Swaneset Bay Resort - 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.


 
 

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.


 
 

PGA Professional: Leo Min

Leo graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies with a Bachelor of North American and English Studies in Korea. He has been our Guest Services supervisor since 2015. Leo became a PGA of Canada Member in 2016. He is enjoying being part of the Swaneset Team! 


 
 

Catering Sales Manager: Holly Armstrong

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.


 
 

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 Coordinator: Melissa Harris

Hi, I’m Melissa. I’ve been a part of the behind the-scenes Swaneset group since 2007 but have been working as a Wedding and Event Coordinator for the past year. If I am assigned to coordinate your event you can rest assured that the venue details and planning will be nothing but smooth sailing. I will meet with you to go over all of your wedding details and rehearse with you prior to your big day. Making your event a success is always at the top of my list of priorities as well as attention to detail and organization. My goal is to make the process of your planning your ideal event as relaxing and exciting as possible without any added stress. In my spare time I enjoy baking (cupcakes are my specialty) and involving myself in Theatre either on or offstage


 
 

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.


 
 

Controller: Ray Eng

Ray has been with Swaneset since 1996. He graduated from BCIT with diplomas in Business Administration and Financial Management and earned his CGA designation in 1995. Born and raised in Vancouver, his passion is for the outdoors, whether fishing, golfing, mountain biking or skiing.

 

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: Brandon Baber

Brandon started working at Belmont as a summer time job during his high school years in 1997. Shortly thereafter he attained his diploma in Horticulture majoring in Turf Management turning the job he loved into a career. After 13 years with the WCGG, Brandon has grown with the company and holds the title of  Superintendent at Swaneset Bay. When he is not at work he enjoys watching UFC pay per view events with friends.


 
 

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.