Our Team

Cherry Creek Lodge is a home away from home for our staff and we hope it’s the same for you too.

Our team is passionate about your experience and they’ve built relationships with our guests over the years, who love them like their own family. Meet some of the friendly faces who keep the lodge going, because without them, we wouldn’t be here to serve you today.

Michael Lechter

Owner

Michael A. Lechter wears many hats. He’s an attorney, a certified licensing professional (CLP), an entrepreneur, a bestselling author, and owner of the Arizona Guest Ranch, Cherry Creek Lodge. He was also an Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University, teaching entrepreneurship in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. As Michael puts it, when he’s not playing cowboy at Cherry Creek Lodge, he “builds forts and fights pirates.”

Sharon Lechter

Owner

Sharon Lechter is an elite entrepreneur, wearing many hats as a keynote speaker, business strategist, mentor, and a licensed CPA for over 35 years. She’s an international bestselling author, having co-authored Rich Dad Poor Dad, and released 14 other books in the Rich Dad series. Sharon and her husband Michael own Cherry Creek Lodge, where they love to spend time with their kids and grandkids and get to know all the guests that come through the doors. A lifelong education advocate, Sharon is the founder and CEO of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization.

Pete Davis

General Manager

Hello, my name is Pete Davis. I have lived in Young, AZ and served the surrounding area for 40 years. As a guide and experienced outfitter, I help our guests explore and experience the thousands of acres surrounding the lodge. For the last 11 years, it has been my pleasure to serve as the general manager for Cherry Creek Lodge.

Carol Wilkerson-Nix

Lodge Manager

Hello There! My name is Carol Wilkerson, I am the wife of our awesome Ranch Manager, Kenny, and a momma to a handsome boy! Cherry Creek Lodge is full of laughter, relaxation, and exhilarating adventure. I have lived here for 4 years and I am still in awe of how beautiful this ranch is, inside and out! When you come to Cherry Creek Lodge, you get roped into our ranch family; we promise you will feel right at home here. We ensure each stay at the ranch is unique, memorable and authentic.

Kenny Nix

Ranch Manager

Hi there, my name is Kenny Nix and I am the ranch manager here at Cherry Creek Lodge. As a working ranch, my job is to make sure our ranch animals and property are all in tip-top shape. I have lived in the area for 4 years and enjoy spending time with my family right here at Tilting H.

Reece Shima

Activity Guide & Handyman

Hello, my name is Reece Shima. I grew up in Camp Verde, Arizona. If you have not seen it already, Cherry Creek Lodge and the surrounding country are absolutely stunning. From the lake to our mountains, this land is primed with everything I love to do. I enjoy fishing and riding horses; and do both when I get the opportunity. I tend to the guest horses and would love to take a ride with you. Ask Carol about shooting opportunities and our UTV excursions so you can see the country. Thank you, Cherry Creek Lodge. I will see you soon!

Emma Burke

Lodge Hostess

My name is Emma- I live and work here at Cherry Creek Lodge. I was born and raised in Arizona and am blessed to be in such a beautiful environment with wonderful people. I love meeting new friends, painting, and traveling. I hope you choose Cherry Creek Lodge at the Tilting H Ranch for a peaceful getaway.

Leana Newman

Lodge Hostess

Hi, I am Leana Newman. I started working at the ranch in November of 2021 after coming down from Kalispell Montana. My favorite part of the ranch is the abundance of things to do and the awesome people that I work with. I look forward to meeting you all.

Johnny Yoder

Handyman

Hello, my name is Johnny Yoder. I came down from Kalispell, Montana to work as a handyman here at Cherry Creek Lodge. I enjoy building things and working with my hands. At Cherry Creek Lodge, there is never a dull moment.

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