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Our Team

Get to know our team here at River Stone!

Ted Kane

Owner / General Manager / Winemaker / Grower

Ted is the owner, winemaker and grower for River Stone. Ted started making wine in his parent's garage in Edmonton when he was 18. A self confessed Chemistry geek his passion for all things wine is reflective in the final product.

Favourite River Stone Wine: All of the big bold reds we make.


Lorraine Kane

Owner and Consumer Respectively

Lorraine is the owner who provides all the big picture ideas and is Ted's most supportive  fan.  She is also the passion behind the beautiful gardens you get to enjoy when you visit River Stone. Lorraine is also a doctor with a family practice in Osoyoos.    

Favourite River Stone Wine: Pinot Gris

Angie Huk 

Sales & Marketing Manager

Angie is a strategic marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience in growing small to medium sized businesses. She has worked with organizations across a range of industries in the US and Canada, providing lead generation and content marketing solutions that drive growth. As one of the newest River Stone team members, Angie oversees the brand and customer experience. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and traveling with the family.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Sauvignon Blanc

Carly Craik

Tasting Room Supervisor


Carly joined the River Stone team in the Spring of 2023 as the Tasting Room Supervisor. Raised in Oliver, she has worked in wine since 2018 -- or earlier if you count watching her Dad make barrels at Okanagan Barrel Works as a kid! She is passionate about enjoying wine and experiencing all the Okanagan wine region has to offer. 

Favourite River Stone Wine: Sauvignon Blanc

Sylvia Lowe

Tasting Room

Sylvia is often found at Farmer's Markets in the valley and various events held at the winery.  She does a great job of looking after everyone, guests and staff.  Sylvia is also an avid curler.  

Favourite River Stone Wine: Stones Throw

Dave Mccombe

Tasting Room

Dave is the organizer and inventory guru. An avid sports and music enthusiast, he spends his winters overseeing the Oliver Curling Club.  Always ready with a "Dave" joke, stop by and say hi.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Corner Stone 

Kirsten Thorne

Marketing & Events Co-ordinator

Kirsten joined the River Stone team in 2018 and was born and raised in Oliver. You can find her creating email marketing campaigns, creating content for our social media, and managing our wine club. When she's not working, you can find Kirsten chasing around her 2 little kids or camping with her family.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Pinot Gris 


Mark Seed

Mark appeared at River Stone in September 2018 and hasn't left.  Always available to jump in and help out with everything, Mark can be found hiking and kayaking in the warm weather and skiing at Baldy Mtn. and curling for the River Stone team in the winter months.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Gewurztraminer


Leslie Le Boutillier

Customer Fulfillment Coordinator

Leslie joined our team in January 2020 after returning to the Oliver from travelling the US and the world with her husband and family.  Leslie’s friendly personality lends itself well to the River Stone experience and behind the scenes in administrative functions of the business!  Away from the office she loves spending time with her family, her love of photography and her renewed enjoyment with her horses.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Merlot Syrah

Austin Hodinsky

Assistant Wine Maker

Austin joined the River Stone team in 2020 for a season in the vineyard and cellar and is now our up and coming winemaker and Teds right hand man. Austin is originally from Cold Lake, AB and is a qualified Kinesiologist, now turned winemaker. 

Favourite River Stone Wine: Still White Merlot

Roxanne Zandvliet


Roxanne has been with River Stone since the start. She works hard behind the scenes taking care of the paperwork side of the business. When she is not in the office you will find her outdoors either hiking, snowshoeing, camping, fishing or gardening.

Favourite River Stone Wine: Reflections


Aidaan Gaudet

Tasting Room

Aidaan joined our team in 2022 and was formerly a server, now turned wine sales associate. He was born in Eastern Canada, however he's lived in the West for many years now. Aidaan is passionate about wine, the Okanagan, skiing, and painting. You might recognize him from our wine and paint nights!

Favourite River Stone White Wine: Sauvignon Blanc

Favourite River Stone Red Wine: Malbec

Allison Perran

Tasting Room

Ali joined the River Stone team in 2023. She has lived in the Okanagan for over 10 years and has previous experince working in several beautiful local wineries. Ali enjoys camping, fishing, travelling and enjoying food and wine with friends.

Favourite River Stone White Wine: Sauvignon Blanc

Favourite River Stone Red Wine: Corner Stone