It’s tough leaving a field you have been in for 20 years and embarking on a totally new career. It’s even more challenging uprooting yourself from friends, family and a large city where you have spent your entire life and moving to a small town of 1,000 people where you know no one. But sometimes you get lucky and make new friends right away.
I got lucky. One of the first friends I made was another guy who closed escrow on an inn in Mendocino the day after I became the owner of Brewery Gulch. It’s been great knowing someone else that is going through the learning curve of inn ownership at the same time. John’s friendship, sense of humor and llamas have really helped to make this transition an easy one. Here’s a picture of John with the newest addition to his family (John is the one on the left).