We’re in the business of building connections

Why Epic?

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Epic

  • 1 Local Leader. Nearly two decades of success in the Okanagan Valley
  • 2 Industry Experts. We leverage 100+ years of collective industry experience
  • 3 Developer Mindset. We’ve built our careers alongside award-winning developers
  • 4 Epic Energy. We’re driven and highly competitive, continually pursuing excellence in everything we do
  • 5 National Exposure. We’re part of the Peerage Group and will maximize your project’s exposure to a national audience

Our Management Team

We’re grateful for the dedicated and passionate people who truly make us Epic

Executive Team

Shane Styles

Shane Styles
President

Shane Styles

Shane Styles
President

As Epic’s President and culture keeper, Shane is a thought leader, cultivating community development, strategic partnerships and client relationships. The 40-year Okanagan resident prides himself on recruiting and mentoring the real estate industry’s top performers, growing Epic’s high-performance team by more than 300 per cent in less than a year to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. Shane’s expertise in product design, hands-on experience in development, and deep understanding of the Okanagan market ensure that all new projects are well-positioned to be profitable and sell through successfully. He values collaborating with developer partners to navigate risk and create thoughtfully designed industry-leading new home communities.

Over the past 23 years, Shane has harnessed his passion and expertise for real estate marketing and sales, travelling the world and gaining invaluable international experience in luxury and resort real estate markets. Career highlights include working with renowned five-star hotel brands Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and Oberoi, and living abroad in Bangkok as Managing Director for an Asian-based real estate firm. In the first nine months of his tenure at Epic, Shane oversaw $250 million in real estate sales, contributing to his career cumulative of $2 billion.

Fun Fact: Shane was a professional windsurfer when he was just twelve years old.

Curt Woodhall

Curt Woodhall
Senior Vice President

Curt Woodhall

Curt Woodhall
Senior Vice President

Curt brings over 23 years of senior leadership and western Canadian real estate experience to Epic’s client management, market research, corporate branding and operations. He leads and mentors Epic’s project marketing and operations teams, focusing on creating a streamlined and scalable corporate structure while promoting continuous improvement and innovation to produce best-in-class marketing programs and industry-leading sales results. Curt is a life-long learner who believes that exceptional results come from hiring great people, helping them grow through mentoring and coaching, and removing their barriers to success.

Throughout Curt’s professional career, he’s held senior-level roles and consulted with top developers and builders in western Canada. In addition to selling $1.5 billion in real estate, ranging from townhome projects to master-planned communities and large multi-family projects across BC and Alberta, Curt has been recognized with over 40 Georgie and SAM awards for excellence in real estate sales and marketing. He is a Google certified digital marketer who holds strategic leadership certificates from Cornell University and UBC Sauder School of Business and marketing diplomas with honours from BCIT and Douglas College.

Fun Fact: Mixology is a hobby of Curt’s, and on a recent trip to Maui, he toured the island’s top hotels and restaurants, searching for the perfect Mai Tai. After sampling more than 20, he crowned the Ritz Carlton Kapalua signature Mai Tai as the winner.

 

Marketing Team

Cheryl Ryman

Cheryl Ryman
Marketing Manager

Cheryl Ryman

Cheryl Ryman
Marketing Manager

Cultivating strong client and supplier relationships and managing all aspects of Epic’s developer partner’s marketing programs are Cheryl’s primary focuses as Marketing Manager. She prides herself on being exceptionally organized and building trust with her clients, vendors and coworkers through her open and honest communication and collaborative approach. Cheryl is always a team player and leads by example, treating those around her with kindness, respect and an infectiously positive attitude.

With a formal education in business administration and ten-plus years of customer service and management experience, Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. She’s also Epic’s longest-standing employee, having first worked under the company more than a decade ago.

Fun Fact: Cheryl loves exploring the outdoors — hiking, snowshoeing, and taking road trips to discover BC’s beautiful small towns — with her young English Lab, Gus!

Alana Gaudette

Alana Gaudette
Marketing Manager

Alana Gaudette

Alana Gaudette
Marketing Manager

Alana oversees developer marketing programs, effectively managing critical paths and relationships with clients, external vendors and her internal team. She’s passionate about bringing Epic’s developer partner’s vision to life through strategic brand creation and formulating a deadline-driven plan of action to ensure every launch is successful. Lana approaches all projects with a positive ‘let’s make it happen’ attitude. She loves being part of the Epic family because she feels valued and believes in the company’s people-first philosophy.

