Business Development Manager - North AmericaCanadian
Natalie started travelling at age 2 when her family moved overseas. She has lived in Asia, Western Africa and the Middle East. She has travelled to over 50 countries and has made travel and tourism her life, some would say it’s in her blood. The Nordic countries count among the ones that she has explored!
Natalie has worked as a tour guide, in product development and sales and marketing for Contiki Holidays, G.A.P Adventures (now G Adventures) and the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). She has done some consulting and has taught Hospitality Management.
Natalie likes challenges! Among these was being an employee of the CTC during a cross-country move, corporate rebuild and then refreshing brand Canada as Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. It was a great opportunity to get to market Canada! Now she looks forward to bringing 50 Degrees North to North America!
Natalie has an active lifestyle, is an avid outdoors-person. She loves hiking, backpacking, swimming (especially in the ocean), and skiing. She also loves cooking!
As a proud mom to a busy 4-year old, she now stays closer to home exploring Beautiful BC (Canada) with her family. She has backpacked and hiked Nootka Island along the rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island, challenged herself physically by participating and finishing two Ironman Canada races in Penticton, BC, and volunteered during the 2010 Games in the capacity of Range Official in Biathlon up at the Callaghan Valley.