Tim & Jackie
Married for 40 years now, Tim and Jackie share a passion for hospitality, and love meeting with their guests. The variety of new arrivals and the developing friendships of those who return time and again are stimulants to this passion. English by birth, upbringing and for the first 17 years of their marriage, Tim & Jackie have spent the last 23 years first in the Netherlands for ten years. Then from 2000 we moved here to Santa Rosa in Sonoma Wine Country.
When we had the opportunity to meld Jackie’s culinary expertise and Tim’s business experience in a Bed and Breakfast Inn business in 2004, we jumped at the chance!
Trained as an Electical Engineer in Electronics and microwave Communications, Tim began his professional career as an R&D engineer in the UK. He designed military radio systems for several years before transferring into a sales role with Hewlett-Packard Inc ‘s UK subsidiary. After a number of years he moved to a position in European Business Development in Amsterdam in 1990, and later to Santa Rosa continuing in International Business Development for HP.
Jackie went to school in Windsor, England where the Queen has her Castle, and attended a schoool named after the Queen’s sister, Margaret Rose. When she left school she trained in cookery, nutrition, health and hygiene and followed a career as a lecturer at a “Junior College”. After a career break as we adopted two children, Jackie returned to teaching until we moved to the Netherlands where she started and developed a Cancer Support Group.