Our Team


Jeff Staley | General Manager

Jeff Staley has been named the General Manager of DMRA, Inc. In this role, Jeff will be charged with overall operations of Detroit Mountain. He comes with a tremendous amount of experience including a degree in Parks and Recreation from Colorado State University, extensive experience in retail and human resources – and of course a passion for all things outdoors!

Dave Sontag | Mountain Manager

Dave Sontag has been named the Mountain Manager of DMRA, Inc. Originally from Detroit Lakes, Dave returns to us after twenty years of experience in facilities management. Dave has worked for Lutsen Ski Group in Lutsen, MN and Granite Peak in Wausau, WI providing lift maintenance, snow making operations, and construction of ski trails and terrain parks.

Tony Schmitz | Rentals and Trails Boss

Tony Schmitz joins the team to manage the rental shop for all our brand new Head Skis and Boots, Burton Snowboards, helmets, and poles! He grew up skiing and boarding at Detroit Mountain and has also developed a passion for mountain biking! As “trails boss” he is in charge of the amazing system of biking trails being built on our property! Cow Bell!

Megan Smith | Guest Services Manager

Megan Smith joins DMRA as the Guest Services Manager. In this role Megan is charged with overall customer satisfaction, employee engagement as well as business office management. She joins DM with a strong background in HR and business operations. An eye for detail and a passion for providing excellent internal and external customer service with a goal of creating a world class experience for all guests.