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!
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 years of experience recruiting for 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!
Krista Shatford

Krista Shatford

Placement Coordinator

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.
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!
Gabriela Martins

Gabriela Martins

Administrative (Monitoring) Assistant

Spoken Language(s): English, Portuguese
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!