Haley Rowland grew up in Southern California. She attended Montana State University Bozeman and earned a degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. During her college years, Haley worked at Buck’s serving tables.
Upon graduation, Haley took a position at AWARE as a Child and Family Specialist. She provided Therapeutic Family Care to persons with challenging mental, emotional, and in some cases, physical needs who would otherwise be served in a more restrictive setting.
Over the three years with AWARE, Haley went back to school working towards her completion of her Business Management degree and worked diligently as a member of AWARE’s Corporate Congress & Leadership Committee. During this time Haley still called Buck’s home; managing events, serving & bartending whenever she was able.
In June 2015, Haley came back to Buck’s T-4 full-time as Events Coordinator. In November 2017, she took over as Director of Sales, bringing her strong relationships with our guests and clients and her event planning skills to the helm. In 2020, she took over the reins of General Manager, helping long time owner/GM David O’Connor spend more days camping with his family. She participates in the community with events and is the hotelier board director for Montana Society of Association Executives (MSAE).
Haley lives in Bozeman and enjoys skiing, hiking, being on the water and spending time with her friends and family.
Contact Haley: Email, 406-581-3337
Scott is a well-traveled chef, though he did not choose the road traveled by so many — the one that starts with an expensive culinary degree. Mechura learned his art and craft in a traditional, well-respected way — finding his gurus in the kitchens of elegant restaurants, exclusive resorts and clubs.
Mechura took something of an artist’s sabbatical in the late 1990s by detouring into a different but related world: that of beer brewing. In 1997, he became the youngest certified beer judge in the nation at that time and went to work at St. Paul’s Great Waters Brewpub.
It was Marcus Samuelsson’s famous Aquavit Minneapolis that pulled Mechura back into the kitchen not long after.
Shortly after, it was the lure of the mountains that next brought Mechura to Big Sky where he spent eight years as Executive Chef at The Timbers, located in the majestic Moonlight Lodge. In what was his first experience working with Chuck, Scott spent 3 years at the Yellowstone Club as Executive Sous Chef.
After a life in the cold, Mechura decided the warmth of Austin TX was next on the horizon. He spent three years as Executive Chef experiencing the many facets the Hill Country has to offer: another private club in Horseshoe Bay, opening Austin’s only prime steak house, and the re-branding of a boutique hotel. As many would agree, the Northern Rockies are too majestic to stay away for long. In 2014, Mechura returned to Big Sky as Executive Chef of Buck’s T-4. In 2020, Mechura was able to help send life long colleague Chuck Schommer into retirement taking on the additional role of F&B Director.
Scott lives in Bozeman. When not running the restaurant, you can find Scott camping, golfing, or partaking in one of our local craft beers.
Contact Scott: Email, 406-993-5235
Raised in Wisconsin, Rachel Anderson obtained an associate degree in marketing from Western Technical College and looked towards moving west. Spending her early twenties exploring, she discovered a passion for the mountains. Her love for snowboarding, hiking and every aspect of mountain culture eventually led her to Southwest Montana.
Returning to school at Montana State University, Rachel completed an undergraduate degree in liberal studies. With a diverse background in hospitality, sales and marketing, Rachel is excited to be joining the Buck’s T-4 team as events coordinator and is looking forward to helping create a one-of-kind experience for each and every guest.
Off the mountain and out of the office, Rachel enjoys spending time with her partner, Jaritt, new baby boy Hundson Harbor, and dogs, Maverick & Opal.
Contact Rachel: Email, 406-993-5324