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Meet The Staff

We are known and respected in the Canadian market for our specialist knowledge on Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands as destinations; we rely on this as our point of difference and never undervalue this key ingredient in our success. Staff have regular opportunities to visit, explore, and experience destinations from coast to coast, and pass their experiences onto our customers so they can ensure they make the most of your holidays. We are pleased to present the Anderson Vacations Team:

Jai Mukerji

Vice President

Jai Mukerji is the Vice President of Anderson Vacations and leads the executive and management teams to set corporate directions, formulate strategies and implement programs to ensure that Anderson Vacations remains a leader in delivering innovative travel products. Jai graduated with an MBA in marketing and finance and has 28 years of experience in the travel industry. From escorting tour groups to remot..
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Darcie Guarderas

Director of Business Development

Darcie was born and raised in Alberta and after graduating with honors from her travel course in Calgary in 1988, she packed her bags and headed East. For the past 25 years, Darcie has travelled the world extensively while working as a full time travel consultant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Besides traveling, she loves cooking, entertaining and cycling. Her family is what makes her the happiest, along wi..
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Jim Warren

US Groups Specialist

A native of British Columbia and graduate of the University of British Columbia, Jim Warren is an experienced travel industry professional with sales & marketing expertise in domestic and International markets. Over the past 40 years he has held senior positions as a Tour Operator, Destination Marketing Manager, and Tour Supplier in both Canada and The United States. For many years Jim has bee..
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Deborah Scott

Business Development Manager

I have been fortunate enough to have started off my travel and tourism career as a Travel Counsellor with Carlson Wagonlit Travel providing vacation planning and expertise in business travel. My next step in travel was moving into a position as an Instructor at Mount Royal University which then lead me into training and professional development at AMA Travel. Certainly, those roles provided me the opportunity to gain knowledge and hone my skills in the travel business. I have always taken great pride in offering great customer service and look forward to continuing to build a positive experience in my new role as BDM for Anderson Vacations. Here are some highlights of my travels; I have travelled throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and many North America cities such as; New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Houston, Vancouver & Victoria. I look forward to crossing more exciting new destinations off my bucket list and excited with the prospects that Anderson Vacations offer.
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Vasil Vladinski

Operations Manager

Vasil graduated from the International Baccalaureate program in his high school in 2004. In 2007 he graduated with honors from the “Travel and Tourism” Program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Having traveled extensively through Europe and North America in his younger years, it wasn’t until 2008 when he discovered his real passion traveling through Canada and the South Pacific. That is exa..
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Shannon Brand

Tour Operations Manager

Shannon was born and raised in Saskatchewan and fell in love with travel at a young age. Pursuing a career in travel was a natural fit and she graduated from the SAIT Polytechnic Travel and Tourism Program in 2009. She has been fortunate enough to travel throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America and is excited to add more stamps to her passport! Shannon has worked as a travel consultant ..
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Kuldeep Sohanpal

Accounts Controller

Kuldeep did all his education in Kenya before migrating to United Kingdom 25 Years ago. Having studied accountancy in school, the one focus that was in his life was to be an accountant. Having spent over 18 years in England and working extensively with tour operators for a major part of his working career there, working at Anderson Vacations, after migrating to Canada, was a norm of life. Having f..
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Andy Milligan

Travel Sales Specialist

Andy was born in Edmonton, Alberta and raised in beautiful Kelowna B.C. He discovered his love for travel at a young age when his parents took him on a trip around the Bahamas. Since then Andy has had the fortune of traveling to such locations as Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dubai and the Hawaiian Islands among others. He recently spent two years living abroad in Australia where he worked as..
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Megan Burry

Travel Sales Specialist

Megan was born in Newfoundland, and grew up in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She recently graduated with honors from the ‘Travel & Tourism’ program at SAIT Polytechnic. She has had a passion for travel ever since she got bit by the Travel Bug on her first International Trip to Europe. Having travelled around North America, Europe & South America, she is excited to gain knowledge about the South Pacific ..
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Solana Pelland

Custom Groups & Charters Specialist

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Solana is a recent graduate of the Travel & Tourism program from SAIT Polytechnic and couldn’t be happier starting her travel career at Anderson Vacations! Why are you in the travel business? Simple: I love exploring new places! There is nothing more exciting to me than getting to witness a different culture in action. From the..
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Tiffany Roberts

Travel Sales Specialist

Tiffany was born in Vancouver, and grew up in Abbotsford, B.C. She has been working in the hospitality industry for the past 8 years but she has always had an interest in the travel industry. Having travelled around North America & Central America, she is excited to gain knowledge about the South Pacific. As she is just entering the Travel Industry, she is eager to absorb as much knowledge as ..
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Jacinta Ruhland

Operations Consultant

Born and raised Alberta girl, Jacinta graduated from the Travel and Tourism program at SAIT and started with Anderson Vacations shortly after as the Operations Consultant. Jacinta has an incredible love of photography and overwhelming passion for adventure. She always had a huge sense of curiosity, which is why she loves experiencing different cultures, trying new foods, and exploring wherever she can. Jacinta's first international trip was to Vietnam, and since that day she have been addicted to travel and wants to spread that same feeling to others.
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Anita Hafner

Tour Director

Anita’s lifelong passion for travel led her first to become a certified travel agent and started out her career in travel as a passenger agent at the Vancouver International Airport. She quickly moved on to become a Tour Guide and Driver for a Vancouver based sightseeing company, Landsea Tours, and honed her public relations skills. Wanting to broaden her horizons she took a position with the Royal Hudson..
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Carol Walker

Tour Director

Travel and an interest in the world has always been a passion of Carol's, starting out with family car trips when she was young, to ocean and river cruises, to adventure travel, to coach tours, to travelling on her own in Europe for weeks at a time. Carol has visited over 45 countries and 6 continents. When an opportunity presented itself to be able to share this passion with others as a Tour Directo..
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Willo Jones

Tour Director

2015 will mark 20 years of touring with great people, seeing great places, and doing great things. I trained at the International Tour Management Institute in San Francisco when I lived in the United States. November of 2000, I moved back to Canada and followed up with a company based in Sherwood Park called Anderson Vacations. I’ve been with the company ever since and have grown with it over the ..
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