I am the owner/operator of Montana International, LLC. My background is in hospitality, public relations, fundraising and politics! I’ve been the assistant bar manager at The Four Seasons Toronto, the front office manager at The Prince of Wales in Niagara on the Lake, Development Coordinator for Women’s Place, a shelter for abused women and children, in St. Catharines, Fundraising & Public Relations Officer for Brock University and Assistant to the Town Supervisor on Grand Island. I have started and built multiple small businesses with my husband including BeerHats and Grand Island Limousine. And in February 2019, I signed a 20 year contract with the State of New York to manage all guest services at all State Parks on Grand Island which includes a golf course and small restaurant, two marinas, a beach concessions, a special event center, a brand new outdoor restaurant and eventually a campground.
I am hoping my diverse professional background, my work ethic as a Canadian farmer’s daughter, my love for customer service and my passion for Grand Island will bolster my dream to bring life back to Beaver Island State Park. Another goal is to make the three State Parks on Grand Island the jewel in the crown for Grand Island as they develop this area as an Eco-Tourism destination. I moved to Grand Island in 2005 from Canada and have been married since 2002 to Pete, a third generation Islander. We have two amazing teenagers, Kaylee and Jaxen! I have found my forever home!
Mike comes to us from Six Flags, Darien Lake, most recently. He has a wealth of experience in the Food & Beverage industry, managing multiple outlets from full service to quick service, from many different theme parks all over the US and Canada. He is passionate about surpassing service objectives via a combination of great guest service delivery using lean operating methods. We are thrilled to have Mike join our Team and help us develop our myriad of F&B outlets. His creativity and dedication to detail will be key to helping The Falconwood become one of WNY’s premier event destinations and ensuring The V’Randa service standards are impressive and consistent. Bogey’s and The 180 at the golf course and The Sand Stand at the beach will continue to improve under this direction as well.