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Meet the 2021 Travel Counsellor Team

Please join us in welcoming our new Travel Counsellors Samantha (left) and Kasandra (right) to the tourism team!

Samantha Gottschalk was the Tourism & Commerce Attendant for the Havelock Information Booth last summer. During her time in this role, she served as the primary contact for out-of-this-world customer service and actively promoted HBM township, local businesses, attractions and events. She rounded off her summer by conducting a market research study for the Havelock Chamber of Commerce. Her previous experience also includes data entry, reporting and statistical analysis. When asked what her favourite thing to do in Peterborough & the Kawarthas was, she said “My favorite thing to do in Peterborough & the Kawarthas is to go snowmobiling and visit local restaurants and inns on the trails.”

Kasandra Bateman has served as a Director with the Trent Fashion society and brings extensive experience in event planning, project management and collaborative skills working with local businesses. Her previous experience includes several years of retail and customer frontline service as well as administrative roles with Fleming College. She is skilled in detailed research and data collection and has a unique certification as a Trained Empathic Listener. When asked what her favourite thing to do in Peterborough & the Kawarthas was, she said “There is an astronomically long list of things I love to do throughout Peterborough and the Kawartha’s, but I think the one that takes the cake is visiting Selwyn Conservation Area around dusk and going for a swim at their beach while I watch the sunset over the trees. One of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen!”

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