Meet the Calgary Travel Team

Downunder Travel

The Calgary Team

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.

Where I’ve been: Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Zealand, China and Hong Kong.

Destination Specialist, Calgary
Following in my mom’s footsteps, I graduated from Travel and Tourism – Adventure and Eco-tourism. My first solo trip was a tour around Costa Rica, followed by a trip to Egypt exploring pyramids, historical sites, and snorkel in the Red Sea. I loved travelling with my mom as she is my most trustee travel partner and watching her as I push her boundaries to go to new places and have new experiences is awe inspiring. After starting my tourism career, I took a gap year to follow my lifelong dream of living in Australia. I ate, sipped wine, slept in a swag under the stars and even jumped out of a plane sky diving while travelling around the country before settling down in Brisbane. I have been back since to explore more of what the country has to offer. I have also travelled to Morocco, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Belize, and my latest trip was to Southern Africa exploring South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. I enjoy making time on each of my adventures for a local experience, a cooking class, or a wine tasting. I want to see and experience all that this world has to offer, from the people to the food, to nature and everything in-between. I love hearing my client’s great stories when they return and learning where they want to go next!

Where I’ve been: Antarctica, Australia, Austria, Botswana, Costa Rica, The Galapagos, Egypt, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Japan, Morocco, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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!

Where I’ve been: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands

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.

Where I’ve been: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Samoa, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, Costa Rica, India

Travel 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.

My travel experiences are deeply personal, from my youth in Japan to diverse holiday destinations with my family. My journey has been enriched by each move between Canada and Australia and every trip we've taken. These personal anecdotes drive my passion for creating similar joy-filled travel stories for my clients.

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! 

Where I’ve been: Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands

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!

Where I’ve been: Australia, Singapore, Beijing

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