"The best decision I made when planning my wedding was booking this venue. I knew I needed a large space for a 250-300 guest count but wanted something rustic and in the OKC area. Mareè and the McGranahan Barn team went above and beyond to make sure all my questions were answered and the wedding day went smoothly. We had originally planned an outdoor ceremony but the temperature dropped to 54 degrees two days before the wedding. Mareeè suggested transitioning to an indoor ceremony and reception and it went flawlessly. Her team decorated the space before the ceremony for us and helped tear down after. Every detail that needed to happen that day Mareè took care of. Outstanding service and a beautiful venue. This location is worth every penny and is a great value for the OKC area. Highly recommend!"
"Thank you so much for helping us with our special day!! It was absolutely perfect and everyone loved the barn!!"
My experience with the McGranahan barn was great from the start. Maree is so kind, easy to work with and super sweet. A few months ago we had our wedding at the barn and it was absolutely perfect!! The barn worked hand and hand with my wedding planner to make adjustments for our big guest count. Our rehearsal and wedding day were a breeze! We are still getting compliments about how great our wedding was and how lovely the venue was! My husband and I feel super blessed to have had the opportunity to celebrate our big day in such a beautiful place!
- Brie Foster
"We could not have dreamed of a better place to say I Do than at the McGranahan Barn. If you are Pinterest obsessing over the perfect barn wedding, this is your venue! Maree' was incredibly helpful, always quick to answer any questions or see how she could assist us next throughout the entire process. Our guests felt so welcome on our wedding night and are still complementing on what an incredible venue the McGranahan Barn was. It's so great how close it is located to the city as well! We are so thankful for our experience and know that this venue will forever hold a special place in our hearts."
"Great service! Gorgeous venue! With unique characteristics, this is the perfect place to pop the question or get hitched! I have experienced birthday parties, weddings, proposals, & anniversaries out at The McGranahan Barn & every event was the perfect party! Good vibes all around"
- Katie Close
"Seriously one of the most unique and historical venues that I have had the pleasure of working with! The family is wonderful and really makes each bride feel special and individual! Keep up the great work!"- Natasha Shipley
"THE BEST!! I don't think we could have picked a better venue. Mareé was so sweet & helpful the entire time. We recieved so many compliments from our guest and other vendors about how elegant it is. Perfect for an outdoor and indoor setting. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone."
"The McGranahan Barn was the most perfect venue for my wedding! This barn is unique and just beauliful on its own! I could have not imagined my wedding anywhere else. Everyone felt so comfortable and our guest loved the amount of room it had! Maree' and the staff are wonderful and so easy to work with! They helped me with all my questions and always had a plan! With the crazy weather we experienced on our big day, they still had everything under control and running smooth! So impressive! They shower you with love and and put everyone they work with first. We love the McGranahan Barn!!!!Thank you for making our day perfect and memorable!" - Jessica Cole
"Excellent event venue! Very well managed! I highly recommend!"
"The barn was the perfect fit for our wedding. It was elegant but still had that outdoor element that we were looking for. It is such a unique venue, and my husband absolutely loved it, which is a definite plus :-). Maree' was great to work with, and always very accommodating and easy to communicate with. It was such a special day, and all of our guests ranted and raved about how cool the barn was!"
"The McGranahan Barn was such a beautiful backdrop for my wedding! It's a wonderful price, there are many opportunities to customize to your liking, and plenty of room to fit a large crowd. The valley was the perfect location for my dream outdoor wedding and the beautifully simple interior of the barn allowed for as much or as little decorations as we wished. Maree' was so sweet and easy to work with, she really helped make my wedding day as perfect and flawless as possible. Thank you for helping make my dreams come true!"- Amanda Martin
"Loved the McGranahan Barn. Beautiful venue. The barn itself is very simple but it gives you the great opportunity to customize your wedding day."
"If you are looking for a Barn for your venue, The McGranahan Barn is it!! It's so elegant and let's be honest PERFECT!! Everyone I got the pleasure of meeting at The McGranahan Barn was amazing to work with!! Thank you all so much!!"
"Such a beautiful venue for weddings, receptions and even showers! There is so much land around the barn with so many different options to have the wedding and reception areas. My favorite place at the barn, though, would have to be looking over the upstairs balcony down on all of the family and friends dancing!"
