Bill is a fourth generation native of Ocean City, NJ, in Cape May County. After graduating from Trenton State College, Bill enlisted in the US Navy where he became a naval aviator, flying P-3s in submarine surveillance.

While in the Navy, Bill obtained a Master's degree in Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School.

After twenty years in the Navy, Bill retired to work in the computer technology field. Since retiring from the Navy in 1987, Bill has worked for a federal commission, Georgetown University (where he and Nancy met), a law firm, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest-better known as the "food police." As Bill states, "CSPI" recipes are not being followed in the Inn. We will continue to prepare and serve the gourmet breakfasts that have been a tradition of the Candlelight Inn."

In addition to running the Candlelight Inn, Bill currently serves as President of Select Registry - Distinguished Inn of North America.

Nancy is a native of Staten Island, NY. She is a graduate of Wagner College where she found her love for college administration. She also has graduate degrees from Hofstra University on Long Island and Pace University in downtown Manhattan. She worked as a college administrator for more than twenty years focusing on admissions, student services, and academic counseling. In the quiet season she continues her work in higher education with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys talking with guests about the MBA admissions process.

Nancy left a twelve year career with the MBA Program at Georgetown University where she was the Assistant Dean for Graduate Business Programs. 

She also has been active in the B&B industry beyond the Candlelight.  She served on the Board of the Preferred Inns of New Jersey - the NJ State B&B Association.

Peanut and Peter, Brittany Spaniels

Peanut and Peter

We are so excited to let you all know that after several months without dogs, we are so lucky that Peanut (6) and Peter (2) have adopted us and have made our home their forever home.  Peanut and Peter used to live in Kentucky and were hunting dogs.  They did not like the sound of gunfire and they were put into American Brittany Rescue.  Unfortunately, they had to be separated while in foster care.  We re-united them and took them to our home where they have settled in nicely.  

As with out other dogs, we do not let Peanut and Peter in the Inn guest areas.  We want to make sure that guests with allergies are not uncomfortable.  They are, however, ready for a pet from a guest who may be missing their furry friend who they left at home.  So, be sure to ask if you would like to meet them.

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