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!
Rachel Law

Rachel Law

Placement Specialist

Having lived in Vancouver my entire life, I have a passion for travelling, exploring other cultures and meeting new people. From my staffing experience as well as teaching International students, I would love the opportunity to get to know you and help align your interests with your career goals!

Spoken Language(s): English,
Fun Fact(s): I met Jerry Seinfeld when I visited New York
Zoe Brownsell

Zoe Brownsell

Hospitality Placement Specialist

I originally moved to Whistler five years ago from Toronto to snowboard and explore Canada.  Since then, I have travelled places like South East Asia, Central America, Australia and more. My experience working with hotels and resorts over the years has made me an expert in hospitality. I would love to meet you and find the perfect experience while you explore and travel!

Spoken Language(s): English, French
Fun Fact(s): I’ve crossed the Nicaragua/Costa Rica border four times in 48 hours!
Nida Lakhani

Nida Lakhani

Placement Specialist

Originally from Dubai, I moved to Canada to study Business and HR Management at Simon Fraser University. Although Canada has become my home, I still know the feeling that comes with moving into a new place and meeting new people. I look forward to meeting you and helping you find your ideal experience!

Spoken Language(s): English, Hindi, Urdu
Fun Fact(s): I am very scared of ceiling fans!
Patricia Lamagna

Patricia Lamagna

Marketing Manager - Southeast Asia

Originally from the Philippines, my background is in Real Estate Sales and Marketing Management. I work closely with our partners in Southeast Asia, to provide you with the best work experience programs in Canada.

Spoken Language(s): English, Filipino
Fun Fact(s): I can assemble, disassemble and fire the m-16 rifle!
Jana Chovanova

Jana Chovanova

Marketing Coordinator

Originally from Slovakia, I have spent last 10 years studying, working and traveling in the UK, Austria, the Caribbean, Ecuador and Costa Rica! As a part of the marketing team, I look after the Eastern European market. Outside the office, I like to practice yoga or climb mountains!30
Spoken Language(s): English, Slovak, Czech, Polish, Spanish
Fun Fact(s): I skydived from 3,500feet!
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!