Keepers of the Collection ~ Anna Maria and Dave
Anna Maria and Dave moved to the Island 14 years ago from the East Coast to pursue their dream of living quaint, quiet, relaxing lives as B&B owners passionate about diving. Well, if you know Anna Maria, you know she is our little energizer bunny. What began as one inn, turned into two and then a restaurant and THEN a catering and special events service! In a past life, Dave was a software engineer and Anna Maria worked in public broadcasting and was a flutist. Their love of food, wine, and hospitality is what drove them to take on the Inns and the Coho Restaurant. Since being on the Island, Anna Maria has developed a passion for pilates as well. And if she didn’t already have enough on her plate, she is just finishing up her pilates certification! Meanwhile, when Dave isn’t down at the restaurant or running errands for the Inns, he is home working on their house that is being renovated!
The Inn-Ovators ~ Glenn and Susan
This dynamic duo joined our team in June of 2016. And boy, do they sure know how to make work feel like play all day long! Once you meet our innkeepers, you will know exactly what we’re talking about.
Glenn’s favorite thing to do, besides catering to his wife, Susan, is to create an environment where guests receive superior service from our Collection team. He has spent over 40 years in the hospitality industry and still has the passion to exceed guest expectations. Known for his creativity in developing new business and operational approaches to ensure increased guest visitation and team development, Glenn thrives on positive results.
Well helllllllllllllloooooo, Susan here. If you haven’t seen her vignettes yet, you are missing out! Susan’s mission is to excite all guests and ensure they have a memorable stay with us. Our team is very important to her and is truly like family. This makes each and every day for her special. Susan was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada but she has lived in the states for almost 19 years with her American husband and best friend, Glenn. From her time in broadcasting, shopping center marketing, hospitality, and being a human statue, she feels like her life has been a total blast! Now, living on the Island with her husband, two dogs, and one blind cat, her life is complete. She follows her favorite motto: Everything in moderation except laughter and prosecco. Have fun, enjoy, and laugh often!
The Dogrector of Pet Relations and his Sidekick ~ Korbel and Socket
These two take their position VERY seriously. They arrive promptly each morning with positive attitudes and get straight to work. Socket (left) manages all incoming pets. He ensures there are pupcakes waiting for them upon arrival and that they have received proper instructions for activities around the Island. Korbel (right) specializes in separation anxiety. If you left your pup at home and are in need of some canine love and affection, he’s your guy! Ah – I mean dog!
Our Young Grasshopper ~ Nikki
The youngest of our team was shipped to us this September eager to learn as our Guest Relations Coordinator. She takes after Anna Maria in the sense that she is never idle. Nikki is currently working towards earning her masters of business administration in marketing while working at the San Juan Island Inn Collection and as a Resident Care Assistant at the Village at the Harbour. On her days off you can find her hiking around the Island or hanging out at Glenn and Susan’s for cocktail hour before heading to Herb’s for Karaoke Wednesdays. Nikki recently became an aunt to her handsome nephew, Hunter and has a niece on the way. Only ask about her nephew or niece if you are prepared to be bombarded relentlessly with photos! The expansion of her family is sure to be a highlight in her life in the years to come.
Our Culinary Architect ~ Jessica
Jessica has been cooking ever since she could walk! When she was 18, she had her first job cooking. Since then, she has attended a 2-year vegetarian and vegan culinary arts program. Her passion includes providing individuals with healthy, tasty vegetarian and vegan options. Rest assured if you have any dietary preferences, Jessica will be able to construct a fabulous breakfast for you. On her days off she spends ample time with her parents and sister discovering all the Islands have to offer. She has traveled to 11 different countries. Three of her trips were doing mission work and one was to spend a year in Italy going to school. To relax, she snuggles up with her cat, Wesley, and escapes into the pages of a good novel.
Your Housekeeping Perfectionist ~ Elsa
Elsa has been the Head Housekeeper at the Inns for 12 years! If you want to know any of its secrets, she is the one to ask. And she absolutely loves it here because it is so family-oriented and she enjoys serving people. Her goal is to make as many guests happy as she can. Elsa has lived on the Island for 16 years raising her 5 children. She loves when her daughter comes home from college and they get to spend family time together. She is also a fan of margaritas and Pitbull! You’ll catch her dancing around the property listening to her music. When her kids are old enough, she wants to return to her home in Mexico near Puerta Vallarta with her husband.
The Superheroes of Spotlessness ~ Maria, Maribel, and Rosa
Our team of Housekeepers are phenomenal! We would not be able to function at a satisfactory level if it wasn’t for their efficiency and skills. They are hardworking and you will never ever hear them complain despite the number of dust bunnies they’ve seen! If you ever see these women working together, you can tell they truly are a team. You can hear their laughter spread throughout the property.
Maria moved to the San Juan Island from California with her husband about seven years ago. She has been part of our team for three of those years. She is also from Michoacan, Mexico. Maria loves family time. When she is not at the inns she is creating memories with her four children and three grandchildren. Maria is known for her patience, attention to detail, and composed demeanor.
Maribel is the newest member of the Superheros of Spotlessness. She joined the team about a year ago and has been a marvelous addition. Maribel also loves spending time with her family. She has two girls here and three young adult children in her home town of Guatemala. Her and her husband have been on the Island for seven years now.
Rosa has been part of the team for 6 years. When she is not housekeeping, she is helping Anna Maria with her catering events. Originally from Michoacan, Mexico, Rosa brings authentic Mexican food for our team parties. And when Rosa cooks, you don’t miss it! You’d never know by looking at her, but Rosa has three grandchildren! She gets to visit them and her daughter regularly in Idaho. When you see Rosa around the property she will always be smiling. She brings positive energy to our team each and every day.
Mr. Fix It ~ Civ
Holy moly. Civ has done it all and can do ANYTHING. From running a corporation to owning his own business, he can not only fix anything in your house, but he also fixes cars! Although he has lived on the Island for the past 16 years, he has been all over the world. His favorite was the time he spent in the Philippines. Civ spends his days working to support his daughter going to college in California. Then his evenings are spent at home helping his 10 year old son with his homework. And when the work and homework is done, play time for them is spending time together building all sorts of things.