With a strong background in guest relations and public speaking, Tamera Taylor brings many talents as Guest Services Manager to The Farmhouse Inn. Born and Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Tamera pursued an acting and singing career which took her to Las Vegas and eventually to Japan as a spokes model.
Tamera moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to attend College at University of California, Los Angeles, where she then spent 10 years as a model. She modeled for several major designers, and enjoyed being in the public domain and representing high end, sophisticated products.
As she traveled frequently for her career, staying at various hotels and boutique inns, Tamera’s passion for the hospitality business bloomed. She started exploring the opportunity to purchase a B&B but wanted to immerse herself in the business to see the inner workings and daily lifestyle of owning an Inn.
In 2005, Tamera moved to the Napa Valley and took a position with the 1801 First, a small boutique bed and breakfast inn. She began as a concierge but quickly proved her skills in Guest Services, and was promoted to on-site property manager. The 1801 First allowed her to hone her skills, developing a strong presence and alliance in the Napa Valley with wineries, restaurants and spas. Tamera quickly fell in love with the startling beauty of the wine country and all the amazing elements. While at 1801 First, she continued her hospitality education by attending seminars and workshops related to all aspects of operating an inn.
In 2010 Tamera had the opportunity to join the team at Farmhouse as Guest Services Manager. It was the perfect platform to advance into a bigger property that offered a Michelin starred restaurant and on property spa. Since joining Farmhouse, Tamera has created a Guest Service staff that has been recognized in various media outlets as having superlative service and outstanding knowledge of the Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino wine countries.
Tamera & her husband John reside in Healdsburg with their 2 Weimaraners. They enjoy the wine country lifestyle which includes – but is not limited to - consuming copious amounts of Russian River Pinot Noirs, dining at local restaurants, shucking fresh oysters from Tomalas Bay and coastal beach walks with their dogs.