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Adam & Devin Sweeny 

LODGE OWNERS

After their first full season as fishing lodge owners, it’s clear that Adam and Devin Sweeney have a true passion for the business and the lifestyle that goes along with it. The Sweeney brothers purchased the lodge in late 2021 after falling in love with the fishing, property, and the unique guest experience established by the Schoenfelders over many years of care and commitment.  

Adam and Devin are also the owners of Gowlland Towing Ltd., a marine towing business based in Campbell River, BC. In their spare time, they are both avid hunters and fishermen themselves, and are very familiar with remote living having grown up on northern Vancouver Island. Family oriented and outdoors obsessed, you can expect to see Adam and Devin and their families at the Lodge often during the season.

Breanna Wadsworth

General Manager

Breanna has worked her way through the ranks over 7 years at Quatsino Lodge, from dishwasher to chef, and now to General Manager. Breanna will be spending less time in the kitchen and more time hosting, training new staff, and coordinating with guests. As always, she is looking forward to seeing everyone's smiling happy faces this summer!

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Brooke Wadsworth

General Managers Assistant

Born in July of 2023, Mike and Breanna's daughter Brooke has lived the lodge lifestyle since her first fishing trip at 2 weeks old. Since then, she’s been happily greeting guests and keeping staff entertained, with a healthy dose of fishing and hunting in her life. Brooke loves to be outdoors, eat anything she can put in her mouth, and meet new people. 

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Mike Wadsworth

Head Guide

Mike joined the Quatsino Lodge family in 2017 and has been an excellent team member ever since. His positive attitude and boisterous laugh keep things upbeat on and off the boat. He has been fishing his entire life and his skill level never ceases to impress.  Mike has grown into a much sought-after member of the fishing team and his friendly competitive spirit does inspire the whole team.

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Les Black

Guide

Les has been a fishin' fool for most of his life.  He has spent many years fishing with family and friends and then running his own boat.  We are excited to have him on our team.  He comes to us with enthusiasm, experience and energy.  Folks are loving it and Les is too.  He "loves his job" and it shows.  He also loves his dessert.  And that means the kitchen loves you too Les.

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Terry Gurney

Guide

Terry began guiding back in 1979. In 1984, he started working with Walt at the sportfish centre. In the early 90's Terry started adventuring out to greener pastures, as many other sport fishing guides did. Gold river was hot - but Quatsino was hotter and it reminded Walt and Terry how good fishing used to be, back in the old days in Campbell River. When Walt asked Terry to join him in Quatsino he could think of no place he would rather be so in 1998 he started the annual journey north to Gods Country. 

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Neil Matheson

Guide

Neil has been our regular part time guide for years.  He is a master fisherman who began his guiding career in Campbell River in the late 70s and has been consistently producing fish everywhere he works since.  He also is one of the few fellows who can run the SeaPig so we like to have him up as often as possible.  Neil is father to Nico and Rafaelle, who have both spent a few years in the past as part of our team.  Neil will only be with us for a bit this busy summer so if you are lucky you'll get to have him take you out.

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Evan Black

Guide

Evan started at the lodge as a buzz cut, big eared, 11 year old.  His eagerness, keen eye and passion for fishing has culminated in him starting his guiding career with Quatsino Lodge in 2021. And did he ever rock it out of the park. Evan’s constant good mood, sense of humour, strong work ethic and team motivation keeps us all entertained and trucking forward. 2021 was a stellar year of guiding for him and we anticipate only more and better each year to come. (Needless to say papa bear Les of the Blue Top fame is pretty proud!).

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Nick Schoenfelder

Guide

Nick had a rod in his hand from the time he could walk and his career as a sport fishing guide has very much mirrored that of his father, Walter Schoenfelder. Nick's enthusiasm, experience and commitment to the family business has earned him the reputation as a first rate guide and nothing pleases him more than seeing his guests reel in and land the fish . . . especially if they are bigger than those landed by his dad!  Nick doesn't fish full-time at the lodge but is available for request charters.

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Charles

Guide

Charlie has become an avid outdoorsman since moving out West from Ontario 15 years ago. He began fishing the great lakes and rivers of Ontario at a young age and quickly became hooked with passion for the sport.

