How it all started:
My uncle Carl Knudsen was my inspiration. At the turn of the century
Uncle Carl, my Aunt Elizabeth and Grandmother Helga embarked on a journey
across the Atlantic Ocean from Denmark to a new life, bringing with them
the dream of opening a dairy that would utilize dairy by-products wasted
by existing American dairiesbuttermilk, cottage cheeseand lateryogurt.
The slogan The Very Best became synonymous with their Knudsen Creamery.
Uncle Carl passed away before I was able to know him but Aunt Elizabeth spent
many hours at my side encouraging me to become who I am today. She instilled in me the belief that I could also be successful. Beginning in the early 80s I enjoyed a successful run in the real estate lending and development business and then, in 1995, opened the first and only brewery/restaurant in Newport Beach, CaliforniaNewport Beach Brewing Conow a landmark restaurant. Even though it still exists today, I felt it was time to enjoy life a little more.
In the year 2000, after two years of searching in all of Mexico, I fell in love with La Paz.
The rest is history. Along with my brother Hughand Aunt Elizabeths encouragement
in my heartI headed south of the border to Baja California. I started with “Las Brisas Villas,”
a vacation rental complex, and recently purchased “SeaScape Charters,” a Baja California
bareboat charter operation created to showcase what Jaques Coustou called
“the World’s Aquarium”—The Sea of Cortez.