Association, Meeting and Event Specialists
You can create an outstanding first impression for your event or association by making sure you have outstanding support. Rest assured that this is exactly what you will get with Sea to Sky Meeting and Association Management. No matter what our role is, we always deliver professional, friendly service.
Sarah Lowis, CMP, CMM, CAE, BA (French)
Founder and Impact Officer
Sarah strives to make the world a better place by helping organizations thrive through managing their conferences, events, and associations, in Canada and around the World. As Impact Officer she provides strategic leadership and guidance, pertaining to the management of the company she founded and its clients, in areas such as continuous improvement, finance, business development, human resources and training and education. She is passionate about the performing arts and environmental conservation and is currently serving as President of the Living Forest Institute, President of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts and Secretary on The Only Animal’s Board of Directors.
Sarah is a Past President of Meeting Professionals International, BC Chapter, and was the first person in British Columbia to achieve the Certified Meeting Manager designation (1999). She achieved her Certified Meeting Professional designation in 1997 and her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2018. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree, French major, from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and speaks English and French.
I love being part of a winning team and exceeding expectations. Working together with my team mates, clients and suppliers, we set goals, make plans to achieve them, and then deliver what we promised and more. I feel a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction every time!
Ian Holliday, BA (Econ)
Ian directs the Sea to Sky team and oversees and manages client projects. He has more than twenty years of experience planning and staging conferences, events, trade shows and meetings spanning six continents, twelve countries and all the major Canadian cities. Ian started his career in Ottawa working with an association management company before moving to Vancouver. He has taught event and conference management courses at a private institution. Before his career in meeting planning, he spent ten years in sales and sales management. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Economics) from the University of Waterloo.
I love working with the talented Sea to Sky team and combining our experience to meet all challenges, whether they are strategic, logistical or financial. I am satisfied when our clients’ experience is such that it is an easy decision for them to hire us again and we develop a long lasting partnership.
Sherri Corrie, MPA, BA
Senior Project Manager
Sherri has been working in the fields of research, administration, communication, marketing and project management since the late 1990s. Her varied background supports Sea to Sky in its Association Management business. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Arts from Laval University. She speaks English and French.
Working with Association Executives who are passionate about their profession is really rewarding on many levels. Working with Sea to Sky’s team is rewarding each day!
Brittany Minskip, CMP, Event Management Diploma
Senior Project Manager (maternity leave)
Since joining Sea to Sky in 2014, Brittany has advanced to Senior Project Manager gaining valuable conference and association experience including managing conference logistics, registration, accommodation, membership, site selection, volunteers, transportation, servicing sponsors and exhibits, and producing social events. Brittany graduated from the Art Institute of Vancouver with an Event Management diploma
I love knowing that all the hard work our team does is benefiting organizations and the amazing work they do. Working with our team is both rewarding and satisfying. We are all so eager to teach, learn and grow together while striving to exceed our clients’ expectations.
Sponsorship and Exhibit Sales Manager
Marilyn has more than 20 years of experience in business development consulting in many industries. She has an innate ability to empathize with and influence people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Her expertise in sales management and marketing comes from working with associations, small businesses, and international corporations. Marilyn’s specialty knowledge in health care marketing ensures a solid understanding of the ethical requirements in sourcing new, viable partners or working with sensitivity within an established network.
I love making sales and the more the better! It is my sincere pleasure to assist our clients in facilitating a financially successful event – and helping their sponsors and exhibitors gain maximum exposure and return on investment for their commitment.
Eunji Na, BTM
Since joining Sea to Sky, Eunji advanced from Project Assistant to Project Manager in a short time, strengthening her experience in conference and association management including registration, membership, speaker management, sponsorship, marketing, managing online platforms for virtual conferences. Eunji has a Bachelor degree of Hotel and Event Management from Dongguk University in South Korea, as well as previous experience in the hospitality industry. Eunji speaks Korean and English.
Working in conference and association management inspires and motivates me. I love to plan and manage perfectly from start to end and I am always meticulous, willing to learn and share information.
Lydia Eggers, BCom
Bookkeeper, Lead and Associations
Lydia is responsible for Sea to Sky’s accounting function. She has more than twenty years of experience providing management and clients with detailed and accurate accounting reports and project costs in support of strategic decision making. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and Accounting. Lydia speaks English and German.
I love perfection in numbers and am never satisfied unless everything balances.
Kim McLaren, CPA, CGA
Kim has more than 20 years of experience with bookkeeping and accounting functions and holds her CPA, CGA designation. She brings with her a love for numbers and ensures all financial transactions are tracked and reported accurately in order to provide a clear picture of our clients’ finances. When Kim isn’t preparing balanced statements, she is an avid traveller and loves to visit and explore new places.
