Rick Widman and his wife, Linn Lesesne, have been working together for 17 years and have a combined experience of 60 years in the hospitality business. Together, they lead the teams for Charming Inns and Circa 1886 Restaurant, with Linn focusing on public relations and sales and Rick on operations. Rick serves on the international board of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and locally on advisory boards for the College of Charleston Hotel, Tourism Management and Hospitality Program and South Carolina Hospitality Association. Rick is past chairman and current board member of the BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival, while Linn is on the hotel committee and was part of the original team that created the festival along with Chef Collins of Circa 1886. Linn is the past board chair of Louie’s Kids, a local nonprofit committed to fighting childhood obesity, the vice chairman of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is on the Trident Tech Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Committee. When not working side by side Linn and Rick enjoy spending time with their 6 children and 2 grandchildren, traveling, college football and training and competing in triathlons.