Meet the Owners
Ripple Sheets (President/CEO) & Arlan Sheets (co-CEO)
Ripple and Arlan are ardent enthusiast of the great outdoors, embracing their love for nature and hunting in their unique ways.
Arlan, a military veteran with a deep-rooted connection to the outdoors, was nurtured on the principles of hunting, fishing, and embracing the wilderness. Following his service in the Army, he dedicated years to the defense industry, ensuring continued support for soldiers. His commitment extends to veterans and wounded warriors, as he endeavors to provide them with extraordinary experiences at CCR. To him, the Ranch is not merely a business; it's an embodiment of his passion. For Arlan, a life immersed in nature's embrace, far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, is the epitome of contentment. He derives immense joy from imparting survival skills and outdoor adventures to individuals of all ages.
Ripple, on the other hand, is driven by a fervor for crafting one-of-a-kind experiences. She craves adventure, reveling in adrenaline-pumping exploits that span from skydiving, mountain climbing, canyoneering, whitewater rafting, not to mention her newest passion is the thrill of a hunt. For Ripple, the thrill of these escapades and the exhilarating rush they provide embody the essence of life. Her passion extends beyond the pursuit of business success; it encompasses the cultivation of meaningful relationships, nurturing team growth, and crafting exceptional experiences for all involved.
She ardently subscribes to the adage: "You only live once, but if you live fully, once is enough!" (Mae West)
During their tenure in the defense industry, and running multiple businesses each, they were often likened to "oil and water," yet their collaboration bore fruit in the form of many highly successful products and services.
Collectively, they have explored an array of remarkable destinations, from the wilds of Alaska and the heart of Africa to the exotic realms of Asia, the paradisiacal islands of Hawaii, the enchanting landscapes of Europe, and the diverse terrains of Texas. Along this globe-trotting journey, they have woven a tapestry of cherished memories.
In the summer of 2016, they made a momentous decision to open the doors of Cedar Cove Ranch and Resort, sharing their profound appreciation for the outdoors with all who venture to their haven. Witnessing their guests savor exceptional experiences at the ranch brings them immense gratification, as they understand the enduring value of creating cherished memories.
Their shared mission is to kindle the spirit of camaraderie and a profound love for the outdoors, with a resolute commitment to crafting experiences that will forever be etched in people's hearts. Their vision stands as a beacon, aimed at setting new benchmarks in the realm of hospitality for sportsmen, families and corporate retreats, offering highly personalized, exclusive encounters that transcend expectations.