Prior to moving to Sonoma in 2015, Hewitt taught middle and high school students in Marin County for 13 years. His subject areas were history, cultural studies, internet and social media literacy, and social emotional learning. Prior to teaching, he had an extensive career in the technology, publishing, and entertainment travel management industries, specializing in conference, trade show and event development, marketing, and management. Hewitt and his wife have volunteered at several Sonoma nonprofits, including Friends In Sonoma Helping (FISH), Teen Services Ready to Work Program, Senior Project Judging at Sonoma Valley High School, and the Sonoma International Film Festival. He loves the casual, outdoor lifestyle that Sonoma offers and enjoys walking, biking, and exploring the Valley. Hewitt holds a humanities and cultural studies degree from Dominican University of California in San Rafael, Calif.