Discover Our People & Community
From expert guides and culinary inventors to soulful practitioners and hospitality leaders, our team is passionate about sharing British Columbia’s wilderness and committed to making each stay a truly unforgettable experience.
Sonora has a reputation for our world-renowned service. Our people are passionate and continually seek excellence within their field. Each of our team members plays an integral part in creating experiences that are unique, meaningful, and enriching for our guests. We’re known to go above and beyond, every single time with genuine care, the utmost discretion, and thoughtful attention to detail.
Sonora Leadership Team
Sean Ross, President & COO
Kaitlin Ross, General Manager
Justine Smith, Executive Chef
Mollie O'Connor, Operations Manager
Stan Smith, Sales Consultant
Kailey Simpson, Housekeeping Manager
David Rochette, Dining Room Manager
Rebecca Robinson, Marketing Manager
Patrick Volpe, Marine Operations Manager
Wayne Lundin, Client Services Manager
Julia Hantzsch, Event Manager
Karli Ryan, Reservations Manager
Rikk Buijs, Health & Safety Manager
Michelle Glanfield, Temporary Spa Manager
Dave Manson, Maintenance Manager /
Our Community & Partners
Sonora Resort is proud to support our First Nations partners, tourism partners, farmers, artisans, and local businesses that preserve the unique character of the communities we serve. We’re dedicated to developing longstanding partnerships with these organizations to help our local economies thrive and to curate truly unique experiences for our guests.
Together, we acknowledge the K'òmoks, We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, Homalco, and Kwiakah First Nations peoples, on whose ancient and sacred land we live, work and play. Our longstanding partnerships with First Nations communities are deeply rooted in a mutual desire to honour, celebrate, protect, and educate resort guests about the natural and cultural legacy of those that came to be.