David is the master of disguises. Could be Indian (thus the last name), could be Italian
(tall dark and mysterious) or Mexican (cheap and easy). His alias's are Tonto, Guido,
and Manny Menominee the blueberry picker. Tonto came to beautiful Lac La Belle while bear guiding for the great white hunter Richard P. Smith, but after Richard got lost because he didn't follow the indian's direction well, Tonto figured he better find a different white man to work for. Tonto was made Chief of the Lac La Belle Lodge by Gabby Westcott. She is a hard, crass, devilish woman to work for but free Teepee and beer is worth the pain. He was given the name "Guido" to hide his past misfortunes. Guido cooks like Emeril on Viagra. The great food flows from the kitchen faster than the Montreal River in spring. Tonto still guides bear and snowmobile bar tours. So stop in and say hi to Tonto or Guido or Manny. Pay his bar tab and he will guide you in circles around the great white Keweenaw.
(Bud's Dad) (Bud's Brother)
Meet : Roy A. Koljonen, Jr (aka Bud) -
Born of finnish stock, on a frosty, hoary night this past half century plus five.
Bud epitomizes northern man.
From his shack on the lakes south side he ranges the woods and waters of this country by canoe, sled and snowshoe.
Mighty bucks fall helpless to his gun and trout fear his name. His trapline yields the finest pelts, women sing his praises.
Yet still in calmer times, he finds time to serve you a cool drink or cook you a hearty meal.
When you see him shake his hand warmly and offer him a shot of Wild Turkey.
He might even smile after splashing it down, or he might even tell you of a good fishing hole. Don't hold your breath on that note.
Friendly and jovial by nature, Bud is also quick to pick up on bullshit and just as quick
to offer up a heartfelt "Go F#*%?* Yourself" and make you happy to be on your way.
Michele lives on the lake with Husband Rick, son Adam and daughter Laura.
She loves to be outside (as long as it's above 75 degrees)
She is addicted to the Fabulous Five in reality shows "Survivor" being her favorite followed
by the "Biggest Loser" & "American Idol" taking up much of her evenings. Any remaining time you can find her currled up with a good book, mtn. Dew and a bag of twizzlers close by.
Smarter than the average bear, thats way we have her working here.
She loves the outdoors. You will find her hunting, trapping and fishing with Bud or making wood (for the long cold winter) with the chain saw Bud got her for her birthday.
Because she is Bud's new wife we have been breaking her into the life style of
Lac La Belle. She has lived in Sault Sainte Marie and Alaska (watch out Sarah P.) Wonderful attitude and always in a great mood. (must be the honeymoon)
Jeff returns to us! Yes, Jeff has worked for us before and we are glad to have him back.
AKA the Jam Lady (with his brother) Jeff lives in Eagle River and if you have ever tasted the Jam, Jelly or Chow, Chow you will now why its a honor to have Jeff back on our staff.
A nicer man you will not fine and a great cook to boot. Welcome back Jeff.
Amanda Aaron & Amanda
What can we really say about Amanda?
She moved to Copper Harbor in December 2005 with the intent of snowboarding
at Mt. Bohemia for the winter. But as fate would have it, she immediately fell
in love with the area and hopes to stay for ever. A bartender for many years, she
loves to be a hostess & make people feel at home. When she has free time, she
takes her black lab out for adventures on snow shoes, cross country skis, a hike or
mountain bike ride. She is constantly inspired by the landscape of the Keweenaw,
the peacefulness, and, of course, Lake Superior. You can even see what she has
to say about it at www.daharbor.blogspot.com
Although a CPA by trade, Steve likes to escape to the bar to get away from
all the tax forms piling up on his desk. So, while he's whipping up one of the best bloody
marys you've ever had he can also help you determine whether you should section 179 your new boat or depreciate it over it's useful life. In the spring, when the water softens,
Steve becomes Captain Steve. You can find him exploring the dephts of Lac La Belle,
searching for the mighty walleye. That way, when you call him for a charter he'll know
the magic combination of lure, color and speed to put you on fish
Click here for information on Steve's fishing charters
She may be the owners daughter, but she is a very hard worker.
( I think we are harder on her than most employee's)
John came and bartended on Jan. 22rd from noon to 6:00 pm
to raise money for the John Dee Snowfest.
He made $1,000.00 for Make A Wish Foundation.
John Helping at the bar 1-22-11 John & Dave 1-23-10
Wow! John even helped in the kitchen.
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