Patty Sullivan & Mitchell Thorp have been working as caretakers and traveling for the past several years. When their son (and only child) Matthew headed off to college, they decided to move to Western North Carolina and settled in the beautiful town of Brevard known as the “Land of Waterfalls”.
A year later, the opportunity to sell their fifteen year old software consulting business and after getting the new buyer situated, they set a new course in life. For the next few years, they traveled across the US in their pickup truck camper visiting National Parks, friends, and family. Along the way, they had jobs care-taking on San Juan Island, WA, Barra de Potosi, Guerrero, Mexico, and Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico, and even took a three month side trip to travel by bus throughout Peru. Returning to Brevard, friends with limited knowledge were planning to open a new guesthouse/B&B. They asked for Patty and Mitchell’s help
with their background in caretaking and in business. Patty & Mitchell established the Brevard House and got it up and running as the care-takers. They spent just over a year there before deciding it was time to move on. Wintertime, just like here in Maine, is a slow time for tourism
and was the ideal time for them to make the change.
Currently, between care-taking positions, they are working on a project building custom cabinets and built-ins in a home renovation. They are really excited about being selected as the Seguin Island Light Station caretakers for the 2016 summer season. They look forward to keeping everyone informed about happenings on the island and their experience as our keepers for the upcoming season.

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