About Us

About I Love Whitefish

At I Love Whitefish we operate with a simple philosophy – create a rental experience that fosters life-long relationships with our owners and guests alike. Our team of knowledgeable vacation rental experts is here to create a management environment that gives our owners peace of mind, as well as ensures our guests the getaway of a lifetime.

The Ideal Vacation

With two decades of property management experience, the I Love Whitefish team knows what it takes to excel in the rental industry. We are passionate about providing our guests with the ideal vacation from start to finish – this ensures we build a clientele of loyal guests that return to our owners' homes year after year.

Rest Easy With I Love Whitefish

The I Love Whitefish management platform is built from a home owner's perspective. We know the stress that can come from being a vacation rental homeowner, so we are here to absorb that stress. We not only handle all aspects of the rentals in your home, but we are committed to treating it as if it were our own. Our homeowners rest easy knowing that their home is in caring hands and that they are receiving the highest return on their investment.

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Meet The I Love Whitefish Team

Executive Team

Jim Bizily

Owner & Founder

Jim founded the company in 1999 when his manager fell short in providing the service he felt he and his family deserved. Since then he has made it his mission to change the status quo of vacation rental management. He is a great rainmaker, networker, leader, and a fun guy to be around. Jim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Arizona State University.

Brian Selleck

Chief Operations Officer

Brian focuses his energy every day on the management of the vital operations of the business so it fires on all cylinders. Sales, maintenance, inspections, A/V, cleaning, business development, marketing, and concierge all report to him. He is an extremely well organized leader, visionary, and an expert problem solver. Brian has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Arizona State University and also served four years in the US Army.

David Wang

Chief Financial Officer

David earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has 25+ years of experience in finance, accounting and operations. David has served in numerous finance positions and previous roles at Lehman Brothers and Procter and Gamble. When he is not tackling all of these impressive endeavors you will find David traveling and spending time with his daughters.

Department Directors

Ally Murphy

Director of Systems & Training

Ally has one focus and that’s to ensure our company and each employee has what they need to excel. Ally’s dedication and passion for processes, systems, and training are the key to our success each step of the way and through each twist and turn. She came to us with over a decade of experience in the property management industry.

Gabe Weinem

Director of Operations & Sales

Gabe’s team handles tens of thousands of leads every year. They handcraft vacation experiences seven days a week, and most importantly, care about every single guest. The unique thing about this company of sales professionals is its passion, commitment to integrity, and authenticity of character. The men and women lead by Gabe are locals through and through who lead the industry every year and keep our guests coming back!

Jim Anderson

Director of Business Development

With a background in real estate, Jim is an expert at networking, growing the sphere of influence, connecting with the local real estate community and helping owners and realtors better understand the rental market. His vast knowledge of the vacation rental markets allow him to guide people in the right direction when they are looking for cash flow properties. Jim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Finance and Development from Central Michigan University.

Jodi Cleer

Director of Network Development

Jodi earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is passionate about travel and real estate, and is dedicated to educating investors about opportunities in emerging markets. Building relationships with the community and real estate agents is an important part of her work. Jodi serves on several national boards in the industry, as well as her local community government board.

Rich Ford

Director of Owner & Guest Experience

As our Director of Owner and Guest Experience, Rich has the pleasure of working with all our employees, homeowners, local businesses, realtors and more. Rich is a master of all trades and is dedicated to doing all he can to make sure each and every owner and guest has a positive experience. Rich is known as the “Ambassador of Fun” around the office and no one could deserve the title more.

Cat Dougherty

Director of Office Admin & HR

Cat makes sure that the overall functions of the office run smoothly. Whether it is helping with new hires, ordering office supplies, billing or assisting with special requests for both owners and guests, she is always willing to help. Cat also assists the HR department, ensuring employees are taken care of and happy. Cat graduated from the Child and Youth Work Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario.

Reservations & Guest Experience

Brian Swinney

Revenue Manager

Brain has been with us since 2017 as part of the owner services team and has since progressed to become the Revenue Manager for the sales department. With over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Brian came to us after a year-long stint as a sports talk radio host for ESPN. You can find Brian either at the gym, on the golf course, or building whatever structure his 9 year old daughter commands him to build.

Jake Mulvey

Property Specialist

Jake came to us with an extensive background in the hospitality industry. He has worked at 5 star resorts to exclusive and local favorite restaurants. As an avid athlete and outdoorsman, he loves to bring guests around the local areas to enjoy the many opportunities and adventures that await them.

Efrain Morfin

Property Specialist

Efrain is one of our veteran Property Specialists. Our team helps over 20,000 guests each year and Efrain’s skills always have to be sharp. Because we are tested to the limits with the needs of nearly a thousand guests every month, we are very thankful to have such a skilled leader. Efrain is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Tom Anderson

Property Specialist

Tommy comes to us with a plethora of experience in the hospitality field. We recruited him from a 5-star resort and we are ecstatic about having him on our team. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, teaches hockey and is extremely fun to work with when looking to reserve a vacation. Tommy is a great role model and inspirational force in the office.

