I needed out of the "rat race" and moved from the big city to Terlingua about 8 years ago. I wasn't very sure what the Universe had in store for me, but I had faith I would be given the direction when I got here. I worked as a bartender at the local watering hole called La Kiva. I really enjoyed working for my friend Glenn, the owner. After some time though, I wanted more than to just be a bartender. I expressed my interest in creating an overnight rental company. It wasn’t a month later that Glenn was brutally murdered by another dear friend of mine. I was devastated. Glenn's death definitely had a huge impact on the energy in the Ghost Town. With the community being torn in two directions, I distanced myself a bit and focused on building Tin Valley. Shortly thereafter, National Geographic arrived to not only tell the story of Glenn's murder, but to also tell the stories of few locals in the community and how they survive in an area as rugged as Terlingua.
I had bought property and set out to purse my dream of building Tin Valley. My idea was to build campsites with renovated vintage RV’s. I started with two airstreams that are still our most sought after campsites, Pancho Villa and Desert Diva. Tin Valley has grown its number of campsites which include a 1962 SilverStreak, 1949 and 1964 Terry, 1973 School Bus, 1953 Blue Bird Bus, 1953 Grey Hound Coach, 1967 VW Bug, 1978 Yacht and even a Tipi!
The property also has campsites for tent camping and is about to embark on a new business venture to include 10 pull through RV sites.