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.
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.
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 background in Marketing and Customer Service has been essential to her position in Rental Management, which she truly enjoys every day.
“Make it BETTER than it was before.”
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 Planning and Management. As she broke into this gruelling industry, she soon found her calling in Destination Events Management and Marketing, providing a holistic service to both Elevate Vacations and customers alike.
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
Eric has a diverse range of experiences from working with global top 500 companies as well as local companies in retail, hospitality property management and not-for-profit industries. Previously, as a Controller working under CFO, Eric was looking over the financials and budgets in excess of $700M in annual revenue. At Elevate Vacations, he is looking over the financials for all the properties under Elevate Vacations' portfolio.
Just like everyone on the team, Eric enjoys the natural wonders Whistler has to offer. It's one of his favourite places to go in the summer for the activities and the scenery.
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.
Front Desk Agent
I’m from Sydney, Australia, living in Whistler for the beautiful landscapes here. I’m passionate about seeing the world and spent 10 months in 2019 travelling throughout Africa and South America by myself before settling down here in Whistler. I love photography and writing and so documented my trip on a travel blog last year for my friends and family to see my progress (and assure my safety).
Front Desk Agent
I grew up in the Highlands in Scotland where I studied Bachelors of Primary Education. After graduating I taught primary for a year in Scotland before moving to Abu Dhabi. Whilst living in Abu Dhabi I was teaching in a local elementary school for 6 years. I am passionate about travelling and exploring different countries and experiencing new cultures. I love meeting new people, talking to them and learning about their culture and lives!
Front Desk Agent
I’m from a small town in Ontario called Brougham which is about 40 min east of Toronto. I came to Whistler because I love snowboarding and hate the cold winters back home. I’m passionate about many things but to narrow it down I really love all things outdoorsy (snowboarding, camping, volleyball, swimming, hiking, slacklining) hence why I’m in Whistler and I’m a huge foody. I love trying new foods, eating at all the new places in Vancouver and cooking (although not that good of a cook).
I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland where I was an Operations Manager and Senior Consultant in the field of Legionella and Water Hygiene. Having spent 10 years in the Health and Safety and Compliance industry in the UK, I decided it was time for a change and followed my passion for skiing which landed me in Whistler as a Ski Instructor. I love nothing more than spending time exploring the outdoors and the various sports which go hand-in-hand.
Joseph Di Matteo
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 weekend's Skiing, ski-touring, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Camping, Canoeing...if you can't reach me, I'm probably in the backcountry.