Who We Are
Destination M strives for excellence and quality.
As a team, we bring the broad range of skills needed to deliver on this promise including vacation quality, property quality, hospitality, real estate strategy, property management, sales and marketing, customer service, and technology.
The M Team
John Beckel, General Manager
John is a pragmatist and ensures the machinery of property management, technology, and company operations turn every day.
John’s finance background, operational experience and fastidious nature ensure Destination M excels both operationally and achieves its commitment to excellence. John and his team develop and execute on the marketing and sales strategy; then monitor and analyze the sales and marketing activities against the goals and objectives for M.
Peter Merchant, VP Sales and Marketing
Peter is originally from Halifax but Calgary has been home since the early 80’s with his wife Susan (from Denver) and two college kids. His business and Law backgrounds (Queen’s and Dalhousie) have served him well in a career devoted to commercial real estate with both public and private companies and with his own firm, doing tenant representation. He has a broad network from over 35 years in the industry.
Peter loves all sports but skiing, sailing and golf take top spots, following by windsurfing and scuba diving. He has hang-glided on skis, sky dived with his daughter, hiked up active volcanos and enjoys riding motorcycles (when allowed). He has travelled extensively and favours family and lads’ trips. He is excited to bring his skill sets to bear on introducing new members, thereby growing the Club to meet its goals of adding new and amazing destinations to M’s incredible portfolio of properties.
Janell Priddey, Controller
Janell Priddey is a born and raised Calgarian. Janell is a designated accountant with senior management level experience with both private and public companies in multiple industries including oil and gas, construction and information technology.
Janell has a love for travelling with her most memorable experience being sleeping in a tent in the middle of the Serengeti with the sounds of Hyenas cackling in the background. She brings her experience, passion and knowledge to M.
Iskander Hasan, Accountant
Iskander was born in Bangladesh and moved to beautiful western Canada in 2008. He has a bachelor degree in Business Administration and is aspiring to become a CPA. Iskander has worked in the European public sector, private sector and has worked in Western Africa for a year with the United Nations.
Iskander loves travelling and adores travel to the majestic Rockies of the western Canada. Being fluent in French he has also traveled extensively in the francophone areas of Continental Europe.
Keri McRae, Member Services Manager
Keri was born and raised in Ontario and like many in Calgary, moved to the beautiful West and has no desire to leave.
Keri’s experience in the Travel and Hospitality industry along with her passion for customer service, ensures the Experience department runs in an effective and efficient manner, to meet the needs of the shareholders and the standards of Destination M.
Keri has a love for travelling, fostering animals, cooking, spending time with family and getting outside to enjoy all that the Canadian Rockies has to offer.
Ashley Baker, Member Services
Ashley is a born and raised Calgarian. Her experience in hospitality and hotel sales experience gives her the skills to perform her daily duties with confidence and passion.
With a desire to provide exceptional customer service, Ashley makes sure her top priority is attending to your planning and vacation needs upon request.
Ashley enjoys catching up on a good book, playing with her cats, spending time with family and checking out the trending restaurants in Calgary.
Stacey Stewart, Operations Manager
Stacey started with M in 2007 as a member of the Experience Team and took over as Operations Specialist in 2010.
Before working at Destination M, Stacey worked in the hospitality industry across Canada and in Australia. Stacey also spent several years working as a divemaster and scuba instructor in Thailand.
“The Mbassadors were incredibly helpful with everything in Hawaii! However, Mike and I also want to express an additional shout out to Member Services in the head office for going out of their way to help us with our booking. They are truly the best!”
Catherine, M member since April 2016