Elite Destination Homes connects select individuals and families with some of the world’s most inspiring vacation homes, so that they can relax, recharge and reconnect with the people and places they love most. Founded in 2005 by Bill Bisanz – an experienced traveler and real estate entrepreneur – Elite has developed a unique portfolio of properties that include beachfront villas, mountain lodges and historic European pied-a-terres.


The Elite Team

The members of the Elite team share a passion for travel and a commitment to helping you with an exceptional vacation experience. While our local concierge network stretches far and wide, we’d like to take a moment to introduce you to some key team members that work out of our corporate office.

Bill Bisanz, CEO

Mutual passions for world travel and real estate inspired Bill to found Elite Destination Homes in 2005. An entrepreneur with experience in management consulting, technology startups and international real estate, Bill is a graduate of the University of Texas and earned his MBA from Columbia University. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French, and travels as often as possible, usually with his family.

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Chelsea Swenson, Managing Director

Chelsea manages all the aspects of the finances for the Elite homes.  From managing the budget and tracking the rentals, to replacing the roof and working daily with the property managers, these homes are her top priority.  Chelsea has a passion for travel and deeply enjoys traveling to the homes to keep a keen eye on them.  Whether it be a gathering in her own home or remodeling an Elite home, all will be done with excellence. Chelsea holds a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Kathryn Lynden, Fractional Ownership

Kathryn has traveled extensively and has firsthand knowledge of virtually every Elite home. Kathryn is committed to creating the perfect owner experience and ensuring that Elite experiences always exceed your highest expectations.

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Anna Diebel, Vacation Specialist

Anna manages the customer experience with Elite Destination Homes.  She is your go-to resource for all things relating to your trip before you connect with your local concierge.  As a person who is passionate about discovering new places around the world, cultivating an appreciation for other cultures, and making lifelong family memories; she is dedicated to helping you make the most of your vacation.  Some of her favorite memories include her first trip to New York City in high school, backpacking through Europe after college, and now watching her kid’s curiosity expand while traveling.  Each travel experience offers a way to grow individually and connect as a family.  She has over 15 years of experience working in both B2B, and B2C environments and strives to provide the best experience for individual client’s needs.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

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Cindy Geraghty, Owner Concierge and Logistics Manager

Cindy combines a passion for numbers with prior customer service experience when working with each and every owner. Cindy handles day to day accounting tasks for the Elite Managed Homes while balancing owner’s pre-trip needs with just the right priority to ensure a truly Elite travel experience. Through collaboration with Home Managers and Local Concierge partners Cindy ensures each Elite guest has a memorable vacation. Traveling holds a special place in Cindy’s heart as she backpacked through eleven European Countries, allowing each new place to impact her with their individualized culture and beauty. Memories like this is what she strives to leave each Elite Customer with. Cindy holds a bachelor’s degree from the University Wisconsin-River Falls.

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Stefanie Sokup, VP of Marketing

Stefanie joined Real Estate Equities – Elite Destination Homes’ parent company – in 2014. In January of 2018 she joined the Elite Destination Homes team and oversees the marketing efforts as the VP of Marketing.  She brings with her years of experience in real estate marketing and has a passion for hospitality and an absolute attention to detail. Stefanie’s most beloved travels include roaming the streets of Paris and a backpacking trip through the Canyonlands of Utah, sleeping under the stars.  Stefanie holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and a Master’s of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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Carey Keavy, Director of Marketing

With over 20 years of experience and a degree in marketing, Carey brings a well-rounded marketing expertise to Elite Destination Homes. Formerly in the role of marketing manager for some of the nation’s largest real-estate industry companies and homebuilders, Carey brings a wide understanding of marketing strategy as a whole. She is also Google Analytics certified, with previous roles held as a Digital Architect and with a local digital marketing agency.  A tenacious problem-solver, Carey is passionate about creatively implementing strategy which not only achieves objectives, but utilizes the latest in technology to create the most efficient process possible.

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Mary Harshman, Marketing Coordinator

At Elite, Mary is the Marketing Coordinator who manages all online and print listings to social media and reputation strategies. She brings with her almost 5 years of experience in content marketing, digital marketing and social media marketing. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in both Business Marketing/Management and Small Business Entrepreneurship from St. Catherine's University in St. Paul MN.

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