President & Managing Partner
Rachelle was teaching French at the University of Victoria when she first heard about Premiere Executive Suites. She was intrigued by a hotel model that utilized fully furnished condos for accommodation, and after some investigating with her business partner they purchased the franchise for Victoria BC. 15 years ago they started with one apartment and $3000, which has now grown to nearly 65 condos and a staff of 10. In her years of running the Victoria location, Rachelle has enjoyed meeting new guests and clients from all over the world. She enjoys traveling, particularly cycling trips through Europe, and is very fond of French white wines. Her staff say she is too modest and should mention her academic achievements, including her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Cross Disciplinary from the University of Victoria, and her Masters in Social Semiotic Cognitive Psychology and Text Analysis from the University of Bourgogne.
It’s hard to believe how quickly time has flown, as Dennis has been with Premiere Victoria for nearly 11 years now. Though his job title is technically Operations Manager, there is very little that Dennis doesn’t do for us. If it involves any sort of work outside the office, he will be there. From coordinating and supervising service appointments to repair work, Dennis always makes sure that the work is done. He’s irreplaceable and our company runs much smoother with his assistance. Dennis is a huge soccer fan and often spends his weekends on the soccer field with friends.
After relocating back to Victoria from her time in the Interior, she heads our guest services department as our full time Reservations Manager. Courtney brings extensive experience working within the tourism and hospitality industry, as well as a background in Resort & Hotel Management studies. Courtney looks forward to getting to know our guests and help them with every step of the reservation process. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys snuggling up with her dogs and a Disney movie, spending time with friends and family, and going to the movies on weekends.
James is a local Victoria photographer transplanted from Ontario. James’ professional work outside of photography is focussed in the areas of conflict management and working with marginalized segments of our population. James is currently working on photographic projects to highlight social issues he has been involved with over the years. James is working on blending the social justice aspect of his work with his formal training in conflict management.
James is also passionate about capturing the beauty of Vancouver Island and the people who call Victoria home. James is the photographer for various local fundraising events, such as Lifering and Ride to Support Breast Cancer. James is the official photographer for the Victoria Supermoto Club. His photos have helped to raise the profile of the club and have published his racing pictures in 3 national magazines: Canadian Biker, Sept 2012; Insider Motorcycle, Sept 2012; S3 Magazine, Nov 2015. We are thrilled to have a staff photographer with as much experience and skill as James. We are very fortunate!