Stevenson Farms & Harvest Spa Owner
Stephen graduated in 1992 from York University with his bachelor degree in Fine Arts, and majored in his passion, film and photography. In 1994, he formed the sole proprietor business WSM Productions and turned his attention to documentaries. He began working overseas for several German broadcasters and development organizations where he produced, shot, and edited dozens of documentaries and news reports concerning social and environmental issues in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. Back in Canada, Stephen then produced the Splat! Television series in conjunction with animation power house Topix/Maddog. During a three year stint with CBC’s Arts & Entertainment divison, he helped shoot and direct hundreds of youth focused comedy segments from across the country. In addition to producing dozens of corporate video productions, Stephen has also been directing lifestyle television shows on the Home & Garden and W Networks such as “Property Virgins”, “Dirty Business”, “Sarah 101”, “Candice Tells All”, “Property Brothers”, “Decked Out”, “Disaster Decks” and “Custom Built”. In his spare time, Stephen loves to grab his old camera and fulfill his passion for black and white photography. Stephen also works as your B&B host, handyman and muffin maker extraordinaire.
Stevenson Farms & Harvest Spa Owner/Esthetician
Susanne graduated from George Brown College in 1996 with a fashion design diploma and moved into Stevenson Farms with Stephen Milne in 1997. Together, they took three years to renovate the property before turning it into a 2 room B&B in September 2000. Since then they have grown the business to offer 6 overnight guest rooms, a private apartment, banquet facility, 30 seat movie theatre, and most recently a full service spa. Susanne studied and trained at the Canadian Beauty College in Barrie, ON in 2014 and is certified to preform all the spa services offered at Harvest Spa. Susanne is very detail orientated and makes customer satisfaction her highest priority. Whether it is decorating for a changing season, serving breakfast, putting final touches in your room, or pampering you in the spa, Susanne pours her love into every aspect of the business to ensure you feel relaxed, welcome and want to return.
Event Planner/ B&B Manager
Whether you are calling to make a reservation, checking in, or planning your next milestone event you can trust Julia to make sure everything is covered and runs smoothly. Julia is super organised and brings a wealth of knowledge to Stevenson Farms from her years of experience working in the hospitality and tourism industry. Julia is a wonderful addition to the Stevenson Farms team, her enthusiasm, team leadership skills and attention to detail are valued by all our staff. We are excited about all the recent new improvements Julia has brought to Stevenson Farms. She is bursting with many more great ideas to help make Stevenson Farms bigger and better and we look forward to implementing these ideas and having her plan some future events at Stevenson Farms!
Weekend Inn Keeper’s Assistant/Laundry Attendant
Wanda is a former native of Newfoundland and knows what it means to work hard! Wanda is hard working, detail orientated, and dependable. In addition to cleaning our guest rooms, she also helps with keeping order to other areas of the house, including assisting with breakfast prep/clean up, and helping us with large and small events. Wanda also works behind the scenes to help battle the mountains of B&B and spa laundry created on a weekly basis. Our guests get to enjoy fresh fluffy towels and crisply ironed sheets thanks to Wanda.
Inn Keeper’s Assistant
Bonnie is a lovely local mother who has many years of professional cleaning experience. She is very detail oriented and has been eager to learn the many ins and outs of the B&B operations. She loves to bake and is great at it…her muffins and scones are delicious! We know you will adore her sweet caring nature and eagerness to please as much as we do.
We are very fortunate to have a great team of staff at Stevenson Farms and Harvest Spa. They all play an integral part in making sure your stay is a pleasant one. It is not as common in B&B’s as it is in larger hotels for guests to show their appreciation to the staff by tipping, but managing a historical home of this size takes a lot of hard work. If you enjoyed the cleanliness of your room, or a service you received you can always show your thanks with a small token. They are always welcomed and appreciated greatly by our staff.