Jennifer Aldridge

Manager, Business Events

Your top Vancouver/Whistler must do: Skiing dual mountains in Whistler, sailing in Vancouver – sometimes you can get them both in in one day!

3 things you’ll bring with you on a deserted island: Lip gloss, chocolate and wine

One thing you wouldn’t know about me: I LOVE reality TV

Which Disney character you would be: Pocahantas

Ruth Beazley

Director Account Services

Favorite place to travel to: Maritimes & Bahamas for the great beaches, seafood and family

Pet peeve: Rudeness and inconsideration of others. Life is too short!

I love Vancouver because: Stunning scenery, active outdoor lifestyle, and the friendly and welcoming people

Prince William or Prince Harry: William as in the Sound – Beautiful BC!

Ana Botelho-Clark

Team Leader, Program Operations, Alberta

Must do when visiting the Rockies: Grab a tasty lunch, hike to the top of any peak and enjoy the amazing view

Pet peeve: Watching someone compose a photo of friends/family and NOT taking advantage of the beautiful scenic backdrop

The theme song that would play when I walk into a room: Dancing Queen – ABBA

One thing you wouldn’t know about me: I love to white water raft, paddle canoe and kayak but I cannot swim

Priscilla Chan

Manager, Program Operations

I love to: Play volleyball competitively and try all the new restaurants in Vancouver.

Favorite place to travel to: Bali!

Your top Vancouver must do: Bike up and down Main Street exploring all the shops, cafes and craft breweries – just bring a helmet!

One thing you wouldn’t know about me: Would love to have a wide range of licenses. I’ve got a regular driving license, a motorcycle one and a scuba diving one – next up is my pilot license!

Debbie Cotton-Burinski

Regional Director, Marketing & Sales, Ontario

Favorite place to travel to: Too many to choose from, however, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and places I’ve never been!

Your top Toronto must do: Ford Fan Zone during a Toronto Maple Leaf game or Toronto Raptor game (it’s actually more fun than being inside the Air Canada Centre).

I love Toronto because of: My husband, the constantly changing city skyline and there are always large events happening making the city buzz with energy.

Which Disney character you would be: Bullseye the horse from Toy Story, I’m always excitable, loyal, reliable and fun!

Shannon Coutts

Event Producer

Favorite type of event to organize: Anything with bling!

Which Disney character you would be: A toss up between Cinderella and Elsa….CinderElsa!

When I retire, I’m going to be: Reigning champion of shuffleboard at the nursing home by the beach.

I love ____: SPORTS!– road cycling, volleyball, softball, yoga, dance and working out…I will even watch sports while running on the treadmill!

Matthew Coyne

Vice President, Marketing & Sales

Favorite place to travel to: Amalfi Coast

Favorite restaurant to eat at: L’Abbatoir

Your top Vancouver must do: Brunch on Granville Island followed by a stroll through the different art galleries

I love to: Ski Whistler Blackcomb in the winter and island hop in the summer

Tiffany Drennan

Senior Event Manager

Your top Toronto must do: Street meat and a Jays game followed by beer or two at Real Sports.

When I retire, I’m going to: Sell everything and travel the world with my husband.

One thing you wouldn’t know about me: I used to live in Japan and learned to speak basic conversational Japanese.

What theme song would play as you walk into a room: Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing”

Claire Duncan

Director, Event Production

Favorite place to travel to: Desert or deserted island.

Favorite type of event to organize: A big production that requires complex logistics, fabulous décor, extensive lighting, incredible entertainment and some challenging stage management. I also do a mean small, sleek cocktail party…

I love Western Canada because: They are epic destinations. The landscape is mind blowing, the people are super friendly and there are so many different levels of experience here. It is an amazing part of the world to be. I came here for one year…eight years later!

Prince William or Prince Harry: Neither! I am British, we don’t fancy the Princes…

Tom Ebner

Director, North American Sales & Strategic Partnerships

Favorite place to travel to: My own backyard – The Howe Sound – Canada’s most southern fjord.

Favorite type of event to organize: Creating an experience that immerses our guests in the amazing natural settings that our beautiful part of the world has to offer.

One thing you wouldn’t know about me: I met the Queen of England.

I love to: Hangout on our boat with my honey, go out for a beer with our boys, walk the dog, BBQ and generally have a good time.

May Fung

Team Leader, Program Design

Your top Vancouver must do: Spend the afternoon walking along the entire sea wall, finish off with coffee at one of the café’s on Denman St.

Favorite place to travel to: Seoul, Korea

3 things you’ll bring with you on a deserted island: my kids (2 of them) as they’d love an entire island to run around on, and my husband, as I need someone to catch them (and cook).

One thing you wouldn’t know about me: I collect all things Tweety.

Sarah Kelly

Senior Event Producer

Favorite restaurant to eat at: Chapter Once, Dublin IRL

Your top Vancouver must do: SUP (standup paddling) along the Indian Arm

3 things you’ll bring with you on a deserted island: A fully fueled helicopter, a pilot to go with it and a nice bottle of red (screw top) for the journey home.

One thing you wouldn’t know about me: I can’t wink

Romy Lem

Director, Program Operations

Favorite place to travel to: Japan

Pet peeve: Socks with sandals

3 things you’ll bring with you on a deserted island: My dog Putter, my iPad for reading and sunglasses!

