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While some of us have been here since the beginning, and some of us are new faces – ALL of us are committed to creating the summer of a lifetime for each and every teen that joins our summer programs.
We know our stuff and can’t wait to get to know you! The better we understand you, your summer goals and any concerns, the easier it is for us to help you find the perfect program suited to your needs. We are ready to provide you first-rate client service in everything from picking your perfect program, questions about health or safety, making flight arrangements or anything at all. There are many subtle differences and some large ones in choosing the perfect travel program and a live conversation is the best way to explore that decision. Please contact us!
In 1990, Mitch brought years of camp experience coupled with his knack for energizing a group from his days as a DJ to his role as a summer leader on the American Voyageur. Like many of us, he was hooked ever since - it’s just as powerful an experience for staff as for teens! He made a name for himself heading up several western and European tours. Summers were not enough so Mitch started speaking with and meeting prospective travelers and their parents in the winter months while finishing his studies. After eight months of backpacking in Southeast Asia and Australia, Mitch joined Mark in the New York office. Okay, it was really Mark’s one-bedroom apartment and with Mitch on board that meant it was time for a real office. After a few years, Mitch returned to his native Toronto where he manages our Toronto office, speaks with many teens and parents each year to share his vast knowledge of our programs. Mitch, along with Ira Solomon, oversees our overall enrollment and participant experience. He is also the Product Manager of our Volunteer division and various Global Adventure programs. He helps manage staff training, and is a Company Director who visits programs during the summer, with many other responsibilities. Be sure to call him by his nickname “Mr. Meetch”. Mitch loves the outdoors, skiing and water sports. Yet his favorite thing is visiting our programs each summer, coaching our Program Directors and getting to know the teens and staff! He and his wife Wendy scouted our Thailand community service program and have had the pleasure of seeing their own teens experience our programs! Contact Mitch
Ira joined our family in 2002 and brought his experience in owning and running the operations of Teen Tours of America (TTA). He operates our Boca Raton, Florida office and along with Mitch Lerner, oversees our overall enrollment and participant experience. Ira uses his expertise in program planning and ability relating to teens to spearhead our European, Career Experiences, and Pre-College Enrichment programs, along with various Global Adventures. Among his many responsibilities Ira most enjoys managing our website development, developing marketing materials and hiring and training the best summer staff. He has a sincere passion for travel and has done the pioneering development work to create a number of itineraries in Europe, Costa Rica, Peru and Ecuador. Ira is committed to surpassing the expectations of our clients in all aspects of our enrollment process and in delivering an unforgettable traveler experience. In his free time, Ira loves riding dirt bikes with his son and in the winter skiing with his family and watching football. Speaking of football, Ira’s skill for outdoor barbeque cooking can be experienced by his friends and family at his legendary tailgates before Miami Dolphin games. Ira’s passion for inspiring teens to achieve their goals was recognized when he was named Broward County High School mentor of the year. Contact Ira
Lindsay Ebert Dwonszyk
(She/Her/Hers) Lindsay fell in love with the recreation industry and has developed her passion working at day camps, overnight camps, and outdoor adventure programs across the country. She earned her degree in Recreation Management from UMass Amherst, with a minor in Psychology to further develop her skills with children and teens. While studying in Barcelona, Lindsay discovered her enthusiasm for travel and its profound effects on one’s perspective. After graduation, she pursued her career in outdoor education and leadership, and continued to spend her summers on the water providing a thrilling and safe environment for teens. She assumed safety leadership roles as a Lifeguard & First Aid Instructor, certified boating operator, and Water Safety Instructor. Lindsay joined the WCC family in 2012 and now runs our Mamaroneck, NY office. She helps families choose the program that is the best fit for them, interviews and hires talented summer leaders, supports programs on the road, manages our summer communication center, and is part of our safety & risk management team. Like so many others in the company, she shares a passion for both camp and travel that can be seen in her big smile that wins over participants and staff alike. Contact Lindsay
