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Meet Moniker

Moniker’s roots began in the corporate world, where our “Eureka!” moment of what inspires people to love their workplace and click with their colleagues led us to quit our jobs and trade in our cubicles for carry-ons.

The goal was simple. Focus on creating bucket-list worthy retreats for other companies around the world, helping them brainstorm in inspiring places, celebrate achievements, or spend some time kicking back and bonding in incredible settings and locations.

So far, so good.

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Meet the Crew

Sean Hoff
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Legend has it, Sean started out his career as a Banker but cast off to start Moniker after being an attendee on a number of "President Club' trips and believing he could do it better. Fast forward several years, some amazing adventures around the globe, and a talent for creating magic from a blank canvas.

Sean plays the role of creative devil's advocate, always asking "why not" and figuring out ways to squeeze in that little extra personality to create truly bucket-list worthy programs for our clients.

Alex Handa
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Alex and Sean met many moons ago, when Sean joined him as employee #8 in helping build out a new division for his Youth Travel company. 10 years later, with over 200 employees and steering the helm of one of Canada's fastest growing companies, it's safe to say that Alex knows the travel industry inside out.

Alex champions the strategy and growth of Moniker while maintaining his role at, ensuring the lessons and experience he's learned in his journey are instilled in Moniker's core - a commitment to focusing on the guest experience, and always striving to surprise and delight.

Steph Harper
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A straight West Coast'er, Steph's laid back demeanour makes for a sneakily good sales lady who truly appreciates nature, both above and below sea-level.

As head of Growth, Stephanie oversees our efforts to share the joy (and wisdom) with companies around the world, as well as see through the design and execution of all the hare-brained ideas the rest of the group comes up with. Custom-themed agendas? No problem. Travel-Themed Adult Colouring books for our clients? Now we're talkin'!

Sydney Penman
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A native of Simcoe, Ontario, Sydney brings some serious operational chops to the Moniker team from almost a decade managing hundreds of high-school & university programs across North America with our sister companies, I Love Travel & Breakaway Tours.

Her eye for detail and logistics make her a perfect fit for coordinating all the behind-the-scenes planning that go into our programs, ensuring no detail is overlooked and on-site execution is flawless. Known for her dry-wit and love of Bud Light, in her free time Sydney enjoys Karaoke and impressing the world with her Celine Dion impersonation.

Tracey Pictor
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From Johannesburg, South Africa, Tracey joins the Moniker crew supporting our Trip Planning team, helping us keep on top of our destination research and pulling together our proposals.

Her experience in corporate events and wedding planning makes her a great fit to plan adventures for our clients, while her first-hand experience traveling extensively through Asia and Africa brings another dimension to the research team.

A self-professed "crazy cat lady" and hopeless chocoholic, Tracey enjoys the more peaceful side of things in her spare time, reading, whittling away on arts and crafts, painting, or finding new ways to avoid vegetables in her vegetarian diet.

Amanda LeGresley
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Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit to lead our Trip Planning division, as well as oversee the execution of our Virtual Experiences and the facilitator team.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Ninah Del Rosario
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Cruising into our office after almost 4 years at sea with Royal Caribbean, Ninah joins the Trip Planning team, helping put together and flawlessly execute our clients retreats and incentives.

Her background as the Entertainment Coordinator aboard cruises made for a swift transition to terra firma, where she now oversees the logistics and minutia of tasks that go into each and every one of our programs.

In her spare time, Ninah readily admits to enjoying Hallmark Movies and teaching her dog Jameson, a shih-poo (we don't know either), how to speak her native tongue Tagalog from her time growing up in the Philippines.

Casey Cogan
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Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as a Trip Planning Coordinator, supporting our Operations Managers to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

Her kind nature and always-smiling demeanour keeps the office in good spirits, and her on the front lines on answering the office telephone!

Teagan Burke
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Joining the team after a 10+ year career managing mega-sized youth travel programs, Teagan knows what it takes to deliver amazing customer service with a can-do attitude towards solving problems!

Teagan works closely with Cheryl, overseeing the planning and execution of our Virtual Experiences division and applying her guest-facing experience to our clients during events.

When she's not behind the screen, she's usually found out on the volleyball court, out for a hike with her dog Fozzie, or hustling her way around a pool hall.

Amanda Di Sabatino
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Amanda joins us from Vancouver (after a brief stint in Paris), lending her talents to the Research & Proposals team while also chipping in as an Account Manager with our sales team when needed.

Her endless curiosity and tenacity for digging through heaps of destination and hotel research means no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of planning the perfect retreats for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda creates charcuterie boards that are the envy of Instagram, snowboarding the slopes of Whistler, and cozying up with her sweet pup Aspen and a good book.

