Let’s keep a great thing going

Wow. Can I start with that? I guess we could write anything we wanted to … a new great friend just handed my wife and I the keys to the custom hot rod he built from scratch … it is ours to cherish, protect, and drive to the next level.

I didn’t know Bob Chute, but I knew about PASO Magazine, and my friend Millie Drum always spoke highly of him, so I felt it was agreeable to call him up and tell him I’m starting a local magazine and I wanted to “pick his brain” about the business. What nerve!

We met at Panolivo in Paso Robles one afternoon in December 2016, and after 45 minutes of talking shop, Bob told me frankly, “you should just buy my magazine.”

It made sense to me, and when I got home and told my wife Hayley what Bob offered, she said
it was a “no-brainer.” It was on.

Nearly a year later, and after an adventure that has several different versions, multiple handshakes, a million questions, and a dozen soul-searching conversations, here we are.

Bob Rho Hayley Nicholas

Bob Chute, Rhoda Chute, Hayley Mattson, and Nic Mattson pose for a shot to commemorate the sale and purchase of the PASO Magazine.

We are amazed at what Bob has done with the PASO Magazine over 16 years, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to conceive what it can mean to the community of Paso Robles for the next 16 years, and beyond.

I was born and raised in Atascadero, and my grandparents started Cornucopia Plastics which still runs as a family business on the corner of Sherwood and Fontana roads in Paso Robles.
I met my wife at Templeton High School.

Since moving back to the area in 2006, I managed two businesses in Atascadero and Paso Robles, and fell in love with the Central Coast all over again.

Having roots in the North County made it my top choice for raising my family, and facing the opportunity of continuing the great community resource that is PASO Magazine is both humbling and inspiring.

As a member of the local press for the past five years, I made friends with a remarkable members of our community in the North County, and I’ve seen the community rise to the occasion of assistance in times of need all over the Central Coast. From my family to yours, let’s keep a great thing going.

We live in a remarkable community, and my wife and I have been blessed to gain new friends in Bob and Rho.

It has been a long journey to get here, and now the rubber meets the road for us. My wife and I ask for your open arms and continued support for PASO Magazine as we look to honor the Chute’s legacy and embrace the future of the Paso Robles community.