Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Take a moment to meet the team that is sure to make your experience at the Eco Centre a memorable one.

Heather Guthrie | Reservations Coordinator

Heather truly is the sticky stuff that keeps the Eco Team all together, she has exceptional customer service skills and loves helping everyone feel at home. Growing up in the area, she has amazing experience with scenic routes and is an excellent resource for day trip planning. Heather is committed to decreasing her ecological foot print.

Give us a call and ask for Heather in order to create your next big adventure in Elk Lake.

Or get in touch with Heather over email at

Rick Guthrie | General Manager

Rick has developed many skills over his lifetime and always offers a helping hand. He previously worked for MacMillan Bloedel for 23 years and was exposed to many training  courses, to name a few, specific process control, team building, as well participated in many projects at their Guelph location including achieving ISO 2002.

His most valuable lesson learned and motto “Not one of us is as smart as all of us.”

Rick is dedicated to being green and with his wife Heather, has operated his home-based renewable energy business at his off grid farm for 25 years which also led to many more courses and certifications.

Rick’s hobby was Scuba Diving and served as President of the Golden Triangle Aquanauts scuba club in Cambridge, Ontario 1994 – 1995 and obtained several certificates including Basic Scuba Diver, Advanced Scuba Diver, Night Diver, Ice Diver, Snorkel Instructor (ACUC), Advanced Scuba Life Saving (RLSS), two certifications for visual scuba tank inspection and Scuba regulator repair (Sherwood Scuba) and Underwater Photography as a hobby that took him to Grand Cayman, Cozumel Mexico, Cuba, Florida, North Carolina, Massachusetts and the Great Lakes.

 He is a friendly face and will do all he can to make sure you leave the Elk Lake Eco satisfied and excited to return!

Give Rick a shout at

Booking Request

Submit a booking request and take the first step to making an Eco Centre visit a reality. A truly breathtaking experience.

Plan your stay with us at the Elk Lake Eco Centre today!

History of the Eco

Discover our historic culture, what we stand for, and how we got to where we are.

Learn about our staff and the centre. We promise to keep you entertained.

Rates & Packages

Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, suitable rates and packages are always made available.

Keep an eye on special deals happening all season long.