Andrew Hercus
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Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement.

Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, supporting the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

When he's not zipping down the slopes in his backyard, he can likely be found camping in the wild with his adorable sidekick Franny, or enjoying a Smoky Old Fashioned while soaking in the views of the Mountain Peaks from his patio.

Jessica Galbraith
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Jessica joins the Moniker team from a previous role at BCD Travel where she was a 'maestro of manifests', helping coordinate thousands of flights for clients all over the world. Her eye for detail and knack for spreadsheets makes her an ideal fit for our Trip Planning & Operations team, helping ensure our clients programs are seamlessly run.

When she's not deftly overseeing all the minutia that go into planning the perfect trips, you can find her at her country home in Norfolk County, Ontario along with her two horses, er, Great Danes Waylon & Walter, likely refinishing old record players she found at local antique stores in her spare time. Favourite destinations involve Scottish Castles, Auctions and Estate Sales, and Dark Rooms developing photographs.

Devon Hauth
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A Toronto native that has recently made the cross-country move to Vancouver, Devon is a seasoned traveler. She has backpacked extensively through South-East Asia, Japan, New Zealand, and South America, blogging about her adventures along the journey.

Now a part of our Research & Proposal team, Devon uses her research focused travel brain to find the hidden gems for our clients and is always open to taking on the challenge of creating a bucket-list worthy experience leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of the perfect getaway.

Outside of work, you can find Devon teaching exercise classes, acting or dancing. She's also known for her relentless efforts trying to convince us that ice cream is its own food group!

Nicole Kost
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Nicole joins Moniker after a few years on the West Coast of Canada in the non-profit sector planning epic large-scale events. She has since returned to her roots in Winnipeg, where she is now helping the Trip Planning & Operations team plan and execute our retreats no matter what the destination!

With years of experience as an event planner, and a love for painting and drawing, Nicole adds a special creative flair to every program she touches. In her spare time, she can be found hiking, camping, volunteering or reading. We've also heard she'll probably beat you at Mario Kart, if you're up for the challenge!

Erin Hunt
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As a self-proclaimed outdoor enthusiast who is always up for an adventure, it's only fitting that Erin joins us from the Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta!

With over a decade of experience managing unforgettable travel experiences for thousands of guests with an outdoor adventure outfitter in the mountains, Erin now uses her expertise on the Trip Planning & Operations team to plan inspiring retreat experiences for all of our clients.

When she's not slacklining [?!], snowboarding, or baking fresh Aussie Meat Pies, Erin can be found exploring the peaks and valleys within her own backyard. She once summitted 4 different mountains in one day while running a total of 51km between them (we're amazed–and confused–too!).

Winston The Pug
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The origins of Winston’s arrival at Moniker are surrounded by intrigue and mystery. Some say he was raised in the African Savanna by a pack of well-traveled spotted hyenas, others tell tales of being rescued by Sean as a pup in the back alleys of Paris's 14th arrondissement.

Either way, Winston proudly wears the mantle of our Chief of Research, globetrotting the world and scouting out new locations and hidden gems of hotels for our clients. You can usually keep track of his whereabouts by following his adventures on our instagram page, or likely poking in to the nearest fromagerie of your local neighbourhood.

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What our clients say about us

Keith Valory
CEO, Plex Inc.
“The trip literally brings the group together. Most importantly people are connected, which helps make it clear what we want to accomplish as a company.”
Allison Dean
Director of Operations, TheoremOne
The value of a company retreat is imperative to company culture. If you want a retreat to have a lasting impact in the minds of all attendees, truly custom experiences are critical. Moniker will always be my pick for all the details they bring, big to small, and the overall WOW
Caroline Yost
Head of People, Bombas
Moniker is an absolute dream to work with - from their proposal creation, to swag and execution of our Spring Retreat. They exemplify a true all-hands-on-deck attitude, and were willing to do anything and everything to ensure we had the time of our lives. I can't wait to work with them on our next retreat!
Office Manager, Uber
"Everything was flawlessly planned from beginning to end. Can’t thank you guys enough for the help and creativity you brought to the Uber Canada Winter Retreat!"
Allison M
Director of Leasing, Dream Realty
"It was an incredibly well organized trip – from memorable adventures to great restaurants and lively bars – my god was it fun. Thanks for all your hard work and helping us spoil our clients, ultimately continuing to be a best-in-class company"
Katie from Shopify
Katie B
Operations Lead, Shopify
It was our first time working with a company retreat planner and Moniker repeatedly set and raised the bar in every way. They consistently met the challenge and amplified every aspect of the event with their attention to detail, timing, safety and most importantly fun.
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