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We’re here because we are travelers. We’re here to ensure that every trip gives at least a little back to a world that has given us so much. Our lives have been deeply enriched by visits to places near and far. While those visits have given us so much, they sometimes leave nothing behind. Foreign ownership of airlines, hotels, and other travel amenities often prevent dollars spent from flowing into communities.
Outdoors adventurers have long held up the ideal of “leave no trace” because nature is not improved upon by human remnants. But we think travel should aspire to a different standard. We want to leave the communities we visit at least a little better. We’re here to Leave a Trace.
February 1, 2016
- Luc RobinsonFounder
Luc is an enthusiastic traveler who loves to surf, ski and play golf. Chasing those pursuits has taken him all around the world, most recently to Japan. Despite a love for activities, Luc thinks the best way to see a new place is just to wander on foot.
He went to Williams College before working as a consultant at Bain & Company. He’s now working on a variety of projects, first and foremost, trying to make everyone’s adventures just a little bit more charitable.
- Yannick PichlerCo-founder
Yannick is a Mechanical Engineer who graduated from Queen’s university and is currently in the process of completing his MBA at the Ivey School of Business. After living in the big city for two years, he moved to Banff, Alberta to ski, golf, bike and hike. He used to run the Engineering department at the Fairmont Banff Springs. As an outdoor enthusiast, and sports fanatic in general, Yannick’s travels have taken him to some amazing places with incredible cultures. He looks forward to continue checking boxes and Leaving A Trace as he does so.
- Keval SoniLead Designer
Keval is a project manager based from Chicago, Illinois. With huge passion in traveling and exploring, he has visited many different countries around the world. Keval really loves to travel as a local and explore different cultures, traditions and food all over the world. Some of his favorite activities include; hiking, rock climbing, cliff jumping and many more.
Keval always believed in giving back to the world and making difference as much as he can. Normally, he volunteers locally and helps charities and non profits reach their goal. With his mantra in his mind “real happiness comes from giving back”, he is very excited about Leave a Trace and making difference in the world!
- Alexandra LaframboiseDirector of Marketing
Alexandra is a recent Fitness and Health graduate who escaped the city for the mountains. After three summers exploring Banff and the National Park she is trying her hand at what Whistler has to offer. With a love for the outdoors, travelling and experiencing new adventures, she hopes to share this passion with others locally and across the globe. A firm believer in "take only memories, leave only footprints", she hopes to give back to the places she visits by Leaving A little Trace.
Excited at the prospect of travel giving back to the world and wondering how you can help?
There is tons to do and we’re looking for new people to contribute design, development and marketing skills. You could be an ambassador and spread the word or contribute your expertise in any way, small or large.