Leadership Team

Berry Companies Executive Team

Joe BerryPresident, CEO
Joe’s passion and regard for the Mount Washington Valley are unmatched. Since 1976, his vision, determination, and hard work grew his business into one of the leading employers in the White Mountains region that supports dozens of community non-profit organizations.
Joel BourassaCOO & Attitash Mountain Village General Manager
Joel has overseen resort operations at both the Attitash Mountain Village and Eastern Slope Inn Resorts since 2019. He brings over 35 years of hospitality and tourism industry experience, the first 20+ from ski resort leadership in New England and abroad. Joel has been extremely active in his community through municipal posts and non-profit support.
Barbara HarmonChief Financial Officer
As CFO, Barbara is responsible for executing the company’s financial strategy. She provides leadership to Accounting, Human Resource, Vacation Ownership & IT departments. A disciplined student of business, she has been a key factor in the company’s growth through numerous economical cycles. She is a strong advocate of nonprofit causes both personally and on behalf of the Berry Companies.
Irene DonnellVice President
Self-described as the “right hand” of President and CEO Joe Berry, Irene brings business and resort management experience to the organization from previous roles involving legal work and ski resort marketing. Irene is a strong believer in the company’s passion for sustainable & responsible growth to support the local MWV economy. She joined the organization in 2010.
Bob KantackVice President
Bob has been a key player in the organization since 1977, as corporate legal counsel and advisor to Joe Berry, from the beginnings of the River Run Company. He now leads real estate planning and sales through Attitash Realty, and is a Corporate Vice President for the organization.
Megan ScheidEastern Slope Inn GM & Vacation Ownership Project Manager
Megan has over 21 years with the company ranging from front desk at both Attitash Mountain Village and Eastern Slope Inn Resorts, to her current role as General Manager of the iconic Eastern Slope Inn. She oversees the operations management team at the resort, always keeping an eye on her focus to maintain the resort’s Gold Crown standards for the Vacation Ownership Trust, RCI members, and guests.
Jamie WheatonVice President of People and Culture
Jamie has experience leading and consulting HR and business functions. His focus with Berry Companies is to align our people’s experience and engagement with the business strategy. He oversees the HR group and supports the executive and management teams in focusing on creating an outstanding employee workplace. He and his family have long standing roots in the New England Region, and they enjoy all that the area has to offer.
Alec TarberrySenior Vice President
Alec leads the resort strategy and real estate leasing arms of the Berry Companies. Alec grew up working in the business from age 12-23. Before rejoining the Berry Companies in 2018, Alec gained valuable experience working for mid-size real estate development companies in Boston. An avid outdoors enthusiast, Alec is passionate about the Mt. Washington Valley. A competitive athlete, his name will often be found on top of any local ski race result leaderboard.
Ace TarberryVacation Rental Manager
A Dartmouth College alumni and member of Dartmouth Athletic’s Hall of Fame, Ace returned to the family business in 2018 following an adventurous career that included professional ski racing on the US Ski Team and managing private sailing yachts. Always innovative, Ace took on a new endeavor with the company through developing a short term vacation rental operation. This new arm of hospitality has introduced countless new guests to our companies.
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Berry Companies Management Team

Attitash Mountain Village

Sacha SwansburgAdministrative Assistant to the GM & C.O.O.
As a lifelong resident of the Mt. Washington Valley, Sacha came to The Berry Co’s with many years of experience in the hospitality industry. In her current role, Sacha works directly with the COO assisting with the many facets of our resort’s daily operations. In her downtime, Sacha enjoys some of the many great amenities our community has to offer such as; hiking, biking, kayaking, and skiing.
Christian BrittainFront Office Operations Manager
Christian has over 30 years of hospitality management experience, ranging from resorts here in the Mt. Washington Valley, to international properties owned and operated by the largest resort operators in the world. Christian is tasked with leading our Attitash Mountain Village team to achieve the highest levels of guest service and streamlined operations to maintain our Gold Crown Standard of Service. Christian has an immense passion for travel and culture, which are key in helping teach his team to provide exceptional experiences.
Erik PembertonBuildings & Grounds Maintenance Manager
Erik Pemberton manages the Buildings and Grounds maintenance at Attitash Mountain Village. Erik has been keeping the resort looking great since 2014.
Zach TowleUnit Maintenance Manager
Zach manages the Unit Maintenance department, and has been making great things happen at Attitash Mt. Village for over since 2016. Zach also runs the beloved Sleigh Rides at the resort each winter.
Tiffany McMahonHousekeeping Manager
Tiffany manages the housekeeping department at Attitash Mt. Village. Tiffany has one of the toughest jobs at the resort, but you can always find her wearing a smile, and ready with a great joke!

