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, Incentive, Meetings & Conventions

Melanie Swenarchuk

Senior Business Development Manager

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.

Partnership, Industry Relations

Lilian Tankard

Director, Partnership & 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.

Tracy Dandeneau

Senior Manager, Partnership & 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.

Lindsay Egan (Mat Leave)

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.

Samantha Bason

Partnership & Visitor Experiences Specialist

EQ Type: I'm a Free Spirit traveler because I have an enthusiasm for travel and for exploring new destinations. From world-class attractions to little-known hidden gems, I enjoy the adventure of unique experiences and trying many new things.

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.

Carly Sallows-Harrie

Marketing Assistant

EQ Type: I am a Cultural Explorer because when I travel I like to discover and immerse myself in the entire experience of a culture, people and settings of the places I visit.

Ryan Suffron

Fish - Hunt Consultant

Content Marketing

Nisha Tuli

Senior Content Marketing Manager

EQ Type: As a Free Spirit, I love diverse travel experiences that take me from urban settings to the remote outdoors. I love adventure, cuisine and not really knowing how my day will play out. If it's something I haven't tried before, I'm in.

Jillian Recksiedler

Senior 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

Media 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.

Breanne Sewards

Editorial 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.

Reba Lewis

Content Marketing Assistant

Austin MacKay

Visual Content Specialist

Communications & 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.

Myra Ramos

Production & Design Coordinator

EQ Type: I'm I'm a Cultural Explorer - I am perpetually curious and love to soak up as much history and information as I can about a new place I visit, and I'm always up for trying new food and adventures!

Digital Marketing

Alex Krosney

Senior Digital Marketing Manager

EQ Type: I’m an Authentic Experiencer because I like to explore on my own path, and at my own pace. I love asking questions and learning about wherever I’m visiting, including reading everything I pass along the way.

Douglas Evans

Digital 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.

Ryan Schultz

Database & Information Systems 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.

Eric Labaupa

Fish Hunt Marketing Assistant

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.

Mary Aguilar-Saler

Finance Coordinator

EQ Type: I am a Free Spirit because I enjoy travelling. I am always ready to embark on new experiences, creating unforgettable memories.

Tricia Woikin

Sales and Corporate Services Coordinator

EQ Type: I am a Cultural Explorer because I like to immerse myself in the local culture and be just like everyone else.

Visitor Services

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.

Santana Scarrett

Distribution Administrator

Emilie Messier

Travel Counsellor (Bilingual)

EQ Type: I am a Gentle Explorer. I enjoy travelling in comfort with my friends and family to my favourite spots.

Nancy Evans

Travel Counsellor