Meet Stephen Pietersz. He joined the Avila family in the most unique way. As a young boy at the age of fifteen he met Mr. Finn Nicolay (Nic) Møller in the neighborhood of the Avila Beach Hotel where he lives and sometimes made mischief. Late owner Nic Møller asked him if we wanted to do some chores at the Avila Beach Hotel to keep him off the street and also by educating him with helpful tools.
No sooner said than done Stephen was there the next morning and he still is now. He got his education and even went to follow a summer course at Cornell University in New York offered by the hotel. He and Nic Møller became as close as father and son and Stephen eventually made it to Maintenance Supervisor. We often call him “Mighty Steve” because he’s always there when you need him, also in the middle of the night, and always with a smile.