Get to Know Us
Hi friends, we are the faces behind Timber Ridge; Klaudia & James Bultje.
We met through mutual friends in high school and our “high school sweetheart” status was finalized when we got married after 4 short years of dating. We are both very adventurous and have a passion for the outdoors. We knew it was meant to be when we found a second half who is equally as crazy and willing to participate in adrenaline pumping activities. From skydiving to bungee jumping, to treetop trekking, to ziplining, to hot air ballooning, to parasailing, to our many fun travels that usually involve long treacherous hikes scaling mountains and cliffs. We often find ourselves unable to relax and always working on the next project. We wouldn’t have it any other way and love to work together to create and overcome new goals. We have two adventure dogs that we cherish and have completed our little family till now. We are feeling beyond grateful that 2022 is bringing a whole new adventure to our lives and we will now have another role to fulfill to keep us on our toes, parenthood.
Due to our work experiences, we feel confident in this next career path choice and make such a great dynamic duo. James is a carpenter and is the brains when it comes to executing any vision. He is beyond handy and if he doesn’t know how to construct/ do what is thrown at him, he will fiddle with tools or spend countless hours on Youtube until he figures it out. He is always up for any challenge that is given to him and constantly betters his skills by exercising the trade. I (Klaudia) have been in the retail/ customer service industry as soon as I could start working. I spent 7 years working for Shoppers Drug Mart, working my way up in various roles and eventually finding myself in management. I love the business field and pursued that path in post secondary. My dream career growing up was to become a wedding planner. After purchasing this property, seeing it’s potential after some clean up and having a handy husband to push me to chase my dreams, it was a no brainer that we were going to try our hand at offering another venue location for Chatham-Kent.
Just recently in 2019 we got the great news that we were the new owners of this dreamy farm property. When Covid hit, we decided to dedicate our time to give it the TLC it was lacking from not being used for many years. We were both working full-time and lived in a trailer on site off-grid. This sparked our interest when we started building our dream home after hours, to recreate a 100% off-grid homestead. When we celebrated one year at the property in our new home, we couldn’t help but admire all the green space and how all our visions of this dream property were coming to life. With its history of being the old Ridgetown Raceway, we knew we already had such a great set up to reopen the property for public use in a new way and couldn’t resist trying to bring the property back to life. It is truly such a great secluded location with history, charm, and endless possibilities. Timber Ridge is unique as we offer a fully operating off-grid venue option. The locations character and charm is made up of tall canopied trees, a babbling brook, a pond and being hidden over the ridge.