Chelsea works as a Senior Account Manager at Granlibakken, and has been working here for about 5 years. Chelsea is originally from Brainerd, Minnesota, and traded the cold climate for the slightly warmer winters of Tahoe.

Chelsea loves working at Granlibakken because she loves her coworkers!

Fun Fact about Chelsea: She enjoys digging for crystals and making jewelry–and her handmade jewelry is gorgeous!


Alexandra began working at Granlibakken in 2016, and today is our Health and Wellness Account Manager. Alexandra hails from the East, but has lived in many different locations, and now she calls Tahoe home.

Alexandra loves working as the Health and Wellness Account Manager because she loves the Sierra Soul events. They are a great opportunity to meet new people while learning about yourself and your needs.

Fun Fact about Alexandra: She dabbles in the performing arts. You can see her on stage in productions by the Truckee Community Theater.


Alex was born in Mexico City, and has been working at Granlibakken since 2009. In the winter months, Alex is our Ski Hut Supervisor, and during the spring, summer, and fall months, he works in dining/banquets.

Alex loves working at Granlibakken because he loves meeting coworkers and guests from around the globe!

Fun Fact about Alex: He loves to work on technical stuff, and enjoys helping others with audio/visual and technical problems.


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.