JIM AND DENISE: We are Jim Wright and Denise Teske and have lived on this property in Murphys for nearly three years. We are both California natives. Denise grew up in Murphys and was very happy to return to her home town to reside near her siblings after years in Rhode Island and the San Francisco Bay area (mainly Los Gatos) raising her daughter and working in the computer software field as a Quality Engineering manager and now a Project Manager. Jim grew up in Los Gatos, Ca. and moved to Santa Cruz for the surfing and holistic lifestyle while raising his daughter. He then moved to Plumas County, California and Northern Nevada for the next 25 years as the owner/manager of several garden center businesses and as a pool/spa contractor.
We both love being in, on, or near water, so this property was especially appealing to us because of the creek, pond and waterfall. We both love photography, home decorating and gardening to name a few common interests. We have enjoyed improving this property and upgrading the landscaping to transform the property into the lush green oasis it is today.
We both have full-time work, which we do primarily from our home offices. When we have free time, we love to travel and socialize with friends and family in the surrounding area. We have both traveled to numerous countries around the World and love meeting new people and hearing other people's travel stories. We look forward to hearing your stories.
ANNA (Manager): I just began managing the Crestview Cottage in July. However, Jim and Denise are still very active in the Cottage and they live in the main house just next door so there is a good chance that you might see them. Say "hello," I'm sure they'd love to hear your input on the vacation cottage they have lovingly decorated and landscaped.
I was studying International Business in college when I began managing the first vacation rental as a way to make extra money. Six months later a second home was added. Before long I had numerous inquires from home owners requesting that I help them with their second homes. Here I am ten years...and 20 houses later managing vacation homes. I enjoy that I help people find a vacation home which best suites them and helping to plan outings in our beautiful area. There is so much to do here. I enjoy reading the house journals and seeing how much families or couples have enjoyed their stay. I am in the business of facilitating happy memories. What could be better than that?!
I am the third generation living in Murphys, although I was born in Mexico City. Like Jim and Denise I love to travel and have done so extensively from Mexico throughout Central America and a few countries in South America. In addition to Third World Countries I have been to Norway, Japan and Germany.
While home, in my free time I enjoy being outdoors. I love hiking, camping, hot springing and exploring the Forestry roads in the High Sierra's.
I look forward to sharing my love of our area with you and helping to find the activity that best suites your interest. Just ask!
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