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Management Team

Dan Angus
Dan Angus
General Manager
(250) 853-3509

How long have you worked at the Club?
Joined the team in 2010!

What is your favourite aspect of your work?
Meeting and exceeding members and guests expectations!

What is your favourite food item on the Club's menu and why?
The Angus Burger – The best burger in Victoria, maybe even Canada!

What is the most interesting little known fact about the Club that you would like people to know?
The spectacular location, extremely friendly environment and the fact membership to the UClub is open to the UVic and Victoria communities!

What do you like to do when you're not working at the Club?
Spend quality time with my family.

What is the last book that you have read?
Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years – Mark Lewisohn

Other notable facts...
Four experiences of a life-time so far...
Watching our daughter carry the Olympic Torch at Harrison Hot Springs and perform in the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies at BC Place.
Working with the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics team at Canada Hockey Place.
Having the opportunity to work at the University Club at UVic and to live on spectacular Vancouver Island.
Working in the Hospitality Industry for the past twenty - five years.

Michael Allin
Michael Allin
Chef
(250) 721-7934

How long have you worked at the Club?
Joined the team in 2018.

What is your favourite aspect of your work?
My favourite aspect of work is the people and work itself. I love coming to work everyday.

What is your favourite food item on the Club's menu and why?
My favourite dish on the menu would have to be the ”Braised Beef Short Rib” on the Camas menu. I love anything braised.

What is the most interesting little known fact about the Club that you would like people to know?
I would say that the hidden gem of the Club other than our staff, is the pond. It is amazing to look at every day!

What do you like to do when you're not working at the Club?
When I am not at work, my time is usually spent working on my home, yard, time with family, or just enjoying life.

What is the last book that you have read?
The last book I read is “The World of Culinary Supervision, Training and Management” by Jerald Chesser. I am currently working on obtaining my Certified Chef de Cuisine designation, so it is a prerequisite for the course. I love anything John Grisham though.

Other notable facts...
I have lived on beautiful Vancouver Island almost my entire life.
I knew I wanted to cook from a very young age, and most of my high school was taking part in the Culinary Arts Program, graduating at the top of my class.

Debra Koski
Debra Koski
Office Manager
(250) 472-5302 - Dining Reservations, Memberships, Accounting Inquiries

How long have you worked at the Club?
Joined the team in 2011.

What is your favourite aspect of your work?
The combination of interaction with our members and the detail work of accounting.

What is your favourite food item on the Club's menu and why?
Any of the pasta dishes because pasta is my favourite food group.

What is the most interesting little known fact about the Club that you would like people to know?
Our secluded pond is host to deer, ducks, herons and turtles; it’s a very peaceful, natural setting in the heart of the University campus.

What do you like to do when you're not working at the Club?
Garden and search through used furniture stores for projects and undiscovered antiques.

What is the last book that you have read?
Wind in the Willows

Other notable facts...
While at the Delta and Fairmont hotels I chaired the Green Teams and still strive to live by the Green principles.
I started in hospitality at the front desk at the Delta Ocean Pointe and worked my way up to Assistant Controller at the Fairmont Empress.
I built custom furniture for a couple of years.
I’ve lived in 7 provinces, one territory and one state and attended 15 schools from kindergarten to grade 12.

Jayne Haman
Jayne Haman
Sales Catering and Event Manager
(250) 721-7938 - Weddings, Meetings, Banquet Inquiries

How long have you worked at the Club?
I joined our lovely UClub team in May 2019.

What is your favourite aspect of your work?
My favorite part of this job is all the different people I have the opportunity to meet. The membership, UVic and Victoria communities as well as the UClub team really make all the difference in my day - to - day activities!

What is your favourite food item on the Club's menu and why?
My absolute favorite thing on our menu is the falafel bowl with the tahini sauce. A close second would be our artichoke and pesto stuffed mushrooms from our catering menu. I’m not even vegetarian, I just love those flavors!

What is the most interesting little known fact about the Club that you would like people to know?
I would really like people to know how special our team really is. There are so many dedicated members of our staff who contribute to the overall success of the club.

What do you like to do when you're not working at the Club?
In my off time I love to just be outdoors –snowboarding, hiking, reading on the beach, kayaking. You name it! I love trying new things. I recently have made it a goal to express myself more creatively and have taken up watercolor painting. Another thing I love to do is simply hold space for others to be their true selves.

What is the last book that you have read?
Women Who Run With Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype – Clarissa Pinkola

Other notable facts...
I grew up in 8 months of winter a year in Grande Prairie, Alberta. I lived in Vancouver for 3 years before I found my home here on the Island. I feel so fortunate to be living here. I feel like I’ve truly found where I am meant to be.