Our Staff

There was a day not-so-long-ago that every member in the club would all sign up for volunteer shifts in Bev’s Bungalow to collect trail fees to support the club.

We still have a small army of volunteers to help keep our club functioning, but we’ve also grown enough that we are able to maintain a small staff of great people to keep the Nordic spirit alive in Revelstoke.

We are proud to introduce you to the RNSC staff for 2023/24:

Duane Dukart: Operations Manager
Duane began with the RNSC as a volunteer groomer and avid skier.  Always happy to lend a hand, he came on board as our Operations Manager in 2015.  Duane takes care of the operations side of the RNSC including our trail network, the lodge, our super-cool groomer, and our machinery. If you are enjoying a great ski – chances are its because of Duane and his great volunteer team.

Paula Martens: Lodge Manager
Paula has been a mainstay of our office since the fall of 2017. Her friendly positive attitude is appreciated by returning members and new visitors alike, as is the welcoming lodge atmosphere she creates. Paula runs the office and rental program during the week, as well as coordinating the rest of the office staff to keep our lodge running smoothly. She also is helping organize our Skill Development Program for our Tuesday and Saturday youth programs, along with our school and adult programs.  She has been Nordic skiing since the age of 17, and she always enjoys being outdoors and the soulful nature of the sport.

Zach Hill: Head Coach
Zach joined us in the summer of 2021 from Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation in Bend, Oregon. He grew up ski racing in Alaska, and raced all over North America and Europe as a junior and college racer. Zach loves to alpine ski and trail run and is keen to explore the area with his wife Lisa and dog Kuma. He is thrilled to be part of such an engaged and passionate ski club and race team.

Andres Suarez: Lodge Caretaker/Ticket Office
Andres came to Revelstoke in 2016 and joined the RNSC in 2017 as a dedicated volunteer groomer. The fall of 2022 saw Andres become our lodge caretaker and join the ticket office team. Originally from Mexico, he has embraced the BC outdoors, skiing in the winter, and hiking, biking, and swimming in the summer. He has a diverse background being an industrial designer in town, previously a music teacher and swimming coach, along with hobbies of photography and model building.

Trent Kappler: Operations Assistant


Trent moved to Revelstoke in 1993 from a dairy farm in Alberta and has been working as a welder for the last 30 years. Jumping into Revelstoke life he coached freestyle skiing for 10 years at the downhill area when it was still Powder Springs. Trent is passionate about all the outdoor activities Revelstoke has to offer. This is Trent’s first season as staff with the RNSC. He is really looking forward to working with the club and we are feeling lucky to have him. Welcome Trent!