From the mountains of Costa Rica to the wilderness of British Columbia; this duo share our love of beckoning landscapes, authentic pursuits and the value of genuine hospitality. They are an exciting addition to the Callaghan Country team and oh, the stories they can tell...
Ryan started working at his parent’s fine dining restaurant - A Bit of Nostalgia in Kingston Ontario - at a young age, taking on the role of waiter, bartender, and FOH manager for over 15 years as well as entertaining by singing with his father and brothers. In 2004 Ryan won Canadian Idol, after which he released a solo album and toured the world (that's right, he snags celebrity status). A few years later Ryan started his band Low Level Flight. They released two albums and toured Canada, Europe and Asia.
Rebecca attended York University’s Glendon College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. During this time she developed a keen interest in the food & beverage industry, cultivating her skills at various cafes and restaurants in Toronto, Ontario as a barista, as a waitress, and most flavourfully, as a cook. Her proudest tenures include a couple of Toronto’s top independent cafes - Riverdale Perk, and Les Louises Fine Foods.
The couple were introduced by mutual friends at a Broken Social Scene concert in Toronto and they've been together ever since, diving into life's adventures with full vigour. Their most recent adventure led them to the remote mountain village of El Castillo, Costa Rica to open Tres Cabras Restaurante as a joint effort with Nepenthe Bed & Breakfast. Here, Ryan ran the front of house, always greeting guests like they were old friends, making people feel at home and often singing for them (how cool is that?!). Rebecca managed the kitchen, planning nightly menus with the finest locally sourced ingredients to carefully create beautiful dishes that received grand reviews (can't wait to taste some of her exquisite soups!).
For their next adventure, Ryan and Rebecca will be calling Journeyman Lodge home and joining the Callaghan Country crew for an ultimate Canadian winter in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. If you haven't already made plans to partake in an overnight adventure at Journeyman this winter, do it! You can also make a day trip of it and visit them for lunch in the alpine or partake in one of Callaghan Country's social ski events. What a great winter it is going to be!