Mike Phillips also joined the CVB board of directors this summer. Mike runs the Wyndham Resort properties located within the Greenhorn Creek complex, and relocated to Calaveras County last December after a stint in Hawaii.
Tell us a little about your work
I work for Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the largest time-share company in the world. WVO brands include Wyndham Vacation Resorts, WorldMark by Wyndham and Shell Vacation Ownership. We are a part of Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies. Here in Angels Camp our resort of 200 units includes both WorldMark by Wyndham and Wyndham Vacation Club.
What drew you to Calaveras County and what are your favorite things about the area?
I transferred from my previous Regional Vice-President role in Hawaii so I could run Angels Camp prior to retiring. I moved here in December of 2014 and live in Murphys. Big Trees, Natural bridges and our caverns are especially interesting to me, as well as the historic gold discoveries and our Native people who inhabited this area long before it was discovered by settlers.
What inspired you to become a board member and what do you hope to accomplish while on the board?
I wanted to participate in the local business of attracting not only visitors but talented individuals who may desire to live and work in Calaveras County. I believe there is a large potential yet to happen in this special community we all call home.
Anything relevant you’d like to add about the county or it’s tourism industry?
I believe we have many great businesses and attractions – some are natural for this area, some historic and some, like our burgeoning wine industry that will attract visitors and visitors’ dollars from around the world.