Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.
Marlene Coleman nee Scott
Founder and Executive Director
“None of us is as GOOD as ALL of us.”
A native of South Africa and founder of a successful candy manufacturing company, distributing product throughout South Africa, exporting to Australia and the USA, Marlene has a solid business background.
She immigrated to Canada with her family in the late 1990s after completing an Executive MBA. She very quickly discovered Whistler and never turned back. Marlene has been an owner and manager of numerous properties in Vancouver and Whistler since the early 2000s, completing her strata and rental licencing in 2008.
Being a natural athlete, the opportunities that Whistler has to offer to call her. She has completed several ultra-distance running events and triathlons including Ironman Canada and is an avid road biker and marathon runner.
Marlene is committed to providing her guests with the best experience the environment has to offer.
Property Specialist and Administration Manager
Storm has worked in the Property Management industry since 2010 and was one of the youngest licensed Property Managers in all of BC. She started her career working for one of the largest Property Management Companies in BC and managed a high-value portfolio (specializing in new build construction) of approximately 20 buildings/700 Units, and budgets varying $50,000 to $900,00 per annum. After a few years, she shifted her career and was introduced to the hotel industry and thoroughly enjoyed the customer-driven aspect of the business. Storm started with Elevate Vacations in 2012 and has grown with the Company working in all aspects from assistant to Member Services Manager, to Operations Manager for all of Whistler, and now working in a more managerial capacity in the Vancouver office.
If you have super random questions about policies/procedures/fun things to do in Whistler, she's your "go-to" girl to ask.
Marketing & Brand Manager
As a young aspiring businesswoman that started her career in the clothing industry, Megan developed leadership qualities in managing her department at a young age. She used these qualities to further her knowledge base and explore a more ridged and demanding industry in Events and Marketing. As she broke into this gruelling industry, she soon found her calling as a Marketing and Brand Manager at Elevate Vacations, allowing her to truly live up to the quote she lives by - “Make it BETTER than it was before.”
Megan’s knowledge and experience have set her up for success in her endeavours to be the leading woman in her field. She has embarked on large projects and events in recent times, maintaining a strong presence and a powerhouse.
Chief Financial Officer
Born in Pakistan, I had the opportunity to study and work in cities with diverse cultures across multiple countries. Studied and worked in Lahore which is famous for its food, nightlife and historical sites. Worked and lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi which are the oasis cities from the future in the middle of the desert. Finally moved to Canada and now this is my home for the 2nd half of my life. I am now part of an amazing family at Elevate Vacations and living in beautiful British Columbia. When not working on spreadsheets, I cook and have my friends for dinner. I am a chess lover and always want to be surrounded by friends and family. I prefer movies over seasons. Skiing and cross-country biking is what I will be doing in Whistler. And how can I forget to mention that I love my wife!
Jude was originally born in Nigeria, Africa. With 23 years of managerial accounting experience here in B.C. His favourite part of Whistler is the Village square. In his spare time, he likes to spend his time taking a walk with friends and enjoying the energy of the Whistler Village nightlife.
Roberta has been working with the company since 2013. She is a mother of 4 young boys with a strong love for animals and a passion for sports. Outside of work, most of her winters are spent at the ice rinks, and summers are spent camping & racing off-road.
Roberta's Marketing and Customer Service background has been essential to her Rental Management position, which she truly enjoys every day.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Ashleah has spent her childhood surrounded by the mountains in Australia and worldwide. First moving to Whistler in 2009 -2012, Ashleah found her love for the small but bustling mountain town. After travelling back to Australia for several years, she now calls Whistler home.
With 5 years of experience in Residential Property Management, Ashleah understands the key components of a good relationship with owners and guests and is always willing to go above and beyond to meet her clients' needs.
Don’t hesitate to get in contact with Ashleah for any questions you may have about this beautiful town and the fantastic activities that make Whistler one of the best resorts in Canada.
I'm originally from Ontario, where I fell in love with skiing at 3 years old. I raced for 8 years for my hometown hill. It allowed me to travel to all the ice hills (ski hills) around Ontario during that time. I've been fortunate enough to ski in Europe, the United States and Canada's west coast, which made me fall even more in love with the mountains.
I've called Whistler my home for over 12 years now (who's counting) and never looked back. The great outdoors that Whistler has to offer is bar none to most places, which is why this is a world-renowned resort. The different people and cultures that visit here make Whistler that much more magical for anyone.
My continued goal is always to be a 5-star ambassador to everyone who visits or stays in Whistler because everyone should feel as lucky as I do.
Front Desk Manager
Growing up minutes from the ocean, in a quaint Australian town an hour north of Sydney; Finesse has always held a strong appreciation for the stunning scenery and diverse wildlife of her surroundings.
Finesse’s love for nature led her to volunteer at a local wildlife sanctuary, which focused on the rehabilitation and subsequent reintroduction of native endangered species to their natural habitats, as well as local environmental regeneration projects.
At 23 years old, Finesse’s sense of adventure drove her to explore the world and find a new place to call home; Hoping to experience something different from the blistering heat of Australia, she made the bold decision to move to Whistler on her own.
Having never experienced real snow, she was overjoyed to be living through her first of many Canadian winters, surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains and pine trees, she quickly took up hiking, snowboarding... And snowball fights.
Finesse joined Elevate Vacations as a Front Desk Attendant, and within six months, grew to become the Front Desk Manager.
Working alongside her team, she focuses her time and efforts on giving each and every guest the same warm welcome that Whistler gave to her.
Joseph Di Matteo
Renovation and Maintenance Manager
I was born and raised in London, England but despite being a city boy, I am a mountain lover at heart. I moved to Whistler in 2016 to pursue my love for outdoor life. I am absolutely passionate about people engaging with the beauty we have here in British Columbia and l love to share my own local knowledge with newcomers and guests. I spend my weekends Skiing, ski-touring, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Camping, Canoeing...if you can't reach me, I'm probably in the backcountry.
Design and Procurement
Originally from the northeast of England and having lived in 5 countries Kate holds a passion for travel. Moving to Whistler in late 2018 she fell in love with all that is to offer in this idyllic part of the world. The adventures to be had in all months are unprecedented. Kate thrives on being able to grow her knowledge of the outdoors and pass on her passion for all that Whistler and BC have to offer.
With her background in Interior design here in Canada, Australia and the UK Kate looks forward to ensuring timeless and beautiful design renovations. She also holds many years of experience in customer service and hospitality. Usually out and about exploring whether that be the local mountains or a country and culture she has yet to experience.