Charlie has been fishing the Strait of Georgia for over 10 years running his own boat sharing the love of fishing with family and friends. He has great knowledge and experience of the West Coast Vancouver Island fishery and is always on the hunt for the next bite. Charlie will be a new addition to our guide team this upcoming 2023 season and he couldn't be more excited.

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Kevin

Guide

Kevin is a long time Campbell River resident who started salmon fishing when he was just a kid. He knew that guiding was his calling at an early age and started his professional career in the eighties. Since that time he has worked from Vancouver to Haida Gwaii and the Westcoast of Vancouver Island as an owner/operator of his own boats as well as an employee for a variety of Lodges. When he’s not out guiding you will probably find him out in his Tyee row boat he built with a friend or out ripping around Campbell River in his 18ft rebuilt speedster. Whenever he is on the water you will find him with a huge smile on.

“ I look forward to bringing my experience to Quatsino Lodge and providing a top notch, enjoyable holiday that highlights good fishing, good company, and a memorable trip for all 

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Jackson

Head Chef

Jackson is the newest Quatsino Lodge Chef, passionate about crafting beautiful and well-balanced meals. Jackson is an artist with over 10 years of experience in the food industry and 15 years of creative home cooking, she brings a unique touch to her dishes. Jackson's love and passion for cooking shines through in every meal, from simple home-cooked dishes to fine dining experiences. She is excited to share her creativity and bring a fresh menu that celebrates the local flavors and ingredients of Vancouver Island. Join her on this culinary journey and savor the flavors of this beautiful island.

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Matt

Assistant Manager

Hey my name is Matt! I've spent most of my life exploring the mountains of Alberta and BC. This will be my first season at Quatsino Lodge and I'm so excited for an epic summer of adventures, laughs and good times. I can usually be found hiking, kayaking, climbing, or just exploring the outdoors however I can.

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Wyatt

Lodge

Hello my name is Wyatt, I am 16 and I was born and raised on Vancouver Island. I love to work at Quatsino Lodge and to meet new people. I enjoy outdoor activities like: fishing, hunting and hiking, I am also very creative and i am trying to increase my skills at making outdoor videos with my drone. Looking forward to seeing you all out at the lodge again this season.

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Rachel

Lodge

I grew up in Port Hardy and love the freedom, fresh air and open space here. After high school, I left the country to travel around Australia before starting at Quatsino Lodge in 2023. This will be my second year at the lodge and since last year I've been pursuing University studies in nursing. I love to talk, so chat me up about my national daisy air rifle championships or deer hunting with my Dad

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Lilly

Lodge

My name is Lilly Sweeney I’ve lived on Vancouver island my whole life and I love the outdoors. I’m excited to spend my summer at Quatsino lodge and getting a chance to meet new people. I love hiking, snowboarding, playing guitar, and hunting.

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Heidi

Lodge

As someone who has grown up fishing and on the water, I’m thrilled to be returning for my third season at Quatsino Lodge. It’s been a busy year for me as I’ve been pursuing my third year of biology at the university of Victoria. Outside of school you can find me fishing with my dad (and my dog fisher), camping and hiking. All in all I’m a sucker for the outdoors! I’m looking forward to meeting all the newcomers this year and seeing all the returning guests. 

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Pat

Lodge

I'm most happy when I'm outdoors and on an adventure. I play guitar and am passionate about music. This will be my second year at the lodge and I'm excited for the great season ahead! 

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Jordan

Lodge

2024 will be my fourth summer working at the lodge, you can find me doing food prep in the kitchen, packing coolers or spending time fishing off the boat docks. My hobbies include fishing, beach-combing, exploring the forests and drawing. I look forward to seeing you all this summer!

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Mel

Lodge

Hi, I'm Mel!

I am a globe trotting, mountain climbing, weightlifting, yoga-ing, kayakin', beer drinking, adventuring, nature lovin', poi spinning, holistic, minimalistic, caffeine dependant life form.

If you're looking for me, I'm probably in my tent✌🏽

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Spruce 

Lodge Dog

Hey! I'm Spruce!! I'm the new Lodge Dog and I've been working very hard at my new job. You are my best friend already. Hey, do you have any snacks? I'll just sit here while you get me a treat ready. Do you want to go for a walk? I promise to keep the bears away and I am great entertainment at the lake. I would be so happy to play fetch instead, I LOVE fetch.  

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