Kevin Arnold

Property Specialist

With a background in various industries ranging from exclusive golf clubs, major sport leagues and hospitality, Kevin is always focused on giving great customer service to ensure the best results. Kevin earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University and is always up for an adventure.

Michelle Pommier

Property Specialist

Michelle is one of our senior property specialists and has been taking sales by storm! Originally from Oceanside, CA, Michelle spent 25 years working in ophthalmology as the Director of Patient Services and has spent time living with her family in Hawaii and Mexico.

Jake Knight

Property Specialist

Jake joined our team as a maintenance coordinator and it quickly became apparent that he would excel in sales and guest experience. He works to not only ensure each guest finds their dream accommodations, but that they enjoy a hassle free and seamless getaway from start to finish. His goal is to make sure each guest feels right at home.

Jed Ross

Property Specialist

Jed is one of our veteran property specialists and we are grateful to have such a well rounded sales expert in the office. Over the years, Jed has trained our expanding team, helped tens of thousands of guests with awesome vacation experiences while always providing incredible service with a smile. Jed loves matching guests with the perfect property and is always asking questions to learn more about their specific needs. Jed earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California.

Matt Starbeck

Jr. Property Specialist

Matthew was born and raised in San Diego. He loves traveling, skiing and the plethora of activities the outdoors offers. In his off time you can find Matt looking to take a weekend camping trip or follow his southern California sports teams. Matthew hopes to get more involved in volunteering this summer!

Laurie Calderone

Guest Experience Manager

Laurie joined the team with an extensive background in the hospitality industry. She works with our Business Development team, helping owners understand rental potential. Laurie is always willing to help in any area needed, including helping guests plan fun activities. Laurie enjoys driving process improvement plans within her departments. Outside of work you can find her in the mountains, river SUPing, and camping with her husband and dog.

Alice Johnson

Guest Experience Specialist

Alice came to us with an extensive background in the outdoor recreation industry as an avid mountain biker and fly fisher. She is very knowledgeable about all things local and can easily assist you with booking your next adventures, as well as any other accommodations you may need. She works as our guest experiences rep and will always greet you with positivity and an outgoing demeanor.

Witzen Rodriguez

Guest Experience Specialist

Born and raised in Puerto Rico and graduated with a BA in Hotel Management and Entrepreneurship Development, Witzen has experience working for Hilton Ponce Golf and Casino Resort in Puerto Rico and 4 years as Guest Services Manager with St. Regis Deer Valley hotel in Park City, Utah. He also has a degree in Music as a percussionist and plays the flute, trombone and trumpet. Witzen loves spending time with his wife and Alaskan Malamute named Bubu. He is passionate about aviation, and language. Witzen aims to create unforgettable experiences for our guests by providing his experience and knowledge in the industry.

Malia Neal

Guest Experience Specialist

Isaac Goodrich

Guest Experience Specialist

Owner Experience

Sandra Engel

Regional Onboarding Manager

Sandra joined us in early 2017 and has since transitioned to the position of Listing & On-boarding Manager. Her primary focus is managing the on-boarding process for new clients to get their properties on the rental markets and ready for guests, while maintaining current property listings. She loves to show people a good time and point them in the direction of hidden gems and top-rated activities that the areas have to offer!

Xavier Lampkin

Owner Experience

Born and raised in Bethesda, Maryland, Xavier comes to us with an extensive background in hospitality from 10 years at Marriott International. He also has an impressive full time career within the music industry. Xavier loves to travel, meet new people and has been to every continent so far except Antarctica.

Jasmine Watkins

Owner Experience

Accounting

Katie Pack

Accounting Manager

Katie helps keep track of the finances at the company. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Dixie State University and Master’s Degree in Accounting from Westminster College. Her skills in accounting help keep the company finances running smoothly.

Diana Reece

Accounting Associate

A native Utahn, Diana grew up with the mountains as her playground and spent many years camping, fishing, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, tubing & hiking. Diana is a full-time mom and loves spending time with her family. She stepped into the career world working in office administration, management and accounting.

Marketing

Sara Armantrout

Marketing Manager

Sara joined our marketing department with over 15 years of experience in the Lodging industry. From Director of Guest Services to Director of Property Marketing, and everything in between, Sara’s diverse knowledge and passion for all facets of the vacation rental industry make her a perfect fit to our family and will help us continue to expand our marketing arms and ensure our websites remain in their top ranking positions.

Lydia Akehurst

Marketing Coordinator

Lydia is a New Jersey native who recently made the big move west and plans to explore as many national parks as possible. A graduate from Drexel University, she has a background in psychology, event marketing, planning and organization. Lydia is passionate about analog photography, animals and the outdoors.

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