Our Expert Team

We are here to guide and help you in every way with fully personalized service. Leavetown is powered by travel gurus who live locally and have a genuine passion for our destinations. So ask us anything! From selecting the perfect rental that’s right for you, to information on things to do on your holiday, we are full of friendly advice.

MIKE LIVERTON

CEO

Vancouver | Executive Team

Born and raised in England yet drawn by the Rockies, Mike made the leap across the pond in 2006 to enjoy the lifestyle Canada had to offer. A successful entrepreneur in his native country and enthusiastic to share his love of the mountains with others, starting Leavetown just made perfect sense to him!

EMMANUEL LAVOIE

COO

Vancouver | Executive Team

With powder skiing and mountains in his heart, Emmanuel relocated from his native Montreal to the West Coast. Emmanuel joined Leavetown after growing and selling his engineering business. With a love for data and improving processes, Emmanuel is responsible for linking together the pieces of the puzzle that makes up Leavetown!

JOHAN HOGLUND

CTO

Vancouver | Executive Team

A Swedish expat enjoying life in beautiful North Vancouver, Johan can be found outside of work spending time with his wife and two daughters, as well as cooking up traditional Swedish Meatballs.

JESSICA SIMMONS

Financial Controller

Vancouver | Executive Team

Jess relocated from the UK to Canada to be near the mountains, and joined the Leavetown team in late 2018 to bring her extensive background in finance to the team. In her spare time, Jess loves travelling, exploring BC, hiking, eating, and reading (preferably in a hammock).

CHARLIE MARSH

VP Operations, Europe

Palma | Executive Team

Charlie grew up in England, but her travel addiction has led her to live and work on four continents and learn fluent Spanish and French. Charlie has come to the Leavetown team with ten years of experience working in travel under her belt - a perfect asset for her role in growing and expanding our European operation.

CHRISTINA HANNA

Director of Content & Marketing

Calgary | Executive Team

Christina is our Irish import who spent years chasing adventure around the world, backpacking Asia and studying and working in the USA and Australia. Christina originally came to Leavetown to head up the team's content and marketing efforts, and has expanded her role over her 3.5 years at Leavetown, leading team operations for North America.

BYRON POSCHWATTA

Technical Architect

Vancouver | Tech Team

Born in Winnipeg, raised in Calgary and now living on Bowen Island, Byron loves the mountains and all that Western Canada has to offer. As a break from working on a computer all day, he enjoys golfing, hockey, soccer, cycling and hiking. Byron loves to explore new destinations and has never met a body of water he wasn't ready to jump in!

HASSAN FEGHHI

Software Developer

Vancouver | Tech Team

Born and raised in Iran,Hassan has an MSc in Web Technology from Southampton in England and spent a year travelling the world before settling in Vancouver. He loves climbing, downhill biking and photography. In his spare time, you'll find Hassan with his camera on a trail looking for a view point.

HARSH WARDHAN

Software Developer

Vancouver | Tech Team

Born and raised in India, Harsh now embraces Vancouver life. This software professional turned hiker has completed the trails in the Himalayan region, which included grand views of the world's highest peaks Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu all at once. For Harsh nothing beats leaving the everyday hectic lifestyle behind and setting off at weekend with his other half to discover what our wondrous and majestic landscape has to offer.

CHLOE BOCKER

Junior Software Developer

Vancouver | Tech Team

Chloe was born and raised near Vancouver, tries not to take the beauty of her backyard for granted, but also loves to travel and explore new places whenever she gets a chance. She embraces a philosophy of lifelong learning and likes solving problems with code.

KAAREN CORRIGAN

Business Analyst

Vancouver | Tech Team

Born and raised in Vancouver, Kaaren grew up taking advantage of all the ocean and mountains around her have to offer. As much as Vancouver is her home, she spends as much time as she can exploring other places, visiting over 30 countries and even studying in Scotland and China while getting her BBA. Kaaren comes to Leavetown after 7 years in the shoe industry in order to bring together two of her passions, travel and business.

