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

Sales Manager

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.

Devon Dobson

Booking Coordinator

Born and raised in Vancouver, Devon has always been drawn to outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking, snowboarding, and mountain biking. She has explored B.C extensively and has been happy to call Squamish her home for the past five years. Devon is thrilled to be working at the Cheakamus Centre which embodies her passion for education, customer service and the outdoors. Devon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Devon has over four years of experience working on experiential education programs, in addition to bookings and reservations for local recreation companies. When not working, you can find her exploring the trail systems of Squamish with her two dogs.

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.