- Kasey Lynn
"You guys, I LOVE this venue! I'm a local wedding planner and I'm always searching for venues that are not only gorgeous, but that also have wonderful people who own them. The family who owns this barn are quickly becoming some of my favorite people. They are so sweet and genuinely care about the people who come into their amazing barn. I could go on and on about how much I enjoy working with them! They take great pride in their barn and it shows. Aside from the fabulous owners, the venue itself is wonderful. Something I love about it from a design point of view is that you can decorate it up, or leave it as is and you'll still have a beautiful space. One of my other favorite things about the barn is that it is one of the only barn venues in the state that has heating and air, which with Oklahoma weather, can be VERY important. They allow sparkler exits, outdoor games, and much more! I highly recommend the McGranahan Barn!!"
- Amy Ray Events
My husband and I said, "I do" at the McGranahan barn on February 20, 2016, exactly two months ago! We couldn't be happier with our choice to have our wedding there. Our guests complimented so many things about our wedding, but they ALL said how much they loved the venue, how beautiful the barn is, and what a perfect place it was for our wedding. My husband and I couldn't agree more! We are so appreciative of Mareé and the special care and attention she gave us. The McGranahan Barn has so much history and a rich family legacy. I love that it's now a part of my history and legacy! I highly recommend this venue!
We got married here on April 9, 2016 and it was PERFECT. The venue is beyond gorgeous and the possibilities for decorating are endless. Mareé was such a joy to work with and made our planning process and wedding day seamless. Our guests had so many great things to say about our venue and we are so thankful we chose the barn as our wedding venue!!
- Mallory Karns
The McGranahan Barn was the perfect backdrop for my husband and I's wedding! Not only is the property breathtaking but Maree' is unbelievably helpful! All of the vendors that she recommends are amazing too...so trust her recommendations (especially Amy Ray Events)! The weather was amazing on the day of our wedding so we were able to open up the barn doors and let the dance floor spill out onto the front patio - I smile just thinking about it.
If you are looking for a Barn for your venue, The McGranahan Barn is it!! It's so elegant and let's be honest PERFECT!! Everyone I got the pleasure of meeting at The McGranahan Barn was amazing to work with!! Thank you all so much!
- Brandi May
"I have recently had my wedding and reception at this lovely barn. Everyone at this venue were so easy to get along with, helpful, and made my stressful process better than it could have been. My dream day was perfect thanks to the McGranahan barn. My rustic elegant wedding would not have been as wonderful as it was if it would have been anywhere else."
- Paige Sellers
I own and operate Madison's On Main Bakery, and I appreciate the team at this beautiful venue. They are not only accommodating to their clients...but also their vendors. They are so supportive, which is rare!
- Madison's on Main
Great venue. Breathtaking sunset. Beautiful wedding & reception. Great staff.
- Jason Smith
"I had my eye on the barn for a while after seeing it pop up on social media from previous weddings, so when my now husband proposed, I emailed them as soon as I could in hopes that they would have our date open. Lucky for us, they did, and I couldn't be happier with the whole process and how the barn was the perfect setting for our wedding. From the first meeting on, Maree' was there to answer all questions (even the crazy-last-minute bride-freaking-out ones). Maree' also happens to be one of the sweetest people that I've come across--I had a request that she donate the leftover wedding flowers to the hospital I work at, and she did just that the very next day. I'm amazed at how great she and the owners are, and if able to, I'd get married there all over again! McGranahan Barn will forever hold a special place in both of our hearts!"
"We married here May 7, 2016. It couldn't have been more perfect. If you are looking for a barn venue this is the only option! It is so authentic with the perfect set up for an outdoor ceremony! Maree was so helpful! Im sure there is no other vendor who helps out as much as she did and is so kind! We are so pleased and love the barn so much"
"Wow-Oh-Wow! The McGranahan Barn will forever have my heart. The barn was a dream, and the absolute perfect venue for our fall wedding! Mareé is just the sweetest soul and was the biggest help planning out the details of what turned out to be the most perfect day. Her coordinating service was such a blessing and truly helped to ease the stresses that such a big day entails. There aren’t enough words to express the gratitude that I have for Mareé, her staff, and the barn itself. My day was everything I had ever imagined and it was all thanks to her."