I love Vancouver because: It represents the beauty of the West Coast!

Brian McAuley

Chief Financial Officer

My favorite sport: I love to practice yoga.

One thing you might not know about me: I have run in and finished eleven marathons and approximately 50 half-marathons and 10 km runs.

When I retire: I am going to stay as far away from taxes and accounting as possible.

I love Vancouver because: Of its mild climate, its proximity to a vast variety of outdoor activities, easy access to major sporting and cultural events, and it truly is a melting pot of cultures from around the world which provide a wonderful mixture of sights, sounds and tastes.

Alyssa Merrick

Event Manager

Favorite place to travel to: Anywhere! As long as I’m exploring, I’m happy! Although, if I HAD to choose a place, I would say Ireland.

Favorite restaurant to eat in Toronto: Terroni on Adelaide – delicious authentic Italian food and a great vibe.

Your top Toronto must do: Dinner on Queen West and some live theatre – musicals, plays, ballet, opera – Toronto has a fantastic performing arts scene!

One thing you wouldn’t know about me: I have a twin sister!

Monica Moreno

Manager, Supplier Relations

Favorite place to travel to: The Okanagan – lake and wine region.

Favorite restaurant to eat at: East is East – located on the trendy Mount Pleasant neighborhood in Vancouver.

Favorite type of event to organize: Farm to Table dinners.

I love to: Dragon Boat – a great way to experience Vancouver is on the water!

Dave Murphy

Regional Director, Marketing & Sales, Whistler

Favorite place to travel to: Road trips with my wife & critter kids to Vancouver Island, West Coast Washington, Oregon & California. Flyaway – Cuba.

Favorite restaurant to eat at: Rimrock (Whistler), Pags (Victoria). Cin Cin (Vancouver)

I love Whistler because: I love the ocean and mountains – this is paradise, we have it all!

I love to: Ski, walk my dogs, indulge in photography & writing, and BBQ almost anything.

Lynne Poh

Program Accountant

Favorite place to travel to: Paris

I love Vancouver because: Nowhere else in the world is as beautiful; hence, “Beautiful BC”!

Favorite restaurant to eat at: Too many good ones to pick a favorite!

Your top ” Rockies ” must do: Taking in the awesome/majestic view of the Rockies, the beautiful lakes and the Icefields

Missy Preston

Director, Business Events

Favorite restaurant to eat at: Jules in Gastown (Vancouver) – a little gem, French cuisine, look no further than Salmon Provençale and a beautiful glass of wine from the wonderful list of choices.

Pet peeve: Bad manners!

One thing you wouldn’t know about me: I’m a HUGE Led Zeppelin fan…I can still recite about 90% of the lyrics of every record they ever made.

My top Rockies thing to do: White water rafting on the Kicking Horse – takes your breath away!

Karin Wallace

Regional Director, Marketing & Sales, Alberta

Favorite place to travel to: Hawaii – it’s the one place that I really decompress.

Favorite restaurant to eat at: I am fortunate in that I have had the opportunity to eat a lots of fabulous restaurants but my current favourite is a small local Mexican place in Canmore called Aroma. The margaritas are delicious and the food is authentic and fresh and the service is the best. It’s like that show Cheers – they remember me and make me feel special.

Your top Rockies must do: Hike a classic hike – my favourite is the Assiniboine area.

Favorite type of event to organize: A fam trip – showing the best of the best of our destination and seeing it through other people’s eyes as they discover the magic of the Rockies is one of the best part of my job!

Junie Wu

Coordinator, Marketing & Sales

Favorite place to travel to: Italy- the history, the people, the food!

Favorite restaurant to eat at: La Quercia (casual, northern Italian cuisine)– I love the eleven course family style dining experience where everyone is sitting around a table eating fantastic food and enjoying good company.

I love Vancouver because: It offers the urban and outdoorsy lifestyle, where the environments come together perfectly. Within 30 minutes outside the city, you can find yourself on top of a mountain overlooking the ocean surrounded by the beauty of nature and feel the fresh air in your lungs.

I love to: Play volleyball or go out hiking and exploring. Recently fell in love with overnight hiking because who doesn’t like waking up to views of vast mountains and a calm glacial lake?

Marijke Zieltjens

Vice President, Destination Management

Pet peeve: Slow drivers in the left lane

When I retire, I’m going to: Move to Africa and work with orphaned or injured elephants

Prince William or Prince Harry: Prince Harry

Your top Whistler must do: Helicopter tour with a glacier landing. Breath, appreciate the fresh air and spectacular scenery.

Jenny Zou

Accounts Payable

Favorite place to travel to: Italy

Favorite restaurant to eat at: Kirin Restaurants (Chinese food)

Your top Whistler must do: Dog-sled tours!

I love to ____: Go for walks on the beach.

George Bartel

President

Favorite place to travel to: Around Western Canada and Alaska – done so since 1969!

Your top Rockies and Alaska must do: Travel the Ice parkway Highway (Lake Louise to Jasper) and along Turnagain Arm (Anchorage to Seward).

Favorite type of event to organize: An event that takes advantage of the natural environment of the destinations we work in.

One thing you wouldn’t know about me: I would love to be a small dairy farmer.