Moab is heaven for the outdoor enthusiast! I enjoy hiking the endless canyons and trails in the area and escaping into the nearby LaSal Mountains when the heat of summer is too intense, but running and road cycling are my passions.
My whole family enjoys running and we do several races each year. My older children also help out at Sunflower Hill. We especially enjoy all the great people we come in contact with, and it makes our day when we can help them plan the "perfect day". I'm committed to Moab and have served on the city council since 1999 (fourth term).
Meet Levi Officer our gardener and inn photographer. You'll see Levi out and about planting in the vegetable garden, pruning in the orchard, tending seedlings in the greenhouse, and generally working around the inn grounds and gardens. He's responsible for the beautiful gardens, lush green lawns, the amazing drip irrigation systems utilized at the inn, the extensive outdoor lighting, and many other outdoor projects.
Sunflower Hill Luxury Inn is truly a family affair. Founded in 1989 by Richard and Marjorie Stucki , the Inn flourished under their industry and creativity and that of other family members. Two of the family’s eight children, Robyn and Jeff, became partners in the enterprise in 1993.
Robyn was an artist and illustrator of children‘s and gift books. Jeff and his wife established their own lodging and restaurant consulting firm. Gregg, another family member, joined the Inn’s team in 1997 as General Manager. Other family members have made significant contributions over the years in construction, marketing, and operations support.
The Stucki influence is evident throughout the Inn. Richard and Marjorie’s love of antique furniture is visible in many of the beautiful antique pieces used at the Inn, including the magnificent bedroom set gracing the French Bedroom. Another favorite family heirloom is the splendid sideboard located in the Inn’s Great Room, fondly known as “Mother’s cupboard” after Marjorie. Richard painstakingly restored and repaired many of the antique furniture pieces and was instrumental in the refurbishment of the original ranch house building.