Ken and Susie have been enjoying the Cedar Gables Inn since August 2004 when they took over as Innkeepers/Owners. It is a very different lifestyle than they were used to. Susie ran a small culinary school in Los Gatos and Ken was the VP of Marketing for a semiconductor firm in Silicon Valley.
They have five adorable children, most of whom are out of the nest.
In Dec 2008 they completed their Culinary Showcase Kitchen allowing them to hold monthly cooking classes with high end celebrity chefs. On top of that Susie and Annie Baker have started up "Bake Napa Valley" - a pastry focused club where top cookbook authors are invited to critique members pastry. As well as managing all the paperwork for the Cedar Gables Inn, Susie is very active in the Napa Womens Club.
Ken keeps busy fixing all the things that can and do go wrong with a 10,000 sq ft Mansion that was built in 1892. He was the designer of the kitchen, keeping an eye on architectural cohesiveness (i.e. what would Ernest Coxhead do?) while incorporating modern appliances (ever seen a microwave in a drawer?). He also finds time to stay current in the latest electronic trends, plays with LED lighting, plays guitar and keeps the computers in the mansion running.