Property Management Specialists, British Columbia
Elevate Real Estate Management Leadership
Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people - The Elevate Team comprises accredited and experienced professionals, each dedicated to providing an exceptional level of personal service.
Founder & Executive Director | Marlene Coleman
“None of us is as GOOD as ALL of us.” A native of South Africa and founder of a successful candy manufacturing company, distributing products 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.
Chief Financial Officer | Waqas Asgher
Born in Pakistan, Waqas had the opportunity to study and work in cities with diverse cultures across multiple countries. Studied and worked in Lahore, famous for its food, nightlife and historical sites. Worked and lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the oasis cities from the future in the middle of the desert. Finally moved to Canada, and now Whistler is his home for the 2nd half of his life. Waqas is now part of a fantastic family at Elevate Vacations and living in beautiful British Columbia. When not working on spreadsheets, he cooks and has his friends for dinner. Waqas is a chess lover and always wants to be surrounded by friends and family. He prefers movies over seasons. Skiing and cross-country biking is what he will be doing in Whistler. And how can he forget to mention that he loves his wife.
Rental & Organizational Manager | Roberta Ryland
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 daily.
Front Desk & Operations Manager | Shaun Erasmus
Proudly South African, Shaun came to Canada for a better life for himself and his family. His previous job prepared him for the adventure he is currently pursuing, and having experience in quality control, process analysis, business analyst and financial analyst. He will pass his expertise over to the company and implement his skill in his position to make this the best Management company in Canada. Shaun's love for sports and the outdoors makes this place a great place to work and live. Hiking and cycling in the summer at the best trails in the world is something he is looking forward to. The challenge of learning the skill to ski will be an exciting hobby to pursue at the world's best ski slopes. His love for camping will get him outside in this vibrant and lush nature. Shaun's work motto in life is: "Work smart and not hard."
Housekeeping Manager | Machell Erasmus
Being in South Africa her whole life, Machell is excited for this new journey and better life that Whistler has to offer. At her previous job, she was a finance team leader for 16 years, and it has prepared her for the next chapter in her career, which she is very excited about. Machell is looking forward to beginning her new life in Whistler with her husband and new friends that she has made, and the amazing team that she works with.