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.
PJ Wirchansky is our Lodge Manager, and has lived here in Montana for over 16 years. He has worked in the guest ranch, restaurant, and luxury hotel business for over 20 years. 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, new son, Brooks, and dog, Ennis. He has a passion for food, wine, and social gatherings with friends and family.
Stephanie DeBruycker, Assistant Lodge Manager
Stephanie, a native of Washington State, has lived in Montana for the past 10 years, except for a stint in college when she pursued an internship with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. She worked at the Wilderness Lodge Resort and took classes in Hospitality and Crisis Management from some of the most elite hospitality professionals in the business. She returned to Montana for her last semester and to wrap up her final season as an outside hitter for the University of Montana Women’s Volleyball Team. After graduating from college Stephanie accepted a position as the Concierge and Conference Services Manager at a Luxury Ranch Resort where she worked for 5 years. Wanting to make the move into a Boutique Hotel atmosphere Stephanie knew immediately the Gallatin River Lodge was exactly the opportunity she had been waiting for! She is excited to bring her experiences in luxury guest service and meeting and event planning to the lodge. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys camping, fishing and hunting with her husband Raymond and their two dogs Axle and Diesel. According to Stephanie there is no place in the world that beats a Montana summer and she can’t wait to start exploring “east of the divide.”