Meet the Team
I moved to Rossland in 1997 to work in the industry of Ski Tourism. Prior to living in the West Kootenays, I studied to become a Dietitian, and worked as a treeplanter and a ski instructor at Mt Buller, Australia. When my children were young, I found an opportunity that satisfied both my entrepreneurial drive and my interest in food science!
I decided to follow my passion and make the jump
In 2008, I bought Bear Country Kitchen and with the support of the community, I haven’t looked back. I am a trail runner and skier and include ‘speaking dog’ as one of my superpowers. I enjoy adventure travel and sourcing hard to find unique items for my store.
Stephanie started work at Bear Country Kitchen in 2010 and has been an invaluable member of the Bear Country Kitchen Team. Stephanie was born and raised in Germany where she achieved a Degree in Hotel Management. Before coming to Canada, Stephanie worked and lived in Ireland, Florida, France and Spain. Prior to living in Rossland, her family lived in Jasper and Victoria.