Fraser River Lodge Team
The Fraser River Lodge was started by Frank and his wife Anne over 25 years ago. Frank was born in Germany and grew up dreaming about Canada after watching the Western “River of no Return”. He met Anne soon after he immigrated to Canada. The Lodge was started in Chilliwack but relocated to Agassiz in 2004 when the Log building was completed. While Frank was guiding for over 20 years and the Lodge business was growing, Anne also worked as a chiropractor (almost 30 years) which allowed any profits seen by the Fraser River Lodge to be reinvested year after year.
They raised four boys Kyle, Jason, Chad and Anthony and for 10 years they were homeschooled. This gave the boys time to be trained up to work in most of the Lodge departments and look after their many different animals. One of their projects included starting the bison farm and the bison were originally purchased and raised by the kids as their first business.
Meet our Managers!
Our warm and adventurous team members are passionate about creating lifelong memories inspired by our wild surroundings.
Our creative team members have been known to go above and beyond, every single time. With subtlety and unprecedented attention to detail, we ensure no guest leaves our resort without experiencing a truly personal touch. With the help of our beautiful natural surroundings, it is our distinct pleasure to take your breath away.
Claudette grew up in the Fraser Valley and has been fishing since she could first walk. She has been connected with the Lodge since 2005 and brings her years of experience in hospitality, events, management, business ownership and fishing with a passion for excellence to everything she does. In her current role she seeks to create a team that will bring a memorable experience to anyone that visits. Claudette’s goal is to ensure your stay creates amazing memories that will last a lifetime.
Lisa has spent her entire career working within the hospitality industry. With a strong passion for food, wine and entertaining, Lisa's role as Event coordinator utilizes her skills and industry knowledge to ensure your time at the Lodge will be one to remember. Lisa has recently relocated to the Fraser Valley from Ontario, and is thrilled to work alongside her husband here at the Lodge.
In early spring 2022, Sierra joined our weddings department as an assistant coordinator. Her quick learning skills and professional experience in hospitality and customer service promptly landed her the position as Head Wedding Coordinator. Sierra's passion for people and experiences allows her to create and execute weddings seamlessly. Her problem-solving skills and calm demeanour make her a wonderful leader and addition to our team.
While boasting an impressive 20 plus years in the kitchen, our Chef brings a consistently refreshing new menu to our guests. Driven by an unwavering passion for the art of cooking, and a constant desire to grow in his craft, Chef Justin is always searching for new ways to breach the barriers of our guest's expectations for palate pleasing, illustrious meals.
Ian is an amazing Chef with a great personality and cheeky humor. His former restaurant "Published on Main; in Vancouver, BC he worked as a Sous Chef and received the first Michelin Star just recently. Ian and his partner have just recently welcomed their first child this past spring and live together in Abbotsford.
If you found us through a social media platform then you can thank Kate! She is the team lead on all media and marketing here at the Lodge since 2021. She brings to the table a passion for media, as well as a personal standard of excellence in everything she does. Kate started as an “all-rounder” and very quickly took over and ran with the media and marketing department. She was also a huge contributor to the design of our new Bison Suites.
Krissy has been working at the Lodge since Sept 2019 and is the personal assistant of the owners Anne & Frank but also fills in wherever needed. She has over 10 + years of Customer service / IT training so she is the person that ties up a lot of loose ends.
Meet Caylin, a dedicated and passionate Front of House Manager with nearly a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. Driven by a genuine desire to provide and facilitate meaningful connections, she feels fortunate to contribute to people's most important moments in her beloved hometown- one of the most beautiful places on earth. With a deep appreciation for the art of hospitality, she takes great pride in being part of a business that hand-delivers moments that will be treasured for a lifetime. Caylin's unwavering determination, commitment, and "if we can, we will" attitude create an atmosphere where loved ones can come together and enjoy her teams exceptional service, making her role truly fulfilling.
Born and raised in Chilliwack, Emily began private housekeeping services in 2014, alongside our now facilities manager, Julie Kerr. The two worked together for a while before Emily's entrepreneurial skills lead to her developing her own company. Emily joined the Fraser River Lodge in 2021 and has been leading our Housekeeping team ever since. Her incredible attention to detail and creativity has led her to design and manage renovation projects here at the Lodge. Most recently, Emily has fully designed our Games room renovations. When she's not at the Lodge, you can likely find her at a greenhouse looking to add to her bountiful collection of plants, or with her Husband and dog Roo, on a nearby trail.
Dallas has been at the Lodge for 2 years. Dallas has a strong background in metal fabricating manufacturing, woodwork and most skills needed to repair and upkeep whatever comes his way. More recently he has also taken on guiding! He is married to our Events & Fishing Manager, together they have 2 children.