Lana brings over four years of direct real estate experience, having worked on new home launches for condominium, townhome and luxury resort communities throughout the Okanagan and the Shuswap. She earned a Business Administration Diploma, specializing in Marketing, from Okanagan College and a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Centennial College in Toronto.

Fun Fact: Lana used to be a competitive swimmer, and the drama of her sneezes rivals her darling pug Lola’s.

Deepa Pillay

Deepa Pillay
Marketing Manager

Deepa Pillay

Deepa Pillay
Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager, Deepa develops and executes Epic’s developer partner’s project launches, including leading campaign ideation and overseeing creative development. Having immigrated to Canada from India, she’s adept at understanding multiple perspectives, adjusting to change, staying calm in high-stress situations and bringing empathy, adaptability and resiliency to her role. Deepa believes in a people-centric approach, always leading with kindness and compassion.

Career highlights before joining Epic include launching a successful marketing campaign for a fashion start-up in India, leading public relations for a well-known hospitality brand, and overseeing the marketing programs for a local Okanagan developer. Deepa’s MA in Public Relations & Communications from Cardiff University, UK, and MBA from Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, complement her extensive work experience.

Fun Fact: Deepa picked up a new hobby during the pandemic and learned how to cook quintessential North American dishes, which she documented on Instagram under #WhiteFoodChronicles!

 

Kayla Etreni

Kayla Etreni
Marketing Coordinator

Kayla Etreni

Kayla Etreni
Marketing Coordinator

Marketing Coordinator Kayla approaches her role with dynamic energy and a growth mindset. Her guiding philosophy, “the only impossible goal is the one you don’t work towards,” is reflected in her work ethic. When managing budgets, executing marketing plans, and coordinating the creation of e-blasts and sales tools, Kayla always ensures she’s building positive relationships with her colleagues, clients, and creative suppliers.

Kayla loves being a part of a fast-paced environment and values Epic’s work-hard-play-hard culture and growing her career under the mentorship of its leadership team. Kayla has nine years of customer service experience and two years in the marketing industry.

FUN FACT: Kayla is an intrepid outdoor adventurer who is also passionate about rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, and driving to Tofino every long weekend for surfing.

Stephany Mesa

Stephany Mesa
Marketing Coordinator

Stephany Mesa

Stephany Mesa
Marketing Coordinator

Stephany prides herself on being detail-oriented, highly organized, and keenly observant. As a coordinator in Epic’s marketing department, Stephany manages marketing budgets as well as all of Epic’s social media accounts. During her time at Epic, Stephany as also organized two successful 200-plus attendee realtor events, efficiently and professionally managing every detail from start to finish.

After completing her diploma in broadcasting at Niagara College, Stephany spent five years in radio, creating and executing marketing campaigns for multiple stations in Ontario and British Columbia.

FUN FACT: Stephany first moved west for a position in Nelson, uprooting her life in Ontario and moving across the country without visiting the small Kootenay town before accepting. After a year-and-a-half, Stephany relocated to Kelowna and joined the Epic team.

Sales Team

Melissa Aulenback

Melissa Aulenback
Sales Manager

Melissa Aulenback

Melissa Aulenback
Sales Manager

As one of Epic’s top performing Sales Managers, Melissa’s ultimate goal is to maximize developer partners’ sales absorptions and profits.  In addition to successfully selling Epic’s new home projects, Melissa also excels at providing invaluable input on project pricing, unit mix and floorplan optimization. Her entrepreneurial spirit aligns well with Epic’s culture, always striving for success while valuing and nurturing relationships with coworkers and developer partners.

Over the past 15-years, Melissa has owned and operated a successful brokerage and managed large, multi-region real estate sales teams across Western Canada. Her innovative approach and strategic sales management style are motivational, inspiring her project sales team to deliver best in class results.

Fun Fact: Melissa is a Reiki Master who has been honing her practice for eight years.

