One of the advantages of working in the hospitality industry is you meet lots of interesting people. Sometimes those people influence your life for a second or the length of a job or, if you are lucky, for a lifetime. For me, Carl Weldon has been and will continue to be a lifetime influencer, personally and professionally. It is regrettable that at the end of this month Carl is retiring, causing HFTP to lose a great team member and the industry (at least full time) a paragon.