OUR TEAM


Paul_deGruchy

Paul deGruchy - "Phones"

Born and raised in British Columbia, Paul moved to the Okanagan from Vancouver in 1998. He has been a part of the LuxuryHomes.com team for ten years, experiencing both the highs and lows of the real estate market and enjoying every minute. Paul has over 25 years of experience in the sales industry. He is always focused on the needs of his clients and takes pride in ensuring high quality customer service. Some of Paul’s additional interests include golfing, snowboarding rollerblading, badminton, baseball, soccer, backgammon, taking trips to Mexico, reading, and watching out for his three mischievous boys.
John Fram

John Fram - "Phones"

John joined LuxuryHomes.com in 2005 bringing with him a diverse background of experience. After 15 years of playing various Tours around the world as a golf pro and holding a Head Professional Position in Edmonton, he pursued entrepreneurial endeavors and started a bottled water company. He then went on to work in sales with CTV and became part of the top sales department in all of Canada. Working with LuxuryHomes.com he enjoys ensuring that his clients are getting the most out of their advertising dollars. In his free time John enjoys golf, cooking and spending time with his wife of 22 years and their two kids.
Cheryl Fraser

Cheryl Fraser - "Real Estate Guru"

Cheryl is an expert in sales and marketing operations, customer service team management, and budget development and control. She has worked with residential and resort development projects and has previously held Real Estate Broker licenses and run brokerages in British Columbia and Montana. With over 20 years of experience in Real Estate development she now brings her knowledge to the LuxuryHomes.com team. She strongly believes that LH provides an exceptional opportunity for developers and marketers to gain worldwide exposure for their projects. Her own experience as a VP of sales and marketing in the development industry means she understands the needs of clients and developers. She strives to present excellent opportunities through project marketing initiatives that yield the highest and best results. Cheryl is also a wife and mother, and loves gourmet cooking, travel, running and yoga.
Corinne Giraud

Corinne Giraud - "Videos"

Offering an extensive background in creative projects and administrative work, Corinne studied at Douglas College and the Art Institute of Vancouver earning a Diploma in Digital Film and Video. She has over 8 years of customer service related work experience, has completed graphic design work with Garaventa Lift, and worked on video editing and script writing for the film group Techno Monkey Media. Most recently, Corinne worked for Raymar Realty in reception and administration for 4 years, where she also assisted with marketing for realtors. She is excited to be bringing her creativity and skill set to the growing LuxuryHomes.com team. Corinne has further experience in photography, cinematography and creative and blog writing. In her free time she enjoys hiking, biking, and writing reviews for video games.
Michelle Grahame

Michelle Grahame - "Words"

As the LuxuryHomes.com writer, Michelle brings with her a diversity of experience, alongside a unique set of creative talents. She manages the LH Living page, composing several of the featured blog articles. Michelle’s positive attitude and love for writing makes her a valuable asset to the team. Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan. When she isn’t busy writing, Michelle loves to stay active by taking spin classes, bootcamps, running, Zumba and dance.
Keith Griechen

Keith Griechen - "Phones"

Keith brings over 12 years of experience in the online real estate advertising business. He previously held management positions with a number of leading Fortune 500 companies and earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. His strong knowledge of the industry allows him as a manager to facilitate communication between clients, the sales team, and IT for the best possible customer service. He finds one of the best things about the LuxuryHomes.com is that it is always progressive, keeping on the leading edge of the industry. Keith has a third degree black belt in Judo, runs his own Judo club, and enjoys golfing.
Paige Hamilton

Paige Hamilton - "Social"

Since joining the LuxuryHomes.com marketing team, Paige has been committed to bringing her innovative ideas and knowledge of social media marketing to help keep the company on the leading edge. After having worked for a well-established real estate development & sales company in Vancouver, Paige quickly discovered she possessed a passion for the real estate industry. She has over 4 years of experience relating directly to the real estate sales and marketing. With an Associate of Arts Degree, majoring in Psychology, Paige is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Management. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, softball, and snowboarding.
Greg Lowe

Greg Lowe - "Vision"

