2018 Top Hat Finalist Spotlight – John Feins

2018 Tourism Professional of the Year Finalist

John Feins

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What was your first job in the hospitality/tourism industry?
Public Relations Manager — Tourism Santa Fe / City Of Santa Fe

Who has helped/mentored you throughout your career?
The New England Patriots

What has been the highlight of your career?
Being a torchbearer at The Burning Of Zozobra.

Red or Green?
Depends whose red and whose green.

What is one suggestion or piece of advice you would share with young people entering the hospitality/tourism business?
Aim to make every moment you provide for anyone and everyone one that they will treasure forever.

What is your favorite New Mexico travel experience?
Any of them, but visiting the courthouse in Lincoln was a dream for decades and did not disappoint.

What is your favorite quote or piece of inspiration?
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

What does being a finalist for the Top HAT Awards mean to you?
One more reason to remain endlessly humble about just how very much New Mexico offers those who live and work here–and to work even harder to bring greater joy to more visitors and greater prosperity to the state.

Stay tuned for more Finalist Spotlights as we get closer to the 2018 New Mexico True Top HAT Awards Gala on November 8th!