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About us

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Outpost

We started Outpost with humble beginnings in 2018. Husband and wife duo, new baby and no employees. Now, three years later we've added another baby to our family and our Outpost family has grown too. Outpost is still a relatively small property management company but our people are HUGE. Outpost is dedicated to ensuring that our Guests have the best possible Whistler vacation and our Owners feel at ease knowing their property is being well maintained and in good hands until they return to their home away from home.


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Meet Our Team

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Sarah Thornhill

Owner/Operator

Sarah is full of beans... literally! Her love for coffee is second only to her family; her two baby boys, dog and husband. She started Outpost because she is passionate about creating an elevated Whistler experience for our guests

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Desirae Smith

Property Inspector

Coming soon!

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Emlyn Grubb

Owner Relations Manager

Our in-house Welshman. Emlyn is proud of his heritage, but the inexcusably constant rain and his love of snowboarding drove him to the mountains years ago. Over time he has gained years of invaluable experience in property management across ski resorts in France, Austria & Switzerland. Emlyn is dedicated to developing great relationships with home owners and being able to showcase the phenomenal level of care that Outpost provides to their homes. Although a relatively new local; he has quickly embraced Canada, with all the biking and poutines that come along with it and is thrilled to call Whistler home. In the Winter, Emlyn can be found snowboarding in Whistler’s snow park or the backcountry. In Summer, he enjoys mountain biking and plunging into the Ocean to explore dive sites. He is finding BC’s water a little chilly though… Emlyn is excited to be part of the Outpost family and utilise his skills to help us achieve all our goals.

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Kelly Overstreet

Accounting/Guest Services Agent

An American in Canada... Kelly was born and raised in New York and attended University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has meet a lot of wonderful people after 15 years working for Hyatt Hotels Corporation all over the U.S. A year ago she relocated to Whistler to raise a family and she can't wait to share her love of this town with you !

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Kristína Batmendijnová

Guest Services Manager

Kristina comes from Slovakia and moved to Canada 4 years ago. She is passionate about rock climbing and being outdoors. Therefore, she's made Whistler her home and is a good source of local outdoor tips. She has been with Outpost from the beginning and is happy to see it grow and succeed.

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Marlee Corra

Owner Relations Manager

Marlee is passionate about keeping the standards of our homes high and enjoys building relationships with our home owners to give them the best experience possible. Marlee is originally from Comox on “The Island” and studied Hospitality Management at Vancouver Island University. Marlee brings 17 years of Hospitality experience with her to Outpost, most of which she has spent working in Real Estate/Property Management. Outside of work, Marlee is an avid traveller and leads a very healthy and active lifestyle. Having lived in Whistler for 13+ years she now considers the surrounding mountains an extension of her backyard. She is a great resource if you want advice on which hiking or biking trails to tackle and, if your lucky, she might even give you the inside scoop on some of her favourite powder stashes on the ski hill… no promises on this one though.

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Russell Bruyns

Maintenance Manager

Russell has lived in Whistler for over 7 years. He was drawn here for the mountain biking, spending time in the outdoors, fishing, camping, and exploring the mountains. In the winter Russell is an avid snowboarder. He loves a day on the hill followed by a cozy night by the fire with family and friends. Russell loves helping people enjoy the magic of Whistler and is thrilled to be a part of the Outpost team. His wide range of skills make his a huge asset as part of the Outpost team.