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It hasn’t been that long ago since David was raiding people’s closets and raising their spirits as the style guru on the international hit television series ‘Style by Jury’ all while running Canada’s top food, decor, propping, fashion, beauty and photography agency Judy Inc. All the skills required to reign over such diverse and exciting businesses have allowed David to confidently venture into the new and exciting world of also being an innkeeper. David is often found jet-setting between Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and the Muskoka Almaquin Highlands, (thank goodness for seaplanes), brining big city concepts to the truly rustic magical world of the Northridge Inn & Resort. This Northern rustic getaway is our little piece of heaven that we love to share with our guests. “They all come as guests and they all leave as family”.


Stephane brings a life of experience and entertainment to The Northridge. From the age of 15 he has worked professionally as a singer while traveling the world led by his career. Whether dancing on cruise ships, competing on Canadian Idol or singing for the pope at the Vatican, Stephane understood the value of making the moment count when everyone was watching. For Stephane, The Northridge is a show that requires all the same skills to ensure guests stop in their tracks and fall in love with the magic around them. With a passion for decor, gardening and entertaining, Stephane is often bouncing around the resort from dawn until dusk, making sure everything is just perfect!

Kate Hood

Event and Sales Director

Kate’s been sipping signature cocktails and working with us for years, although officially joined the Team as our Event Manager in 2021. She is a transplanted local (now living in Muskoka), first falling in love with Sundridge as a cottager, she went on to build a successful event photography career. Kate has worked with corporate, wedding and private clients all over North America.

This year she completed her Human Resources Management Certificate at Cornell University, which she’s very excited about. She spends her off time with a cocktail in one hand and a trowel in the other, perfecting her garden (and yet won’t join the grounds team on lawn cutting days). In the off season she spends most weekends attending her son’s basketball games and weekends with family at their Lake Bernard Cottage.
Kate will be your primary support person when it comes to planning your dream wedding or corporate getaway, she’s detailed, a diehard romantic and loves a good party.


Executive Chef

Bronwyn always knew that she wanted to explore the world through food. After studying at one of South Africa’s most acclaimed cooking schools, Bronwyn set off into the bush working at various 5-star game reserves in South Africa.

Irked by constantly losing stock to hungry hyaenas and baboons, Bronwyn relocated, settling in the beautiful Cape Winelands at the tip of South Africa, where she worked at an award-winning wine farm.

Bronwyn has always firmly believed that food is a universal language which brings people together. With this in mind she wanted to travel further and now finds herself with wide eyes navigating through the snow and past bears in order to get to her new kitchen at The Northridge Inn. 

Bronwyn enjoys creating up-market bistro-styled cuisine with a Mediterranean flare – always focusing on the importance of locally sourced, fresh ingredients.


Operations Manager

Nancy is a true Almaguin woman, having grown up in Sundridge.  As most of us do, she ventured off to live in cities across Canada, returning to Sundridge in 1998 to raise her family of 3 daughters.

Nancy brings her many years in the Hospitality industry to her new role at the Northridge Inn, as Housekeeping Manager, which she started in the 2021 season.  We can thank her and her team with keeping the resort clean, organized, and tidy, always ready for our guests to use.

When Nancy isn’t at work, she enjoys time with family and friends, card & boardgames, travel, knitting, watching hockey and of course, the beautiful Lake Bernard.


Grounds & Maintenance Manager

Darlene joined the Northridge Inn in 2019 and brings a vast amount of knowledge and skill to her role.  From working in the automotive industry, to a window factory and Woodworking, her skill set is second to none.

In her free time, she enjoys fishing, water sports and golfing, and of course her fur-baby, Winnie.

Bruce Wilkinson

Construction & Projects