Dan and Tricia Fisher
Dan and Tricia, both long-time residents of Lancaster, PA, formed a blended family in August 2015 (after being introduced by her son, and his daughter!) Dan operates a small family business which has served the central PA area since 1984, while Tricia recently left her 25-year career as a Cardiac Ultrasound Technologist.
They purchased the property (formerly known as "Forgotten Seasons Bed and Breakfast" on September 29, 2018, and opened for their first guests on February 15, 2019 (The 14th annual Lititz Fire and Ice Festival).
Their vision for "The Avenue" stems from the loss of Dan's daughter, Maria, in a car accident during her freshman year in college (October 2017). One of Maria's dreams was to open a venue which would support local aspiring young artists and musicians. With her passing, Dan and Tricia sought a means of honoring her by fulfilling this dream.
When this beautiful property came available, the Fisher's thought it would be the perfect venue to develop their non-profit mission (see below "Maria Fisher Foundation"). The Avenue Guesthouse, in addition to serving as a Bed and Breakfast facility, will also host various charitable fundraisers throughout the year -- featuring the works of, and performances by local young artists and musicians, and raising money for various causes -- including scholarships honoring the kindness and creativity that Maria demonstrated during her short lifetime.
Their blended family (2 sons, 2 daughters), Manny, Martha, Zac, and Allee, have been supportive of this endeavor and look forward to contributing toward honoring their sister's memory.
Originally from New Jersey, Judy has resided in Lancaster County since her childhood. She enjoys living in a relaxed rural atmosphere with the benefit of enjoying options offered in nearby urban areas as well.
Judy has always been passionate about (or ‘fascinated by’) people and the dynamics of human interaction, believing there’s so much to learn from everyone. A graduate of Millersville University, she studied psychology and earned a degree in social work.
Judy worked decades in the fields of title insurance and residential design. Since finding herself as an ‘empty nester’ after raising her three daughters and one son, she welcomes the opportunity to focus her attention on caring for others in her role as inn keeper. Her favorite quote is “do small things with great love” -- Mother Teresa.
Judy enjoys focusing on health and fitness, music, writing, yoga, running, getting grounded in nature and finding opportunities to fill with laughter and joy.