward to their next event!
In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball and having family BBQs on the beach. I also volunteer as a family life group leader at Cornerstone Church of San Diego. I am devoted to volunteering and advocating for basic human rights in the community and ensuring that everyone has a voice.
Hello, and welcome to your glimpse into my world—Picnic People’s Operations! I am so proud to have been with our company for seven years and to now serve as our manager of operations. When I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University, I never could have anticipated the great joy that my job would add to my life. Making lasting memories for guests is my passion, and I am so grateful that I get to call designing and organizing events “work.”
When you don’t find me in my real office—nailing down every last detail of events—I’m likely hanging out with my two daughters and delightful husband. Or I may be heading off to the beach! Whatever I’m doing and wherever I am, count on exploration and ingenuity!
Hello there! I'm Justine, and I'm Picnic People’s account manager! I operate and execute all the fun elements of each picnic (which, of course, is every element of a Picnic People event). My degree is in business management with a certificate in meeting & event planning. If you ask me, a great picnic comes down to all of the details—and that is where I truly excel. I enjoy working on the “out-of-the-box” picnics with our event coordinators and look forward to any challenges that might come our way. When I'm not making Picnic memories, you can find me restoring my mid-century modern house with my husband, going to farmers’ markets and indulging in embarrassing reality TV shows.
My name is Mark, and I'm an account manager here at Picnic People. I have several years’ experience working weddings, holiday parties and company picnics. When I'm not working these fun events during the week and meeting all of our amazing clients, I'm busy studying mathematics and economics, rock climbing or hiking all around San Diego.
Hi, I'm Lori, and I'm our numbers person! I have always loved working with numbers. At an early age, I knew that accounting was the path for me! Now, I have over 30 years of accounting experience, ten of those years being with this amazing group here at Picnic People. Working for Picnic People has been the best experience of my career. I love that everyone takes such pride in assuring the service we provide makes each client’s event a special memory for his or her occasion. In my free time, I love to garden. I also enjoy reading a good book and spending time with my wonderful family.
Goedendag! My name is Jessica, and I am our hard-working staff manager! I originally hail from the Netherlands. For over ten years, I've had the pleasure and privilege of bringing my people skills to this incredible group here at Picnic People. With a degree in Psychology from the University of Westminster in London, England, I have become a whiz at connecting clients and our Picnic People team. I love matching our staff members and their specific expertise to each Picnic’s needs to create the best memory for all!! In my free time, I enjoy the local farmer’s markets around San Diego, arts and crafts projects at home, sailing in San Diego Bay and Sunset strolls on the cliffs in Point Loma.
As San Diego’s proven leader in creating fun, imaginative and memorable events, the pros at Picnic People are sincerely devoted to our community—keeping it beautiful, creative and fun!