Experience Monterey With Family

Monterey County is a beautiful place to call home. Experience Monterey through the eyes of the Scheid family – Al, Scott, Heidi, and longtime COO Kurt Gollnick – as they share a few of their favorite places throughout the county.

Al Scheid, Chairman
Pebble Beach Golf Links

“I first played Pebble Beach after I took up the game of golf in my late 50s. I quickly discovered it was not only one of the most magnificent seaside courses in the world, it was also one of the most challenging. I had an astronomic score, but I enjoyed every single minute of the round. As my game progressed over the years, I was fortunate enough to play Pebble Beach many more times, always with friends and often in amateur tournaments. It has everything a true golfer could ever want – history, glorious scenery, clever routing, strong shot values, great conditions, plenty of weather (both good and bad), and a great 19th hole.”

Scott Scheid, President and Chief Executive Officer
Monterey Jazz Festival

“Jazz is the soundtrack of my life. My wife, Nancy, and I met at a jazz club many years ago and, to this day, share a passion for this uniquely American musical genre. The Monterey Jazz Festival is one of the world’s longest, consecutively running jazz festivals. It attracts top headliners, brilliant legends and emerging talent and is a must for jazz lovers. Nancy and I attended our first Monterey Jazz Festival together in 1991 and haven’t missed one since.”

Heidi Scheid, Executive Vice President
Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail

“Running along the trail by the Monterey Bay, especially early in the morning, is an uplifting experience for me. There are times when the sun is coming up, the water is glistening and the views along the coastline are so breathtaking that they put me in a state of total awe.  It’s not always easy to lace up the running shoes at dawn but in this place of magnificent beauty, it is well worth it.”

Kurt Gollnick, Chief Operating Officer
Pinnacles National Park

“I’m a farmer to the bone. The sunrise is truly my spiritual awakening. I draw strength from the growing light as it caps the hilltops and draws down the ridgelines, contrasting with the morning shadows. As the light stretches onto our low-lying vineyards, I see the waking vines, knowing that they are collecting energy and building upon their fruit. It’s the sunlit vineyards that nudge me from the comfort of morning coffee with my wife and send me down the hill to the vineyards to start my workday.”