Inns Magazine Issue 2 Vol 22 Gourmet 2018 - Page 4


Sigrid Hart is a freelance writer and editor who has contributed content to many print and online publications for the past several years. She has worked in various capacities in communications, literacy and healthcare. Her varied interest in the leisure industry drives her efforts to educate and inform. She loves to indulge in Bed and Breakfast getaways whenever she can. Sigrid is also a Reflexologist practicing in Ontario, Canada. She holds a BA and a Journalism Degree.

Patti Detwiler is an Innkeeper turned consultant and realtor and also the Managing Director for FBBI, (Florida Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers.) Patti is well versed in the innkeeping world especially in Florida. Patti offers seminars for aspiring innkeepers. She advises innkeepers preparing their inn for sale with tips for sellers. “ There are other items to gather together to be ready to put your inn on the market for sale. I’m more than happy to answer any questions you may have about preparing your Inn for sale.”

Peter Johansen recently retired from Carleton University in Ottawa, where he was a journalism professor for nearly four decades. He now enjoys traveling with his wife, Oxana Sawka, and sharing his adventures with readers of such publications as the Ottawa Citizen, Taste & Travel International, Urban Expressions, Ziptopia – and Inns E-Magazine, for which a feature, about New Hampshire's Snowvillage Inn, won a gold medal from the North American Travel Journalists Association.

Mary White is the CEO & Founder of and the author of Running a Bed & Breakfast for Dummies. A former securities broker, she decided to embark on a new venture – internet marketing – nearly 20 years ago and developed a user-friendly website that places B&Bs and inns on a competitive level with larger hotels and resorts. Today, earns the industry’s highest rankings and provides compelling content for guests. Mary has been named a bed and breakfast industry leader by Innkeeping Quarterly magazine and is the recipient of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International’s Award of Merit.