(He/Him/His) Symon began life at WCC back in 1998 when he took his first group of teenagers out west. At the time he was living abroad teaching children with autism in London. That incredible experience on our western program inspired him to move back across the pond to take his years of experience working with kids and teens and apply it on a year-round basis. Symon’s diverse experiences include teaching nursery school kids in Canada and underprivileged students in Israel, volunteering at children’s hospitals, and living in India, Europe, the US and Australia. Due to his nomadic nature, Symon has worked in three of our offices and now calls Toronto home where he lives with his wife Carolyn and their two young children that he loves to watch giggle together. He also loves to ski, play tennis, and volunteer with a research network dedicated to improving the lives of children with developmental disabilities. He is the Director of our School and Custom groups division, which operates programs throughout the year, and he oversees our programs in Australia and New Zealand. As a Company Director you might be lucky enough to catch up with him as he visits different summer trips and shares his invaluable experience with our Program Directors on the road. Contact Symon
Erica has the perfect job considering she minored in Travel & Tourism and has an extensive marketing background. She enjoys assisting families in planning their teenagers' perfect summer. Her patience, good nature and extremely warm personality leaves WCC families feeling supported & well-prepared for summer! Contact Erica
(She/Her/Hers) Sydney joined our team as a recent graduate of the University of Western Ontario. After participating on our U.S. Explorer in 2011, she got the travel bug and knew Westcoast Connection was the right fit. She enjoys walking with her dogs Jackson and Parker, hanging out with friends and cooking. After working at day & sleepaway camps since she was 16, she is excited to continue working with teens in the summer and families during the year to create unforgettable summers! Contact Sydney
Bella began working for Westcoast Connection in 2017 as a summer leader. She has worked with teens & staff in all travel divisions: Pre-College Enrichment, Volunteer, Global Adventure and Active Teen Tours, in destinations like Costa Rica, Hawaii, Barcelona and more! Bella is highly talented in helping teens build self-esteem and enjoys encouraging them to try activities outside of their comfort zone. Upon her graduation from the University of Florida with a degree in Public Relations, Bella joined the full-time enrollment team in sunny South Florida. Now, she is able to help families find their perfect summer program based on their unique interests. In her free time, Bella enjoys visiting art shows and exhibits, playing her ukulele and being on the water! Contact Isabella
Katie was born in London, England and traveled around Europe with her family before moving to Canada at age 7. Since then, her love for travel has continued to grow. Katie explored Greece for the first time with Westcoast Connection as a Program Leader and knew she wanted to become part of the full-time team! Katie attended and worked at her beloved sleepaway camp for a combined 10 years, demonstrating how life-changing summer experiences can be. Katie is a recent graduate of Queen’s University with a degree in Global Development Studies, bringing both her education as well as her enthusiasm for travel to the full-time team. Katie is excited to share her love of travel and exploration with teens as they create unforgettable summer experiences! Contact Katie
(He/Him/His) Brian joined the Westcoast Connection team in 2019 as a Program Director after working for multiple summer travel companies in the past. He loved working with Westcoast Connection so much that he jumped at the opportunity to join the full-time team in the sunny, South Florida office. Brian’s thirst for adventure began during his teen years in Cleveland while attending monthly Boy Scout camps where his love for the outdoors grew exponentially as he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He later attended Ohio University, graduating with 2 degrees in Marketing and Management & Strategic Leadership. Brian’s excitement for travel is evident in his interactions with teens as he loves to impart his appreciation for the outdoors to the next generation of explorers. When he’s not working in the WCC office, you can find him leading kayak, paddleboard, and mountain biking tours in the state parks of South Florida. Contact Brian.
