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MARZENNA and KEHRT REYHER – The Reyhers were the founders and long-time owners of VFP Communications, a specialized business publishing house based in Warsaw and the publisher of Media & Marketing Polska. After completing the sale of the company in 2011, they relocated permanently to The Palace at Naklo, which they originally purchased in 2002. Marzenna serves as President and Kehrt as a director of The Naklo Foundation, which has responsibility for restoration of The Palace and oversees the facility in its function as a bed & breakfast hospitality destination. They are also active in The Foundation’s work supporting education, local economic development and Polish culture in the Naklo area. Kehrt, an American, worked as a newspaper reporter, editor and designer in the USA for 15 years, where his career included stints at The Terre Haute (Indiana) Tribune-Star (his hometown newspaper) the Providence (Rhode Island) Journal, and the Detroit News. He is a graduate of Indiana State University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University. Marzenna studied history at the University of Gdansk before defecting from Poland to the USA during Poland’s martial law period in the mid-1980s. She studied journalism at Wayne State University, where the Reyhers met in 1989. Marzenna served as editor in chief of Media & Marketing Polska from 1993 to 2011.
TADEUSZ and DANUTA NAZAR – Marzenna’s parents, the Nazars have been in the hospitality business for 40 years; first, in the village of Wladyslawowo on the Baltic coast, where they operated “Marzenna,” one of the top family-style inns in this popular seaside resort. Down through the years, that inn’s restaurant was consistently recognized as having one of the top kitchens across a region that is a favorite destination for summer vacationers. In 2002, the Nazars took up residence in The Palace at Naklo and have been instrumental in overseeing the reclamation of the estate’s historic grounds as well as the restoration of The Palace itself. Both are avid horseshoe and cornhole players, and serious euchre partners. Tadeusz makes daily rounds through the park on his Melex golf cart, supervising the myriad chores of our handymen, and tends to our two small orchards. Danuta rules in the kitchen, nurtures an estimable collection of indoor plants, decorates the outside of The Palace with flowers in spring and summer, oversees our vast vegetable garden, and puts up massive quantities of preserved goods in the autumn.