"My daughter got married at the McGranahan Barn on March 12, 2016 and we could not have picked a better venue. The 1st time we met with Maree', we knew this was exactly who we wanted to work with and where we wanted to have the wedding. Maree' was so patient and accommodating to us. The venue is so beautiful both inside and out. Thanks again for everything!"
"The Barn was everything my husband and I could have asked for! It is an absolutely gorgeous property and Maree' was so helpful every step of the way! I just can't say enough great things about this venue. If you're looking for a beautiful rustic setting to be the backdrop of your big day, look no further! I hope to revisit someday to take pictures with my family... The place where our happily ever after began!"
"Josh and I were engaged in December and married in August. We venue searched for three months. We both loved the barn atmosphere, and lucky for us, Oklahoma has plenty! But I felt a lot like Goldie Locks, with the places we visited never feeling quite right; too small, too far, too expensive, etc.
In February, we scheduled a tour with the McGranahan and fell in love. It was large enough to host our 250 guest count, but felt intimate and cozy. It was as if we were the only people for miles, but it was conveniently located right off N.W. Expressway in OKC. It was every bit the rustic I was looking for aesthetically, but still had all the modern amenities we could want.
"On the day of, everything was absolutely perfect. Maree' and her husband Steve, made our wedding the most beautiful day of my entire life. Every detail of the venue was taken care of perfectly. We had a food truck on site and that process was seamless, and they had no problem with our goldendoodle loping around for pictures before the ceremony.
The heart of the family who run the property is reflected in every detail and it still brings me to tears to think about the overwhelming kindness and warmth they extended to my family and friends.
I would recommend the McGranahan to anyone a million times over. . It was more than just a place to host a party - it was the start of our story, and there will never be a more beautiful beginning than that."
"I wish I could rate McGranahan Barn higher than 5 stars! The Barn was amazing, as was Maree'! Affordable, flexible, helpful, not to mention some of the most caring and good hearted people I've had the pleasure of being around. Any questions I had were answered almost immediately, especially the last minute questions when you (the bride) start to really freak out about everything. I'm so thankful for all of their generosity and help, and SO SO happy my now husband and I chose this venue! "
"As soon as I seen the barn I fell in love and knew I wanted to celebrate the best day of my life here. Ever since the tour of the barn, Maree' was so sweet and helpful. I had a lot of questions because I was planning my wedding myself and she always answered all my questions very quickly. Our ceremony was at a Catholic Church and our reception at the barn. Everything turned out perfectly! Maree' wasn't present on the day of our wedding, but the people in charge were awesome! They made sure my husband and I had everything we needed throughout the entire night. The employees drove us all over the property the night of our wedding to get all of the photos we wanted. We are so thankful for everything they did for us! We absolutely loved our experience with The McGranahan Barn!"
"Maree, you and your husband were so amazing to work with in planning the wedding of my dreams at your amazing venue! We wish we could replay that day over and over again! Thank you for all the work you did behind the scenes making everything go so smoothly and improvising when things got a little too windy! Lol. You are just incredible and we're so happy that our families were able to come together and have so much fun on our wedding day! I definitely recommend this venue to anyone and everyone wanting their fairytale to come true! Thank you guys for everything!"
"Thank you for everything you did for the Adams wedding. Such a beautiful place for such a special event. You by far went above and beyond!!"
"We chose the McGranahan Barn as our wedding venue for many reasons. One of them being the obvious- it is BEAUTIFUL out there! The barn and the landscaping is absolutely gorgeous and perfect and exactly what I had envisioned for my wedding venue. The other reason was the staff. Since meeting with Maree' to first look at the barn, she has gone out of her way to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible for us. Planning a wedding is no easy thing, but it has been pretty seamless with the Mcgranahan staff working alongside us to make sure our day is perfect. They really make it a point to make you feel like your wedding is the only thing that matters." -Emily Bergeron
We chose McGranahan Barn because of the amazing views from the entire property. The barn provides a great venue for our wedding even without the extra decorations. The acres surrounding the barn are the perfect way for us to feel like we are right back at home. We knew without a doubt McGranahan Barn was the perfect spot for our wedding. The staff has been extremely helpful the entire way through planning our big day. We are so excited to celebrate our big day at such a great venue.
There are not enough wonderful things to say about the venue and its staff. Friendly, accommodating, and hospitable event venue professionals. They bend over backwards to meet prospective clients on their schedules.
