Our Team


Jeff Staley | General Manager

Jeff Staley, our “General” is the General Manager of DMRA, Inc. In this role, Jeff has taken his own personal passion for recreation to a whole new level. He is charged with overall operations of Detroit Mountain down to the last detail. He comes with a strong background in business and a degree in Parks and Recreation from Colorado State University. His love for everything recreation keeps our team moving forward and his drive keeps DM on the cutting edge of what is new.

Dave Sontag | Outside Operations Manager

Dave Sontag has been named the Outside Operations 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. Dave brings a wealth of knowledge to the team in a variety of areas both inside and out, not to mention you can see his work all over as he is one heck of a carpenter as well. Check out our sweet lift shacks and tables in our rental shop.

Tony Schmitz | Rentals and Trails Boss, oh and Graphic Artist (Jack of all trades)

Tony Schmitz joins the team to manage the rental shop for all our various equipment. His extensive knowledge and passion for both winter and summer activities has promoted this local passion seeker to local expert in the field of Trek Bikes, Head Skis and Boots, Burton Snowboards just to name a few! He grew up skiing and boarding at Detroit Mountain.  As “trails boss” he is in charge of the amazing system of biking trails being built on our property! Not to mention all our art is created in house by this guy, who keeps us looking on point.

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.

Danny Steinmetz | Outside Operations Supervisor

Danny Steinmetz joins DMRA as the Outside Operations Supervisor. In this role Danny is charged with overall lift maintenance, safety as well as all outside operational needs. He joins DM with a strong background in small engine mechanics, maintenance and an electrician. Previously working at Aspen Skiing Company and as a local Electrician, Danny brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table as well as a love for anything mechanical and always looking for way to improve it.