About the Innkeepers
Meet the Hobsons
Bob and Cat Hobson have been enjoying staying at bed and breakfasts for well over a decade and always vowed that one day they’d own and operate one. In 2016, they mutually decided that it was time to make a career shift and go after what they really wanted and that inn keeping would be the perfect exodus from the corporate environment.
Cat quit her job and began exploring what it takes to be an innkeeper and how to transition into the lifestyle they wanted. After taking an Aspiring Innkeeper course, they knew this was the right path for them. They traveled throughout the United States in search of the perfect place to set down roots. They finally settled on the beautiful town of Camden and the lovely Blackberry Inn.
Bob is a native of Countesthorpe, a small English village in county of Leicestershire. He spent the last twenty years working in the offshore oil and gas industry his most recent position as a Engineering Project Manager. Before being transferred to Houston in 2003, he worked seven years in Monaco.
Don’t be fooled by his mild manner. Bob has many surprises up his sleeve. Not only can he fix a garbage disposal or sprinkler system hose leak in record time, he is also an accomplished woodworker. He is also a great cook (Traditional Full English Breakfast anyone?), baker and sausage maker!
Cat, a native of Houston, Texas, spent most of her professional career focusing in the area of marketing communications. Before saying goodbye to the corporate world, she served as a Manager of Marketing Strategies and Programs at a big four accounting firm.
A Certified Wedding Planner, Catherine gained hands-on experience in the industry through interning under a certified wedding and event planner in Houston. She also was selected to intern under celebrated wedding and event planner, David Tutera for Your Wedding Experience event in Houston in June 2016. She plans on bringing those skills to the inn later in the year by offering wedding and event planning services. She also loves to cook (Look out for her breakfast tacos and smoked salmon eggs benedict!), plan and make lists, much to her husband, Bob’s dismay.