Now about the actual venue. It's classy. It's rustic but chic. And it's perfect for almost every kind of event.
Book the venue. Thank me later.
My wife and I got married at McGranahan last October and it was nothing short of amazing. This was the first and only venue we looked at, 30 minutes in to our site visit my fiancé had that gleam in her eyes and I knew I needed to find the checkbook. From the get-go, working with Mareé was flawless. First of all, she is maybe one of the sweetest human beings I have ever met. Her kind and genuine interest in our big day was apparent from the very beginning. Communication with her was smooth and consistent, my fiancé felt bad for sending so many emails with so many questions, but Mareé never even flinched as she answered every question and probably gave us more information than we needed! Fast forward 9 months and it was our wedding day. Knowing that Mareé was our coordinator for the day took so much pressure off of the both of us. I really can’t think of a more perfect day, it was incredible. The ceremony and reception went off without any issues and for that we owe Mareé and her team the props.
The barn itself, plus the open prairie around was the absolute perfect back drop for our late October wedding. Obviously the venue makes the difference, but our experience with Mareé, her family and her team was something we will never take for granted.
Thank you so much for hosting our special day, and giving my wife the most beautiful wedding that she had always dreamt about!- -Grady Adams
"I cannot say enough about this incredible venue & the even more incredible family behind it! Maree is the BEST you will ever find at her "job" which is evident from the time you meet her that this is more of a passion than a job to her! She treated me like family & every detail as if it was her own wedding. The barn is BREATHTAKING inside & out as well as the grounds: perfect setting for those once in a lifetime pictures. I got married 6 weeks ago & still getting compliments about this place! It's truly a hidden gem & I'm so very thankful to have had The McGranahan Barn as my backdrop for my special day! HIGHLY recommend!!!"
"The McGranahan Barn has absolutely stunning scenery for photos, especially at sunset! But not only is it beautiful, Maree' and all of the staff are amazing. Our daughter and new son-in-law were married here on Friday, and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony and reception. They accommodated each of their wishes for a custom wedding that reflected them perfectly."
"There are few venues and few people out there as generous as Maree and her family. We had a stellar experience from beginning to end and particularly on the wedding day. We discovered the rental company had shorted us a couple of tablecloths and Maree volunteered to go get them. I almost fainted! What venue manager/coordinator does that? SO BEYOND thankful McGranahan is available to all and would do it all over again tomorrow."
The McGranahan Barn was the perfect backdrop for my husband and I's wedding! Not only is the property breathtaking but Maree' is unbelievably helpful! All of the vendors that she recommends are amazing too...so trust her recommendations (especially Amy Ray Events)! The weather was amazing on the day of our wedding so we were able to open up the barn doors and let the dance floor spill out onto the front patio - I smile just thinking about it. Another bonus is that Maree' sneaks around and takes pictures throughout the day - she captured one of my father and I right before we stepped out of the barn to walk down the "aisle" - simply breathtaking.
Love the venue! Love the owners! Can't recommend them enough!
"The perfect venue! Everything about this place was amazing from beginning to end. Mareé, the coordinator, was beyond accommodating and sweet. Even on the day of we were concerned we might have to move the ceremony inside due to the weather, but it held off & everyone was so prepared to make quick changes if need be. We still get compliments about how beautiful the wedding looked. The venue is so simple and elegant- no matter if you have a little decor or a lot, the barn is gorgeous no matter what. I highly recommend this place for anyone. You and your guest will forever be in love."
The McGranahan Barn is an excellent location for any special occasion. Steve and Maree Lundsford are a wonderful couple to work with, in addition to the historic beauty of the barn and prairie. You will fall in love with the venue and the family when you choose the McGranahan Barn.
"The McGranahan Barn was the perfect venue for my daughter's wedding! The outdoor ceremony area was so scenic and the barn itself was a magnificent reception venue. Our guests were blown away by watching a beautiful sunset from the front patio while enjoying cocktails under picturesque bistro lights. And I can't say enough good things about how great Maree and the McGranahan Barn team were to work with. They were so kind and sweet and totally took all the stress off of us on the big day. I highly recommend McGranahan Barn and I especially recommend that you hire Maree as your day-of coordinator - it was one of the best investments we made in the wedding!"
