Our Team

Our team's Mission

As your hosts and guides, we strive to make your time at Northern Lights Lodge as memorable and enjoyable as possible!

Skeed Borkowski

Owner & Guide
Nobody loves this wild country more than Skeed! As a dry fly fanatic and retired gold miner Skeed still loves pulling yellow out of the river in the form of our unique "yellow bellied" rainbow trout! Nobody will make you feel more welcome, or more at home than Skeed as he shares his lodge and iconic stories with you! Skeed's favourite time of year is September throwing mouse patterns for large rainbow trout!

Sharon Borkowski

Owner & So Much More
A passionate fly fisher lady! Sharon makes the wheels go around here at Northern Lights. Whether it be preparing the finest home cooked meals, you have ever eaten, to decorating the property with beautiful flowers and much more. Sharon is the backbone of everything that goes on and will do everything she can to make you feel welcome during your time here at the lodge! Sharon loves summer berry picking!

Gordon Elliot

Fly Fishing Guide
“The most interesting man alive” says Fly Fusion"s Jim Mclennan and I’m sure most of our guests would agree! Gordie has been outfitting in the Cariboo since he was 16 and while we won’t say how old he is, he has definitely been around the mountain a few times. Gordie's favourite time is stonefly fishing in July and taking clients up the Quesnel by jet boat to his old stomping grounds. Hear one of his legendary stories around the supper table!  

Tate Patton

Fly Fishing Guide/Charter Guide
An all-around fishing fanatic that has lived and fished in the Cariboo for over 25 years. Nobody works harder to make sure guests have the best day on the water ever than Tater! Tate is also our local Quesnel Lake expert. When he's not rowing a drift boat, he runs charters for us taking anglers out to fish the depths of Quesnel lake for Lake Trout, Trophy Quesnel Rainbows and Bull Trout! Tater's favourite season is late fall when he targets Trophy Bull Trout!

Rob Gordon

Fly Fishing Guide
Rob is truly an expert when it comes to fly fishing! A student of the sport, there is nothing Rob cannot do, or teach, making him an invaluable member of our team! A talented fly tyer & all-around expert fly fisherman. As a seasoned guide, Rob will do his darnedest to put you on fish!  Rob's favourite season is summer when the fish are looking up! He also really enjoys swinging flies for aggressive rainbow trout. 

Melanie McMillan

Chef & So Much More
Mel is our popular chef extraordinaire who loves to serve others with her great cooking and excellent appetizers! Mel is always smiling and happy to help! She is always excited to meet new people and visit. During her free time Mel loves to kayak on Quesnel Lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Mel also really loves to paint and play board games with friends and family.

Courtney McMillan

Local Historian & More
A retired Air Canada pilot, Court might be the first smiling face you see when you are picked up at the local airport. He is just an all-round friendly and helpful guy! Court helps out around the lodge and takes pride in growing a lot of our produce in his gardens! As a local history buff Court loves to take guests on tours of Quesnel Forks and the local community. He also enjoys visiting and sharing stories after a day of fishing.

Karla Royer

Housekeeping & Much More
Karla will make you feel at home as she helps keep all the behind the scenes stuff running smoothly here at Northern Lights! Karla does a little bit of everything from cooking, cleaning, shuttling vehicles and all sorts of handywoman jobs. There is really nothing Karla can’t do! Karla also enjoys her time on the water fly fishing whenever she gets the chance! Her favourite season is Fall watching the salmon & wildlife here in God's country!

Curtis Royer

Fly Fishing Guide/Marketing
In 2019 Curtis joined the Northern Lights guide team. Curtis is a devoted fly fisherman and loves putting people on fish! In his previous career as a Paramedic, Curtis spent countless hours honing his skills & chasing trout across the continental divide every chance he got. Curtis is a trout bum through and through! Curtis’ favourite season is May/June when the travelling sedge are hatching on the lakes!