Maine ski resort implements new roles and leadership within its ranks

Sunday River Resort Announces Team Member Promotions

NEWRY, MAINE (August 10, 2018)—Sunday River Resort, New England's third largest ski resort and one of Maine's largest employers, announced recently the promotions of six team members and the hire of a new director of communications.  

"With the support of our parent company Boyne Resorts, Sunday River Resort has developed and attracted incredibly talented team members and this announcement of so many changes is emblematic of this success," says Dana Bullen, Resort President and General Manager for Sunday River Resort.

Jim Largess promoted to Executive Director of the Sunday River Community Fund. Largess joined Sunday River Resort nearly 30 years ago. In his most recent role as Vice President of Food and Beverage and Community Relations, Largess was instrumental in growing resort revenue and developing relationships with culinary partners and industry stakeholders. In his new role, Largess will work for the Sunday River Community Fund Board of Directors and will continue to foster these important resort and community relationships in addition to attracting new ones.

Peter Fallon promoted to Chief Engagement Officer. Fallon, most recently Sunday River's Director of Human Resources, started with the resort's SnowSports School in 2006. As Director of Human Resources, Fallon was responsible for recruitment and retention, as well as risk and safety programs. In the newly created role of Chief Engagement Officer, Fallon will be responsible for team member and guest engagement as well as guest services.  

Amanda Gallant promoted to Director of Human Resources.Gallant started at Sunday River as an intern and after graduating from Husson with an MBA in Marketing, and returned to work in the Marketing department full-time. Shortly after her return Gallant received Sunday River's 2015 President's Award. In 2018 Gallant joined the Human Resources department to focus her marketing background on recruitment and retention efforts. With this promotion, Gallant will oversee the resort's entire Human Resources department.

Darcy Lambert promoted to Vice President of Skier Services. Sunday River's Director of Communications for nearly a decade, Lambert will spend the next year working with 40-year industry veteran Jeff Rosenberg, the resort's current Vice President of Skier Services. Upon Rosenberg's retirement in May 2019, Lambert will oversee Sunday River's Ticketing/Season Pass and Retail departments. Lambert received Sunday River's President's Award in 2017.

Jonathon Pasternak promoted to Risk and Safety Manager. A longtime member of Sunday River Resort's Mountain Operations department, Pasternak has been with the resort for nearly 20 years, most recently as Lift Operations Foreman. In Pasternak's new role as Risk and Safety Manager, Pasternak joins the resort's Human Resources department and will oversee all risk control measures for Sunday River's 1,800 employees.

Dean Stowell promoted to Lift Operations Manager. Replacing Pasternak as the resort's lead Lift Foreman Manager, Stowell will oversee the Sunday River's lift operators tasked with running 15 chairlifts. Stowell started at Sunday River back in 2012 and served in roles including lift operator, lift foreman, and most recently lift foreman manager.  

Karolyn Castaldo hired as Director of Communications. In addition to Sunday River's many promotions, the resort will welcome back Castaldo as Sunday River's new Director of Communications. She started at Sunday River as a Snow Reporter in 2014 before transitioning to the role of Communications Coordinator. In 2016 Castaldo became the Communications and Marketing Manager for Ski New Hampshire. As Director of Communications for Sunday River Resort, Castaldo will oversee all internal and external messaging, and serve as spokesperson.

Sunday River's winter hiring season is underway for year-round, seasonal, full- and part-time positions. For information on working at Sunday River, visit

About Sunday River Resort: A four-season destination, Sunday River Resort is home to eight interconnected mountain peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, and in the summer is home to 20 miles of lift-serviced downhill mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, zipline tours and more. With the most slopeside lodging in the East, including two Resort Hotels, the Snow Cap Inn, Ski Dorm, and hundreds of nearby condominiums, Sunday River is a popular destination for vacationers, meetings and conferences, and weddings. Sunday River is a member of the Boyne Resorts family of resorts and attractions and is located in Newry, Maine, amidst the scenic Mahoosuc Range.


Media Contact: Karolyn Castaldo, Director of Communications