"Maree' is such a blessing to work with! The barn is beautiful! And it was an amazing experience!! High recommend for any occasion!"
"When we first came across the barn when looking for venues, I knew that this was the place I had been dreaming of my entire life. My husband and I were married at the McGranahan Barn on October 1st this year. This was the perfect place for my elegant fall wedding with 250 guests. Our ceremony was in the back valley and our reception was inside the barn. I had heard from multiple guests that the location was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. The sunset was perfect and the overall day was a dream!"
"There aren't enough words to describe how perfect this venue and Mareé are. This place has so much amazing history on top of how beautiful it is. Mareé is the sweetest soul ever, and knows EXACTLY how to make your day go smooth. If I ever had a thought, I turned around and it was done. I seriously can't say enough how much we loved this place and these people. You will never find a better place to have the best day of your life!"
"One of my favorite venues in the Metro. The owners truly care if your event is flawless, memorable and unique. Love, love the country feel so close to the city. Beautiful venue inside and out."
"My sister got married here yesterday and it was beyond perfect. The staff and venue were made perfect for my sister and her new husband. Thank you for starting their marriage with perfection!"
"I own and operate Madison's On Main Bakery, and I appreciate the team at this beautiful venue. They are not only accommodating to their clients...but also their vendors. They are so supportive, which is rare!"
"Seriously one of the most unique and historical venues that I have had the pleasure of working with! The family is wonderful and really makes each bride feel special and individual! Keep up the great work!"
"Awesome place to have a wedding, the staff was awesome and an absolutely beautiful venue."
"What a stunning place. You won't find nicer folks either!"
"Great service! Gorgeous venue! With unique characteristics, this is the perfect place to pop the question or get hitched! I have experienced birthday parties, weddings, proposals, & anniversaries out at The McGranahan Barn & every event was the perfect party! Good vibes all around!"
"If you are looking for a venue where you can personalize every aspect of your big day while working with some of the kindest, most helpful venue coordinators in the industry, you've found it in McGranahan Barn. Steve and Maree' and the Treece family are lovely individuals in every way. As a fellow wedding professional, I especially appreciate the way they care about their clients and go out of their way to provide a wonderful experience from start to finish. Much love for McGranahan Barn!"
"Beautiful place and such great history! McGranahan family are the nicest people!!"
I was lucky enough to have my wedding here June 16th, 2018! The McGranahan Barn is absolutely amazing, not only is the Barn itself amazing the staff is too! Mareé was such a blessing! She made sure everything went smoothly and made my dream wedding come true! She works so hard at her job and is so good at it! I absolutely adore the staff and Barn! I recommend this venue 100%
"Maree' is wonderful. Very compassionate. This is a beautiful venue."
"Choosing The McGranahan Barn as our venue was easily the best decision we made for our wedding. They made the day go absolutely seamlessly. When we arrived, everything was completely set up and Maree’ was a life saver! She was always on hand to help with things I had forgotten, directing vendors and making sure everything was in place. She created a perfect timeline, kept everything running on time and everyone had a blast! She is a dream as a coordinator. I’m still getting compliments on how beautiful and perfect our venue choice was. The bridal suite was a huge plus for me and had the most gorgeous natural lighting for bridal portraits. I also loved how the barn can be transformed into whatever vision you may have. HIGHLY recommend The McGranahan Barn!"- Jarika
"Beautiful place, awesome staff, and such great history!"
"Great venue. Breathtaking sunset. Beautiful wedding & reception. Great staff."
Having our wedding at the barn was truly a dream come true! Maree’ makes you feel so welcome as soon as you walk through the doors. She took care of our month of coordianting and did an outstanding job. Maree’ and Mollie took great care of my bridesmaids and me on wedding day. They both are so knowledgeable when it comes to things you might worry about for the big day. The barn is so beautiful that you don’t have to add a ton of decorations to it. They offer multiple ceremony locations on the property whether it be indoor or outdoor. They offer many packages for decorating, which I would highly recommned! The old barn was wonderful for guests to go look at while we were taking our pictures. I am still in disbelief how magical our day was. Thank you so much, Maree’! We couldn’t have done it without your help- Ashley
"LOVE this venue! So gorgeous! excellent for photography!!!"