LOLA KUZNIATSOVA

Junior QA Analyst

Vancouver | Tech Team

Born and raised in Belarus, Lola traveled around Europe before moving to Canada 7 years ago for a Master's degree. Lola enjoys the outdoors, yoga and martial arts and likes to learn new skills, whether it's drawing or learning new programming languages.

MIEKE HOEKMAN

Channel Distribution Specialist

Vancouver | Channel Team

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Mieke has been traveling the world for the past 6 years with her husky pup, Tron. Having crossed 3 continents and dozens of countries, Canada is definitely Mieke and Tron's new home. Every free minute is spent hiking, camping, photographing the
great outdoors and promoting travelling with pets!

MATT HUA

Channel Coordinator

Vancouver | Channel Team

A Vancouver local through and through, Matt has a passion for outdoor action and adventure. On off days you can find him snooping around Squamish and Whistler looking for the next trail to ride or hike. He brings his enthusiasm for exploration and travel to every Leavetown experience in the hopes of sharing a little of his backyard with guests.

LOUISE BERRIO

Channel Coordinator

Palma | Channel Team

Half-Spanish/Half-English, Louise was born and raised in Majorca. She is the official chocolate eater and supplier of Organic Homegrown Products to the Palma Office. She is passionate about her uncontrollable rescued dogs, Bree and Bonnie, food & travelling. Louise's spare time is spent on heated discussions with friends & family debating on the “the only righteous” way to cook a proper “Paella” and long walks in the countryside with her dogs. Slowly ticketing off visiting countries in Asia, her next big trip is Korea!

NATALIA KORACIN

Senior Data Analyst

Calgary | Analytics Team

Natalia was raised in Calgary and has had the privilege of enjoying the mountains and lakes since she was a toddler. With a background in geosciences, she can regularly be found road tripping, hiking and taking beautiful photographs. Natalia's role at Leavetown is to optimize listing performance and conduct market analysis to constantly improve our service.

ACACIA TOWNLEY

Account Manager, North America

Vancouver | B2B Team

Acacia is Canadian born and raised. She's had the luxury of living on both coasts of Canada, but her love of the ocean and mountains drew her to Vancouver, where she enjoys kayaking and paddle boarding, and camping with friends. For every adventure, she's prepared with an endless supply of Disney and 90's music sing-alongs!

FRANCOIS GOIBIER

Account Manager, Europe

Palma | B2B Team

Francois left his home town on the west coast of France 10 years ago, and has been happily based for the past couple of years on the lovely island of Mallorca. Francois enjoys his free time hiking, swimming and eating great Mediterranean food with a few friends (without forgetting the French cheese!) He is curious, passionate about travelling and meeting new people and his position at Leavetown suits all those interests.

NINA SCHWARK

Assistant Manager, Guest Experience North America

Vancouver | Guest Experience Team

Nina was born in Germany and grew up in Southern Portugal and Panama. She loved her time in Panama, and feels like she still emulates that Latin flair! Nina's professional history includes studying Hospitality Management in Switzerland. Nina is a foodie, a lover of all animals, and has travelled to over 35 countries.

ANNA KONYSHEVA

Assistant Manager, Guest Experience Europe

Palma | Guest Experience Team

Anna was born In Russia and moved to Spain for her Master's degree and to improve her language skills. Anna studied tourism and hotel business and has worked in the travel industry her whole career. Anna works in the Leavetown Majorca office, where she loves the sea, sun, and beautiful mountain surroundings.

DANIEL MORALES

Guest Experience Specialist

Vancouver | Guest Experience Team

Daniel was born and raised in the tropical paradise of Venezuela, and enjoys being on the beach and everything ocean-related, like scuba diving and water sports. His passions are golfing, mixing electronic music, and being with friends and family. Daniel comes to Leavetown after relocating to Vancouver following his business studies.