(She/Her/Hers) After having an unforgettable time as a participant on three WCC programs, Amy joined the WCC family as a program leader in 2018, leading programs in the Teen Tour, Community Service, and Global Adventure divisions. She then became a Program Director, and upon graduating from Wake Forest University with a degree in Child Development and Counseling, she worked for three years as a Certified Child Life Specialist, helping pediatric patients and their families feel comfortable and at ease prior to and during new medical experiences. Amy is excited to combine her love for travel and passion for working with teens as they create everlasting friendships and memories. Contact Amy
Following graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Marketing, Gianna joined the full-time enrollment and client service team in Boca Raton, Florida. Gianna began her journey with WCC in 2013 as a participant on our Costa Rica Community Service program. After having an unforgettable time on her first program, Gianna participated in our Peru Community Service program in 2016. Since then, her passion to help others and travel the world has only grown. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and going to the beach with her dog Olive in her free time. Gianna is thrilled to share her love of travel and adventure with teens as they create unforgettable summer experiences! Contact Gianna
After spending 11 years at sleepaway camp, Gennifer joined the Westcoast Connection family and has spent the last four summers as a staff on some of our incredible programs including the Californian Extravaganza, Hawaii & Alaska, and the Fashion Experience. After graduating from Western University’s Media, Information, and Technoculture program in 2019, Gennifer explored her passion for working with teens and the marketing industry. She delved into event planning, social media, and the fashion industry, which provided her with the opportunity to work closely with teens, always putting an emphasis on empowerment and positivity. Gennifer is excited to combine her love for summer and teens to help families find the perfect programs to create unforgettable summers! Contact Gennifer
Beyond itineraries, our expert coordinators oversee every program detail, which includes verifying that all suppliers and activities meet our safety standards. Thanks to their hard work, our summer staff are able to be fully focused on getting to know “Each & Every” traveler and building that warm and welcoming group bond that makes for a summer you’ll never forget.
(She/Her/Hers) Pam’s first experiences in camping were at a YMCA where she shadowed campers with special needs. She then went on to be a counselor and run the CIT program. In 2001, she joined us as a Food Director on our very popular California & the Canyons and helped out behind the scenes in the Communication Center. Her talent for helping to support Program Directors on the road while assisting parents with an empathetic ear led to her becoming a fixture in the summer office. After graduating from McGill with her teaching degree, Pam taught during the year and became an increasingly valuable member of our summer team. She joined us full-time in 2006 with her penchant for detail as a planner helping to ensure incredible European, Australian and Global Adventure programs. Having planned trips from South America to Asia and across all our program types, she now focuses her attention on managing our Planning department and supporting our meticulous program coordinators. She also heads up one of our two summer Communication Centers and serves as a summer Company Director. Outside of work, Pam is a “curler” having played competitively for over 20 years, going as far as the Nationals, and coaching Special Olympics curling. She is also a soccer player, coach and while we don’t call her a “soccer mom” around the office, her four adorable children will surely be getting her soccer talents passed on. Contact Pamela.
Amazingly, Lori has been with Westcoast Connection since our 2nd season! After spending 10 summers attending and working at summer camp in Ontario, and earning her BA in Psychology and working with children, Lori was recruited by Stan as our second ever Program Director – and the rest is history! She directed our western trips and pioneered our first European itinerary back in 1990 and has since worked as a supervisor, Company Director and Program Coordinator. Lori has traveled extensively, is a passionate skier and tries to head to the slopes whenever possible! Lori and her husband have two sons which help her relate to the many teens she creates trips for as the architect and planner of our North American Active Teen Tours. A former east coast gal, Lori is based on the west coast close to many of our suppliers and perfectly located to greet and supervise trips during the summer months. Program Directors turn to her for advice and guidance. Her invaluable years of planning experience and tricks of the trade ensure our teens enjoy the most efficient and well run trips in the industry. Contact Lori
