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BHC Employee spotlight

Athletes, activists, ENTREPRENEURS…. in addition to their jobs!
Here we highlight & celebrate Banff Hospitality Collective EMPLOYEES
who are making an impact in our community.

Banff Hospitality Collective Employee spotlight March 2019

Lauren Starling

March 2019
Female Shredder of the year

Lauren Starling, server at Park Distillery, definitely lived up to her Instagram alias @shredqueen_ during the 2017/2018 season! This rad lady clocked the most days on her 2017/2018 SkiBig3 season pass - 139 days - and was featured in Ski Canada Magazine! Now that she officially holds the title of female shredder of the year, what's next? She's taking on skiing!   

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Dean Cooper

February 2019

Dean Cooper is originally from New Zealand but spent roughly the last 12 years exploring this incredible planet before choosing to call Banff home just over 4 years ago.  

Dean is part of the awesome Eddie Burger Bar family and as of this year he is now also a Realtor with Royal LePage with the personal goal to share his high standard with the industry here in Banff and offer people the best possible value for what for many is the biggest purchase of their lives. We're stoked to say Dean is a part of the BHC Team! 

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October 2018
Graphic design, videographer

Gareth Pagét, from Auckland, New Zealand, has been living in Canada for almost 4 years. With a strong 10 year background in Creative Design his diverse portfolio now includes BHC. Gareth is the creator of all the venue videos seen on this website. No small task. In addition to a full time Banff lifestyle of skiing and socializing, he works at High Rollers as a the Bar Manager, and Trivia Curator Extraordinaire. 

Also, you can catch Gareth at every second Banff Farmers Market selling his own clothing line 'Loose clothing'

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Emma Murrell-orgill

May 2018
Single use plastic activist

Emma Murrell-Orgill, Emma Murrell-Orgill, one of the rockstar servers at the Bison Restaurant & Terrace, is from the Central Coast, Australia, and moved to Banff to learn to snowboard and live the world renowned mountain lifestyle offered here! She loves the ocean, camping, hiking, snowboarding, and just being outside so it should come as no surprise that, as a Marine Conservationist, she has been learning a lot about single use plastics and their negative effect on the environment, and wants to do something about it! Emma recently started the Bear Minimum, a non-profit in Banff that aims to get like minded people together to look at ways of reducing plastic and re-purposing it, for both the community and local businesses. Way to go, Emma! Want to learn more about the Bear Minimum?

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