COAST MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY is 100% locally owned and operated. Directed by three local Whistler residents, all of whom have had previous experience in the professional photographic industry.
RICK CLARE is also the owner of Whistler Foto Source doing business in Whistler since 1984. He sits as the past Chairman of Tourism Whistler a position held for 12 years and is currently the commercial director on the Tourism Whistler Board. Rick is still very active in the community serving on various task forces for the Chamber of Commerce and for the municipality of Whistler . His business acumen and relationships have been a key to the success of Coast Mountain Photography, making it the largest photographic company in western Canada .
BRAD KASSELMAN has been a photographer for over 20 years and helped found Coast Mountain Photography in 1994. He currently acts as the Managing Director as well as a commercial, event, and wedding photographer. Brad's extensive tourism experience extends beyond his role at Coast. Brad also guides VIP's for Japanese travel agencies and media, and has worked with Canadian tourism suppliers to expand their markets into Japan. When not working at Coast, Brad heads to his farm in Lillooet where he is developing basic skills as a fruit/vegetable/grape grower, and hopes for his first vintage of estate wine in 2012.
MIKE MILLS has managed numerous businesses in the manufacturing, ecommerce and media industries. He was the Western Circulation and Marketing Manager for the Financial Post newspaper and held increasingly senior roles during the startup of the National Post newspaper. Mike has been an active member of local boards and committees and continues to work with our staff, managers and partners to continually exceed customers expectations.
TOGETHER Coast Mountain's three directors comprise over 60 years of resort industry experience. No one in Whistler is better equipped to help put a professional finish on your custom photographic and video needs.
Please feel free to contact us for a list of clients and associates who will offer an honest opinion about Coast Mountain Photography.