The Innkeepers at The Beaufort House Inn are Jim and Christina Muth, seasoned business professionals who traded their 25 years of corporate experience for the exciting and busy life of professional Innkeepers. It has been an enjoyable career change and one that has allowed them to use their people skills and business experience to connect with their guests and create an environment of warmth, relaxation, and rejuvenation at The Beaufort House Inn.
Chris is a gourmet cook and Master Gardener whose outgoing personality and warmth is the heart of the Beaufort experience. Jim is an avid runner, mountain biker and golfer who enjoys the engaging conversation and experiences of the eclectic guests who visit the bed and breakfast from all over the world.
Previously, both Jim and Chris were corporate business consultants and trainers who lived in Maryland and traveled extensively in their work with major organizations. They had been visiting Asheville and Western North Carolina for over ten years to see their oldest daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons, who now live only a few blocks away. They also have frequent visits from their other two children...another daughter, and a son and daughter-in-law who all live and work in Maryland, with a grandson add new granddaughter who is the most recent addition to the family
Chris' previous career focused on organizational performance, culture, and values as well as senior leadership team development. She worked with both public and private sector clients providing process facilitation, executive consulting, and change management.
Jim's career included consulting, training, and executive coaching for a variety Fortune 500 companies and government organizations. Jim's expertise includes organizational development, emotional intelligence, executive coaching, and sales effectiveness. Jim was formerly a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter pilot and was also on the adjunct faculty of the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Counseling Psychology.