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Founder, Chief Inspiration Officer & Master of Coin
An entrepreneur from a young age it was only a matter of time before Charla started her own business. Charla moved to the Bow Valley in 1998 after studying Hotel Management in Canada and abroad (Finland, of all places). The majestic Canadian Rockies were the perfect location to put that education into practice. What began as “I’m only staying for 6 months”, quickly turned into “why would I live anywhere else?”. In 2002, Charla purchased her first vacation rental property in Canmore. By late 2005 she added a second mountain investment property. Rockies Rentals was officially launched in 2008, and was quickly followed by many more properties.
These days, Charla travels extensively. She is usually travelling between Alberta and Ontario, but enjoys heading to international destinations as often as she can. Charla is Chief of Operations and our numbers geek! She loves to innovate and keep the properties fresh and interesting. Her care and attention to detail will provide you with a superior holiday experience. Charla is always on the lookout for the best technology to keep everything running smoothly.
King of Signals & Executive Porter
Sean graduated from Hotel & Restaurant Management in Ontario, Canada in 1998. He moved to the Bow Valley days after graduating, because he had accepted a position with Canadian Pacific Hotels (now the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel). After excelling in Food & Beverage Management positions Sean followed his true passion, a position in the Information Technology Department. Sean has worked internationally as a computer geek and has now returned to his mountain home in Canmore.
As our in-house Geek, Sean makes certain that our Canmore properties are decked out with super fast internet, stereos, and more. His goal is to make our rentals perfect for people working from home while staying in Canmore. Maintaining the technology at Rockies Rentals is almost a full-time job, so we’re grateful to have our own “Technology Whisperer”. Sean can usually be heard saying “have you tried turning it off and on again?”.
Director of First Impressions
Kristina has spent the last decade adventuring her way across Canada. She gained certifications in many different outdoor skills, and her introduction to the tourism industry was as a whitewater and zip-line guide. Originally from Ontario, a job teaching whitewater canoeing after College brought her west. After living in British Columbia and making the switch to a desk job – working for a large utility – Kristina decided to make the move to Canmore for family. She loves "the vibe" in Canmore for a lot of the same reasons you've probably chosen to visit. Her love of organization, combined with a background in customer service has made Kristina an invaluable part of the Rockies Rentals team. She’s happy to have a positive impact on people’s dream trips without spending her day trying to keep them from padding over a waterfall. Or un-clipping themselves from a restraint 40 feet in the air.
Kristina is the first point of contact for many of our visitors. She takes many of the reservations and answers guest and owner questions. Behind the scenes she arranges maintenance, writes blogs and social media posts, coordinates with our vendors and tour partners, and keeps the rest of the team operating efficiently.
Lead Cleaning Fairy
Rockies Rentals would be bankrupt if it weren’t for all the hard work and dedication of Ashley and our Cleaning Crew. She is rarely seen, but every guest has experienced the care that is put into preparing our properties for guest arrival. Ashley’s attention to detail and magical bed-making skills (so fast, and so.. PERFECT) make her an extremely important member of our team.
Thomas, Tommy or Tom
Originally hailing from England, Tom’s love of travelling and avoidance of anything resembling adult responsibilities eventually led him to settle down in the Bow Valley. He's really here to steal jobs from hard working Canadians. He graduated in 2013 with a degree in Mathematics and has now worked across multiple sectors in both Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. These include Tourism, Law, Healthcare and Finance, mostly in administrative positions.
In our office, Tom is an initial point of contact for our guests. He takes most of the reservations, handles check-ins and check outs, and is also here to help solve any problems that may arise. He folds a lot of linen, which he finds quite therapeutic - except for those G.D. fitted sheets! In his spare time, Tom loves to hike and scramble up mountains. He kind of enjoys snowboarding and skiing, but could take or leave it at this point.