Prior to becoming the innkeeper at the Ellwanger Estate, I began my career as an educator, a nurse and then became Certified Nurse Midwife. In addition I have had a long an distinguished career in the United States Air Force Reserve. Highlights of my military career include being a member of the Joint Forces Command and a senior flight nurse instructor, retiring with the rank of Colonel.
Today, I attend to every detail in making the Ellwanger Estate a premier Bed and Breakfast destination.
In 2006, I purchased the horribly dilapidated Ellwanger mansion, adjacent to the “Ellwanger Gardens”, both with great historical significance. I stumbled upon this diamond in the rough and found that I needed it as much as it needed me, it was love at first sight.
I have spent several years lovingly restoring the Ellwanger Estate to bring it back to its original glory. Today the Ellwanger mansion is once again a jewel of Rochester, hosting guests, weddings, meetings, music recitals and artists workshops.
Along with being a proud owner of the Ellwanger Estate B&B, I always try to find ways to give back to our wonderful Rochester, NY community. Currently I supports a number of local charitable organizations including the Landmark Society of Western NY, Lollypop Farms, and Habitat for Humanity. I am so happy to be a part of such a great community, and we always want to do what we can to support it.
The altruism of George Ellwanger, a visionary and preservationist and Patrick Barry have added to the rich character and history of Rochester. I strives to carry on this mission at the Ellwanger Estate Bed and Breakfast and to share the “Ellwanger Experience” with guests that visit from all around the world.
“The love you liberate in your work is the only love you keep”. Thank you Elbert Hubbard! Well I love what we do and we are confident that our passion and dedication will ensure that you will have a wonderful and memorable stay in Rochester, NY.