(She/Her/Hers) Michelle was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa and after university and a business career came to the USA, started raising her family of three children and becoming very involved in their schools. Lo and behold, she befriended Lori who recognized Michelle’s sharp eye for detail. That combined with Michelle’s travels and love for visiting many interesting cities and historical sites in the U.S. made her a perfect fit for our program coordinator team which she joined in 2004. Who would have thought that a girl who grew up in a country of cricket matches would be planning our Major League Madness Baseball Tours? She is intricately involved in a myriad of details involved with managing over a thousand North American suppliers and of course she also serves as an in house go-to person for our South Africa Community Service programs. Contact Michelle
After catching the travel bug as a teen, when touring Europe as part of a music group, Sandi has since visited 27countries and 5 continents including living abroad in Japan and Australia. She uses that first-hand experience as an enthusiastic program coordinator!! Sandi grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, not too far from the Canadian Rockies and studied theater in the Fine Arts department at the University of Alberta. She has worked with youth as a program planner at summer camp, taught English while living overseas, and shared her theater and programming skills as the children’s production coordinator in her local church community. She puts together amazing and unique itineraries and is thrilled to pass the bug on to young travelers and inspire them to continue exploring the globe. Contact Sandi
(She/Her/Hers) After 10 years at sleepaway camp, including 4 years as staff, Brittany’s love of camp and travel led her to begin her WCC career as a Program Leader on our California & the Canyons in 2008. After a second summer out west, she was a Program Leader on our Backpack France & Switzerland program in 2010 and relished her summers working for WCC so much that she hoped to return if ever possible. After graduating from Concordia University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Sociology, she worked for five years in entertainment, touring live shows, and three years at a company focused on team building for students. Her organized nature and extensive experience in logistics led her back to WCC full-time where she is thrilled to be part of the Planning team. Contact Brittany
(She/Her/Hers) After earning her Bachelors in Communications and her MBA from McGill University, Donna worked for several years in consumer product marketing and in healthcare. But it was her love of summer camp from her younger days as both a camper and staff, and passion for travel that brought her to join the WCC team. As the parent of two boys, she combines her mother’s intuition, knowledge of camp and travel, and her extensive business experience to help our planning department provide teens and staff with well-researched and detailed itineraries. Contact Donna
Luisa De Armas
(She/Her/Hers) Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Luisa considers herself someone who has always been curious about the world. That makes sense as she hasn't stopped travelling since her very first trip at 16 to Chicago! Luisa began working for Westcoast Connection in 2017 as a summer leader while working year-round as the Coordinator of Afterschool and Extracurricular Programs at a local private Elementary School. As a summer leader with Westcoast Connection, Luisa has worked with incredible teens & staff in Spain, Costa Rica, and South Africa. As part of our full-time team, Luisa lends her talents for coordinating intricate details and her personal experience as a world traveler in her role on our Planning Team. She loves that WCC merges together everything she loves: wonderful people, traveling, working with youth, and helping others to make everlasting travel memories! Contact Luisa.
(She/Her/Hers) After attending sleepaway camp for over 10 years, in the summer of 2014 Tristan decided to take her love for working with teens across the globe and lead a teen travel tour. After six summers, Tristan has led teen tours to countries all over the world covering 4 continents, over 15 countries and most importantly getting to experience it all with over 500 teens. Tristan uses her first-hand experience to plan safe, organized, fun and memorable trips for our teens! After graduating from McGill University with a Bachelor's in Education, Tristan spent two years teaching elementary school students during the year, while travelling during the summers. She then decided to take her passion for travel and turn it into her career. Tristan spent five years planning an international travel program for high school students and one year as the director of a local youth movement, planning leadership initiatives for teens. Her keen attention to detail and experience planning travel programs ensures that year after year, our teens have the summer of their life!! In her free time, Tristan is an avid baker - she tests out new recipes for breads and cakes every week and delivers them to her neighbors to taste test! Contact Tristan.
