Team

Thomas Prieur

Thomas Prieur

Chief Experience Officer

Originally from France, I moved to Vancouver and after working in the international youth exchange industry for several years, I started Stepwest in 2010. Overseeing operations, marketing and business development are just some of the ways I spend the day!

Spoken Language(s): French, English, Spanish
Fun Fact(s): I used to run one of the World's biggest house music blog!
Carolina Perez Baso

Carolina Perez Baso

Marketing Director

Originally from sunny Canary Islands, I oversee all communication, and marketing services with our agent partners. I look forward to meeting you and preparing some awesome programs for you to enjoy!

Spoken Language(s): English, Spanish
Fun Fact(s): I am a horrible Karaoke singer!
Alison Westfall

Alison Westfall

Digital Marketing Coordinator - Stepabroad

Born and raised in Alberta, I am passionate about travel and exploring the outdoors. I have taken several opportunities to do so, including studying in Paris, backpacking through Southeast Asia and a working holiday Down Under. These passions have led me to Stepabroad here in Vancouver and I am excited to help others discover the opportunity to #WorkTheWorld!

Spoken Language(s): English, French
Fun Fact(s): I once built a camper van and traveled to several National Parks across the United States to discover new trails, camp under the stars and learn to surf.
Tessa Elliott

Tessa Elliott

Sales & Marketing Coordinator - Stepabroad

I was born and raised in Calgary but moved to beautiful British Columbia for University – and became a nomad ever since. I have travelled to over 40 countries and have lived abroad in New Zealand, Austria, and South Korea. Living abroad opened up new opportunities for me, created lifelong friendships, and shaped me as a person. I am passionate about encouraging others to do the same!

Spoken Language(s): English
Tamara Dugonjic

Tamara Dugonjic

Staffing Account Manager

Originally form Slovenia, I moved to Canada when I was young. I hold a bachelor degree in business management. In my down time, I like to experience new cultures and destinations. 

Spoken Language(s): English, Serbian
Fun Fact(s): I am a volleyball enthusiast!
Martha Fallon

Martha Fallon

Placement Specialist

Originally from Ireland, I have recently moved to Canada to combine my love of travel and my career goals. I have lived in San Francisco, travelled throughout Europe, parts of Africa, the United States and Mexico. I am new to Canada too, so have first hand experience on adapting to a new place and am excited to help others with their new adventures!

Spoken Language(s): English, Irish
Fun Fact(s): True to the Irish Stereotype, mash potato is hands down my favourite food.
Cassandra Leonhardt

Cassandra Leonhardt

Placement Specialist

Hailing from Vancouver, I love the diversity of forests, mountains and ocean that the city has to offer. I am responsible for placing Co-op students in their ideal jobs and setting them on a path to success. I enjoy traveling and have visited Japan, France, Italy, Greece, Mexico, U.S.A., the U.K. and the Canary Islands in Spain.

Spoken Language(s): English, French
Fun Fact(s): I have saved somebody's life with CPR
Sheri Lam

Sheri Lam

Placement Coordinator

Born and raised in Ontario! I moved to Vancouver in 2005 and loved living in this city ever since. I have a passion for travel and discovering hidden gems throughout the countries I visit which includes, South Korea, Vietnam, Shanghai, and Hainan. I’m ecstatic to meet you and learn more about where you’re from. The world is your oyster!

Spoken Language(s): English, Vietnamese, Korean, Polynesian, and Cantonese
Fun Fact(s): I once hiked up a 6,400 ft volcano on Jeju Island in S. Korea, that recently erupted in the last 5,000 years.
Brianna Ho

Brianna Ho

Program Coordinator

Born and raised in Vancouver, I’ve had the opportunity to work in Hong Kong, backpack through Southeast Asia, travel throughout Europe, and explore the Canadian provinces. Through each of these experiences, I’ve loved learning about the different cultures and I can’t wait to help you with your new adventure!

Spoken Language(s): English, Cantonese
Fun Fact(s): I’m a huge dog lover and you’ll typically find me pointing out all the dogs on the street
Chanelle Febre

Chanelle Febre

Placement Coordinator

Born and raised in Vancouver, I love exploring the world and trying out different activities. I am a 9graduate from the University of Ottawa and have been on two international exchanges in China. Travel has played an instrumental role towards my personal development.

Spoken Language(s): English, French
Fun Fact(s): My dragon boating team once won the Canadian National Dragon Boat Championship in Victoria.
Allison Wong

Allison Wong

Community Coordinator

Born and raised in Vancouver, I am currently studying Communications and Publishing at Simon Fraser University. I have always had a huge passion for traveling and learning about new cultures, so I’m excited to get to know you and learn more about your experiences!

Spoken Language(s): English
Fun Fact(s): I also have a big passion for food, so whether it be ice cream, sushi or tacos, I'm always eager to share my recommendations or try new places!
Tater

Tater

Chief Security Officer

I currently oversee the security of Stepwest staff and program participants. If you want to get on my good side, I looove back scratches.

Spoken Language(s): Pomeranian, English, French, Cantonese
Fun Fact(s): Hola! Currently learning Spanish!