Dean Nelson, CEO of WinterPRIDE (GayWhistler Ski Week)

Spend 69 Seconds With CEO of WinterPRIDE (GayWhister Ski Week), Dean Nelson.

01Your first job.
Delivering the Edmonton Journal (newspaper carrier).

02The job you wanted as a child.
General Manager of a space hotel.

03Your hero.
Ellen – she was authentic with the networks and lost her job (for being gay) but was able to climb back up and show to America that she could be a great talk show host and happen to be a lesbian..

04The one word your best friend would use to describe you.
Generous.

05Favorite movie.
A Single Man” by Tom Ford – spectacular.

06The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
My boyfriend, the Vancouver Pride’s Pride Flag (great for shelter, beach blanket, net, blanket, etc), Swiss Army Knife (not sure how we would get this on the plane mind you!)

07Your ideal vacation.
Sunny hot weather near a beach, adventure, and friends to share it with.

08The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
Casa Gelato – love chili chocolate gelato, what a trip!

09 Your favourite song and/or artist.
Lady Gaga – love authentic artists that embrace who they are and are fearless with their quest of life.

10 Complete this sentence: On Friday nights I…
…catch up with some friends with my favorite Barefoot wine!

MEET Dean nelson

Dean NelsonDean is a fifteen year veteran of Whistler and enjoys sharing this very special mountain destination with as many people as he can. He loves to shred it up on Whistler with epic face shots in the winter and in the summer hiking around the pristine valley and gorgeous alpine.

On a professional level Dean has opened six hotels in Vancouver / Whistler and knows how to make things happen and throws a great party.

As a past board member of Vancouver Pride, InterPride 2008 Conference and Executive Producer of Mr. Gay Canada he is committed to the global fight of equality for all humans. It’s fabulous to be Gay!

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