(She/Her/Hers) The travel bug hit Allison hard during a GAP year where she traveled throughout Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia. She immediately knew that her future career would involve sharing that passion with others. She then attended Coastal Carolina University with studies in ecotourism and sustainability. She spent 7 years at an overnight camp, including being a CIT counselor. She enjoyed teaching at a nature school where the great outdoors was the classroom for enthusiastic young minds. In 2018, Allison started working as a Program Leader for Westcoast Connection. She has lead programs in the Teen Tour, Community Service and Global Adventure divisions. When not working you can find Allison spending time with her dog, Bodhi. She enjoys scuba diving, skiing and camping. Allison is thrilled to be part of the planning team at WCC where she can combine her love for travel, education and helping kids make lasting friends and memories. Contact Allison
(He/Him/His) Noah started at WCC in 2019 as a program leader on the American Voyageur and was instantly hooked. After completing two more summers as a Program Leader and Graduating with a BA in Psychology minoring in child youth and family, Noah knew that WCC was where he belonged. In addition to summers spent with WCC, Noah's experience interning at several care facilities in both social work and recreation therapy give him the organizational background needed to be a great asset to the planning team. Through extensive travel both stateside (visiting 30 states) and internationally, Noah loves to learn about new cultures and never says no to an adventure! When he's not catching up with the many friends he's made on WCC programs, Noah enjoys drinking iced coffee and listening to Lady Gaga. Contact Noah
(She/Her/Hers) Mateya's passion for travel and cultural exchange is largely thanks to her parents' commitment to expanding her cultural knowledge and horizons. She pursued this passion and received a BA in Asian Religions from McGill University before joining WCC to help with summer operations. Soon after, Mateya joined the Planning Team and quickly became a detail-oriented and enthusiastic Program Coordinator, utilizing her first-hand knowledge of travel and cultural exchange to help create unforgettable experiences for teens. When she isn't digging into the details or exploring new additions to our programs, Mateya enjoys learning new languages, exploring Montreal's vibrant cultural scene, and discovering the limitless gustatory wonders of kitchen spices. Contact Mateya
Mark grew up in Montreal, Canada, and was bitten by the travel bug at an early age, going on adventures whenever possible and immersing himself in new cultures. As a high school teacher in the subjects of geography, history, philosophy and religion, Mark has taught around the globe and even lived in Europe for over 5 years. Mark began his WCC journey in 2014 and has been a Program Leader and Director on multiple programs in Costa Rica and California. Whether it's teaching in class or planning WCC programs, Mark truly has a passion for providing students with moments and memories that will last a lifetime! Contact Mark
Keely discovered her love for travel and cultural exploration when she left her hometown of St John's, Newfoundland on a language program to Quebec City at age 16. Since then, she lived in London, France, and Australia, and backpacked throughout Southeast Asia before moving to Montreal and joining our team of Program Coordinators. When she isn't traveling, Keely is passionately involved in her community and volunteers with feminist and 2SLGBTQ+ organizations. You can usually find Keely at a yoga or dance class, hanging out with her cat, or enjoying the outdoors. Keely brings plenty of travel and project coordination experience to WCC, and enjoys passing on her love of seeing the world to WCC teens! Contact Keely
Our Program Directors and Leaders are the very soul of what makes our programs extraordinary. This is the team that vets thousands of hopeful applicants every year. They are masters at finding and training the truly passionate, caring, outstanding leaders who have a natural gift for creating the fun, safe, inclusive family feel that we’re known for.
