Tom Drumheller, CEO

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Tom Drumheller CEO in absentia 

Along with business partner Patrick Nofield, Tom Drumheller set in motion the business practices and philosophies that continue to guide and inform the direction of Escape Lodging Company; the business they created together, on a daily basis. This is why he is our CEO in absentia. After a very brief illness, Tom passed away in 2017, but his influence is unmistakably present today and the culture of Escape Lodging is infused with the values, integrity and humor he instilled with unfailing consistency. 

Many of Drumhellers’ day-to-day responsibilities have been absorbed by Nofield while others are now being maintained, further developed and grown by many of Tom’s protégés mentored for years within the company. The training and development of staff was a strong-suit of Tom’s and it has paid-off exceptionally well as the company has made the necessary transitions and accommodations in his passing. 

His presence, humor, humility and grace are missed by the team of Escape Lodging each and every day, but his legacy is that he prepared us well to understand his vision and his passion for serving others, so that we might represent him, maintain and grow what has put in motion. Escape Lodging’s continued success is in his honor. 

Drumheller is survived by his wife Christy, and daughters Britney, Brook and her husband Cory Burnett and his two treasured grandsons Ethan and Kael. 

Tom-isms

On a scale from 1 to 10

Are you leaving me

Are you having fun

It’s hard to be humble when you are as great as I am

It’ll be fun.

Good morning.

It’s fun to have fun but you have to know how.

Do you still love me?

Your not bored are you?

My hat, my coat, my watch

If it were easy everyone will do it

Not everything is hunky dory

I’m not make any decisions for quite awhile

What could possibly go wrong

Do you have Chinese food

Don’t wrestle with a pig because you’ll get dirty and the pig will like it

Always take the biggest ugliest frog in the bucket and the rest will be easy.

It could always be worse.

Hang on let me get one more picture.

It’s right around the corner.

You’ve got to look at the big picture.

It’s all going to work out.

You’re a bum.

Warm colors. Warm colors.

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.

You idiot

Where are my glasses.

You are so stubborn

It’ll kill you quicker than anything

This would be a great spot for a hotel

This is what life is all about

I’ve got sensitive hands. I can’t wash the dishes.

You swine

Little piggies

So tricky

Bad boy

Bad girl

Deee de de de deee

Dooo do do doot do doot

Chicken brain

It was nothing

It’s complicated

You just had to be there

You’re a pest

It’s only money

Life’s too short

wait, wait, wait, wait, wait (spoken rapidly)

Don’t sweat the small stuff

I’m a genius

This is my first wife Christy

If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. If it’s not, it’s not.

How much do you love me

Christy is really mad at me

It could always be worse

No fake Christmas trees

No neon lighting

Pew pew mox mox

In his/her defense

Coffee… nectar of the Gods

Mothers milk

Boom boom boom

You devil dog you

I’ll show you the picture (while scrolling thru thousands on his phone)

Just run thru with a point and shoot.

He’s a genius dog

I think you are trying to kill me

Oh it was nothing

Totally awesome

It’s perfect