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Chelsea moved from Ontario to Vancouver in 2006 to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia. She quickly fell in love with the mountains and coastal powder and decided to spend all her free time snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb. After four years of day trips and weekend warrior status, Chelsea decided to eliminate the commute and traded in city life for the mountains.
In 2012, Chelsea put mountain life on hold, packed her bags again and headed to Leeds, UK, to complete her Masters in Corporate Communications and Public Relations. In 2014, her passion for the active outdoor mountain lifestyle brought her back to Whistler, where she joined Whistler Blackcomb’s PR team as Communications Coordinator. The role perfectly combines her passion and love of snowboarding and the mountains with her educational experience.
When she’s not in the office you will most likely find Chelsea deep in Khyber’s powder, getting her sweat on at Y Yoga and Meadow Park, attempting to XC bike, golfing, or hanging out at the lake with a tasty craft beer from Whistler Brewing.
Responsible for destination and regional media inquiries.
Jill grew up skiing and hiking the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. In 2007, she moved to Vancouver to complete her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of British Columbia during which she spent a good amount of time exploring Whistler Blackcomb. It didn’t take long for Jill to fall in love with the endless terrain and coastal powder so immediately after her final exam in 2011 Jill packed her bags and headed for the mountains.
After working as Whistler Blackcomb’s Marketing Administration Assistant during the 2012.13 winter season, Jill’s passion for sport and writing led her to the position of Communications Coordinator on the PR team. Through ski racing, coaching girls’ freeski camps, and endless days shredding with friends, Jill has developed a wide knowledge and love for the ski and snowboard worlds and will to continue to pursue her career in the industry.
When she’s not in the office you will probably find Jill deep in Spanky’s powder, ski touring off the Duffy, attempting to ride a mountain bike, or enjoying a beer on a patio with her buds.
PUBLIC RELATIONS SUPERVISOR
Responsible for the strategy and execution of the non-endemic media and public relations program.
Lauren is an Ontario native and joined the Whistler Blackcomb Public Relations Team in April 2010.
Lauren first moved to Whistler in the spring of 2006 after completing her degree in Communications at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. She spent the summer mountain biking and hiking the alpine and it did not take long for her to fall in love with life in the mountains. She returned to Ontario that fall to complete her post-graduate studies at Sheridan College in Oakville. After spending a year working at a boutique public relations agency in downtown Toronto, Lauren heeded the call of the mountains once again. She moved back to Whistler in the spring of 2008 and has been loving life in the valley ever since.
During her time in Whistler, Lauren has developed a love of snowboarding, yoga and photography.
INDUSTRY, FILM & COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR
Responsible for ski and snowboard media inquiries, commercial filming, filmmakers, photographers and the Pro Athlete Teams.
Skiing since the age of five, it took Chris exactly two days after completing his last university course to book a flight from Ontario to Whistler in the fall of 2003. Like so many other Whistlerites, Chris had originally planned to stay in town for just one winter, but after sticking it out for a summer, he was hooked and knew Whistler was home.
Chris started working with the Public Relations team in July of 2011, spending the previous three years working in the Whistler Blackcomb Sales Department in the role of Youth Business Developer. His passion and knowledge of the mountains make Chris a great addition to the Public Relations team.
On a powder day you will generally find Chris skiing Christmas Trees off of the Peak Chair on Whistler, or getting turns through Ruby Bowl on Blackcomb.
PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Oversees the efforts of the Public Relations and Communications Team at Whistler Blackcomb.
People say you need to live in Whistler for ten years before you can call yourself a local and Michelle is almost there as she begins her ninth year in the valley.
After five years working as a member of the Whistler Blackcomb PR team Michelle began freelancing through her company Reine Communications where she worked with many local and Vancouver based organizations, and where she developed her skill and knowledge in the area of social media. She also launched the community-based website Whistler Is Awesome in 2011 which was named Whistler’s Best Website by Pique Newsmagazine.
Now back at the helm of Whistler Blackcomb’s PR Team, you will find Michelle RT’ing all of @whistlerblckcmb’s tweets, or playing on the mountain in the dirt or the snow. After leading Crankworx PR for the last five years she finally broke down and bought a DH bike and although she has been a lover of snowboarding since she was 16, you may start seeing her on two planks more often this winter.