Training Support Coordinator
Jolene loves travelling by car as it allows her to enjoy slow travel and immerse herself into the beauty of ever-changing landscapes that leave her awestruck with the beauty of her favorite places in the Yukon, British Columbia and Alberta. She shifted her career into tourism in 2017 to continue to fuel her passion and assist businesses working in tourism to succeed.
She joined the Tourism Café in April 2023, having enjoyed working for the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association in British Columbia. and supporting a wide range of initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic including destination development, brand and experience development, stakeholder relations and she was a tourism resiliency advisor supporting small businesses throughout central BC.
Complementing her tourism industry knowledge is a broad range of skills with technology, website development, social media management, customer service, office administration and client communication. In her role in overseeing the Tourism Café’s learning management system, her patience with people, combined with a bubbly personality and desire to share her tech passion with others, unites her skills and knowledge in one position, while staying true to her love of travel and supporting others to succeed.
Jolene completed her Associates Certificate of Applied Computer Applications with Distinction from BCIT and enjoys continuous learning which has included courses towards an Associates Certificate of Applied Web Development plus courses in accounting, payroll and photography.
When she is not at her desk, you will find Jolene painting, hanging out with her family, geocaching, or exploring the backcountry in the Cariboo region of BC.