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, 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 largest house music blog!
Carolina Perez Baso

Carolina Perez Baso

Sales & 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!
Katie Wagner

Katie Wagner

Placement Manager

Born and raised in Austria I have had the chance to live in four different countries: Austria, United Kingdom, USA and now Canada! Naturally I love traveling and cultural exchange and am passionate about sharing my experiences. In my free time I enjoy hiking and exploring Vancouver’s beautiful surroundings.

Spoken Language(s): German, English, French
Fun Fact(s): I have never broken a bone!
Madison Johnson

Madison Johnson

Placement Coordinator

Originally from the Okanagan, BC, I came to Vancouver for university to study opera performance where I practiced singing in many different languages, and made friends with other students from all over the globe. After school, I travelled around Greece for a month, and it inspired my love for travelling!

Spoken Language(s): English
Fun Fact(s): In my free time I do voice acting for cartoons and video games!
Mariya Plish

Mariya Plish

Placement Coordinator

Originally born in Ukraine, I moved to Vancouver to study Marketing (Communications) in 2017. I love travelling and already had a chance to visit 6 countries! During my visits, I was able to explore different cultures and make friends from all over the world.

Spoken Language(s): English, Ukrainian, Russian
Fun Fact(s): I visited one country more than 10 times!
Adeline Hadijanto

Adeline Hadijanto

Travel Coordinator

Born in Vancouver raised in Indonesia, and finally moved back to Canada in 2014 – Victoria then Vancouver! I had the opportunity to work in Banff for one summer and did a study exchange in Austria. I’m passionate about travelling and love going for hikes, exploring cafés and capturing moments! I have visited more than 21 countries and still counting!

Spoken Language(s): English, Bahasa Indonesian
Fun Fact(s): I make candles in re-purposed glasswares
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
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!