For Rebecca Wells, it was a birthday celebration 200 combined years in the making; a gathering commemorating Great Gramma’s 90th, her father-in-laws’s 70th, and her husband’s 40th birthday. Twenty family members gathered from far and wide to hike, feast, celebrate and take in the sights of Yellowstone National Park, reinforcing one of her most core beliefs: that it’s so important to spend time with family and friends and experience new adventures. Relationships are the key to happiness and success.
It’s a value she holds to every day as she manages the CoralTree Home Office Finance and Payroll teams and is a member of the leadership team. She ensures accurate and compliant financial reporting including budgets, forecasts, cash flows, income statements, balance sheets, and tax reporting. Wells also oversees financial related projects, budgeting and forecasting guidance for property teams, and provides support to property accounting personnel. She works closely with the Lowe ownership and accounting team and various audit firms.
Wells studied Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Her career includes working for Two Roads Hospitality, serving as corporate controller and a VP during her 12-year tenure there. She joined CoralTree’s team as the VP of Finance in 2018.
Working her way up the industry has been one of her most satisfying experiences, and she’s taken advantage of the opportunity to “cross train” whenever possible, from front desk and night audit to accounting and ultimately the home office. Wells feels this really allows a person to find their niche and learn what they enjoy doing most.
When not at work, Wells enjoys adventuring. One of her favorite trips was to Belize, where she spent time hiking, climbing waterfalls, jumping from jungle cliffs and relaxing on the front porch of their bungalow as the sounds of howler monkeys echoed through the nearby canopy.