Gareth Smith - Gostlin Keefer Lake Lodge
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Gareth Smith


It’s Gareth’s first season at Keefer and you will find him shaking things up behind the bar.  He has 15 years bartending experience and you will taste that in his delicious cocktail menu.  Gareth’s favourite cocktail is a Chamomile Rye Sazerac. He is from New Zealand but has lived around the world, doing seasonal work in Europe and Canada.  Currently Gareth calls Nelson home.  From the wee age of 3 Gareth has been hitting the slopes.  Starting out on skis, he switched to snowboarding around age 10.  The board was the right move, in the Summer Gareth loves to keep planking on a skateboard.  When not at work he can be found touring, you may spot him trekking the hill behind the lodge searching for a good spot to rip down.  He’s got loads of travel stories and liquor knowledge; he’ll be a fun one to chat with at the bar.