Rodney Eskelson is a Property Manager with Saskatoon Real Estate Services Inc. He has been with S.R.E.S. for three years. Prior to that he spent an additional seven years working in the housing and rental industry. Rodney was added as a SKLA Board Director in 2012.
Ron, and his wife Maureen, started out in the rental business in the mid sixties with two houses. Since that time they progressed and moved onto owing several apartment buildings. During that time Maureen raised three sons, and Ron worked at CN Rail in the Sales department. He did this until 1980, when he moved moved to Prince Albert Pulp, which later became Weyerhaeuser. Initially with Prince Albert Pulp, he worked at their subsidiary in Saskatoon - Saskatoon Chemicals. At that location, Ron was Traffic Manager in charge of moving dangerous goods, such as ccaustic soda, chlorine, and hhydrochloric acid, all of which were produced at that facility. When Weyerhaeuser bought Prince Albert Pulp, Ron moved to Prince Albert as Traffic Manager. At that location, he still maintained his involvement with Dangerous goods, but also assumed the responsibility for shipping pulp and paper. It was during this time that he honed his skills in negotiating rates with truck and rail carriers; also his term there allowed him to develop his interpersonal, skills. Both of these things have carried over in their rental business, and have proved to be invaluable.
In addition to this Ron graduated from Robertson Business College, with an accounting certificate, prior to working with CN. At CN, he took a five year course with the Institute of Traffic, and Transportation, and received a diploma in this course in 1977. Ron, and his wife joined SKLA approximately ten years ago, and shortly thereafter, Ron was asked to join the Board. This has been an enlightening experience, and Ron has come to get a deeper understanding of the value of this organization.
Jack has been on the Board since 2013. He is a full time Realtor® (Associate Broker of Coldwell Banker Signature) and invests in numerous rental properties in Saskatoon under his company name “Jack Sandbrand Realty Prof Corp”. He is the Chair of the Saskatoon Region Association of Realtors (SRAR) Professional Standards Committee and has been licensed in all areas of real estate (including property management) for over 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education degrees at the University of Saskatchewan.
Since 2002, Sheena Keslick has played an integral role in building Mainstreet Equity Corp. into the 1.5 billon dollar company it is today. As the VP, Operations, Sheena oversees Mainstreet’s property portfolios across Canada, comprised of approximately 10,000 units. Additionally, as part of the senior management team, she is responsible for setting policy, developing operational systems and team building. Throughout her career with Mainstreet, Sheena has served in numerous capacities, including as regional manager of several Mainstreet portfolios (including Saskatoon where she oversaw the portfolio growth from 165 units to 800+) and, more recently, VP of Quality Control. She brings with her a wealth of operations knowledge, as well as a deep understanding of the Mainstreet philosophy, which she has helped to shape. She is dedicated to Mainstreet's focus on result-driven, cost-effective value-added performance.
Sheena grew up in Kindersley, SK, and although she now resides in Calgary, Sheena still spends quality time in Saskatchewan at her families cabin at Turtle Lake
Ramona has over 25 years’ of management experience in various industries. Born in Trinidad, she lived in the Toronto area for over 30 years before moving to North Battleford, Saskatchewan where she is currently the Property Manager for Macro Properties and manages 16 residential rental properties.
Ramona has a strong work ethic and emphasizes on quality of work. She has consistently been delivering capital and operating projects on time and on budget and has an inherent ability in making bold and calculated decisions and initiatives. Ramona has extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of property management and of applicable laws and regulations both in Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Ramona enjoys being involved in the community and as such has volunteered in numerous organizations over the years. Since 2016, she has been on the SKLA board and on the Battlefords-Lloydminster Conservative EDA board. She is also a volunteer victim support worker for Battlefords Victim Services.