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.
Human Resources Manager | Danica Carlson
Danica is a motivated and driven mother to a young son and two dogs. She has a love for the outdoors and enjoys activities such as hiking, swimming, and yoga. With a deep appreciation for travel and culture, Danica relishes any opportunity to explore new destinations and try new cuisines. A unique passion of hers is dog training and competing in the sport of dog agility, which she has been involved in since the age of 10. Danica also has a fascination with geology and loves to collect rare gemstones and crystals.
Born in Vancouver, Danica grew up in the lower mainland and now resides in Langley. Being such a short distance from Whistler, Danica and her family visit this beautiful town many times each year, and she is thrilled to be a part of a strong team that helps make Whistler one of the most magical places in the world.
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.
Marketing & Brand Manager | Megan Nolte
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 rigid 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 recently embarked on large projects and events, maintaining a strong presence and powerhouse.
Member Service Manager | Amber Akre
Amber has been a stay-at-home mom to 2 children for the last 12 years, with a small handmade business on the sidelines. Amber has a solid artistic background, working with many mediums and specializing in knitting and crochet. Amber enjoys spending her free time chasing waterfalls and exploring new places in the mountains. She also enjoys camping, fishing and many other outdoor activities. Amber has a great eye for detail and really enjoys structure and order in her daily life.
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