Suzanne Riegel - Owner / Managing Broker
Suzanne started with Real Estate in 1994 as an agent with Coldwell Banker in Farmington, New Mexico. Her first listing, and main focus, was working with a developer selling 28 lots in a new subdivision. In 1997, her family moved to Cascade, Idaho where they operated C&H Contractors, a general contractor specializing in building custom resort homes. Suzanne ran the office, handled bookkeeping, and worked closely with the homeowners throughout the process. In 2007, her family moved to Revelstoke, BC where they purchased a commercial building downtown. As the General Contractor, they converted it into a mixed-use strata with 11 condominiums and 4 commercial spaces. This led to Suzanne being interested in strata management. In 2009, Suzanne began employment with Gateway Property Management as a Strata Property Manager. Her portfolio has consisted of resort properties in Sicamous, Golden, Invermere and Revelstoke. In 2015, Suzanne started Powder Highway Management Group to offer services tailored to communities situated in the mountains. Still hands-on and involved in daily operations, she is currently Managing Broker for properties in Revelstoke and Golden, and is excited to be expanding into other locations in the Columbia Basin.
Lisa Wharton - Licensed Strata Manager and Realtor
A long time local, Lisa was born and raised in Golden B.C. After living in Edmonton for awhile and doing some traveling, she knew that Golden was the best place to settle down with her husband and raise her three kids, and five dogs. She has previous experience running the contractors desk at Jackson Hardware, as well as in the office at Johnston Meier Insurance. In 2015 she completed her Real Estate licensing and started working for RCR as the Real Estate Development Coordinator, assisting in the creation and sale of new subdivisions as well as other properties at the resort. While working so closely with many of the owners at Kicking Horse , she came to know and care for the resort and its people on a personal level, and so almost three years later, decided to add Strata Management to her licensing . There followed the start of yet another new and exciting journey with the Powder Highway Management Group, and she looks forward to many more years of continuing service.
Rachel Kenward - Licensed Strata Manager
Rachel has worked for many years focusing on hospitality and customer service. She moved to Revelstoke in 2009, enticed by the (then) new Revelstoke Mountain Resort, quickly fell in love with the place and decided to make it a permanent home. After a few years working in customer service, Rachel developed many contacts in the local area and a sound knowledge of the resort town and it's unique characteristics. In 2013 she took on a Marketing and Events Coordinator role at Glacier House Resort, networking further with local people and organisations. In the Summer of 2015, she started part time as an administration assistant with Suzanne, and began studying to pass her Licensing Exam. This was achieved in December 2015, and she gained her Strata Manager's license in January 2016. Rachel and her young family are proud to call Revelstoke home and will continue to support their thriving and developing town.
Carter Berton - Rentals Division
Carter first moved to Revelstoke in 2011 working as an alpine ski racing coach. She soon fell in love with the mountain community and the outdoor lifestyle Revelstoke provides. In 2014 Carter moved back to the US where she began her career in real estate while also pursuing her application for Canadian residency. She brings over five years of experience as a manager of a private portfolio of 120 residential rental units. Carter is happy to be back in Revelstoke full-time and is proud to have joined Powder Highway Management Group.
Emily MacInnes - Rentals Division
Emily is the newest member of the team to enter the Property Management sector, but is not without a lifetime of customer service and people management experience. After completing a Bachelors of Tourism in 2016, Emily moved to Revelstoke in 2017 to continue work within the tourism sector. After seeing the immense demand for property management services, she decided to change career paths and started working in property management, which began in 2019. After recently completing her property management license, she is excited to be a part of Powder Highways team and part of their newest business venture.
Garry Pattison - CPA, CA
Garry has been an accountant in public practice for the last 35 years except for several years that he was the controller at a large national law firm. He started in public accounting in Edmonton and then transferred to Toronto and then Lethbridge. In 2001 he became a partner in a two-partner public accounting firm in Calgary until 2017 at which time the practice was sold. In 2008 he and his wife purchased a condominium in Radium Hot Springs. Enjoying the life style of the valley so much, they sold their condominium and purchased a house in Radium in 2017. Approached by a friend in 2019 to manage a strata, he obtained his Strata Managers licence in 2019 and now looks forward to serving clients in a new and exciting role.