The new owners of the Hummingbird Inn, as of September 1, 2008 are Patty and Dan Harrison.
Patty has three grown sons and 5 grandchildren, so the responsibilities of household management are well respected. She has been successful in Sales and Management and all facets of running a startup business, as owner of a Publishing company for 15 years, producing informational resources for several counties in Southern California. After selling that business, Patty helped open the doors and startup a Children’s Directory in Las Vegas (handling office/staff management and advertising sales, etc.); and facilitated the establishment and opening of a satellite office, as Office and Facilities Manager, for a California software company. Finally, she was able to pursue a lifelong goal and obtained her Nursing Degree with the intent of becoming a traveler, and seeing the country. Unfortunately, circumstances did not allow her to remain long in that career, and she rejoined the corporate workforce as a Manager of Human Resources.
Patty enjoys people. The joke among family members is to tease Patty about working on her people skills. Not necessary.
She is ready for this next career change to Bed and Breakfast owner and hostess, and feels that the variety of experiences in her work and her personal journey, will be a solid foundation to a successful venture.
Patty’s partner in this venture is her husband of 16 years, Dan. He too has taken the long and winding road to this place in time. From 8th grade English teacher, to radio disc jockey, advertising agency owner, Cable TV Advertising Sales Manager, partner in Patty’s publishing company, massage therapist, Cardio-Vascular Surgical Tech, and presently, Software Educator. He, too, is looking forward to this new role as Innkeeper.
The day-to-day operations will be Patty’s responsibility, while Dan maintains his current position as Software Educator. Fortunately, he is able to work from “home”, and will most always be available to assist with guest responsibilities.
Both Patty and Dan are people perfect for this venue, and they look forward to greeting you when you visit The Hummingbird Inn.