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.


CEO and Founder

Pilot, Paraglider, Entrepreneur and Lover of the Outdoors

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!


Co-Owner and COO

Paraglider, Sailor, Skier and Life Enthusiast

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!


Financial Controller

Skier, Scottish Expat, and Supreme Organizer

Growing up in Scotland, Martin caught the travel bug early! On group trips, Martin was always the one to “get it all sorted.” Martin now uses his organizational skills at Leavetown to make sure everything is always running smoothly! With his love of mountains, fresh air and fun, he made Canada his permanent home in 2004.


Director of Global Markets

Travel Addict, Mountain Explorer, Multi-Linguist

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 Canada and the Leavetown team with ten years of experience working in travel under her belt - a perfect asset for her role in signing up new accommodation partners and resorts.


Director of Content & Marketing

Backpacker, Wanderer, Sun Seeker

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 came to Leavetown to head up the team's content and marketing efforts, and she loves her new Canadian lifestyle of snowy winters and summer hiking in the mountains.


HR Consultant

Lifelong Adventurer, Avid Boater, Fun Lover

Born in Edmonton, and raised on the North Shore and Bowen Island, Jennifer grew up boating through the Georgia Straight and Howe Sound. She has been married for 20 years and has two beautiful children, Emma and Dillon, and a 2-year-old grandson, Chase. Jennifer loves skiing, golfing, and cooking!


CTO, Software Developer & Agile Coach

Snowboarder, Mountain Biker, Traveller, Techie

Born and raised in Calgary, Jonathan grew up next to the mountains and loves exploring them. After a few years in Silicon Valley and then a couple more backpacking around the world, he returned to Calgary to continue his career in tech. You'll find him on a bike, on a board, or on a Rocky Mountain peak in his spare time.


Lead Software Developer

Outdoor Enthusiast, Sports Fan, Techie

Born in Winnipeg, raised in Calgary and now living in Vancouver, 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!


Software Developer

Lover of Life, Computer Whiz, Soccer Fan

Coming from northeast Mexico, Abraham is a passionate computer guy who loves nature and the outdoors, speaks Spanish, English, and French, enjoys playing soccer, and delights the most in the simple things of life - like family time, cooking a BBQ, a good coffee while listening to jazz, or just watching a sunset over the mountains at Vancouver's seaside.


Software Developer

Islander, Tech Whiz, Philanthropist

A Vancouver native, Shaun has a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and a Certificate of Technology. In 2016, he was the winner of the Web Not War Award. Shaun lives with his wife Kathryn in Salt Spring Island. In his spare time Shaun volunteers, practices sleight-of-hand, and is a prolific reader.


Software Developer

Photographer, Camper, Problem Solver

Bio Coming Soon


Digital Product Owner

Adventurer, Antique-Hunter, Music Aficianado

Carli is a marketing student who enjoys spending her days unconventionally. She’s travelled to 14 different countries, and has enjoyed cuisines from a far more greater of number. When she’s not busy dining, hiking, camping, rearranging, photographing, planning, or doing homework, you'll likely find her at a local gig.


Sales & Guest Experience Team Leader

Skier, Runner, Mountain Lover

Annabel grew up in Colorado, inspiring her lifelong love for the mountains! After completing university in the UK and many winters skiing in the Alps, Annabel relocated to Canada. Always the planner in her group of friends, Annabel loves organizing trips, and at Leavetown she shares this passion with our guests.


Destination Expert

Proud Hockey & Soccer Mom, Entrepreneur, Biker

Brenda is a true Canmore local having lived in the beautiful Bow Valley for almost twenty years. In the summer you’ll find her on a soccer field, and in the winter in an ice rink as she’s a proud mum of two fantastic, competitive girls. Ask Brenda what’s not to miss in the Rockies, and she’ll make sure you have a trip you’ll never forget!


Destination Expert

Travel Geek, Geography Buff, Italian Chef

Marco hails from Italy, and has travelled to 40 countries across 4 continents. A self confessed "travel geek," Marco enjoys geography and studying maps, and he has always dreamed of a career in the travel industry. In his free time, Marco hikes, climbs, plays soccer and basketball, and cooks every day... mostly Italian food!


Destination Expert

Travel Blogger, Photographer, Supreme Organizer

Inspired by her travels across Canada, England born Cheyenne relocated to Vancouver in order to explore more of the mountains. Having planned many solo travel adventures for herself, Cheyenne is excited to be able to do the same for our guests. Out of the office she can be found behind her camera or updating her travel blog.


Destination Expert

Foodie, Animal Lover, World Traveller

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.


