Bret was raised in Los Gatos, California where he enjoyed skiing, surfing and water-skiing. Bret took over the Lodge from his Dad, Sam, in 1990. He had found his calling in the Lakes Basin. Bret left the hustle and bustle of a professional job in San Francisco to become your host. Bret has always loved the outdoors and is grateful for the privilege of offering this special vacation spot to his guests.
Lynn was raised in Pleasanton, California where she enjoyed western riding and raising border collies. Lynn worked for Otis Elevator Company for thirteen years in San Ramon, CA before being transferred to the Reno office of Otis. Shortly after her relocation, she met Bret at a local wine bar. Married in November of 2002, they began their personal and professional relationship at Gray Eagle Lodge.
In the off-season, they enjoy their time together at home with their family and three border collies, skiing at Squaw Valley with their extended family of lodge guests, and designing their three acre home in Verdi, Nevada.