HFTMSA Members


Executive Members

Cassia Groenenberg

President
Passion: Exploring the Canadian Rockies, and learning about sustainable tourism
Item on bucket list: Transform a van and travel from West Coast of Canada through the United States to South America
Short-term career goal: Work at a luxury resort in New Zealand or Australia
Long-term career goal: Open a Boutique Hotel

Anna
Welgan

Vice President
Passion: Sustainable Tourism and International Development through Tourism
Item on the bucket list: Go to all 7 continents before 25
Short-term career goal: Do an internship abroad in tourism
Long-term career goal: Work for UNTWO or the UN on Sustainable Tourism and International Development

Daniel
McIsaac

Executive Chairperson

Passion: Sound, Music, and Video Production
Item on bucket list: Experience Fiji
Short-term career goal: Plant seeds for working abroad in Japanese hotels
Long-term career goal: Human Resources talent recruitment for gaming and resorts in Asia

Claire
Parke

Director of Finance
Passion: Travelling and outdoor adventures
Item on bucket list: Safari in Tanzania and swim with the humpback whales in Tonga
Short-term career goal: Finance in a property management company
Long-term career goal: CEO of a property management company

Adriana
Ovalle

External Director of Marketing and Communications
Passion: Learning and seeing new places
Item on bucket list: Travel to the Maldives
Short-term career goal: Work in a luxury hotel in America
Long-term career goal: Operations manager in full-service hotel

Rachel
Lewin

Internal Director of Marketing and Communications
Passion: Spreading my positivity to others
Item on bucket list: Travel through Europe
Short-term career goal: Work out west in events for Co-op
Long-term career goal: Work for a company that resonates with my values and that I truly love

Abbie
DeWare

Director of Charitable and Academic Events
Passion: Meeting new people
Item on the bucket list: Stay in a water bungalow in Bora Bora
Short-term career goal: Work with an event planner on a variety of events to gain experience and see what is involved with running your own event company.  
Long-term career goal: Start my own event management company for a variety of events including weddings and corporate events. 

Katelyn
Sheffield

Co-Director of Special Events
Passion: Taking spontaneous trips and exploring new places
Item on the bucket list: skydiving in Hawaii
Short-term career goal: return to Banff to work for pursuit in the summer of 2020
Long-term career goal: Find a position I truly enjoy!

Fang Yu
Chen

Co-Director of Special Events
Passion: Exploring views and cultures around the world
Item on bucket list: Travel all around Europe
Short-term career goal: To try serving/bartending at a restaurant next summer
Long-term career goal: To have a job that will get me excited to wake up every morning to inspire change

Holly
van Weerden

Executive Assistant
Passion: Anything adventurous
Item on the bucket list: Visit all 7 continents
Short-term career goal: Move up in the coffee industry
Long-term career goal: Attain a job that makes a difference

Stephen
Herczeg

Director of Corporate Relations
Passion: Snowboarding
Item on the bucket list: Backpack South East Asia
Short-term career goal: Work at hotel chain out west
Long-term career goal: Outlet manager


Fourth Year Reps

Holly
Siebenmorgen

Passion: Travel and sustainability
Item on bucket list: Skydiving
Short-term career goal: Serving/Winery/Brewery
Long-term career goal: Sustainable tourism consultant

Sylvia
Lamothe

Passion: Travel and Eating
Item on the bucket list: Kayaking in the Norwegian Fjords 
Short-term career goal: Tour Operator
Long-term career goal: Project Manager

Courtney
Holmes


Third Year Reps

Nicole
Dias

Passion: Experiencing culture through food and travel
Item on the bucket list: go skydiving
Short-term career goal: To work as an event coordinator/manager
Long-term career goal: To run my own events company

Cassandra
Dietz

Passion: Learning new things and exploring new places
Item on bucket list: backpack through Europe
Short-term career goal: Restaurant management
Long-term career goal: Wedding/Banquet event management


Second Year Reps

Lili-Anna
Morin

Passion: Travelling and learning about new cultures
Item on Bucket list: Finding a more unique passion
Short-term career goal: Finishing university and getting a job anywhere in the industry
Long-term career goal: Opening my own boutique hotel on an island

Phoebe
Grant

Monika
Zeglan


First Year Reps

Daisy
Nguyen

Passion: Helping others
Item on bucket list: Go backpacking around Europe
Short-term career goal: Get experience in the hospitality industry: in lodging, food or tourism
Long-term career goal: have the opportunity to travel as part of my work

MingDuo Wang

Passion: Seeing new places and eating tasty food
Item on bucket list: Travel to Cuba and enjoy tropical scenery there.
Short-term goal: Finding out my favourite area in hospitality industry and gain experience
Long-term goal: Run something different and exciting in my favourite area.

Andrea
Lee

Passion: Travel, Music, Film
Item on Bucket List: Visit all Game of Thrones locations in Europe
Short-Term Goal: Working and gaining experience within the hospitality industry
Long-Term Goal: Work and live abroad managing a well-known hotel

Alyssa
Scott

Rachel
Provis

Passion: Learning new languages!
Item on the bucket list: Go on a hot air balloon ride
Short-term career goal: Obtain a CO-OP position working for Marriott, Hilton or Fairmont
Long-term career goal: Work abroad for a large hotel or resort chain


Let’s build something together.


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