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.

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.

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

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 Canadian lifestyle of snowy winters and summer hiking in the mountains.

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.

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.

ANNABEL HUNTER

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.

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!

MARCO PASINI

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!

CHEYENNE FALZON

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.

JAIME DUMONT

Guest Experience (North America)

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.

KATALINA WATT

Guest Experience (North America)

Backpacker, Bibliophile, Podcaster

Hailing from the bright lights of London, England, Katalina sates her wanderlust by travelling extensively, and she fell in love with the beauty of Scotland and the stunning landscape of Canada! When she's not writing about travel, she's often found reading, podcasting, smashing the patriarchy, or dancing to jazz.

NICK SNELLING

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.

CHLOE BOCKER

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.

JESS PURVER

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.

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.

ROBERTA MARTINS

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.

SYLVAIN PIZY

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!

KATHY STACEY

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.

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.

ALEXANDRA GRADEEN

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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.

$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.