Get to know us.
Meet our team and catering partners.
Stephen Galvan, General Manager
Stephen brings over 30 years of experience to his new role as General Manager with Ironlight. Prior to Ironlight, he spent two years with Coast Hospitality as Regional Director of Sales & Marketing for the Historic Benson Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton, and the Holman Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton both located in Oregon. He spent six years with Provenance Hotels as the Area Director of Sales & Marketing and was responsible for its collection of 12 boutique properties. Stephen has also served as Director of Sales & Marketing at Portland’s historic Heathman Hotel for over ten years and was a visionary in helping curate the hotel’s most notable arts and literary partnerships. Stephen also had the distinct honor of leading several acclaimed boutique hotels in San Francisco that made up the Joie de Vivre Hospitality group in his earlier career.
Stephen has served on the Board for Historic Hotels of America and the Oregon Film & Video Foundation. He is a long-time member of Travel Portland, Portland Business Alliance, Literary Arts of Oregon and the hospitality community at large.
Ian Vanderhill, Operations Manager & Graphic Designer
Ian has worked in events for over 15 years, taking on virtually every role within the industry. He thrives in a team environment, which has translated into countless successful events with several catering companies in Portland. In seven years with Vibrant Table Group he was an integral part of service leadership and also managed the Exchange Ballroom. In multiple years with Chefstable Catering he directed staff and mastered the art of a BEO. By placing an emphasis on interpersonal connection and community, Ian has built a rapport with with almost every catering and event planning team in town and loves to see the familiar faces when they visit Ironlight.
Ian grew up in the Midwest, graduating from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where he studied art, illustration, and design. After spending years working as a freelance artist, he now gets to utilize his refined craftsmanship as an in-house graphic design specialist at Ironlight. Between branding, promotional design, and our gorgeous welcome screens, Ian has a hand in much of the venue’s aesthetic.
He’s looking forward to seeing you in Lake Oswego!
Ironlight is a family-owned business. We started this journey in 2016 and opened Ironlight in March 2020. Our dream was to create an elevated and thoughtful place for people to gather.