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!



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.


Head of Strategy & Business Development

Travel Professional, Ideas Guy, Globetrotter

After 12 years of adventure travel and tourism work encompassing 65+ countries and all 7 continents, Chad is now putting roots down on the west coast of Canada. Chad has a passion for building community and inspiring people to experience the world, and his mix of skills are currently at work growing and shaping the Leavetown family.


Marketing & Communications Manager

Backpacker, Wanderer, Sun Seeker, Beach Lover

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 Vancouver lifestyle of being by the ocean and summer hiking in the mountains.


Product & Partnerships Manager

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.


Guest Experience Manager

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.


Sales Manager

Ski Instructor, Mountain Explorer, People Person

Ricky's love of skiing inspired him to relocated to Canada from his native England. Ricky loves to face new challenges and inspire others to do the same. He has embraced his latest challenge as Leavetown Sales Manager wholeheartedly, and when he's not in the office, Ricky is either skiing, climbing mountains or eating tacos!


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 & 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.


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.


Project Manager

Wilderness Adventurer, Artist, Multilingual Enthusiast

Having grown up in Germany, USA, UK and Canada, Liz relishes exploring new countries and cultures. She's settled in Vancouver to be close to the mountains and ocean. So, when she's not managing projects, she loads up her 70L backpack and heads to the backcountry or heads to her art studio to paint.


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

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.


Guest Experience

Travel Expert, Skier, Hiker, Mom to Twin Girls

Jaime joined the Leavetown team with over 18 years' experience in the travel industry! After moving to Whistler from Ontario 12 years ago, Jaime has since settled in Vancouver, where she enjoys skiing and hiking with her husband and twin daughters, as well as exploring new restaurants.


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.


Product & Partnerships Associate

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!


Product & Partnerships Associate

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.


Content Marketing Associate

Canada's #1 Fan, Mountain Sports Addict

Originally from the UK, Billie's love for Canada began at the age of 7. After some world travel and a degree in History & Politics, Billie relocated to Vancouver, and is now taking advantage of the area's local adventures. When she's not working, you can find Billie climbing mountains, snowboarding down them or cycling to a brewery.


Content Creator

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.


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