Swaneset Bay Resort - Staff

Our Staff


 

President: Mike Stuart

A lifetime Lower Mainland resident, Mike graduated from UBC with both his Commerce and Law degrees and earned his Chartered Accountant's designation with an international accounting firm in the mid 1980's. Mike has a keen passion for both golf and tennis and feels fortunate to work with a dedicated and professional management team. When not at the golf course, you will likely find Mike either fishing, boating or making his next travel plans.









 

WCGG Regional General Manager: Troy Peverley

Troy started at Hazelmere in 1983. He graduated from UBC with a Commerce Degree with a Marketing Major. Troy's role with the West Coast Golf Group grew with the addition of Belmont Golf Course in 1999 and Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club in 2006. Troy has been active with the PGA of BC and Canada and serves on the National Golf Course Owners Association BC Advisory Board. In addition to a passion for golf Troy enjoys all activities with his son Trevor and daughter Nicole.


 

Administrative Assistant: Lori Florence

A prairie girl from Saskatchewan who has found her way to “beautiful British Columbia”, Lori is a rookie in the golf sector and enjoying the learning curve in her position at Reception.  Lori has Master and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and recently retired after a 31-year teaching and administrative career with Saskatoon Public Schools.  She and her husband moved to BC in June after a 2-year detour in the Czech Republic.  Lori loves to play tennis, do Sudoku puzzles, swim laps, ski, and golf when the sun shines.  And after travelling to over 20 countries, she is happy to spend retirement in one of the most beautiful places in the world and visit daily with members, guests and staff at Swaneset Bay.

 

Director of Sales Marketing & Golf Operations: Tim Fuchihara

Tim is a Marketing graduate from BCIT. He brings to the team his exceptional standards for customer service, enthusiasm, professionalism, knowledge and strong interpersonal skills. Tim oversees Swaneset Golf Operations as well as Sales and Marketing for the West Coast Golf Group. Tim enjoys all aspects of the golf industry and motivating our team to provide excellent service.  Tim loves to travel and plays golf whenever possible.


 

PGA Class A Professional: Tom Whittle

Graduated from University of British Columbia with Bachelor of Education in 1967. Joined Canadian Professional Golfers Association in 1970. He played the Canadian Tour from 1974 to 1980. Since 1993 he has been the head teaching professional at Swaneset Bay and has been responsible for managing and teaching the summer resident Junior Golf Camps and the Junior-Junior program. He has a passion for the game and has worked with all levels of players from beginners to tour players.  He is constantly striving to increase his knowledge of the game and regularly attends seminars by some of the best known teachers in the industry.

Food & Beverage Manager: Deanne Fair Schell

Deanne joined the Swaneset team in 2013 as Catering Coordinator and has also filled the role of Catering Manager.  Deanne has a Bachelor of Arts degree from SFU and an Event Management Certificate from Mount Royal University in Calgary.  As Food and Beverage Manager, Deanne strives to ensure that every guest of Swaneset enjoys their dining experience.  She is passionate about food and wine and enjoys travelling to places where she can explore wine regions and local dining.  When not at work, Deanne is often canoeing or camping with her family or just enjoying a good book with a great glass of wine.

Catering Sales Manager: Holly Robinson

Holly started at Swaneset in 2003.  She graduated from BCIT with her diploma in Sales and Marketing.  Holly has been a part of over 800 Weddings and Events with Swaneset.  Her education and experience with events has made her an expert on the perfect wedding, which is right here at Swaneset.  When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her new family and getting outside in the sunshine.

Catering Manager: Tegan Webb

Hi! My name is Tegan. I am one of Swaneset's Wedding and Events Coordinators. If I am your coordinator, I will start talking with you a couple months prior to your big day and we will work together on all of your creative details and ideas. I will be there when you walk down the aisle to ensure your day is seamless and exactly how you envisioned it. I have a great understanding of the big picture and an extensive knowledge of putting things together with flawless precision.

Senior Catering Coordinator: Danielle Nickel

Hi! My name is Danielle. I started with Swaneset at the beginning of 2016 as a Wedding and Events Coordinator. I studied Event Management and graduated with my Diploma in 2014. I have always had a passion for weddings and Swaneset is an outstanding place for me to put my skills to work. My detail oriented and calm personality is a great suit for the job. A month or so before your event we will get together to organize everything to create a perfect day. On the big day I will be there to help execute every idea and detail from the ceremony until after dinner.

Catering Coordinator: Michelle Vincent

Hello! My name is Michelle, I’ve always had a passion for creating unique and beautiful experiences. This passion led me to graduating from BCIT in 2013 with an Associate Certificate in Marketing Management with a focus on Event Marketing and Event Planning. I joined the event coordination team at Swaneset Bay Resort and Country Club in January of 2018. As a professional wedding specialist, I believe the key to creating a one-of-a-kind lifetime event is through the support I give to clients from the beginning to the end of an event. 

Catering Coordinator:  Abby Stratton

I was that girl dreaming about weddings since I was little! I come from a big family so I got to experience the magic of celebrating life a lot! Weddings anniversaries, birthdays, baptisms and funerals are some of the ways we celebrate the lives of the people we love the most. I wanted to help bring the whole big picture together. I have had the privilege of working at Swaneset while also continuing to fly home and do events in Colorado. Being featured in Wedluxe magazine as a concept creator and planner was a great way to make my mark in Canada! After 10 years in the industry, I still love what I do! 

Executive Chef : Chris Lee

Born and Bred in BC, Chris has lived in the Lower Mainland since 1994. Chris apprenticed in Vancouver under chefs Hans Rutschmann and Robert LeCrom and achieved his Red Seal certification in 1998 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. When he's not cooking, Chris enjoys practicing martial arts and getting outdoors.


 

Regional Superintendent: James Muter

Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, James developed a passion for golf from an early age playing junior golf at Quilchena Golf and Country Club.  James received a diploma in Turfgrass Management from Kwantlen college and a Turfgrass certificate from UBC.  After years of experience at Richmond Country Club, James joined the WCGG where he currently oversees Hazelmere and Belmont.  When not out on the golf course James enjoys training and competing in triathlons.


 

Superintendent: Joel Villeneuve

Joel has been with the West Coast Golf Group since winter 2015. He obtained his Turf Management Diploma in 2004. Since then, he has gained golf course experience in several different courses around the world. As Superintendent, Joel is passionate about bringing his past experience to Belmont Golf Course, and strives to raise the bar in golf course conditioning. Besides playing golf, he likes to spend time with family and friends, and travels whenever possible.

 

Accounts Receivable: Annie Sharples

Annie started at Swaneset Bay as a bus person in 1993. She went on to be a server, bartender, banquet captain, and finally catering sales manager before leaving Swaneset in 2004. Returning this past year to work in accounting and administration, Annie’s consistently positive attitude continued and has made her a great addition to our team.  She is always willing to help others and her deep understanding of the entire business at Swaneset has been a huge asset in her current role where she needs to deal with all departments. Annie’s hobbies include: fitness bootcamps, fishing with her grandfather, baking, listening to music and reading. Annie received Employee of the Year award for 2008.