About our Texas Bed and Breakfast Inn
Innkeeper Amy Dolan, seen here soaring high above the Inn Above Onion Creek in a flying Ford Anglia, has served in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, during which time she has maintained her focus on customer satisfaction to guarantee that every guest has an experience that exceeds their expectations. Amy launched her career at Snowmass Resort Association in Colorado. She then moved on to San Francisco, California, where she was instrumental in the opening of a 300-room downtown luxury hotel, now known as the JW Marriot Union Square.
She has also served as Vice President of Operations at Mo Ranch, a 500-acre non-profit conference center located in Hunt, Texas, and most recently, served as Spa Director and General Manager at The Guadalupe River Ranch Resort & Spa, a boutique guest ranch in the Texas Hill Country. As a Geography graduate of Berkeley, Amy brings to her role as Innkeeper, a unique perspective combining her love of Science and the outdoors with her keen interest in people. Having served in operations, sales and human resources management, Amy's practical know-how combines with her energetic spirit to make certain that attention to every detail is observed so that guests who stay at The Inn Above Onion Creek leave with radiant smiles, wonderful memories and plans to return soon.
In January of 2010 Marcos Galvan stepped into the executive chef position here at the Inn Above Onion Creek. Marcos graduated from Austin Community College with a culinary degree in 2008 and has been with the Inn for two and half years. Most of our guests have already enjoyed Marcos' culinary skills during their stay. He has prepared our signature dishes countless times and he plans on keeping many of our guests favorites on the menu, plus some new ones that will highlight fresh local ingredients. We asked Marcos, "What can guests look forward to with you as the new executive chef?" and here is what he had to say: "Our goal here at the Inn is to make sure each and everyone of our guests leaves with a memorable and joyful experience. One way of doing that is by broadening our menu so we can offer new and exciting dishes, but at the same time, keeping our signature dishes that our guests have come to love over the years. We also want to keep the seasonality of our ingredients in mind when planning our menu, and also using as much locally sourced ingredients as possible. Freshness and quality is one of our main concerns."
Darla Buckner is a yoga instructor and assistant innkeeper. Along with helping Amy in the office Darla is a certified yoga instructor with over 200 hours of training and over a decade of experience. You can find out more information about Darla's yoga classes at www.juniperhillsfarm.com- Private Lessons are also available.
In Dec of 2007, Don Hauk took a tour of the Inn with his then fiance as a possible venue for their wedding. A couple of months later in February he began working as an assistant innkeeper. Things also worked out with that wedding venue tour as Don and his bride got married at Maurice's Cottage on New Year's Eve 2008. He is still working at the Inn to pay off the wedding and has basically become an indentured servant with duties that include handling the design and maintenance of the website, internet marketing and photography. He hopes to one day have his debts paid in full but in the meantime he does enjoy coming to work.