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, Sepideh, 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:

Onyx Bailey

Group Sales Coordinator


Onyx joined the sales team at Cheakamus Centre in the winter of 2016. Before coming to the centre she was the owner/operator of a sustainably focused wedding and events business. She brings a diverse professional background to the team with strong skills in sustainable planning, management, sales, marketing and entrepreneurship. Onyx is delighted to be part of the Cheakamus Centre team where she can utilize her professional skills and passion for customer service. Onyx grew up on the Sunshine Coast and moved to Squamish just after her son was born in 2013. Community and sustainability are very important to her and she is very pleased to have found an exceptional place to live and work that meshes well with her values. When Onyx is not at work she can be found on the local trails with her family, reading about health & wellness or baking sourdough bread.

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

Events Coordinator


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 as Wedding & Banquet Manager 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.