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-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
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
Frank has been a part of the West Coast Golf Group team since1998. 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.
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 motivates our team to provide excellent service. Tim loves to travel and plays golf whenever possible.
PGA Class A Professional: Tom Whittle
Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a 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.
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 practising martial arts and getting outdoors.
Food & Beverage Manager: Deanne Fair Schell
Deanne joined the Swaneset team in 2013 as a 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 have 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: Danielle Mahon
Danielle received an Event Management Diploma in 2014. She started at Swaneset in 2016 as a Wedding and Events Coordinator and was promoted to Catering Manager in 2020. She has always had a passion for weddings and found Swaneset an outstanding place to put her skills to work. Her detail-oriented and calm personality is perfectly suited for her role. A month or so before your event Danielle gets together with customers to organize everything to create a perfect day. On the big day, she will be there to help execute every detail from the ceremony until after dinner.
Senior Catering Coordinator: 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 of 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 extensive knowledge of putting things together with flawless precision.
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 graduate 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.
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
Superintendent: Glen Atamanik
Born and raised in Alberta. Glen started working on golf courses in 2011 as a summer student while attending the University of Alberta graduating with a degree in Physical Education and Recreation. After working summers on the golf course once he decided that turf care management was his passion. Shortly after graduating from the University
of Alberta, Glen enrolled at Kwantlen College and received a diploma in Turf Grass Management. In his spare time, he enjoys playing hockey, fishing, camping and travelling.
Assistant Superintendent: Steve Brocollo
Steve started at the West Coast Golf Group at Hazelmere and joined Swaneset in 2019. He graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnique University with his diploma in Turfgrass Management. With experience from multiple golf courses, Steve brings a wide variety of experience. When not working he can be found golfing, fishing and camping with friends and family.
Assistant Superintendent: Thomas Morrison
Thomas is originally from Prince Edward Island, lived in Calgary for 13 years. Received a degree in Turf Grass Management at Olds College in Alberta. Thomas has 16 years of experience in Turf Grass Management, working as a Superintendent at a 18 hole semi-private course and as an Assistant Superintendent at a 36 hole private resort.
Thomas is pleased to join the team at Swaneset Bay and will assist the management team in the daily operations of the Turf Care Department at Swaneset Bay.