Steve Gamble, Founder and Outfitter
Steve is the Owner and Innkeeper at the Lodge. He has over 30 years of experience in various hospitality, lodging and restaurant businesses. He founded the Lodge in 1998 after 20 years operating Yellowstone Mountain Guides, a wilderness horseback, hunting and fly fishing guide service. He also had a wintertime career in the ski industry as a search dog trainer, snow safety specialist and patrolman. Steve enjoys salt water fly fishing in far away places when not guiding and fishing the Yellowstone region. He enjoys cooking and entertaining Lodge guests by reciting Robert Service and cowboy poetry.
Adam Grew up cooking with his grandmother, a master chocolate maker, and his mother who was a chef in her own right. At 20, Adam attended the California Culinary Academy, while working at several restaurants, including Black Cat, Oritalia, Postrio, and The Grand Café in San Francisco. After graduating, he moved to Atlanta and worked at Fusebox under Troy Thompson, currently the executive chef at the Beverly Hills Hilton. He then opened the Globe Cafe by Moonlight with a former schoolmate Adam Kriesel. A year later he took the executive chef job at the Metropolitan in Salt Lake City. He moved to Alaska’s Fishing Unlimited Lodge in the summers. Following his time in Alaska, he opened Pago in Salt Lake City with friend Mike Ritchey. After Pago, Adam went to work for Talisker, a luxury golf resort in Park City. Talisker acquired the Waldorf Astoria in Park city and appointed him Executive Chef. Following his tenure there he decided to follow his passion of the outdoors and he moved to Island Park Idaho to work as the Chef at Trouthunter. Adam is a hunter, forager, fisherman, skier, and he is very excited to bring his touch to Gallatin River Lodge.
PJ Wirchansky is our new Lodge Manager, and has lived here in Montana for over 15 years. He has worked in the guest ranch, restaurant, and luxury hotel business for 20 years, and is excited to be a part of the Gallatin River Lodge team. He grew up in East Tennessee, and spent much of his time outdoors, which is what brought him to Montana. He has collaborated on several marketing and tourism committees in the Big Sky and Bozeman area. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the many hiking trails, and area rivers in Southwest Montana with his wife, Lisa Marie, and dog, Ennis. He has a passion for food, wine, and social gatherings with friends and family.