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Lang House proprietors
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Bruce Boyd and Wayde Cartwright are the co-owners and innkeepers at Lang House Bed & Breakfast, as well as neighboring Emil Bach House. We invite you to meet both of them.
Bruce Boyd is the co-owner and innkeeper of Lang House Chicago, a 5-suite bed and breakfast, and Emil Bach House, a vacation home and event space designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Boyd oversees all aspects of running the bed and breakfast and vacation home, including general inn keeping, breakfast service, guest services, maintenance, reservations, budget and financials.
Before Lang House and the Emil Bach House, Boyd worked as an estate manager where he was responsible for managing a large household. He handled hiring, training and management of staff, household bills, accounting, budgeting, landscaping and property-related purchases.
Going above and beyond is Boyd’s style, which helped him drive success as a Realtor, community manager and a trainer for employees of a national franchise.
After teaching middle school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Boyd opened and managed Treetops B&B for five years, and oversaw two vacation cabin rentals in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Boyd, who always had a love for traveling, started in hospitality as a Caribbean Regional Supervisor with Thompson Vacations in Nassau, Bahamas.
Boyd was born and raised in the mountains of Pennsylvania, and later moved to North Carolina. He is the author of “King of the Mountain – The Bruno Family Story,” which covers his family’s side of the story surrounding the so-called Kelayres Massacre. Boyd earned his BA in education from Elon University and a master’s degree in Geography from the University of Minnesota.
Wayde Cartwright is the co-owner and innkeeper of Lang House Chicago, a 5-suite bed and breakfast, and Emil Bach House, a vacation home and event space designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Cartwright oversees all aspects of running the bed and breakfast and vacation home, including general inn keeping, breakfast service, guest services, maintenance, reservations, budget and financials.
Cartwright comes to TAWANI from Serta Mattress Company, where he worked with the founder for four years in business and operations. Before Serta, Cartwright handled business and operations for a corporate pizza chain where he successfully managed multiple stores for more than 20 years. He was responsible for development of franchise management plans, day-to-day management, staffing, customer relations, sales, marketing and cost control.
Cartwright started his career in banking, gaining hands-on experience in budgeting, customer service, promoting branch products and monitoring sales targets.
Cartwright attended graduate school at NC State University for Economics and has a MBA from Elon University. He received his BA in finance from St. Leo University. He is originally from the Bahamas.