Welcome to Pomona Woods Retreat Center
On the Olympic Peninsula, South of Port Hadlock
Pomona Woods will be a retreat center with 24 rooms, on-site dining and a gathering space that will be suitable for a corporate or not-for-profit team offsite, yoga retreat, family gathering, etc. My mission is to create a space where people can connect with nature and be inspired by sustainable practices in a way that enhances their reason for coming together. It will be a place to breathe deeply the forest and ocean air and nurture the soul with delicious, healthy, local food and the quiet of the woods.
FOLLOW THE JOURNEY…
On Becoming a Developer
I’m incredibly proud of everything I am learning and doing and I get to create my own definition of developer.
Why a Retreat Center Now?
The idea of starting my own business was both exciting and daunting. I started seriously playing with the retreat center idea in 2017 when I took a sabbatical from Starbucks, but allowed myself to push it to the back burner when I returned to work. It wouldn’t stay there however.
Naming the Business to Inspire the Business
Choosing your business name is almost like being able to choose your own name. It is the first thing people know about you – the cover of your book. If I were a marketer I could go on and on about the science of choosing a business name, but I’m not, so...
Port Townsend Leader Spotlight
New Member Spotlight: Ann Burkhart, Pomona Woods This article was originally published in the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Business Insider Insert to the Port Townsend Leader. The seed of the idea for my retreat center business, Pomona Woods, was planted during a...
For the first time since I found the Pomona Woods property I took some time last week to just sit with my journal and Luna and listen to what the forest had to say. I am usually busy with a task or happily sharing a hike with a friends and family so it was nice to take this moment of solitude and quiet.
Fear and Openness- An Entrepreneur’s Fuel
It has been over a year since I committed to my entrepreneurial journey and I am excited to announce that I now have a home for my retreat center, Pomona Woods. This feels like an apt time to start what I hope to be monthly musings about my process – so stay tuned!