Oyster Ridge - Top rated venue for corporate retreats, private events and weddings in San Luis Obispo County

Meet the Team

Meet the team

Oyster Ridge represents our opportunity to share this legacy to its fullest. It is an unrivaled sanctuary for events and retreats, and a taste of all that the ranch has to offer, including world-class wines, outdoor adventure, authentic agritourism and unspoiled vistas.

Our vision is ultimately yours—to cultivate an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. We look forward to seeing you here.

Our executive team is committed to curating and customizing events to fit any need or interest.


Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins

VP of Operations

Amanda belongs to the second generation of Santa Margarita Ranch’s ownership family, and has been with Ancient Peaks Winery since 2006. At Oyster Ridge, she is the lead executive steering site operations and visionary projects.


Melodee Crank

Event Manager

Melodee brings multifaceted experience as an event coordinator, photographer and graphic designer. At Oyster Ridge, Melodee oversees all site management, event execution and client relations.


Tressa Giese

Special Events Coordinator

Tressa brings a background in special event management and winery hospitality. At Oyster Ridge, she is charged with coordinating all moving parts of our day-to-day special events operations.