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About Us  &

Picnics by the Lake


Hi I'm Liz Hensel. I am a Marine Corps Veteran with 14 years of service and counting. I was born in Peru, moved to New York City and then to Cleveland, Ohio which I consider my hometown. I enlisted into the Marine Corps right after graduating from James F. Rhodes High School in Cleveland. I have deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Since Deployment I have traveled all over the world, and filled my favorite role as a mom to two girls , one dog and a wife to an active duty Marine. I have a BA in Hospitality Management and can't wait to make your occasions a reality. The most exciting aspect of this venture is I get to work with my best friend.

Hello! I'm Sam Solis.  I grew up on the westside of Cleveland. After also graduating from James F. Rhodes High School in Cleveland, I went on to attend John Carroll University. I have since worked in customer service and finance. I love to travel, and tend to go on spontaneous trips with Liz. I live with my two children and my husband in Old Brooklyn. I am so excited to use my best skill, my creativity, to make your picnics something to remember!


We met in high school and have been best friends ever since. Growing up and navigating adulthood and motherhood together. With some adventures along the way. Now we are starting our latest adventure. Picnics By the Lake! We wanted to provide a one of a kind service and bring joy to our clients, while utilizing great local vendors to help our business grow. We are veteran owned, minority owned, and woman owned. We hope to help you and many others have a special one of a kind experience!

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