Meet The Redwood Manager

Alicia Thompson, The Redwood Manager

“We Are Family” can be the theme song of The Redwood’s culture; we are close-knit and care about one another. Behind every fantastic team is a fearless leader. Alicia has been at the front of this team for some time. She started in 2009 as a laundry attendant before being promoted to Head Housekeeper. It wasn’t long before she took on the Front Desk and finally to the position she holds today — Hotel Steward. You could call her a General Manager, but she does much more than managing; she cares, develops, and guides.
 
She’s indeed done it all, and that’s precisely why she’s a great leader. Here are a few fun facts about Alicia. Another fun fact she didn’t mention is that she reads the Harvard Business Review for inspiration. Get to know her, and be sure to say howdy during your next visit to The Redwood!
 

How long have you lived in Fortuna?
I was born and raised here in Fortuna. I also spent a lot of time in Blocksburg on the family ranch. I live in Rio Dell currently. Humboldt County is my home through and through.

 

What’s your favorite part of the job?
I love that I, or we rather, get to help people plan bucket list vacations! We legit live in a place some people can only dream of visiting one day. I also love that we are allowed to care. Humans run The Redwood and we understand life happens so when a memorial or wedding comes in, we are able to do special things for them to make their time easier or more enjoyable. 

What do you like to do for fun?
Nature time, Avenue of The Giants especially. Candle making is my newest hobby. I love to use flowers and stones to decorate the top of my soy wax candles in mason jars. I also love to steal my nieces and nephews for fun stuff like beach days and sleepovers! 

Tell us two fun facts about you!
My husband, Chris, is the maintenance man at The Redwood. He’s been here for 6 years now and we are very fortunate to get to work here together! Not only do we love tending to the garden boxes at The Redwood, but we have a home garden too. We are also the dog parents of two adorable pups. One is more mischievous than the other… but we love them the same 🐾 

Alicia's DogAlicia's Cute Dog

 

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