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Lodge Staff

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Staff at the Lodge

Every staff member at The Lodge at Palisades Creek is dedicated to the comfort and enjoyment of you, our valued guest. Your enjoyment is not only our goal, but it is our guarantee. We know when you have a great experience you will return with friends, family and business guests.

Most of our staff lives locally and works seasonally. Many have worked at the Lodge for over 10 years. You can ask a housekeeper about dinner, a server about an extra pillow or a groundskeeper how the fishing has been. The Lodge is family owned. Marshall and Patricia Geller, Los Angeles. CA, have been owners since 1990[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1430150946089{border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1430150986892{border-top-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1412″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Justin-Hays, General Manager, Minneapolis, MN

Justin Hays, Manager of The Lodge of Palisades Creek, has 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and with a passion for fly fishing he looks forward to continuing the legacy of great food, great service and great guides. Please feel free to contact him any time so that he may make sure your stay is as incredible as you have come to expect. jhayspalisades@yahoo.com

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Bob Swanson, Executive Chef, Driggs, ID

Bob has been in the service industry for years. He is an accomplished woodworker, fly fisherman and oarsmen. We are lucky to have him and his great spirit. A laid back Chef that always creates incredible cuisine. Feel free to make a request, Bob loves making food that makes you happy.

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Shawn Settlers, Chef, Jackson, WY

Shawn has been an outstanding addition to the Kitchen crew. He brings contemporary healthy menu items from his experience at the Four Seasons Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming. A gentle giant that is quickly becoming an accomplished fly fisherman.

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Shayde Stotts, Dining Room Manager, Soda Springs, ID

Shayde is a true local boy. Born and raised in Soda Springs, this is Shayde’s 10th year at the Lodge, he is 25 years old. Shayde has worked every department on the property. As he pursues a degree in fisheries management we are lucky to have him back every year. You will see him in the dining room when you return from your fishing day. You may also see him in the morning preparing the Lodge for our guests. If your lucky, he may even guide you. This year he has licensed as a guide. We are sure his father taught him well as his dad guided on the river for many years.

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Vern Schroeder, Grounds and Maintenance, Swan Valley, ID

Vern lives here in Swan Valley, Idaho. He is Rayna’s brother. He keeps our grounds immaculate, the water running and the lights on. A do-it-all kind of guy that can row a boat too. Vern has made a few lunches in his day and is an all around team player. Vern lives on property year around.

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Guy Poulsen, Transportation, Irwin, ID

Guy has been with us here at the Lodge at Palisades Creek since the very beginning. He has helped to turn an old diner and gas station into the Lodge that it is today. Guy’s professional demeanor and down home personality give you a sense of ease the moment you meet him. He makes all the lunches in the morning and shuttles guests to and from the airport.

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Sun Norrell, Housekeeping, Irwin, ID

Sun was born on a small Island on the west coast of South Korea. She has four sisters and an older brother that still live in Korea with their father. Sun immigrated to the United States in 1992 with her husband Jim and moved to Alabama. After a three year stay, Jim was reassigned back to Korea at which time Sun decided to move up to Idaho falls with her in-laws for a year. In 1999. Jim retired and they returned to Idaho to make a home here in Irwin. In July of 2000 she started working for The Lodge at Palisades Creek and has worked here every summer season since. A passionate border collie breeder and dedicated housekeeper, she is a gift to the lodge and our guests.

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