JILL RILEY

Guest Experience Specialist

Calgary | Guest Experience Team

Born and raised in Calgary, Jill is a lifelong Flames fan. In her spare time, Jill enjoys pub trivia and getting out of town with friends to anywhere with a lake! She is also a music lover and tries to go to as many concerts/festivals as she can.

MIIA KANGAS

Guest Experience Specialist

Palma | Guest Experience Team

Miia is a Finnish native who has been living in Spain for 7 years. She studied languages in university, and speaks Finnish, fluent Spanish and English and she's working on her French too! Miia loves to travel and discover new cultures and enjoys running and horse riding in her free time.

CHARLOTTE RUFIE

Guest Experience Specialist

Calgary | Guest Experience Team

Charlotte grew up in France and moved to Ireland when she was 19 where I spent most of the following 10 years, except for a 6-month hiatus backpacking through South America and travelling across the USA. She love the outdoors, and enjoys hiking, water sports, skiing and horse riding. Charlotte studied English, tourism and business management and has worked in finance and tourism for the last 8 years.

ROBYN SUFFIELD

Guest Experience Specialist

Calgary | Guest Experience Team

Robyn is a recent Canadian Permanent Resident and has previously lived in New Zealand, the UK and the US. Robyn is passionate about everything to do with the outdoors and spends most of her free time hiking and camping in the mountains. She loves fitness, trying new foods, and photography, and is getting close to checking off visiting all 50 US States at the top of her bucket list!

MAUD PAQUET

Guest Experience Specialist

Calgary | Guest Experience Team

Maud was born and raised in France, and speaks fluent French, Spanish and English. She loves to discover new countries by meeting locals and learning their culture. During her free time, she likes colouring mandalas to relax, playing board games and eating!

MELANIE ROUGER

Guest Experience Specialist

Calgary | Guest Experience Team

Melanie arrived in Calgary in April 2019 from her native France. A lover of dance, food and travel, Melanie studied Sport Management at University, and used to work at a CrossFit gym! She is very happy to now be discovering Canadian Culture as part of the Leavetown Team!

CONNOR GRIFFITHS

Revenue Coordinator

Vancouver | Revenue Team

Connor hails from Langley, BC and his love for his home province is evident: he and his younger brother own condos in both Whistler and Harrison Hot Springs that they rent out, and he also started a small tourism map company that focuses on niche tourism centres in BC. With all this background knowledge on rentals and tourism, Leavetown was a perfect fit. Connor previously worked as a camp counsellor and played U14 soccer for Team Canada!

ALEXANDRA GRADEEN

Assistant Manager, Content

Calgary | Content Team

Alexandra grew up in Calgary but has followed her love for adventure around the world, recently living in New Zealand and backpacking through South East Asia and Europe. Alexandra enthusiastically joins the Leavetown team with experience in writing, blogging and, of course, travel! When she’s not buried deep in a mystery novel or scoping out unusual places to do yoga, you’ll find her planning her next hiking/skiing adventure in the mountains.

DAVE SHEPHERD

Content Strategist

Calgary | Content Team

Dave grew up on an acreage southwest of Calgary and spent most of his childhood with his dogs exploring the forests and creeks surrounding his home. His role at Leavetown is to create and optimize content for our partners. When he’s not writing about faraway places, he’s reading, baking, or planning his next camping trip.

KAT CARRIER

Content Strategist

Calgary | Content Team

With a BA in English and a B.Ed., Kat is a literature and grammar enthusiast. When she’s not advocating for the use of the Oxford Comma, she enjoys playing the ukulele, attempting to learn new languages, crocheting, and writing fiction.

ERIKA GRADEEN

Office Generalist

Calgary | Content Team

Erika grew up in Calgary and spent as much time as she could travelling. She grew up skiing and hiking, and has always loved anything that has to do with the mountains and exploring new areas!