Mr. Whitehead began his hospitality career in 1986 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. During his 15-year tenure with Steamboat Resorts, he acted as general manager for a number of hotels and resorts. He also served two years as the company’s sales manager and served five years as the company’s director of operations.
He moved to Napa Valley in 2002 continuing his hospitality career as the general manager of Inn at Southbridge, St. Helena, California. He was soon assigned to the position of director of guest services at the Inn’s sister luxury resort, Meadowood Napa Valley.
After a short stint outside of the hospitality industry, Mr. Whitehead returned to manage the River Terrace Inn in Napa for seven years. In 2014, he joined Marin Management as general manager of Hotel La Rose in Santa Rosa, California.
Mr. Whitehead is on the board of directors of Visit Santa Rosa and a board trustee of the Historic Railroad Square Association. Mr. Whitehead graduated from the University of Dubuque with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics. He enjoys hiking, travel and walking his dogs in the neighborhood vineyards.
“Management is nothing more than motivating other people.”– Lee Iacocca