Eastern Slope Inn Resort

Steve WhitneyBuildings and Grounds Manager
Steve leads the outdoor maintenance team at the Eastern Slope Inn, helping keep our resort and commercial properties beautiful. Calling the Mt. Washington Valley home since birth, Steve started as a subcontractor for the organization before being employed here in 2010. Besides being an active outdoorsman and a volunteer firefighter, he’s never short on tasks, as he and his wife raise three children here in the community.
Iza CarvalhoExecutive Housekeeper
Iza leads the housekeeping and laundry service operation at the charming and historic Eastern Slope Inn. She joined the team in 2003 and has managed the department since 2007. Along with her hardworking and dedicated staff, she strives to exceed all of our guests’ expectations at this iconic resort.
Peter CarboniIndoor Maintenance Manager
Peter manages the Unit Maintenance department, and has been making great things happen at the Eastern Slope Inn for over 20 years.
Dulce JohnsonFront Office Operations Manager
Dulce leads our Front Desk staff at the Eastern Slope Inn, and brings over 20 years of corporate hospitality experience to our team.

Administration

Denise MaggioDirector of Vacation Ownership Services
Denise has been a loyal employee to the organization since 1990, starting as an administrative assistant to the VP of Finance and Operations. Over the years, she grew into management roles in finance at the company. As Director of Vacation Owner Services, she is instrumental in providing owners the highest level of customer service, and leads a team who sees it their mission to provide information and resources for our owners so they can fully enjoy their vacation experience.
Jill DrewRiver Run & Tarberry Companies Controller
After departing us in 2000 for a 15 year stint at another local organization, Jill returned to our organization in 2015 bringing with her the additional knowledge of financial management and experience. In addition to her role managing the finances of the River Run and Tarberry Companies, she also oversees the general management of the AMSCO Accounting Office and is responsible for duties that support all companies. A Tamworth resident who shares 4 adult children with her husband, Jill has served her community as the school administrative unit treasurer since 2013.
Lisa HikelReservations & Inventory Manager
Lisa trains and supervises the reservations team which accommodates guests in our resorts here in the White Mountains. She is a graduate of the Plymouth State University school of Business Management, with over 30 years in the hospitality industry, 11 of them here with our company. Lisa also leads the company’s donation committee, helping drive our commitment to supporting the non-profit community in our locality.
Amanda GreenwoodVacation Ownership Services Manager
A local resident since 1997, Amanda has been with the company since 2008, getting her foot in the door with the reservations office as a booking agent for our resort properties. She leads the Vacation Owner Services team, where she and a highly trained team provide exceptional communication, coaching and assistance to more than 13,000 vacation owners.
Vicki ChaseHuman Resources Manager
Vicki leads our human resources team, helping provide exceptional experiences and rewarding careers for all of our quality employees at the company. She came to us in 2018 after many years as a legal litigation assistant. In her time off, she takes as many opportunities as she can to spend time with her children and grandkids.
Scott ButlerAttitash Mtn. Service Company Business Manager
Scott joined the team in 2018 after a number of years in real estate and accounting at another local company. He oversees business accounting functions and achievement of general business operation goals in our organization. Outside of work, Scott is an active Boston sports fan, and he and his family are often planning their next adventure utilizing the RCI network.
Paul DurfeeBerry Companies Marketing Manager
Paul came to our organization after a decade in ski resort management. He is responsible for the brand strategy, content creation, social media management and resort marketing of the company. He is an active member in the local business community by participating in local non-profits and events, and serves on the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He and his wife raise 3 children in Sandwich, and are always found at the Sandwich Fair from dawn to dusk each Columbus Day weekend.

Vacation Ownership Trust

Lynda TibbetsVacation Ownership Trust Manager
Lynda oversees the Vacation Ownership Trusts at the Eastern Slope Inn and Attitash Mountain Village Resorts, representing over 16,000 Vacation Owners. She brings a strong history of organizational management to the trust, serving as a Corporate VP of Finance and Operations at a past employer. Lynda is a 7th generation native to the Mt. Washington Valley, and continues to serve her community on boards of various non-profits in the North Conway area. She currently lives in East Conway with her husband, enjoying outdoor activities here in the mountains, while also enjoying travel – all with their family.