Greg is a real estate project sales and marketing specialist with extensive experience in managing all aspects of project marketing campaigns and executing both fractional and whole ownership sales programming. Greg met Ian in university and they worked together in the ski industry for Intrawest in Whistler. In 2002, Greg and Ian joined up to manage real estate projects in the Okanagan Valley of BC. Greg is a successful entrepreneur having established Signs Now Canada, CHC Home Exporters (Japan), and Corporate Athletic Clothing Inc.
Ian MacLeod

Ian MacLeod - "Vision"

Ian’s business career began in the resort industry working with Intrawest Corporation in Whistler, B.C., where he managed part of the Whistler Mountain Ski School and later worked on sales and marketing with the real estate division. He was the Sales Director of Club Intrawest and then became a Real Estate Launch Specialist with Sapera (Intrawest’s predecessor to Playground) working on projects in Whistler, California, and Colorado. In 2001, Ian established his own real estate sales & marketing business, taking on projects first in Canada: Victoria, Pender Island, Kelowna, Big White Ski Resort, Predator Ridge Golf Resort, Okanagan Golf Club and Silver Star Ski Resort. In addition to projects in Canada, Ian has managed major resort projects in Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. Many of his real estate endeavors have successfully resulted in project sellouts.
Mimi MacLeod

Mimi MacLeod - "Sounding Board"

Growing up in White Rock, British Columbia Mimi went on to attend college in both Toronto and Vancouver completing programs in Medical and Business Administration. She has spent the past 25 years working as an Executive Assistant within various companies. Although Mimi originally began her career in medical administration, a position assisting the Director of Finance for IKEA Canada soon led her into the business sector. At LuxuryHomes.com Mimi has truly taken on the role of “Mother Hen” using her calm nature to bring continuity and organization within daily operations. She loves the endless possibilities presented by LuxuryHomes.com and the commitment to growth. Mimi is also the mother of three wonderful kids, loves spending time with her family, baking delicious treats and keeps fit by running.
Roxanne Reid

Roxanne Reid - "Strategy"

Roxanne worked at Sapera, which was acquired by Intrawest in 2000 and renamed Playground. Over the past 15 years Roxanne has acquired experience in all facets of the industry from suburban to urban, entry-level to luxury, mountain to beach, non-branded to five-star hotels throughout North America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. Most recently she served as Vice President of Marketing at S&P Destination Properties, overseeing the marketing success of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk, recognized for single-day sales of $700 million, setting records worldwide. During this time she also worked with Ritz-Carlton, Orient-Express, Oberoi, JALUX, Seven Signatures and The Lyle Anderson Company. Her strong leadership skills and intense focus ensures on-time and on-budget delivery of world-class marketing for over 100 projects.
Alexey Stepanets

Alexey Stepanets - "Matrix"

Resident Programmer.
Mas Taki

Mas Taki - "Bits & Bites"

Mas is the backbone of the technical and visual aspects of LuxuryHomes.com. He works tirelessly to ensure the best possible experience of LuxuryHomes.com. In a world where a strong understanding of technology is crucial, Mas’s tech knowledge translates into the ability to facilitate excellent relationships with clients. His background is unique, once studying at art school, experience in the financial industry and stock market, Mas later went on to become an Oracle Certified Professional(OCP), and a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), as well as many other IT industry recognized certifications.
Paula Third

Paula Third - "Networker"

Paula holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, a Law degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters Degree in Law from the University of San Diego. Called to the bars of British Columbia and California, she first practiced as a litigation lawyer in the Vancouver office of a national law firm before moving to the prosecutor’s office. Paula’s strengths lie in her warmth, compassion, and in her ability to forge enduring relationships with clients and colleagues alike. Born in Oregon and raised in West Vancouver, Paula enjoys her dogs, golf, skiing, food and wine, luxury travel and reading and writing detective fiction. Her current novel is about a character with Ian’s last name!
Brad Vancour

Brad Vancour - "Networker"

Brad is an early stage Investor, Managing Member and Principal in several technology companies with large IP Holdings for market development and international licensing. He also has over 25 years of real estate related experience in a variety of areas including: commercial real estate, tenant representation, parking structures, land development, residential development, construction buildout, property management, private banking, resort development, sales and marketing. Brad holds a position as Managing Broker at Windermere Redmond, and has wealth of knowledge and experience in the Seattle area and rest of the real estate world for every transaction conceivable. Brad is excited to be sharing his expertise in the industry with LuxuryHomes.com.