Life is like accounting….better when it’s balanced.
Andrea Schreil, BA
Senior Project Coordinator
Andrea worked previously as an Event- and Marketing Manager at the Munich Airport in Germany. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Management with a focus on destination and event management from the Diploma University of Applied Sciences (Germany). She has more than six years of experience in the German event and marketing industry. Even as a child, she discovered her passion for the Meetings and Events Industry and loves to work with people from all over the world. Andrea speaks English and German.
I love being part of the Sea to Sky Team to work together on new ideas and concepts. Creating something from scratch to bring different people together, in an environment designed to fulfill their needs and allow them to have a great time provides me with a lot of joy.
Debbie Risk, BA
Senior Project Coordinator
Debbie has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Clinical/Counselling, Afrikaans/Nederlands and Industrial) and has worked as a researcher and consultant at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa, managed an education consultancy firm, and held various roles in conference management over the years. She speaks English and Afrikaans.
The highest levels of professionalism, integrity and quality are important to me. I love seeing that in the teamwork, attention to detail, creativity and enthusiasm of my colleagues. Pleasing clients and exceeding their expectations are the feedback that validates what we do and gives me a deep sense of satisfaction. That’s when work is fun.
Katrina Sutela, BHM
Senior Project Coordinator
Katrina has a Bachelor of Hospitality Management degree and over 10 years experience in project coordination working with a destination management company and previously Sea to Sky. After 5 years in Finland working in office management, Katrina is delighted to be back continuing her career in conference and association management. She speaks Finnish and English
The best part about the work we do is helping people, be it either by registering attendees for an event or helping members get the most out of their membership and then seeing registrants and members at events and engaged
Lynn Chitty, ACIM
Lynn holds a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (United Kingdom) and began her career working in the pharmaceutical industry where she coordinated sales and marketing initiatives, was responsible for organizing technical workshops and monitoring client satisfaction according to established ISO: 9001 quality assurance protocols. In 2010, shortly after the Winter Olympics, Lynn began working in Vancouver’s dynamic event industry where her passion for events and association management were born and continue to grow to this day. Lynn speaks English and is currently studying French.
Working in conference and association management is like taking an experiential journey with your team and with your clients! Each journey is unique and along the way, you learn more about yourself and each other as you travel successfully towards your destination. I look forward to continuing to develop strong relationships with our conference and association clients alike and I am proud to be part of the Sea to Sky team!
Aidan Fay, BA
Aidan has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Major in Sociology, Minor in Geographic Information Systems) from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. His specialization in statistics and demographics developed a strong understanding of the fundamentals of project coordination. He honed these skills in his most recent position as an Event and Project Coordinator based out of the Sunshine Coast, BC. The Sea to Sky team has provided Aidan with an avenue to continue developing his proficiency in event-based interactions and association management projects. Aidan speaks English and is improving his French.
My favourite aspect of event coordination is the satisfaction that comes from seeing the results of your planning and execution. Successfully bringing people together on a personal level is what makes the industry so rewarding.
Vivian Trieschmann, BBA
Vivian has a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Global Hospitality and Tourism Management at Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada and a Bachelor degree in Business Management from the PUC University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has more than ten years of experience in the travel industry and recently discovered her passion for the Meetings and Events Industry. Vivian speaks English and Portuguese.
Being part of the Sea to the Sky team is an amazing experience. The possibility to provide the best solutions and services to our clients, while working with this fantastic team really excites me.
Francisca is a second-year student in Diploma in Tourism Management International at Capilano University in Vancouver, Canada, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ecotourism Project Management at DUOC UC in Santiago, Chile. She has experience in hospitality and special events planning in Chile and New Zealand. She has recently discovered her interest in the meetings and conferences sector where she wants to continue learning and growing professionally. Francisca speaks English and Spanish.
Something I love about conferences and events is that you can meet people from all over the world and with different interests. I am grateful to be part of the Sea to Sky team, to continue to grow in the industry, and to provide the best service at all times.
Anna Sukhikh, BA
Anna has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Major in Linguistics, Minor in French) from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). During her studies, she has administered a number of in-person and online research conferences with her roles varied from a coordinator to the chair of organizing committee. Joining S2S team and Meetings and Events Industry contributes to her passion for communication and project-oriented work. Anna speaks English, Russian, and French.
When it comes to communication in professional environment, nothing can compare with people gathering to discuss their agenda, establish new contacts, or celebrate the achievements. With this respect, my job gives me a sense of belonging to different industries’ developments as well as brings joy when an event is acknowledged successful by its participants.