Walter Frame joined the Trapp Family Lodge management team in late August 2011, following eight years shepherding a $400 million expansion as VP/ Director of Real Estate Development at Stowe Mountain Resort. In his new position Walter will assist Sam and Johannes von Trapp in directing all TFL, Inc. business activities - hotel, brewery, cross country skiing, mountain biking, recreation, homeowner association management, and real estate sales & development. Walter is also Director and President of the Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation, the non-profit foundation established to develop and operate the new 420-seat theater in Stowe. Walter holds a bachelor's degree from Babson College and an MBA from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Matthew Wheeler, part of the management team since 2008, assumes new duties as Director of Lodging and Guest Services, which encompasses reception, housekeeping, night audit, and laundry. Matthew's resume includes extensive experience in food & beverage, sales & marketing, and rooms' management with such industry leaders as Relais and Chateaux and Four Seasons Resorts.
Don Hebert has joined TFL, Inc. as Director of Finance, overseeing all accounting, information technology, purchasing, and human resource functions. Don brings more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, management, planning and information systems. Most recently he was a partner and Corporate Finance Director for a multi-property hospitality management company.
Kim Lambrechts, the new Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Director, was born in Korea, and raised in Belgium, where he began his career at the Manoir de St. Aubert and the Michelin-starred Les Quatre Saisons. He received the prestigious ‘Master Cooks of Belgium' award before embarking on an international journey that included stints at world class restaurants in Boston, Mauritius, the Maldives and Abu Dhabi. Most recently Kim served as Food & Beverage Director at Stowe Mountain Lodge and as Executive Chef/Food & Beverage Director at Forty 1° North in Newport R.I.
Paul Richey has been appointed Director of Sales & Marketing, overseeing all resort sales, marketing, public relations, and reservations departments. From 2005 until joining Trapp Family Lodge, Paul was Director of Sales and Marketing at Basin Harbor Club. His background includes Killington Resort and Interstate Hotels and Resorts where he worked in Southwest Florida at South Seas Resort and Sundial Beach Resort as Director of Sales and Marketing. Paul and his wife Angela have two children; Carl (12) and Edward (10). He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana.
Sam von Trapp continues in his role as Vice President of Public Relations and Special Projects. Since returning to the family business from a decade as an international ski professional Sam has expanded the cross country skiing facilities, introduced mountain biking with a network of custom-built trails, and developed a disk golf course, in addition to putting Trapp Family Lodge's 2,500 acres on the map as sought after backcountry ski terrain.
The Trapp Family Lodge is a mountain resort in the European tradition located on 2,500 stunning acres in the heart of the Green Mountains.
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