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.
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!
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.
Krista Shatford

Krista Shatford

Placement Specialist

Born and raised in Ontario, I strive to explore as many corners of the world as possible. I have studied in France, worked in the Dominican Republic, and backpacked solo in Southeast Asia. As a big advocate for learning through travel, I am excited to help you take on your next big adventure!

Spoken Language(s): English, French
Fun Fact(s): I’ve lived on three continents in the last five years.
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
Tracy Tran

Tracy Tran

Marketing Coordinator - Stepabroad

Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, I am currently pursuing a BBA at Simon Fraser University. I’ve had an extraordinary opportunity to teach English in Vietnam, it has made me to realize how important it was to travel, share and indulge in different cultures.

Spoken Language(s): English, Vietnamese
Fun Fact(s): I travelled to Spain to play basketball with my Highschool team!
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!