People Behind the Inn

Paul & Janel

Paul & Janel Gamm, Owners & Innkeepers

Paul and Janel love lakes. In fact, they both grew up in the land of 10,000 lakes, beautiful Minnesota. They took at trip out to Vermont for their honeymoon, fell in love with the place, and never left.

They’ve raised three daughters — Katja, Jordan, and Isabel — in Fairfax, just an hour east of Isle La Motte. Paul is a retired high school and community college chemistry teacher. When he’s not running the inn in the summer, he conducts research in chemistry part-time at the University of Vermont. Janel is a retired medical social worker. She now spends most of her time taking care of her grandchildren, volunteering, and running the inn. They love to work in the garden, and you’ll be sure to see Paul if there’s ever anything around the inn that needs fixing.

They’re really excited about the prospects of the Inn at the Isles, and they hope that it will be a successful source of income for People Helping People Global.


Alex & Isabel

Alex & Isabel Tuck, Part-Time Innkeepers

Alex and Isabel help out at the inn a few weekends each season. Aside from the fact that living on Lake Champlain and running a B&B in Vermont is a pretty fun experience, the two have a special connection to this inn because of where the profits are going.

In March of 2009, the couple started the non-profit organization, People Helping People Global. Isabel was fresh out of Temple University, and Alex left his job at a financial services firm in Philadelphia. They filed a bunch of paperwork and moved to Nicaragua to start the micro-lending group. As of the summer of 2015, the org works in 12+ different communities around Nicaragua and has helped over 800 clients start or expand their own small businesses.