Our Team in Toronto
Meet the enthusiastic travel planners behind Worldwide Quest's tours!
An Intrepid traveller at heart, I started my career as a tour leader and later managing tour operations in India before joining Worldwide Quest. My greatest joy comes from helping people make the best travel decisions and sharing my love for destinations with them.
Favourite travels:My mom and I visited Scotland (Isle of Skye) together.
Words to live by:Travel is the only constant.
Dream trip:Eating my way around Spain and Italy.
As an avid traveller, I’m always on the lookout for memorable experiences in nature’s midst. I’ve explored some wonderful, breathtaking places and gathered reminiscences that I have endeavoured to convey through my writings and photos. I’ve joined Quest Nature Tours to help others experience nature’s vast beauty and forge a deeper connection with natural spaces worldwide.
Favourite travels:My trips to India’s many national parks are particularly noteworthy.
Words to Live by:From rivers of sorrow to oceans deep with hope, I have travelled them (from the song Perennial Quest).
Dream trip:An extended wildlife photography tour to Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Nicaragua.
I have spent most of my free time travelling the world. After a successful career in the restaurant industry, I have taken this amazing opportunity with Worldwide Quest to combine my love of hospitality and relationship building with my passion for travel.
Favourite travels:I love mixing cultural and natural experiences! Some of my favourites include hiking to the surreal gleaming black basalt columns of Svartifoss in Iceland, crawling through inky blackness in the caves of Horne Lake, eating hot dogs from a home-run road side stand in the Swiss alps, hiding from a downpour under the chestnut trees in Munich’s Englischer Garten, and drinking in the shades of green under the canopy of the rainforest in Pacific Rim National Park.
Words to Live by:Be curious, ask questions, and have fun.
Dream trip:I would love to visit Bhutan, the Galapagos Islands, the Antarctic ... the list goes on!
After teaching for over 2 decades, I'm thrilled to join Worldwide Quest to apply my passion for geography to helping make our clients' travel dreams come true!
Favourite travels:The South Coast of Iceland, the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, and driving down Hwy 1 in Northern California. Rugged coastlines speak to me!
Dream trip:Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific
Words to Live By:"To travel is to live." - Hans Christian Anderson
Director, Quest Nature Tours
I started off leading bird hikes and nature tours for Quest Nature Tours and joined full time in 2013. I enjoy being in a position to expose others to natural phenomena and to ideas and cultures they might not have encountered previously. While working as Senior Park Naturalist at Algonquin Park, I supervised the educational programs that reached thousands of Park visitors annually.
Favourite travels:How can I choose?! I love India and the Galapagos...a lot! All of my travels in Africa have been fascinating.
Dream trip:I'd love to go on a parrot photo safari in Australia- the diversity and beauty of their parrots is breathtaking!
Words to Live By:The story's the thing!
I've been in travel all my life; first overseas trip at 6 months old and travelling ever since – combination of Hungarian gypsy and Scottish practicality makes it work. An owner of Worldwide Quest since 2009, I want to create for our travelers that ‘aha' moment of connection with people and places.
Favourite travels:I love the places around the edges (Uzbekistan, Ethiopia) and at the further reaches of hot and cold (Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and all about India).
Dream trip:More India!!!
Words to Live By:"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."
My passion for travel and adventure started after university in India when I began arranging expeditions in the Himalayas in 1972. I spent the next decade in Australia leading trips all over the world and founded Worldwide Quest when I moved to Canada in 1987.
Favourite travels:Over four decades I have been fortunate to explore the world and it is the ‘Paths Less Travelled' that offer the most rewarding experiences.
Dream trip:There are so many but the Himalayan Kingdom's (Bhutan/Nepal/Tibet) and India continues to amaze me.
Words to Live By:Life is not a dress rehearsal so live each day to the fullest.
General Manager, Sales & Operations
I come from a sales and customer service background, but travel has always been a passion! I joined in 2014 – the best part of my job is when a client returns from a trip gushing about what an incredible time they had!
Favourite travels:My faves include otherworldly lava fields in Iceland, the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle, spotting the "Big 5" in South Africa, majestic mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the rugged Na Pali coast in Kauai (Hawaii), the haunting moors of the Scottish Highlands
Dream trip:There are too many!
Words to Live By:Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.
Something I believe in:"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness..."
Ever since my first Adobe Photoshop course in 2004 I've known that I wanted to be a commercial artist. I joined Worldwide Quest in 2013. The best part of my job is being in charge of making things look good!