Every thing that Nicole Hrebtov does shows her love for the outdoors.
Passionate about Horses, she is going to school to learn how to take care of them.
In the summer she is often found in the river on her kayak, hiking our beautiful trails or riding a horse.
Born in Santa Rosa, Nicole has lived most of her life at the Russian River and worked in a variety of hospitality jobs in hotels, camps and restaurants.
Often Nicole volunteers to work helping our gardener with the cultivations of fruits and vegetables for our restaurant.
He will always serve you with an easy smile but Luis Vasquez takes service very seriously. He participated in a Service Excellence work shop directed by service guru Eric Weissand continuously searches for ways to improve.
Multifaceted Luis hails from Atotonilco, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Luis thrives in learning new tasks . He is the breakfast's Chef on Jesus' days off, makes our "to die for granola", is our lead bee-keeper, cares and regulates the chemical for the pool and all hot tubs and maintains Applewood's manicured grounds.
Luis is the proud and caring single father of two beautiful girls that we affectionately call "las ormigas" (the ants) due to their small size and high energy level.
Breakfast Chef Jesus Melgoza has his roots in his family's ranch in La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico.
He helps in the cultivation of vegetables in Applewood's garden and personally gathers the fresh mint, rosemary and herbes for garnish or the tomatillos used in his signature Huevos Rancheros sauce.
Chef Jesus beams with pride when he receives the frequent complements of our guests on his culinary accomplishments.
As many in Applewood's staff he supports our shared visions and efforts in many fronts including the general maintenance of the Inn.