Our People

Dedicated & Working Hard
for your journey

Meet our
Journey Managers

Our Journey Managers are the wonderful people who work around the clock so you can explore with confidence. Carefully selected and rigorously trained, Journey Managers handle every detail from the moment you meet them at the airport, until your private car ride home. Troubleshooter, entertainment director, and logistics specialist all in one. They execute our exceptional plans, so you can make unforgettable memories.

Your Leader

We understand that travel can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. While on Journey, your Journey Manager will look after all the details and make sure you are on the right path. Forget worrying about gate numbers, check-in times or even your hotel name — your Journey Manager is taking care of it.

Your Champion

Your Journey Manager goes the extra mile to ensure that you are completely taken care of on Journey. They have already told each restaurant of your dietary restrictions before you arrive. They have reminded the hotel that you prefer an extra blanket on your bed at night. No detail is too small to ensure your comfort and enjoyment.

Your Expert

Is this your first time in South Africa? Not for your Journey Manager. Along with our talented local guides in each country, your Journey Manager is an expert in the destinations they visit. From the trendiest coffee shop in Copenhagen to the pub in Dublin all the locals visit, your Journey Manager knows all the hidden gems and will go beyond the pages of a guide book to enrich your experience at every turn.

Your Friend

We are proud to say we work with the friendliest and funniest in the business. Guests regularly email us to share their cherished stories from their Journeys, and they often centre around a wonderful moment they shared with a Journey Manager — be it a laugh or a once-in-a-lifetime sunset.

Glee Walker

Glee Walker

Glee has lead our guests on a remarkable number of Journeys over the last 20 years to all corners of the world (over 70 and counting).

Her favourite memories include being shipwrecked in Antarctica and watching a lion try to pull a tow rope tied to a marooned jeep while in South Africa

John Bejermi

John Bejermi

John has been a valued member of the Journeys by Van Dyke team for nearly 20 years and has led guests on nearly 50 Journeys. Guests who have travelled with John describe him as exceptional, 5-Star, and absolutely the best.

When he is not out on Journey, he can be found running or writing, either at home in Ottawa or on a beach in Hawaii.

Miriam Bourin

Miriam Bourin

Previous guests who have travelled with Miriam describe her as warm, energetic, and absolutely wonderful.

When asked what has left her speechless, Miriam said “seeing the lunar eclipse from the top deck onboard the Royal Clipper. Together with a group of guests looking at the incredibly starry sky under a Caribbean sky, was an amazing feeling!”

Louis Pereira

Louis Pereira

Previous guests who have travelled with Louis describe him as smart, caring, and a pleasure to be around.

When he is not on Journey, Louis can be found working daily at his family resturant, playing golf, or volunteering on the board of his local church and hospital.

Roland McCaffrey

Roland McCaffrey

Roland has been helping our guests explore the world for the last five years. Previous guests have described him as patient, knowledgeable and first class.

Roland loves to return to the Yukon (where he lived for many years) as well as Amsterdam (where he was born).

Joe Ennis

Joe Ennis

While Joe has only been a Journey Manager since 2019, he has had a very positive impact on guests he has lead, who would describe him as energetic, detailed, and constantly entertaining.

This former-restauranteur-turned-traveller lists among his favourite destinations the east coast of Canada, Namibia, and Switzerland.

Our Team of
Expert Travellers

Since 1980 we have been crafting Journeys with you always in mind. In addition to working tirelessly with our local partners to select the best destinations and excursions, we rely on our own first-hand experience. Because we are not only travel experts, we are also expert travellers.

Mathieu Prevost

Chief Operating
Officer

Sascha Pinto

Director of
Product

David Blampied

Marketing
Manager

Miles Herer

Director of
Finance

Julie Malnasi

Travel Sales
Counselor

Ron, Trip planning expert
Ron Hummel

Trip Planning
Expert

Jill Butler - Trip Planning Expert
Jill Butler

Trip Planning
Expert

Hilal Ramadan

Accountant

Dan Chetrit

Co-Owner

Liroy Haddad

Co-Owner