Meet Your Facility Director
Dee (Wendee) Cristante
Dee was born in the Okanagan Valley and started her journey in the hospitality industry at a very young age working summers at her uncles golf course, Sumac Ridge.
Thirty five years later, Dee found her way back to the Okanagan accepting career appointments in Sales & Event management with the Sandman Hotel Group and Sparkling Hill Resort.
No stranger to Western Hospitaltity , Dee decided in 2015 to venture out on her own again to re-launch her Wedding & Event business at Lone Pine Ranch, now re-branded Lone Pine Ranch Event Centre.
The ranch closed its gates to the public in 2007. Ranch owner, Bruce Goode was very excited about bringing life back to the once highly sought after facility.
With renovations completed, Dee launched the first Shot Gun Wedding
at the grand re-opening on Mothers Day 2016. Since then, couples from all over Canada have flocked back to the ranch in hopes of celebrating their special day.