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 Specialist

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!
Isabella Johnson

Isabella Johnson

Placement Specialist

Originally from the UK, I have lived in Canada for the last eleven years. I’m brand new in British Colombia and cannot wait to explore this beautiful city. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal, and have spent the last few years traveling and working around the world!

Spoken Language(s): English, French (un petit peu)
Fun Fact(s): I'm a triplet! I have two brothers the same age as me.
Channing Masuhara

Channing Masuhara

Placement Specialist

Born and raised in Vancouver and have had the opportunity to live in a few different cities in Canada too! When I was in university I got to spend 1 year on exchange in Newcastle, Australia which was one of the best years of my life. My favourite passions are sports events, concerts, live events, travelling, and exploring my amazing Hometown!

Spoken Language(s): English, some Japanese
Fun Fact(s): Skydived and bungee jumped when I went to New Zealand when I was on exchange in Australia!
Aishwarya Sanjay

Aishwarya Sanjay

Operations Coordinator

Originally born in India, but bred between Calgary and Saudi Arabia. I have had the opportunity to study for a semester abroad in Scotland, and also work/travel in the Middle East. Overall, I have a huge passion for travelling and I am extremely excited to hear your travel stories and to help you embark on your next adventure in Canada!

Spoken Language(s): English, Hindi, Malayalam
Fun Fact(s): I overcame an earthquake in Bali
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!