Buzz has long had a dream of opening his own resort since working at his family's recreational resort in northern Wisconsin. Before he would realize his dream, however, he served for 22 years in the Air Force, and retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1988. During this time he also married and helped raise 3 daughters, while enjoying world travel. After leaving the Air Force, Buzz was hired by Digital Equipment Corporation as a program manager. In 1997 the dream was reborn when Buzz was transferred by Digital to Colorado Springs. Once there the family knew that Monument, CO would be the perfect place to build Rogers Inn the Pines, their bed and breakfast haven. In October 2005 Buzz retired from HP, after two corporate acquisitions. After teaching ITIL best practices and consulting for over 13 more years as a independent contractor, he's now retired from all but B&B related work.