Julie is from Southern California, and has been working at Granlibakken for 2.5 years. Julie’s official title is Assistant Executive Chef, but she’s really the glue that holds the kitchen together. You can find Julie working with the kitchen and sales staff to ensure that menus are put in, food is ordered, and dietary needs are met.

Julie loves working at Granlibakken because of the friendly staff and fabulous food.

Fun Fact about Julie: She has a big sweet tooth, and is an awesome baker to boot!


Meet Max everyone! Max hails from Hayward, California, and has been working at Granlibakken for 7 years.

Max is the Group Reservations Manager here, and loves working at Granlibakken for the friendly staff, family-friendly nature of the business, and the fact that Granlibakken is family-owned.

Fun Fact about Max: He is an avid fisherman, and goes fishing whenever his busy life allows it!


Evan has been working in the Ski Hut in the rental shop and as a cashier, and also in the dining and banquets department for 4 years.

Evan was born and raised in Tahoe, and he loves working for Granlibakken because it is like one big family.

Fun Fact about Evan: Evan is a bit of an amateur ghost hunter. Ask him about the Ski Hut hauntings next time you see him!


Ron Eber is one of our longest-serving team members here at Granlibakken–he has worked here for nearly 40 years! Ron is our Executive Chef, and hails from Chicago, although he has lived all over.

Ron got his start in fine dining-working for a number of restaurants throughout the nation, including Stonehenge in Connecticut, a well-known restaurant. He’s also worked in Memphis and in the Florida Keys.

Chef Ron loves the challenge of working at Granlibakken. He works with each group to create thoughtful and appropriate cuisine, and he loves innovating and staying on top of trends. Chef Ron says that he loves seeing people enjoy the Granlibakken food, and he loves the challenge of bringing fine dining to volume.

Fun Fact about Ron: Ron worked as the Director of Food and Beverage at the Olympic Training Center at Squaw Valley before being hired on as Executive Chef at Granlibakken Tahoe.


Joe Santen is a Front Desk Supervisor, Reservations Agent, and Concierge Agent here at Granlibakken. He has worked here for 2.5 years, and is a wealth of knowledge of the Tahoe area.

Joe was born in Florida, but spent his childhood in Arizona and Southern California before heading for the hills of North Lake Tahoe. Joe says he came for the skiing, but stayed for the mountain biking. Completely understandable.

Joe loves working at Granlibakken because he loves the staff, the woodsy location, and his concierge duties. He loves being able to send guests to discover some of his favorite Tahoe spots.

Fun Fact about Joe: When not working, you can usually find Joe in the forest trying to find a new waterfall, trail, or vista point.


Chris Parson manages the Ski, Snowboard, and Sled Hill at Granlibakken Tahoe. You can find him in the Ski Hut all winter, helping to make the winter operations run like a well oiled machine.

Chris has worked various roles at Granlibakken since 2002, and is a Tahoe City native. He loves working at Granlibakken for the family feeling of the place, where everyone knows each other well.

Fun Fact about Chris: Chris has hiked 700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. Go Chris!


Alejandro Gonzalez is our Maintenance Supervisor here at Granlibakken. He has been working at the G for 7 years, doing all manner of maintenance-from snow removal to room repairs.

Alejandro is a Tahoe local, he was born and raised here. He loves working at Granlibakken because he loves the staff–and with his ready smile and great sense of humor, the staff loves him!

Fun Fact about Alejandro: He loves to make people laugh!


Meet Jen everyone! Jen is our Director of Sales here at Granlibakken, and has been working here for 19 years! She started out as a front desk agent, and has worked her way through the company since then–she’s done everything from front desk to wedding sales to group sales!

Jen was born in Orange County, California, but spent most of her young life in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Jen loves working at Granlibakken because of the people! She says that the staff is like family–she has grown up with the majority of them. She’s never met such kind, genuine, and loving people. They make coming to work a joy! And with her fantastic attitude and warm smile, Jen makes coming to work a joy for her colleagues!

Fun Fact about Jen: She was a dancer on American Bandstand with Dick Clark when she was 8 years old!