Our Family

Doing our best to make you feel at home.

The Guest House team is an extended family – our unique backgrounds and personalities work together to create something special for our guests. Here are some faces you may see when you visit...

The Kearneys


Kevin, Amanda, and daughter Maeve have lived in the Pacific Northwest since 2011. Transplants from the East Coast, they wanted to live among the tall trees, mountains, and cool waters of this beautiful area. Kevin, a professionally trained chef, has always dreamed of having a neighborhood restaurant where friends and community could come together to share a good meal and a great beer that was locally sourced. Amanda manages commercial real estate and works full time outside of the restaurant but supports administrative requirements. Maeve is a happy and healthy 4th grader enjoying all of the things being 9 yrs old has to offer.

Mike Christopher

General Manager

A Washington native, Mike was raised in a small town on the Olympic Peninsula. After receiving his Associates of Science degree in Biology, Mike transferred to the University of Washington to continue his studies. While attending the UW, he began working for Starwood Hotels and was able to gain a wide breadth of experience in hospitality, food service, management and process improvement. Deciding to make a change after a 10-year tenure with Starwood, he took a position at a restaurant in Pike Place Market. This role introduced him to fine dining service and food and wine pairings. This exposure and education in wine would ignite a strong interest and drive him to expand his knowledge in this area. His next role working as Front of the House Manager for a private dinner club offered a unique position to polish his fine dining skills and the proper steps of service, while also managing a world-class recognized wine program.

 

When Mike is not working, you can find him on a local golf course, working to improve his game. His is the proud father to his daughter Drew and lives in North Seattle with his wife and their beloved Bulldog Leo.

Samantha Sesnon

Pastry Chef

Samantha is a Washington state native who has grown up in kitchens. When she was young, her parents owned a custom cake company, launching her into the world of baking. She earned her B.A. from Seattle University, and then followed her passion earning her Specialty Desserts and Breads degree from the Seattle Culinary Academy. Previously working for Lisa Dupar Catering, she is now looking forward to working on a smaller scale with many of the local farms we are surrounded by in the Pacific Northwest.

Aubriana Travis Hawley

Sous Chef

Aubri developed a love of farm-fresh local produce early in her childhood from her grandparents. Her culinary career started on the east coast but she has truly found her passion surrounded by the food bounty in the Pacific NW.Aubri is a graduate of Seattle Culinary Academy where she was formally trained in food sustainability. She draws inspiration from her travels around the world but strives to make every day feel as though she is home cooking for her beloved friends and family. She even wears her grandfather's apron to work most days.

Tyler Tremor

Manager

Being raised in a family of scientists, Tyler grew up with the love of curiosity and experimenting. He was a natural at creating and perfecting different crafts. In his older years that craft became creating cocktails. His interest in bartending and building cocktails began in San Diego at an Italian/Spanish fusion, chef-owned restaurant that had an extensive menu of spirits and wine. From there he moved up in the service industry from busser, to bar-back, then bartender. His last gig in San Diego was as lead bartender at The Tavern beach bar. Tyler and fiancé, Jessica, visited the Seattle area last year and fell in love with its ambiance and charm. It is now their home.