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!


VP Business Development

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!


CFO and Operations Manager

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.


Marketing & Communications

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

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.


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!


Head of Guest Services

Adrenaline Junkie, Mountain Biker, Hiker, Rock 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.


Guest Services

Travel Expert, Skier, Hiker, Mom to Twin Girls

Jaime is Leavetown's newest Guest Services member, and has come to us 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 Services 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.


Destination Expert

World Wanderer, Scuba Diver, Beach-Loving Prairie Gal

Coming to us from the prairie heartland of Saskatchewan, Gaylene was bitten early by the travel bug, and has lived overseas as a scuba instructor and massage therapist, exploring far-flung, amazing places. Gaylene’s gift for managing travel and adventure means she excels at arranging vacations for 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

Irish Expat, Hiker, Climber, Diehard Hurling Fan

One Irish expat just wasn't enough, so Adam joined Leavetown in summer 2016 as a Destination Expert. Adam studied International Commerce, and uses his sales savvy and negotiating skills to finds the best deals for our Leavetown guests. A TV and movie buff, Adam also enjoys hiking in the great Canadian outdoors.


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.


Marketing Associate

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.


Product 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!


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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.


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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.