(Left to Right) Christopher Kufek, Executive Chef; Taylor Hubbard, Catering Manager; Dr. Ann Ehringer, Proprietor; Jen Carter, Floor Manager and Sommelier; Bobby Caravella, General Manager
Ann Graham Ehringer, PhD, has been sole owner and proprietor of Saddle Peak Lodge since 1992. She is very proud of Saddle Peak’s superb managers and staff, and regards her principal roles as those of head coach and head steward of the restaurant’s excellence. Their shared, explicit goal is to provide the highest possible guest service, food and ambiance, and together they work towards achieving excellence in all these areas.
Dr. Ehringer also is an active, strategic consultant and executive coach, as well as an independent board member. Over the last forty years she has served as a director across a wide range of public and private companies, and non-profit organizations, which currently include the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, and Pepperdine University’s Crest Associates.
She is a former visiting professor at the School of Business Studies at Trinity College, Ireland, and former full-time associate professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business, as well as director of USC’s Family Business Program, groups chairman of The Executive Committee (now Vistage), and a senior manager of real estate development companies.
A former long-time resident of Santa Barbara and Malibu, Ann now lives in Santa Monica. She feels blessed to have her daughter and son and their families in the LA neighborhood. She also treasures Saddle Peak’s Monte Nido neighborhood and neighbors.