Meet Our Team

*in alphabetical order

We are delighted to introduce our Operations Team who will be ensuring our guests have a fun and memorable experience while at Cheakamus Centre. Joining Jason, Wade, Steven, and the rest of the core team are the amazing staff members who are multi-talented and bring many years of experience and passion to their positions:

Max Barron

Booking Coordinator

Max was born and raised on Vancouver Island, and from an early age has been drawn towards the outdoors. He was attracted to any activity that allowed him to spend time outside, through surfing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and hiking, he developed a strong connection with our oceans, mountains, and forests. Max studied at Vancouver Island University earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in sales and marketing. His professional experience includes Media Coordinator for a Vancouver Island bicycle shop, along with Sales Coordinator for a global power tool manufacturer. Max has spent much of his life immersed in the coastal BC wilderness and has a strong passion to show others the beauty this small quadrant of the world has to offer.

Stefanie Champagne

Sales Manager

Growing up in the Rocky Mountains and surrounded by 5 national parks, Stefanie is a clear advocate for all that the outdoors have to offer. Since 2009 she has held key roles in the Ski Industry; the merge of outdoor culture, hospitality, and tourism inspiring her to voice the importance of experiencing nature and ecological preserve of daily living. With her clear passion for the outdoors, bubbly nature, attention to detail, and collective experiences she is an excellent addition to the Sales Team.

While not at “work” you can find Stefanie hiking or snowboarding down mountain tops, surfing ocean waves, jumping from planes, planning music festivals, or volunteering at the local animal shelter.

Timothy Wurl-Purcell

Sous Chef

Timothy is excited to be joining the Cheakamus Centre kitchen team. He has several years' experience working in all facets of kitchen life, from steward to chef. Much of this experience was in the role of Chef De Partie at the Ox Eatery restaurant in Canberra, Australia. Timothy also comes with a variety of experiences in sales, front-of-house hospitality, accounting, and office administration. These skills will prove valuable in his new position of Sous Chef, where he will assist Executive Chef, Wade Rowland in the execution of the day-to-day operations of the kitchen.

Timothy’s determination in fostering positive relationships in every role and work environment he finds himself in will be a great addition to the already amazing culinary team in place at Cheakamus Centre.

Marcus Ritchie

Maintenance Supervisor

Originally from the UK, Marcus has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, including South America. Marcus brings nearly 30 years of experience in maintenance, welding and fabrication. His main interests outside of work are, trail running, art, photography, 70's film and listening to jazz. Marcus also enjoys building custom pieces of steel furniture and random art works in his spare time. He has a love of nature and animals and after working for many years in the urban environment, finds peace and tranquility in Cheakamus Centre that is rarely found in the modern workplace. On the adventure that is life, he has acquired two children, two dogs and a cat.

Amanda Woida

Wedding and Banquet Manager

Amanda is delighted to be part of the Cheakamus Centre sales and events team where she can utilize her organizational skills and eye for detail to ensure everything runs smoothly in the wedding and events department. Amanda's previous experience in event management has fueled her love for both events and the hospitality industry. She has an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Economics and Marketing, where she was also the Vice President of the McGill Culinary Society, further fueling her passion for cooking. Amanda has very fond memories cooking bannock and sleeping over in the Big House as an elementary school student. Amanda has lived in Squamish for 17 years, and when not working can be found on the local trails and golf course, or in the kitchen baking.