Michelle and Mark London have been working double time for the last year as newly inducted innkeepers for two Texas inns – Belle Oaks Inn and Boothe House Bed & Breakfast, both located in Gonzales, TX.
Michelle, who spent many years as a harried journalist in Chicago, realized she had a knack and desire to find a new career in the hospitality and guest services industry. Finding a job as an event planner in Chicago for two years, she was devastated when the economic crash left her without her dream job.
Not letting her layoff stop her from reaching her dreams, she decided to go back to school – culinary school where she specialized in culinary and hospitality management. After completing school, she began networking on every B&B/innkeeping forum she could find.
It was through that networking that she met Clint Hille and Richard Tiller, owners of the existing Belle Oaks Inn and the newly acquired Boothe House which opened in November 2011.