Colleen Maranda

Sales & Experience Manager

Colleen is Novella’s Sales and Experience Manager, responsible for creating distinctive outdoor experiences, overseeing our sales workflow, and ensuring our clients come away with heart-felt satisfaction.

Colleen's business development skills are proven as a founding partner of Calhoun's Bakery Café & Catering and Big Sky Marketing.  She worked as the Corporate Trainer for Grouse Mountain for over 20 years, managing and training staff on guest experience. This experience deeply contributed to her love for outdoor environments and experiential event planning. Colleen served for a year as Assistant Director of Events & Guest Experience for Enchant Christmas for the 2019 Season Run of Show

As a Certified Predictive Index Analyst with a background in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, Colleen has worked within a variety of business functions. Her skills include building and nurturing a strong People and Culture process within organizations. This is done by auditing the physical plant from both the internal and external client experience. The resulting structure is meant to assist Managers to becoming better leaders through self-awareness gained by the PI.

She believes exceptional experiences are achievable for every organization when they are built on a solid foundation of collaborative systems and processes.

David and Colleen have built their lives around a lifestyle that embodies West Coast Outdoor Living; family,friends, adventure, beautiful surroundings and really good food.

Colleen’s passion is people; building enduring relationships and cherished moments is her trade. Her ability to spin a moment into something magical knows no bounds.

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