-Letyna Moss "
"Having our wedding at the barn was truly a dream come true! Maree’ makes you feel so welcome as soon as you walk through the doors. She took care of our month of coordianting and did an outstanding job. Maree’ and Mollie took great care of my bridesmaids and me on wedding day. They both are so knowledgeable when it comes to things you might worry about for the big day. The barn is so beautiful that you don’t have to add a ton of decorations to it. They offer multiple ceremony locations on the property whether it be indoor or outdoor. They offer many packages for decorating, which I would highly recommned! The old barn was wonderful for guests to go look at while we were taking our pictures. I am still in disbelief how magical our day was. Thank you so much, Maree’! We couldn’t have done it without your help"- Ashley Roberts
"All of our guests loves this venue! Our wedding was exactly what we wanted it to be." -Kathy
"Venue is so important to your wedding... think about what is in the back drop of every picture and memory and what sets the environment you want! McGranahan was our first and only choice of venue because of its beauty and vibe of our wedding, it just fit! What surprised and delighted us is how flexible and accommodating the team was with our every request to make our day perfect! They were knowledgable of vendors and gave suggestions and helped so much leading up to and day of the wedding so we didn't have to worry about a thing! We wouldn't have changed a thing!"-Suzy Herber
"LOVED the Barn and Maree was great! All the guests complimented the venue. It is very elegent with no decor, so I did not have to pay a large amount of money on flowers and other items. You can rent linens from te venue, which was very convenient and more reasonably priced than some of the large part rental companies in town. The venue and staff really did make the wedding amazing!" -Kristie Phillips
"This was the first venue we looked at and we kept going back to as we looked at other places. I am so glad that we went with the Barn in the end. It was absolutely perfect and beyond what we could have imagined. Maree is an incredible asset and made the entire day run incredibly smoothly. I adored having her as a resource for 10 months as I planned but specifically for the month leading up to the wedding as a coordinator. I couldn't have done it without her. I have heard nothing but amazing things about the venue itself from all of our guests. It was the perfect place for my dream wedding and I am so glad they helped make all my dreams come true." Allison Newman
"Hands down the BEST place to get married at! They are so helpful and the barn is beyond beautiful!!!" - Tiffani Overstreet
"The McGranahan Barn in OKC was the perfect location for my daughter's wedding and reception this fall. The simple outdoor ceremony site was great with the sunset as a backdrop. And the barn was splendid for the reception. The barn is just beautiful with a warm wooden interior that creates the perfect atmosphere for rustic and elegant celebrations. We went with a rustic chic theme and were thrilled with the outcome! Our guests were completely wowed and we are still hearing compliments from them about how beautiful the barn was. The barn offered plenty of space for our tables, dinner buffet, sweetheart table, bride and groom's cake tables, s'mores bar, popcorn and candy bars, dance floor and more. We also added some vintage furniture on the front patio and in the upstairs loft to create a variety of beautiful spaces for our guests to relax and hang out. The Barn offers a list of recommended vendors that they have experience with and we found great vendors through them for our DJ, farm tables, vintage furniture and more. It was a big help to get us started since we were completely new to wedding planning, and it was good to know that they had positive experience with these vendors. The McGranahan Barn also has areas that create a wonderful variety of wedding photo locations including the back valley ceremony site, the lovely barn exterior and interior and an original pioneer homestead with an Old West windmill. One of the best parts of our experience with the McGranahan Barn was working with the team that runs it. From our first site visit, we felt very comfortable with Maree. She was helpful throughout our planning process and we hired her as our day-of coordinator. This was the best investment we could have made! Maree ran our rehearsal the evening before the wedding and had both the bride and groom's families feeling at ease right away. On the big day she was at the venue before 10:00am and had already done a lot of work for us. She worked every bit as hard as we did getting the venue ready all afternoon. She made a quick clothing change and immediately started leading us through the ceremony. She worked all evening doing all the little things that I didn't even think about during the reception so I could enjoy our guests and the experience. And after organizing every detail of the reception and seeing the bride and groom through their sparkler exit, she stayed and helped us clean up until midnight! She was super sweet and an incredible wedding-running machine! The McGranahan Barn is a wonderful venue for a wedding and reception that should definitely be on your short list. And be sure and don't pass up the opportunity to add Maree as your day-of coordinator!" Melissa Schaffer