Where are they now?

BSAP 2021

For seven years, Baxter Media has introduced the industry to a new group of fresh-faced Ambassadors as they prepare to take their first step toward an exciting career in tourism. Have you ever wondered where are they now?

From promoting and planning local tourism events to adventures in faraway places to corporate managers, Travel Courier recently caught up with four former Baxter Ambassadors to see where their exciting careers in travel have taken them!

Bryannah Day

Reservations & Marketing, Haast River Motels & Holiday Park, New Zealand

2016 Baxter Ambassador, Mohawk College

From the shores of Saint Lucia to Canada’s Rocky Mountains to the slopes of New Zealand, learn how BSAP helped shape Bryannah Day’s adventurous career in hospitality. 

"Since I was named the Baxter Student Ambassador back in 2016 I have been given opportunities, most significantly would be my internship with Sandals down in St. Lucia. I was awarded the six week internship. When I got down there I absolutely loved it and I decided to stay for six months."
Bryannah Day
2016 Baxter Ambassador, Mohawk College

Emily Henderson

Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, Town of Innisfil

“As the Marketing & Special Events Coordinator for the Town of Innisfil, I work with event organizers to plan and implement events happening on town property. As well as communications work including social media and web content. Events are a big part of why people travel to a specific destination and my job allows me to help organizers implement events that make people want to come to a small town like Innisfil. The most exciting part of my job is seeing events go from the initial planning stage to a successful event! I also love working with local volunteer-based organizations to make community events happen.

BSAP introduced me to industry experts who helped me figure out what direction I wanted to go in my career and my internship with Baxter Media as the Event and Marketing Coordinator gave me the experience I needed to get into the events world! 

Emily Henderson

2018 Baxter Ambassador,
Georgian College

Katherine Lo

Partnerships Account Manager, TourRadar

2017 Baxter Ambassador, Ryerson University

Take it from Katherine Lo, BSAP gave her the confidence boost she needed to pursue a career in tourism. Now, she’s the Partnerships Account Manager at global travel company TourRadar. 

"What I think is really exciting is you are entering this industry during a time when we are really getting to reset and you get to help be part of building back tourism in a much better way."
Katherine Lo
2017 Baxter Ambassador, Ryerson University

Olga Menshikh

Operations Project Specialist, Technology, G Adventures

“My team and I at G Adventures are responsible for all operations systems content and process, we ensure efficient and customer focused operation of G Adventures tour products. I act as a systems expert, focusing on projects in collaboration with our technology department to develop solutions that serve the field operational offices and sales departments. The best part about my job is that I get to choose and develop my own specialization and work on projects that I am passionate about. One of the coolest parts about my job is the opportunity to meet and collaborate with people from all over the world, and the travel perks too! I feel extremely privileged for having had so many opportunities to explore this big, beautiful world.

When I became the first Baxter Ambassador, I was just finishing my studies and undergoing my internship at G Adventures. BSAP boosted my confidence and helped me get noticed. Ultimately I landed a full-time position at a company I could only ever dream of working for. My advice to new Baxter Ambassadors is simple: believe in yourself! Believe in the industry you have chosen. Times may be tough right now, but the industry is resilient – it will bounce back! You can establish yourself as a travel professional and have a very rewarding career if you follow your heart.”

Olga Menshikh

2015 Baxter Ambassador,
Humber College





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