Lionscrest Manor, a Family Dream
The Forsberg Family built Lionscrest Manor in 1993 after attending a family member’s wedding on the East Coast. With a house full of teenage girls, Bob and Leona thought about the future. They envisioned a home where their daughters’ childhood dreams could come true; a home where they could live, work, play and entertain family and friends in the town their families have lived in for five-generations. Then they asked themselves: What fun would Lionscrest be if they could not share it with other families. So with love, hope and dreams, Lionscrest was born and continues to this day.
This is the Forsbergs’ story, and they hope that it can become part of yours as well.
A passion for creating events that the couple and their families can enjoy and be proud of is the driving force behind Leona’s creation of Lionscrest. The staff at Lionscrest have worked hard to create tools that allow the couple to plan in detail their event and then relax and enjoy the day. “A key to our reputation in the industry is working with wonderful vendors to create successful events. Raising four daughters in a family business and training them to take over is a blessing and joy”. Leona and her husband Bob currently live at Lionscrest Manor in the private wing of the venue. With all of their daughters grown they are enjoying their new roles as Grandparents.
Event Supervisor, Sales Consultant and Event Design
Shannon (formerly Forsberg and daughter number two) graduated from CU Boulder with a degree in Education and then returned to receive her Masters. She has worked for the family business since opening. Her teaching and event experience go hand in hand to give her clients a calm and steady rock the day of. Shannon can be found doing sales, design meeting, working as event supervisor and so on. Shannon currently lives in Mead with her husband and children Makena & Maddox.
Guest Services Manager, Event Supervisor and Event Design
Tatiana (formerly Forsberg and daughter number three) graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Human Development & Family Studies. We call her our camp counselor! Tatiana like the rest of the crew has been with the company since the beginning. She provides support to our clients both behind the scenes and in front. Tatiana has a detailed mind that keeps events moving smoothly with grace and charm. Tatiana lives in Longmont with her husband and four-legged child Lucy.
Event Supervisor and Sales Consultant
Emily graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor in Art and Photography. Emily is carrying on with her position at Lionscrest as a Supervisor of Events, she has trained with us for 10+. Emily’s clients love the fresh approach and attitude she brings to her events. When she is not working at Lionscrest her photography business takes her from the East Coast to Colorado for weddings and special events.
Liz has 20+ years of experience in the event industry. She works as an Event Supervisor during our peak times and helps with sales throughout the year. Couples who work with Liz enjoy her calming presence. In her spare time she teaches yoga, healthy living practices & raises her two sweet boys.
Having planned her own wedding at Lionscrest gives Melissa the insight of seeing both sides. Melissa has worked for the Forsberg family for 20+ years. Her experience working with couples to plan their budgets and understanding the big picture is a strength. You will see Melissa throughout the year at our many showings and special events planned for clients. She has three beautiful children that she raises in Mead.
Ann has been working with us at Lionscrest for many years now. First as a an independent wedding consultant then as an Event Supervisor. She now stops by and helps us out whenever she gets a chance. Ann brings a great depth of knowledge, professionalism and a sense of calm that is greatly appreciated. Ann lives in Berthoud with her husband and four children.
Tana (formerly Forsberg and the oldest of the clan) graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Communication and also went on to get her degree in Leisure Travel. Having worked for the family business since the inception, Tana has been there and done it all! On a personal note Tana and her husband have two children Colton (nickname CoCo) and Talia (nickname Tali).
Wendy has the honor of being our very first Lionscrest Manor Bride. Wendy has worked for the company for over 10 years in many different roles. She is sure to bring a smile to your face when you meet.