My Shift in Nine is a series where we ask our team members to show us what a day in the life at The Drake looks like for them in nine photos.
Ever wondered who the welcoming concierge is that greets you with a smile and a key card? Meet our very own Steph Barton, the front desk team member extraordinaire and embodiment of Drake Devonshire’s spirit.
They’ve been lending a hand wherever needed for the past 9 months, whether it’s in guest services, housekeeping, food running, or hosting. Need help coordinating a vineyard hopping trip or a romantic anniversary dinner? Steph’s got you covered. From midnight snack cravings to snuggling up with fluffier pillows, Steph plays an integral role in your experience and making sure you feel at home.
With a background in Social Service work and Event Planning, Steph is a jack of all trades and a master of teaching others. Their secret talent? Being tech-savvy, of course! And when it comes to ideal teammates, Steph values someone who is adaptable, able to make changes on the fly, and a person who is reliable.
See Steph’s shift in 9 where culture + community meet in delightful ways and then get to know them a little more.
Name: Steph Fay Barton (They/Them)
Role: Guest Service Agent, Housekeeping, Food Running and Hosting
Property: Drake Devonshire
About me: I’ve been working at the Drake Devonshire for 9 months. I worked all over the building whenever they need someone, I am always willing to lend a hand. Even recently been doing data entry and helping with our new reservation system. I am a Social Service Worker grad with a small event business.
+Your typical day at Drake Devonshire
A typical day changes often, but what is most typical about my days is I get support an amazing team making a wonderful place thrive.
+Your secret talent?
Tech savy, event planning, teaching others.
+Your ideal teammate?
someone who is adaptable, able to make changes on the fly, and a person who is reliable.
+What’s your favourite thing about Drake Devonshire?
The look! Everything from the old architecture, art on the walls, views of the lake, to our beautiful staff.
+A skill you’d love to master?
Accounting and investing
With Drake Devonshire’s recruitment season fast approaching, we’re looking for the best + brightest to join our team. Take a closer look at some of the roles we’re hiring for this summer here.