Stephanie and Conner Watts had their destination wedding on a beach in Puerta Vallarta Mexico in 2009. They flew back home to Park City Utah, got back into their normal lives but couldn’t get Puerta Vallarta out of their heads and Conner had always dreamed of opening a Craft Brewery. They developed a plan and started putting things into place. They sold everything down to what would fit in the car and 1 year later they were standing on that same beach celebrating their first anniversary. The only difference? They were now living there.
They didn’t know Spanish and they hardly knew anyone, but they just jumped in.
Was it easy? Definitely not. Conner owned a popular bar in Park City and Stephanie was a Manager for a condo hotel in a ski resort. They were working 10 hour days, 6 to 7 days a week. Stephanie worked during the day and Conner worked nights and weekends. Their time together was limited and it was time for a drastic change.
They yanked the ripcord and changed their lives in under 12 months.
I catch up to Stephanie 5 years after this epic launch.
What started the idea of moving to Mexico.
How they were going to pay for it and make a living.
How the US recession of 2009 impacted their decision.
Fighting through their nerves and the negative press on Mexico.
What people thought about their crazy idea of moving south of the border.
Why and how did they start a Craft Brewery in Mexico.
What is a typical day now compared to Utah.
Beer, Sun and Fun is straight ahead. Enjoy my conversation with Conquistadora Stephanie Watts!