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 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!

EMMANUEL LAVOIE

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!

MARTIN TOUGH

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.

CHARLIE MARSH

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.

CHRISTINA HANNA

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.

JENNIFER THORNTON

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!

JONATHAN HYATT

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.

BYRON POSCHWATTA

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!

ABRAHAM LOPEZ

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.

HASSAN FEGHHI

Software Developer

Photographer, Camper, Problem Solver

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.

CARLI YOUNG

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.

ELVINA TSE

Digital Product Owner

Bookworm, Food Enthusiast, Passionate Gamer

A recent graduate of the University of Waterloo, Elvina is Team Leavetown's resident bookworm - she has read over 300 novels since falling in love with the Harry Potter series as a child! Elvina loves trying out new types of food and restaurants, and enjoys playing board games and video games. Bitten by the travel bug, Elvina recently visited Mexico and Iceland, and wants to visit Japan or Australia next.

BRENDA JEFFERY

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!

NINA SCHWARK

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.

LUKE BRODEUR

Destination Expert

Skier, Backpacker, Hospitality Pro

Luke was born in Montreal and spent most of his life there. He grew up skiing at Jay Peak, Vermont, and considers it his second home. After spending a season in Banff and Canmore last year, Luke wanted to get back into the city, so relocated to Vancouver. In his spare time Luke loves to cook, ski, play hockey, soccer, listen to music and go to shows.

AXANA RAISER

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.

CONNOR GRIFFITHS

Revenue Coordinator

BC Native, Tourism Buff, Former Soccer Star!

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!

ACACIA TOWNLEY

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!

MATT HUA

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.

KATHY STACEY

Market Manager

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.

DANIEL MORALES

Market Manager

Beach Lover, Scuba Diver, Golfer

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.

VALENTIN CHEVALLIER

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.

NATALIA KORACIN

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.

ALEXANDRA GRADEEN

Content Coordinator

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.

KATHLEEN CARRIER

Content Creator

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.

$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.