"What makes The Home Ranch so special is the enthusiastic and caring way each of our staff members provides over the top service for our guest."
Brooks is proud to bring his hospitality experiences to The Home Ranch, and make his home in Clark. "I got here as fast as I could!"
Brooks describes his career as an adventure in independent luxury hospitality: opening, nurturing and repositioning very special properties while demonstrating a commitment to guest service and results. A book purchased while he was in college would lead him to the venerable Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. There he accepted his first job as a dining room host and entered the world of hospitality.
Promoted to positions of increasing responsibility across all departments, Brooks was named by Jane Fitzpatrick as general manager of the Inn in 1993. In this role, he participated fully in the Berkshire’s wealth of tourism, arts and cultural venues. Brooks served on the opening team of Blantyre in Lenox, Massachusetts and went on to lead his team to strategically develop additional lodging, restaurant and retail businesses. He opened The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts in 2001.
Brooks has served as general manager of two private clubs including Riverbend, a private luxury club located within the five star, five diamond Destination Kohler in Kohler, Wisconsin.
In 2011, Brooks completed a three year project to open the Lodge and Spa at Primland in southern Virginia for the late Didier Primat of Geneva, Switzerland. Primland opened in 2009 has been named to the Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 Hotels & Resorts list worldwide.
Before coming to The Home Ranch, Brooks completed an assignment to reposition a hideaway guest ranch in the Chiricahua Mountains of southern Arizona. Brooks and his wife Susan collaborated to lead Sunglow Ranch to achieve a number of awards including two Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Brooks is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society and has served on the boards of Historic Hotels of America and Select Registry, in addition to voluntary service on statewide industry, marketing and arts boards.