Our Hazelmere Team

President: Mike Stuart

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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-1980s. 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.

Vice President: Troy Peverley

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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 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.

General Manager: Frank Fourchalk

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Frank has been a part of the West Coast Golf Group team since 1998. In his 20+ years with the company, he has held a number of positions within different departments, familiarizing himself with all aspects of golf course operations. In addition to his duties at the West Coast Golf Group, Frank currently serves on the National Golf Course Owners Association BC Advisory Board.

Administrator: Dawn Beaton

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A long-time resident of Langley City, and formerly a resident of South Surrey, Dawn graduated from Earl Marriott Secondary. Dawn enjoys the role of Hockey, Soccer and Softball mom for her three children. When not busy at work Dawn can be found enjoying her time with family and friends. Dawn considers herself fortunate to work within a supportive and understanding management team allowing her a perfect balance between work and family.

Director of Golf: Tracy Peverley

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Tracy returned back to the West Coast Golf Group in 2016 after previously working at Belmont Golf Course from 1999 to 2012 and is a Class A Member of the PGA of Canada. Tracy graduated with Honours from the Camosun College Professional Golf Management Program in 1999. Tracy enjoys golfing, skiing, travelling and spending time with family.

Assistant Golf Shop Manager: Austin Kao

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Austin was born in Orange County California and moved to Langley at 11 years of age and has been golfing since the age of 8. After graduating from Walnut Grove Secondary, he attended the University of  Victoria. He began working in the Golf Industry at the age of 26. He worked at the Richmond Golf Town and went from a Sales Associate to Clubs Manager in just 3 years. Austin has a vast knowledge of club fittings and can handle any of your golf club repairs.

Head Tennis Professional: Peter Knispel

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Peter grew up in South Australia and then moved to Canada in his early teens. Most of Peter’s tennis was played in the lower mainland where he was ranked in the top five juniors in BC. Peter attended Miami Dade South College on a tennis scholarship. Peter turned pro in 1978 and played the USTA Pro Penn circuit in Florida and the Italian Satellite circuit. Peter coached for 34 years and is an NCCP/TPA certified teaching professional and a BCRPA certified personal trainer.

Tennis Facility Supervisor: Erin Goldie

I have been in the customer service industry since starting my career, mostly working in non-profits. I took a hiatus when my son was born. when deciding to go back into the working world I applied for a position at Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club. starting out as a part-time receptionist, working my way up to front desk supervisor. I left that position after 6.5 years to be able to spend more time with my son. Once I started looking for work again the Hazelmere ad appeared and I had to apply. I don’t play tennis but enjoy watching it. My 13 year old is now ready to put his foot into the tennis world which excites me that he has fallen in love with the sport I enjoy.

Food & Beverage Manager: Kenny Hoogwater

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Kenny has been a part of our Hazelmere team since 2009. Kenny graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in May 2019 with his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, majoring in accounting. Kenny was promoted to the position of F&B Manager in 2018. Kenny enjoys spending time with his family as well as playing a variety of sports.

Executive Chef: Andrew Wynnyk

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Sous Chef: Robert Santos

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Starting as a young student at Le Roux Culinary Academy, Robert then went on to work at Hazelmere, and was quickly promoted to Sous Chef, as he proved his need to provide an elevated culinary experience for all guests and is always striving to deliver new and innovative menu options for the West Coast Grill and the offerings for the wide range of formal events that Hazelmere hosts.

Banquet Manager: Karen Boag

With 10+ years of experience in the Customer Service and Hospitality Industry, Karen puts her all into every event she coordinates. With a background in Marketing, and her many years working at multiple Golf Courses, she is always looking for new and innovative ways to expand and build the Banquet Department at Hazelmere. When Karen is not in the office, you can find her out golfing, or curled up with a good book.

Event Coordinator: Zoe Ma

Driven by her love for food, service and building meaningful connections with people, Zoe strives to create memorable events at Hazelmere, for guests. She grew up within a family business, worked for many successful companies and therefore has accumulated knowledge and skills in the customer service industry for over 20 years. Besides event coordinating, she loves to bake, volunteer and spend time with her kids.

 

Event Coordinator: Kendra Charie

has spent her entire career working within the hospitality industry. With a strong passion for food, wine and service, the role of event coordinator comes naturally to her. Kendra will use her knowledge and skills to ensure your event at Hazelmere will be one to remember. In her spare time she enjoys camping and spending time with family.

Event Coordinator: Katie Ethier

Katie has worked in the hospitality industry for 5 years and she enjoys the connections she creates with her clients. Katie is excited to hear about your event vision and bring your ideas to life. She is currently studying computer science at Simon Fraser University. Outside of work, you can find Katie on the pitch playing rugby or spending time with her family.

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.

 

Lead Hand: Jim Whyte

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