A first-generation Cuban-American raised in Florida, Louie Flores, III lived all over the United States before settling in Spokane. In 2002, he purchased the Edward Louis Powell House and began restoring it as a single-family home, before opening as the 1899 House Bed & Breakfast, in late 2012. It is on the national registry of historic homes, as well as the Spokane registry.
In addition to being the owner of the house, he is the full time Designated Mortgage Broker for Kelly-Right Realty/K-Loans. He is also the Race Director for an annual 5K, is a part-time actor with many screen credits, mostly local productions, and he was one of the three original founders of the Hispanic Food Network TV series.