(He/Him/His) Education and travel are what fuels Rich’s interest in the world. Rich (better known by participants and leaders affectionately as Swami) has lived and traveled to every continent in the world except Antarctica… but don’t doubt that he’ll get there too one day! His passion for world travel was sparked in elementary school after he visited Africa and volunteered with his uncle who worked for the United Nations. Since then, Rich completed his Undergraduate Degree in Child, Family and Social Studies at the University of Guelph and started his Master’s of Education, focusing on experiential education and service-learning while traveling the globe. Rich loves to coach soccer, hike and play with his young sons. Rich oversees the hiring and training of our summer team of Program Directors, Leaders and Supervisors. In his different roles as Program Director, Supervisor, Director of Training and Development and Company Director, he has been able to help create meaningful experiences leading to lasting memories for teens and staff alike. Perhaps his most memorable Westcoast moment was arranging for his 40 participants to sing a song for a surprise proposal to long-time Program Director Lindsey Reid on Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland. Oh, and she said yes! Contact Rich
It seems like we attract summer camp junkies and Susan is part of that dedicated group of people who have a history and love for camp combined with teaching. Susan enjoyed 14 years at sleepaway camps including nine summers as staff. While a teacher for 10 years, she started sharing her summer talents with us in 1990 and after leading several western and European trips and helping support groups from the Communication Center, she joined us full-time in 1999. Her conscientious and meticulous approach helps keep the office humming smoothly, everything from our database, credit cards, welcome aboard packages, and pre-departure information packages. Outside of work she’s pretty busy with her husband Jason and their two kids. Contact Susan
(She/Her/Hers) Moriah’s first experience with WCC was as a participant on our California Community Service program. After this unforgettable experience, she started working with us in the summers as soon as she was old enough. Starting as a Program Leader on programs such as the California Sprint and the American Voyageur. Moriah became a Program Director, most recently having led the US Explorer, Californian Extravaganza and Ultimate California programs. In the non summer months, Moriah earned her degree from Wilfrid Laurier University with a major in Psychology and minor in Organizational Leadership, while working in student affairs supporting first year students in their transition to college life. She spent a few years working in the professional sports industry leading a team of staff to provide fans exceptional service prior to joining our full time team. Now, Moriah enjoys working with our talented summer staff through hiring and training, helping to create the lasting memories WCC programs bring.
Our dedication to operational excellence is unrivaled in teen travel and is a critical element in our distinguished reputation for consistency, safety and trust. Behind-the-scenes, there are literally thousands of moving parts that need to be synchronized for programs to run smoothly and to create unforgettable summer experiences for you. These teams are led by our founder and heads of operations, IT, finance and marketing.
Stan had a dream over 40 years ago to create a program for teens to learn and have fun through enriching travel. Actually, Stan just didn’t want to grow up. His many years at camp inspired him to start our company directing our first adventure program for teens in 1983. Stan, his wife Elaine, and four friends as leaders journeyed across the USA and Canada with 40 starry eyed teens on a six-week adventure, the debut of today’s American Voyageur. Since then, he has surrounded himself with a talented and passionate team, living out his dream creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our teens from around the world. Stan gets as much joy from visiting groups each summer as he does reading end of summer surveys with rave reviews from parents and participants. He takes great pride hearing about new friendships being made, skills learned, and cultures explored. Stan hires many of our senior Program Directors, is involved in scouting new destinations, and leads our strategy and vision. From humble beginnings, who knew years later we would be operating offices in two countries and escorting participants across six continents? Contact Stan
Jason’s foundation is deeply rooted in summer camp. He spent 20 years at CBB of Ottawa, from youngest camper to working with teens and eventually helping to run the place as Assistant Director. After years of us calling him to check references on his former staff that we were hiring, he became intrigued enough to see if we might have a need for his talents too. Sure enough in 1999, we lured him to our New York office where he joined us in meeting and speaking with inquiring families. That summer he also directed our American Voyageur. His soft-spoken style, selfless leadership, tireless stamina, and legendary patience were immediately in full evidence. After a few years in New York, Jason’s phone calls with our other office led to a wonderful Westcoast “Connection” when he and Susan from our Montreal office got married in 2002 and that led to him moving back