Our Team

President and CEO's Office

Colin Ferguson

President and CEO

EQ Type: I am a Cultural History Buff because I like to explore all there is and experience it firsthand. Up next for my travels... more interesting places and people throughout Manitoba.

Carol Jarvie

Executive Assistant

EQ Type: I am an Authentic Experiencer. When I travel I like to stroll through small towns and villages and sample the unique cultural offerings.

Strategy and Market Development

Brigitte Sandron

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Market Development

EQ Type: I am a Free Spirit because I love travelling with others experiencing new and exciting things together.

Travel Trade

Dené Sinclair

International Marketing Manager

EQ Type: I am an Authentic Experiencer because I love learning about places even when not travelling and am always researching my next trip! I love unexpected gems and local secrets, my favourite travelling moments are rarely the things you read about in the brochure. The way to my travelling heart is definitely through my stomach!

Cindy Perrett

International Marketing Specialist

EQ Type: I am an Authentic Experiencer because when I travel I love having the freedom to stop in the moment and take in the amazing scenery or blend in with the locals at a market or festival.

Michel LaRivière

International Marketing Specialist

EQ Type: I'm a Free Spirit because I love to travel, live for adventure and while on a trip, I want to see and experience everything on my bucket list.

Market Intelligence

Rick Gaunt

Senior Manager, Research & Market Intelligence

EQ Type: I'm a Free Spirit because I love to try cool new experiences just for the pleasure of exploration and novelty - and I'm very good at "worry about it when I get home"!

Yan Cong

Research Analyst

EQ Type: I am an Authentic Experiencer because I want to be fully immersed in a travel experience to satisfy my curiosity. I also want to be spontaneous when I travel. Group tours are just not my thing.

Ryan Schultz

Information Services Coordinator

EQ Type: I am a No Hassle Traveller because I prefer to explore the destination at my own pace without having a limiting itinerary.

Partnership, Industry Relations and Meetings & Conventions

Lilian Tankard

Senior Manager, Partnerships & Visitor Experiences

EQ Type: I'm a Cultural Explorer - I love to travel but when I do I embrace, discover and immerse myself in the culture, people and settings of the places I visit. I don't stay at chain hotels or eat in restaurants I can find at home. Seeing nature and being outdoors is my passion and motorcycles are my transportation of choice.

Lindsay Egan

Partnership & Visitor Experiences Specialist

EQ Type: I'm a Free Spirit because I like to create the path, not follow it. I don't travel by the guide books, I want to explore the behind the scenes and indulge in those one-of-a-kind experiences.

Tricia Woikin

Partnership & Visitor Experiences Specialist

Marketing and Communications

Linda Whitfield

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

EQ Type: As an Authentic Experiencer, my travels often involve some sort of personal physical challenge, along with taking in the sights and sounds of the destination. I'm independent and will often travel solo. I like to make my own plans and have flexibility to change them at will. Group tours and all-inclusive resorts are definitely not for me.

Media Relations

Cathy Senecal

Senior Content Specialist

EQ Type: I am an Authentic Experiencer because I have travelled on all seven (or six if you're a purist) continents and I prefer to forge my own path to special experiences aligned with my and my travelling companions' interests.

Jillian Recksiedler

Content Specialist

EQ Type: I am a Cultural Explorer because when I travel to a new destination, the first thing I do is hit the streets walking to gain a local's perspective. You'll find me eating at that 'mom & pop' restaurant off the strip, weaving my way through a market or resting my feet at a B&B.

Tamara Soroka

Content Specialist

EQ Type: I'm a Cultural Explorer because I never want to feel like a tourist! I want to eat where the locals eat and play where the locals play. I want to immerse myself in the true spirit of a destination and make memories that will stay with me for a lifetime.

Communtications & Design

Alexis McEwen

Communications Manager

EQ Type: I'm a No Hassle Traveller - I want all the big pieces of the puzzle in place so that when I arrive, my family and I are free to discover our destination at our own pace.

Eric Admiraal

Senior Graphic Designer

EQ Type: I am a Gentle Explorer - I love travelling with friends to my favourite destinations, enjoying lush comforts and cuisine along the way.

Leigh Ens

Graphic Designer

EQ Type: I am a Free Spirit because I love to travel to fun and exotic places, stay in luxury resorts and make new friends while on vacation.

Digital Marketing

Douglas Evans

Digital Operations Marketing Manager

EQ Type: I'm an Authentic Experiencer because I like to do my own thing, go off the beaten track. I'm not afraid to try anything new.

Breanne Sewards

Content Specialist

EQ Type: I'm a Free Spirit! I'm always planning for my next trip and doing the research to make sure I experience the best restaurants, hotels and activities that my destination has to offer.

Corporate Communications

Corporate Services

Rebecca McKie

Director, Corporate Services

EQ Type: I'm a Free Spirit because I love to escape from everyday life by travelling to new destinations and experiencing the best they have to offer.

A.J. Kelly

Administrative Assistant

EQ Type: I am a Cultural Explorer because I enjoy meeting the local people, finding out from them what to see, where to eat, what is special about their place!

Mary Aguilar-Saler

Finance Coordinator

Ramona Tkachuk

Finance Manager

Visitor Services

Karla Pratt

Travel Counsellor - The Forks

EQ Type: I'm a Free Spirit - I like to get a little taste of everything, stay at more luxurious places and see where the day takes me on my explorations.

Lori Klan

Travel Counsellor - Emerson

EQ Type: I am a Rejuvenator because I like to get away from the overly-hectic schedule of everyday life, relax and spend time with family and friends.

Kit Muir

Bilingual Travel Counsellor - The Forks

EQ Type: I am an Authentic Experiencer - I like to immerse myself in all my destination has to offer and experience the culture first-hand by living like a local.

Santana Scarrett

Distribution Administrator