Destination Expert

Skier, Backpacker, Hospitality Pro

Bio Coming Soon


Guest Experience (UK)

Traveller, Skier, Tea Enthusiast, Sailor-in-Training

Born and raised in England, Nick’s love of visiting new places led him to spend a year in Vancouver, where he enjoyed experiencing the wilderness of BC. After a year in Canada, Nick returned to the UK, where he now continues to work for Leavetown as a remote Destination Expert serving our European guests.


Revenue Optimization

Nature-Lover, Expert Dog Cuddler/Saint Bernard Mom

Having grown up just outside Vancouver in the Fraser Valley, Chloe loves the forest, mountains and ocean and tries not to take the beauty of Canada's wilderness for granted! With a background in physics and earth science, Chloe has a curiosity for life and loves to get into nature with her Saint Bernard, Molly.


Revenue & Channel Coordinator

Food Lover, Adventurer, Music Addict

Originally from Germany and constantly on the hunt for new adventures, Axana recently moved to Vancouver to experience the Canadian way of life and to explore the country’s beautiful nature. With over 8 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Axana has had the pleasure of living, studying and working in Germany, Sweden, the UK and USA. Besides her love for travel, she enjoys playing badminton, baking delicious treats and discovering new music.


Market Manager North America

Canadian Girl, Outdoor Enthusiast, Disney Fan

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!


Market Manager North America

Adrenaline Junkie, Mountain Biker, Climber

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.


Market Manager Central & South America

Animal Lover, Beach and Mountain Explorer

Roberta studied International Relations in Brazil, but fell in love with the mountains in Vancouver and relocated to Canada. She loves living life to the fullest and enjoying the great outdoors! Super curious about life, Roberta is always looking for opportunities to try new things, travel to different places, and meet new people.


Market Manager Europe

Inveterate Foodie, Runner, Nature Lover

After 8 years working in the hotel industry in his native France, Sylvain decided to leave his Parisian life to settle in Vancouver, where he now enjoys living steps away from the ocean, the mountains, the wild and all sorts of outdoors activities. Sylvain is an open-minded and curious people-person who loves discovering new cultures and lifestyles. His favourite day : ski and raclette!


Market Manager Asia & South Pacific

Fun-Loving Traveller, Global Adventurer

Kathy grew up on the Gold Coast, Australia, but her adventures have led her to 33 countries and to work abroad in England and the USA. A law and journalism graduate, Kathy's true passion is for travel, and she comes to Canada and the Leavetown team with 4 years of travel industry experience under her belt. In her spare time, you can find Kathy camping, reading in the sun and dancing the nights away.


Lead Generation

Cyclist, Skier, Paraglider

After growing up in the French Alps, Valentin started travelling in his 20’s by hitchhiking from Paris to Istanbul. Catching the travel bug, Valentin went on to explore Europe, China and the USA and Canada before eventually settling in Vancouver last year. Valentin enjoys cycling, skiing, hiking and camping in his spare time, and has recently taken up paragliding.


Content Coordinator

Food Traveller, Dog Lover, Beach Yogi

Born and raised in Vancouver, Jess is always drawn back to the ocean and mountains. A travel junkie at heart, she earned her YTTC in India, learned to surf in Bali, and ate her way through Europe. When she isn’t planning her next adventure, you can find Jess writing on the beach, practicing yoga in unusual places, or “borrowing” her friends’ dogs for hikes.


Listings Optimization

Scientist, Trekker, Data Whiz

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 and hiking through the mountains seeking unique rock outcrops or trekking through winding canyons and plateaus looking for the perfect angle for a photo. Natalia's role at Leavetown is to optimize listing performance and conduct market analysis to constantly improve our service.


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Traveller, Mountain Adventurer, Mystery Novel Addict

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.


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Literary Buff, Blogger, Self-Proclaimed Nerd

Kat has spent most of her adult life happily studying literature. During her time at university, she had the privilege to go on a field school to Germany to study fairy tales. During nice weather, Kat can be found slacklining, rollerblading, or reading Shakespeare in the sunshine. She joins Leavetown with experience blogging, writing for Maclean's magazine, and The Write Room and Mistake House literary magazines.


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Cowgirl, Blonde Wanderer, Photographer

Originally from Southern California, Kristen is a lover of people, nature, animals, hiking, and culture! Having road tripped most of North America, Kristen realized her true love was for the Canadian Rockies. Now living in Calgary, Kristen is happy to apply her passion for travel to creating content for Leavetown!

$50 Activity Voucher

We provide so much more than just excellent accommodations… You can also book a host of amazing activities such as rafting, climbing, horseback tours and ski tickets directly with us! Book with us, and we will give you a $50 voucher valid against any of the activities we sell. It is our gift to help you create a custom package vacation that suits your personal interests best. Some conditions may apply.