north. He has a great head for systems and somehow manages to help thousands of moving parts come together and make it look easy. He manages much of our extremely complex operations and logistics which includes about 5,000 flights a summer, our warehouse, distribution of equipment and/or supplies, and is our self-taught tech guru. Jason is the Product Manager of our North American Teen Tours. During the summer, you can always see him in his trademark shorts (okay during the other three seasons too) as he loves being on the road visiting our western tours mentoring our Program Directors and leaders and lending a hand in any way he is needed. As a Company Director, Jason wears many hats but perhaps due to his love of the “camp experience,” one of his favorites is his secret planning of the surprise program at our annual Program Directors’ training retreat. Contact Jason
Mark joined WCC in our 3rd summer and combined his love for summer camp with his enthusiasm for travel and was a leader out west. Seeing Bryce Canyon and the Canadian Rockies and sharing it with a group of teens, he was hooked on the beauty of our National Parks. Mark directed programs in his summers during law school at McGill and in 1990, he established our New York office. He has worn many hats over the years from staff recruiting and training to driving WCC’s development. After 30 years full-time and 35 summers, he transitioned to Director Emeritus, still using his years of experience to support our team and help programs run smoothly in the summer, while allowing him more time for his passion of cycling, hiking and kayaking. Contact Mark
Guido van den Bogaard
Guido was born and raised in The Netherlands where he completed university and started his career in accounting. His passion for travelling brought him around the world discovering new cultures including an international exchange program with an Australian firm in Melbourne. It was also pretty special to see kangaroos and koalas in their natural habitat. Additional adventures included trips to Malaysia and Singapore. Climbing Kota Kinabalu in Borneo to the summit (towering at 13,435 feet) feet during the night to see the sun rise was a once in a life time experience. But one trip changed his life most. Visiting Ecuador and the Galapagos he saw many lizards and shared beaches with many sea lions and seals. In this magnificent setting he met his significant other Sandrine, a Canadian who shared the same passion for traveling and after a few years in The Netherlands they moved to North-America with their two boys. With his CPA and CA designations, and 20 years of international accounting experience and wanderlust in his heart, it was most fitting for him to land at an international travel company. Guido is our controller, making sure that while so many of us are busy playing and having fun, the very complex accounting and finances are running smoothly. It is no easy task juggling Euros, British pounds, Swiss francs, Peruvan nuevo sol, Costa Rica colons, Thai baht, and dollars (US, Canadian, Aussie & Kiwi)! His efficiency, systems and attention to detail helps Program Directors and Leaders focus on the students in their care and making sure they enjoy a lifetime experience. Contact Guido
From his first taste of WCC as a participant on our American Voyageur in the summer of 2002, Brandon knew the moment he got home that he wanted to work for us one day. He honed his counseling and leadership skills working at a traditional summer camp in Ontario, Canada and 5 years after his own participant days, he joined our family as a Program Leader on the very same itinerary. In the fall of 2009, Brandon joined our full-time team where he now manages our IT department along with many operational aspects of our business from our online forms to our flight database. Outside of the office Brandon manages a minor league hockey team, and enjoys adventure travel with friends and family. Contact Brandon
(She/Her/Hers) Angela joined the team in 2017 and she now oversees the marketing department. With 10+ years of experience in travel marketing, working with brands such as BritRail, Eurail, Renfe and Trenitalia she handled international marketing and communications for these partners, as well as, traveling Europe by train. After growing up in Morin-Heights where she worked as a lifeguard at a local camp, her passion for travel started thanks to family trips to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Her love for writing, photography and marketing is the perfect combination to help fuel marketing strategies for WCC!
(He/Him/His) Sean joined our marketing team in 2018 and has taken on the role of Digital Marketing Specialist. A graduate of the University of Ottawa, he spent 4 years studying Marketing and gaining experience with a number of organizations through the co-op program. As the undefeated Bananagrams champion of the company (self-proclaimed with a 2-0 record), Sean is right at home working on content creation and digital marketing campaigns to help grow the WCC brand.
(She/Her/Hers) After completing a 3-year degree in Graphic Design at Dawson College, Mélanie joined the team in 2022 as a Graphic Designer. Outside of work, Mélanie's curiosity and explorative mindset have led her to a wide array of artistic and linguistic passions - she speaks English, French, Chinese, and Italian! As part of the WCC team, she hopes to encourage teens to explore with an open mind and have new inspiring and memorable experiences through travel.