Meet the Downunder Travel Team

Downunder Travel Office Locations in Canada

We have offices in Calgary, Vancouver & Toronto. We are always happy to share our knowledge and travel experiences. If you have a question, give us a call!

The Downunder Travel Team

Downunder Travel’s team is filled with enthusiastic travellers looking to make your dream adventure a reality.

We’d like to hear from you!  We are excited to chat with you to make your dream vacation a reality.  All of our Destination Specialists have firsthand experiences, and are experts, in the following destinations: the South Pacific, Asia, India, Africa and Central America.

Jason, Destination Specialist
-- Calgary -- After moving to Canada from Perth, Australia, my first job in Calgary was at a Corporate Travel company. Corporate Travel was not fun for me, so I then founded Downunder Travel and haven’t looked back since! Being an Australian, the South Pacific regions, as well as Asia and Africa are all areas that I have traveled to and as a result feel most comfortable selling. Helping travellers plan out the ultimate vacation experience never gets old for me and an excellence in customer service is an expectation all travellers have, which is something I aim to achieve every single day.
Sawyer, Destination Specialist
-- Calgary -- I hit the ground running when I graduated with a B.A. honours program in Travel & Tourism back in 2011 and I haven’t looked back since.  I especially enjoy self-drive vacations with touring options and excursions built-in along the way as this gives travellers a sense of freedom to explore on their own terms. Travellers appreciate the ability to see what they want on their journeys, alongside some “must see” experiences that I love to build in their travel proposals for that extra wow-factor!
Stephanie, Destination Specialist
-- Toronto -- I’ve worked in the travel industry for over 20 years specializing in the South Pacific regions, Asia and Africa.  One of the things I love most about the South Pacific is that I have the ability to have an entire beach all to myself!  The beaches of the South Pacific are so secluded that you’ll never have to rush to ‘reserve’ a folding chair.  I also recommend taking a flight transfer instead of a boat transfer when visiting the islands as you’ll get stunning aerial views and it doubles as a tour. Places I've visited also include South Africa.
Jane, Destination Specialist
-- Vancouver -- I first became acquainted with the South Pacific during a 4-month backpacking trip many years ago. I later spent six years living in New Zealand and have now made more than two dozen trips to Australia, New Zealand as well as French Polynesia, Fiji and the Cook Islands. This corner of the world holds special interest for me due to the fabulous variety of landscapes, the uncrowded and unspoiled rural areas, the vibrant cities, the amazing wildlife, and the coastal zones complete with reefs, islands, beaches and dramatic shorelines! Most recently, I've visited beautiful Costa Rica!
Ryan, Destination Specialist
-- Toronto -- I have been in the travel world for over 15 years, creating customized South Pacific itineraries for all types of travellers and travel styles. I had the opportunity to travel all throughout Australia, New Zealand as well as explore many beautiful and exotic Islands along the way. I understand the importance of getting the little things right, and I believe in building experiences, rather just than ticking boxes.
Monica, Jr. Destination Specialist
-- Calgary -- I gained my love for travel having moved all over Australia and through multiple visits to the south pacific islands such as Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia. I have also traveled extensively in New Zealand, China and Hong Kong. Having moved to Canada early 2022, I make it my goal within the travel industry to help others form a love for travel and create lasting lifelong memories with friends and family.
Sarah, Destination Specialist
-- Calgary -- Since my teen years, travel has been a defining passion, first taking shape during a year-long student exchange in Japan. My journey came full circle after working in travel, teaching English in Japan, and starting a family that has frequently moved between Canada and Australia, enriching our lives with holidays around the world. This deep love for travel drew me back into the industry with Downunder Travel, where I thrive on designing unforgettable holiday experiences for others to create lasting memories just as I have.
Danica, Destination Specialist
-- Toronto -- When I was a child, it's always been my dream to work within the Travel Industry. Over 5 years ago, I decided to take a leap of faith and pursue my childhood dream and ever since then, I haven't looked back! Coming from a Southeast Asian family, I have extensive knowledge of Asia & and the South Pacific regions since it's always felt like home to me. I've lived in the United States and Canada and always enjoyed helping my clients wherever I am to plan their dream vacation. I aim to travel to every single continent so I can have first-hand experience to plan travels for others.
Carolina, Travel Agent
Born in beautiful Namibia, Africa, I am Carolina, a seasoned destination specialist with a deep-rooted passion for the natural world. My childhood on a farm sowed the seeds of my love for nature and wildlife, a love that has since flourished into a lifelong journey. For over eight years, I've curated and embarked on tours across the diverse landscapes of Southern Africa, embracing the spirit of adventure and the joy of discovery.
Cathleen, Destination Specialist
Stepping into the world of travel was a family affair for me, inspired by my adventurous mom. Following her path, I graduated in Travel and Tourism, specializing in Adventure and Eco-tourism. From my first solo journey exploring Costa Rica to marvelling at the pyramids in Egypt, my passion for immersive travel experiences took flight.
Angie, Office & Ticketing Manager
--Calgary -- I have worked in the travel industry for over four years, but being married to an Aussie affords me a fair amount of travelling to the beautiful country of Australia and surrounding regions!  I believe it is important for travellers to visit Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Pacific islands, because of the great people, the diverse landscapes and the incredibly laid back cultures... let's not forget about the flat white Australian coffee, the delicious wines as well as the stunning beaches! 
Minnie, Accountant
--Calgary -- I received my Bachelor of Arts as well as a Graduate Diploma, in Financial Management in Asia. I then immigrated to Moncton, where I returned to school and eventually earned a diploma of I.T. solutions from a community college and worked as a programmer for a year.  My career allowed me to dabble a bit in the tourism industry as I became a budget car rental reservation agent. Upon moving to Calgary in 2013 I worked as a Financial Service Representative at CIBC, which then led me to Downunder Travel!

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