Patti was born and raised in New Jersey, but
lived in California and Colorado before moving
to North Carolina in 2003. She has over 20 years
experience in the hotel industry. After
receiving her culinary training, Patti opened Lemongrass, a catering and event planning
business specializing in weddings and parties.
She enjoys cooking, entertaining, decorating,
hiking, drawing, and calligraphy. She could spend all
day in an antique shop, reads cookbooks like
most people read novels and loves spending time
with her two beautiful granddaughters!
Patti & Bear
Michael (most people call him Bear) was born
in New Jersey, but raised in Colorado. He is
a General Contractor and was a chef for Lemongrass. His expertise in building was
used extensively in the renovation and
remodeling of the inn. Bear enjoys
cooking, entertaining, hiking in the
mountains, and just about anything you do
outdoors. He enjoys spending time with their
two labs, Charlie and Bailey, and can’t get
enough of his two wonderful granddaughters!|
and Patti on Patti's
Bear and Patti have been married for 33 years and have one daughter, Christine. They
both really enjoy meeting new people,
working together, living in North Carolina,
and feel very blessed to have the
opportunity to share their beautiful
mountain setting with new and old friends.
We're happy to
be in Asheville!
a kitchen conflict!!!
The reasons we moved to
Our welcoming committee... Charlie and Bailey!
noticed how beautiful the gardens, trails and grounds look at the Crooked Oak
Mountain Inn? Well, there is one reason for that beauty . . . Ron Mitchell! Ron has been manicuring the property for a
couple of years and he does a great job.
Originally born in Selma, AL, he joined the Army as a young man and is now
a retired veteran. To our good
fortune, he ended up in Asheville and met Bear on a local construction
site. The friendship began and Ron began making his mark on our property with his natural ability working with plants,
flowers and rock gardens. He loves
visiting with our guests and has some very interesting stories. Take a moment to chat with him during your next
visit . . . We are very thankful to have Ron as part of the Crooked Oak Mountain
The next time you visit the Crooked Oak Mountain Inn,
you will meet the newest member of our team . . . Rosanne Dobbins! She
joined us recently and immediately fit right in with her impressive work
ethic, high standards and pleasant personality! She has lived in the
beautiful western North Carolina mountains all of her life and married her
husband Mark sixteen years ago.
Rosanne enjoys being involved in her church as well as
camping, fishing and boating, but her main passion is her family! She and
her sisters care for their ailing parents, and Rosanne & Mark are the main
caregivers for their niece and three nephews.
With her background in customer service, marketing
& advertising as well as her excellent cleaning skills and attention to
details, we are delighted to welcome her to the Crooked Oak Mountain Inn!