Award-Winning Staff

The Star Valley Lodge staff is passionate about creating a place that is a cozy get away retreat, but also serves as an outdoor, recreational paradise. What are you looking for? Be in touch with us here and tell us how we can help you. Together we can make your corporate retreat, wedding weekend, or family reunion a memorable event – remembered for years to come!

Michael Maholchic

(307) 201-6230

Corporate politics never held much appeal for Mike Maholchic. Where his employers valued aggressive ladder climbing tactics, Mike emphasized honesty, integrity and hard work. In 1989, Mike set out to create a better business—successfully transforming a faltering company into Facility Engineering Services (FES). His ingenuity and resilience in the face of challenges have made FES one of the fastest growing—and most reputable—controls company in the business. Today Facility Engineering Services, and Mike himself, are stronger for the trials that have preceded their success. FES grew about 25 percent in 2012, and has been consistently growing at a rate of 15 percent a year.

An advocate for entrepreneurship, Mike offers invaluable guidance to young people and aspires to the inspirational example of Henry Ford. “When Ford wanted to build a V8 engine, his engineer said it couldn’t be done. Ford said, ‘We’ll build it anyway.’” With this same can-do attitude and never-say-die spirit, Mike has always drawn upon a resourceful resilience to forge a path forward and build a successful company.

Cindy Rowland

Operations and Booking
(307) 201-6250

Cindy Rowland brings a diversified mix of customer service and business development experience to the Star Valley Lodge team. She is responsible for managing the day-to-day sales, as well as marketing operations. Cindy serves as a liaison that emphasizes an open work culture, encouraging collective efforts in problem solving, which further enhance partnerships.

Kori Hunter


Kori Hunter was raised in Star Valley and is a descendant of one of the founding families of the valley.  She brings diverse and extensive hospitality industry experience to Star Valley Lodge.  In addition to making sure everything at the Lodge is in tip-top shape, Kori also focuses on maintaining a customer service culture that ensures the highest level of guest satisfaction.  When not at the Lodge, she enjoys recreating in the great outdoors in beautiful Star Valley with her husband and two children!

Sandi Martin

Grounds and Landscaping

Sandi Martin knows you only have one chance to make a first impression. Our expansive lands at Star Valley Lodge are taken great care of in every season, and she knows what it takes to maintain aesthetically pleasing landscapes! With over 200+ Wyoming native plant species in this area, the Lodge is proud to have many of those native plants on our grounds to support our overall Star Valley ecosystem.

Jacob Hunter

Outdoor Concierge

Jacob Hunter is a hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman that brings many years of local experience to Star Valley Lodge.  As our full service concierge, he provides our guests with impeccable service and curates the best possible vacation experiences for those who seek something exceptional and exclusive.  Jacob offers insider information about recreational opportunities in and around Star Valley, and determines the right skill levels to ensure an amazing outdoor experience for all!

Chef Maggie Pallan

Catering (Preferred Vendor)

Chef Maggie Pallan has an extensive career in Hospitality ranging from small independent restaurants, chain restaurants, to several world class hotels in Las Vegas. She has been in the field for 26 years, with the last 14 as a Private Chef. Chef Maggie is well versed in many cuisines and can make any dish you desire for your event. Chef Maggie does events in Star Valley/Jackson WY and Las Vegas, NV. Feel free to visit Chef Maggie’s website!