Thomas Trevethan, Executive Director at Touchmark at Wedgewood in Edmonton, Alberta


Executive Director
Touchmark at Wedgewood

As Executive Director, Thomas oversees all aspects of this full-service retirement community that includes bungalows, suites, and services ranging from independent and assisted living to private memory care and long-term care.

His background includes positions as Director of Food and Beverage as well as Executive Chef at locations spanning Cancun, Mexico, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, including luxury brands such as The Ritz-Carlton, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Marriott Autograph Collection, Caesars Entertainment, and Crystal Cruises, as well as large-volume 3,000-room hotels, including the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

Prior to joining Touchmark, Thomas served as Director of Operations for the Edmonton Convention Center, which is recognized as one of North America’s five top-performing venues. Each year, the Center hosts more than 650 events and welcomes half a million guests.

Thomas holds several degrees/certificates relating to food and dining services, including two from TAFE College of Sydney, Australia: Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management and four-year Trade Certificate of Chef. He also received his Professional Cooking education from The Culinary Institute of Canada. He is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation.

Giving back to communities is important to Thomas, and he currently is serving on the Board of Directors (Finance and Audit Committee) of Goodwill Industries of Alberta. Other Board experience includes providing strategic oversight to the Let’s Move Seattle Initiative from First Lady Michelle Obama and serving as National Chair for the Culinary Advisory Board of the American Culinary Federation.

Thomas met his wife Amanda, who is Canadian, while on a cruise. Married 17 years, they have a daughter and three sons ranging from 9 to 16 years old. Most of the family’s time is centered around the children’s sports: hockey, basketball, and baseball. They also enjoy camping, fishing, and wind surfing.

Thomas from Touchmark at Wedgewood in Edmonton, Alberta competing in a triathlon with his sons.

“My sons and I regularly compete in triathlons in Canada. It’s challenging and rewarding for all of us!”

- Thomas Trevethan