 

 

Peter Berzins

Peter Berzins
Sales Manager

Peter Berzins

Peter Berzins
Sales Manager

Peter is a patient problem solver who prides himself on providing high levels of service to ensure his homebuyers and returning clients are well informed and confident in their purchasing decision. He brings a wealth of real estate knowledge to the Epic team, having successfully launched 15 residential condominium projects, four master-planned communities and multiple bare land developments across British Columbia and Alberta.

Peter spent the first 3 years of his career in the pharmaceutical industry, entering into real estate after his personal experience as a new home buyer. In addition to holding a BSc. in botany and entomology and a real estate diploma from the Sauder School of Business, Peter has completed the Community Futures Business Development program and numerous sales training courses.

FUN FACT: Peter is a hobby chef, gardener and fisherman with plans to open a restaurant supporting his three passions.

Heather Blaeser

Heather Blaeser
Sales Manager

Heather Blaeser

Heather Blaeser
Sales Manager

Heather brings nearly two decades of new resort and residential real estate sales experience to the Epic team. A consistent top performer, Heather draws from a breadth of direct industry knowledge and expertise, having held roles in every facet of the business, including operations and marketing, prior to becoming a licensed agent. She values cultivating authentic relationships with homebuyers, crediting her level-headed, welcoming approach, keen work ethic and unwavering sense of integrity for her highly successful career.

Heather’s bachelor’s degree in humanities, with a major in English literature, from the University of Victoria complements her 19 years of industry success. In addition to selling homes and resort properties across western Canada, Heather is an ambitious real estate investor with an ever-growing personal portfolio.

FUN FACT: When she’s not working, you’ll find Heather boating, wake surfing and obsessing about Boston Terriers — her favourite dog breed, although she’s never met a pup she doesn’t love.

Gerry LeRose

Gerry LeRose
Sales Manager

Gerry LeRose

Gerry LeRose
Sales Manager

Gerry is a top resort and residential real estate professional with 30 years of pre-construction sales launch experience spanning North American and international markets. He believes in working with trusted developers who deliver on their brand promise by building exceptional quality residences. Gerry’s impressive career portfolio includes the record-breaking $750-million, six-hour sell-out of Trump Tower Waikiki, as well as working on the luxury launches of Ritz Carlton Paradise Valley, MonteLago Village at Lake Las Vegas Resort, Eagle Run in Mammoth Lakes, Lahontan Golf Community in Lake Tahoe and Franz Klammer Lodge in Telluride.

The Dale Carnegie sales graduate completed his marketing and sales diploma with Langara College and his BCom through the University of British Columbia.

FUN FACT: Gerry is also a professional drummer, who travelled with the 80’s vocal group, Up with People, and was fortunate to have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of performing at the Super Bowl XX halftime show.

Sam Hull

Sam Hull
Sales Administrator

Sam Hull

Sam Hull
Sales Administrator

Epic Sales Administrator Sam is a results-focused, success-driven real estate professional; passionate about building and mobilizing high-performing teams. He’s highly goal-oriented and maximizes client satisfaction and retention by building authentic relationships and providing compelling information-rich consultations.

Throughout his multi-year strategic sales career, Sam has been honoured with numerous awards and accolades for achieving outstanding results. Born and raised in south England, Sam earned his post-secondary diplomas and degree from Weymouth College.

FUN FACT: After gaining valuable resort real estate experience, Sam spent four years travelling the world before relocating to Kelowna and joining the Epic team.

Support Team

Christina Toews

Christina Toews
Business Coordinator

Christina Toews

Christina Toews
Business Coordinator

As Epic’s Business Coordinator, Christina provides administration and operational support to the senior leadership team. Her background in accounts payable and receivables with an international organization and the years she spent working for two highly successful companies in the real estate industry have only strengthened her calm, unflappable demeanour and organized, efficient approach to problem-solving.

Christina holds a certificate in administration, has completed a Real Estate Training Services course from UBC Sauder School of Business and is currently pursuing an Urban Land Economics diploma.

FUN FACT: Christina is an avid adventurer who’s travelled to almost every province in Canada, throughout the United States and five European countries; however, Christina’s favourite way to spend her free time is with her young son Dalton.

Epic Network + Expertise

Leverage our industry-leading network and expertise

  • 19+ Years of success in the Okanagan
  • 100+ Years of collective industry experience
  • 400+ Sold-out projects across western Canada
  • 75,000 Qualified prospects
  • 25,000 Local and national Buyer’s Agents