As we tell our clients, it's the people that make an organization
successful. We're lucky to have an amazing bunch with eclectic
talents in many different fields.
As the owner and CEO ("chief experience officer")
of experienca, Trent wears many hats. He
left a career in corporate information and change management
consulting to pursue his dream of helping people and companies
achieve their full potential. His time in large corporations
gives him an "insider's"
ability to relate to the challenges faced by companies and
the work teams that make them successful. He is the "idea
behind our innovative programs. Hear
a recent radio interview featuring Trent.
Keith's specialty is in working with high-performance sales teams.
His wry sense of humor and keen insight into people are what
make him so effective. Keith holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental
Design specializing in industrial design and new venture development
and has over 15 years of experience in the venture support industry.
He is author of the book “Higher Purpose, Higher Profit — Structuring
a Venture for Higher Value”, an award-winning professional designer,
speaker, coach, facilitator and father of two. Keith's love of the
outdoors is expressed through his passion for climbing and mountain
Susan started her career with a degree in molecular genetics
followed by 3 years running a research lab in endocrinology
and immunology. She soon learned that she was more interested
in how the staff interacted than how the molecules interacted.
She then embarked on 11 years of training and work in human
field dynamics, opening her own coaching practice in 1996.
Based on 11 years of study and her own research with over
150 individuals, Susan's knowledge of what drives both functional
and dysfunctional interactions is unparalleled. Her ability
to quickly pinpoint the hidden sources of discord with individuals
and teams allows them to be addressed openly in a way that
creates rapid positive changes. Susan excels at creating
environments where every person can engage fully and even
the most difficult exchanges can take place with uncommon
Jan McMillan, B.A., MBA
Jan has over 20 years of experience in diverse industries
including energy, education, health care, financial and high-tech.
Her consulting style blends innovative ideas with solutions
that work. Jan’s expertise includes facilitation of
strategy development, leadership development, strategy design
and delivery, merger integration, enterprise-wide system
implementation and business process improvement. Before becoming
an independent consultant in 1996, she was Director of the
Change Leadership Practice, Western Region, for Deloitte
Consulting. She also has worked in the energy sector
in human resource management. She has volunteer
experience with the YWCA, Calgary Humane Society and Girl
Guides of Canada. Jan holds an undergraduate degree
in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration. She
is a certified Reiki Masterand horse lover.
Kenneth Johnson, B.Sc., MBA
Kenneth is our local expert in Cancun, Mexico. For over
a decade, Kenneth has been owner and manager of one of the
most successful eco-adventure companies in Mexico. He has
also been an advisor to government and non-governmental organizations
on tourism, economic development, training and stakeholder
He is a marine biologist
with an MBA and
has been the president and vice-president of the Mexican
Association of Adventure Travel and Ecotourism, which focuses
on the development and marketing of responsible operations
Currently Kenneth works as an outreach coordinator with the
Coral Reef Alliance, where he advances the goals of the ICRAN
MAR project to facilitate the development of good environmental
practices for marine tour operators. Finally, Kenneth´s
passion is showing and teaching people about wildlife and
the lessons that nature can teach us about sustainable business
and long-term success. Learn more about his company and his
Phen started her career in Thailand’s tourism industry as
an inbound tour operator. There she gained a vast amount of experience
creating and managing programs for both corporate and leisure clients
from around the world. During this time she was also active with
various social and aid agencies.
She then moved to Canada and spent several years as a consultant
to various Canadian aid agencies. During this time she also worked
with experienca, organizing and facilitating corporate
team building and incentive programs.
After the tsunami struck Asia, she returned to Thailand to consult
to aid agencies working in Thailand as well as manage our Southeast
Derrick is our diversity expert and his
groundbreaking training and consulting programs not only
give you the tools for managing diversity but also the
knowledge to leverage it into a powerful competitive
Derrick received his undergraduate degree
from the University of Victoria, his Masters Degree in
Applied Psychology from the University of Calgary, and
holds a professional Certificate from the University of
British Columbia in Cross-Cultural Counselling Skills.
He is a Registered Canadian Counsellor and Certified Nutrition
and Wellness Specialist in private practice in Calgary,
AB. As a Consultant and Public Speaker, he has spoken to
audiences nationally and internationally, and has made
several media appearances including: CBC
Radio One, Global National, and local News outlets.
He writes a self-help column for KIVA Magazine and his
first book: "Black
Like Me, White Like You: The Making of a Canadian Oreo",
is near completion. He sits on the board of Directors for
the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education, was a
Sessional Instructor with the Faculty
of Social Work at the University of Calgary where he taught
a graduate course on diversity-related issues, and is an
active stakeholder and volunteer with several community
initiatives. He has an teenaged son named Roman and actively
competes in triathlons, preferably when it is warm.
June Nery, B.A.
June is our local expert in Manzanillo,
Mexico and acts as our local operations office. She
has more then 15 years experience in the adventure travel
and outdoor industries. She started her career
as a sales and marketing representative for a high-end adventure
travel company. She has garnered extensive event planning
and execution experience working with groups such as the NBA
All- Stars, International Lions Club and Freddie Mac providing
transportation and tour coordination, VIP hospitality services
and registration staffing.
Her clients have included outdoor events such as The Elephant
Rock Ride and The Cherry Creek Sneak, retailers REI and prAna,
and adventure tour companies The Northwest Passage and PolarExplorers.
She currently lives in a La Manzanilla, Mexico and is the
webmaster and owner of a tourism website.
June holds a B.A. in Environmental Biology from the University
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