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:

Stefanie Champagne

Group Sales Coordinator


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.

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.

Deborah Rundle

Sous Chef


Deborah Rundle has been the Sous Chef and the right hand to Executive Chef, Wade Rowland since the summer of 2014. She is a career service industry professional with over twenty five years' experience working in a variety of organizations, including Grouse Mountain Resort, Telus Conference Centre and Easter Seals Camp here in Squamish, BC. She has trained at the George Brown College for Culinary Management in Ontario and completed her qualifications for Inter-provincial Seal as Journeyman Cook. Deb is a long-time Squamish local, living with her family in Squamish, BC.

Amanda Woida

Wedding and Banquet Manager


Amanda is delighted to be part of the Cheakamus Centre 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.