Meet the Team 


Randy Louie

Randy is a member of the Klahoose First Nation. Is is very knowledgeable of our traditions and often performs the Klahoose Welcome Song. Randy also designed the logo for Klahoose Wilderness Resort.  

Cheyanne Hackett

Cheyanne is a member of the Homalco First Nation and traditional name is Clunn-Clunn Clawthum SheWold. She loves sharing her people history and stories with guests.

Benny Lessard

Benny is avid outdoorsman and experienced bear viewing guide. He is a member of the Klahoose First Nation.


Mandy Kilgiigaas Wesley


Resort Manager

Mandy is also an accomplished mariner and an ardent traveller, which is a vantage point when it comes to awareness of visitor expectations and market-readiness demands.  A born and bred west-coaster, Mandy is a member of the Haida Nation, and belongs to the Naa S'aagaas Xaaydagaay clan.  She is also of Kwakiutl heredity. Her paternal grandmother was Caroline Wesley, nee Olney, an esteemed Matriarch from the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation of Alert Bay.

John Lowe



John has been dedicated to his craft for more than 20 years, with experience in fine dining restaurants around the globe. 
His creative talents have introduced him to kitchens in Australia, the West Indies, the Caribbean and for the past decade wilder parts of northern Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii. . Whether cooking at a high-end restaurant, or at a backwoods floating lodge; in a cross-country train or on a luxury yacht; in an Italian cucina or at a modern bar and grill, he has received kudos on every journey. 
John is an advocate of including local, fresh ingredients, and appreciating Mother Nature’s seasonal bounties. 

Steven Whitmore

Steven lives at Squirrel Cove, on Cortes Island and is a member of the Klahoose First Nation. Steven takes care of running this off-the-grid resort.


Jerry Francis

Jerry is an experience outdoorsman who lives in Tla'amin. He is well versed in our traditions and brings wonderful insight into out teachings.

Aleata Vanstone

Aleata is a Wet'suwet'en woman who has recently completed an Aboriginal Ecotourism Degree with North Island College. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Aleata is excited to share this incredible experience with guests. 

Stewert Barnes

Stewert is a member of the Klahoose First Nation. He has spent considerable time learning the traditions and practices of our community. He is a terrific storyteller!


Chris Tait

Tourism Manager

Coming Soon

Paul Muskee

Operations Manager

Coming Soon


Grizzly Bear Viewing Guides

Klahoose Wilderness Resort has a team that is passionate about coastal British Columbia and can't wait to share their home with you.