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Meet Our Canadian Tourism College Instructors

Dedicated Professionals & Recognized Experts. Our instructors are tourism and hospitality industry experts with a passion for teaching.

Dedicated Professionals & Recognized Experts

CTC faculty have years of industry experience, have obtained or are presently enrolled in the Provincial Instructor Diploma Program in Adult Education, have earned industry certification, or have a degree or masters in their chosen field.


Christina Ling

Flight Attendant

Christina flew with Air Canada as a Flight Attendant and new hire Trainer/Mentor for 15 years. She is a dedicated, committed, caring educator, who is passionate about teaching and sharing all of her industry knowledge and experiences.


Leah Fajardo

Flight Attendant

Worked with more than 120 nationalities and travelled to almost 100 destinations around the world. Leah brought her love for traveling and has been part of the Canadian Tourism College since 2015. After 11 years of flying for Emirates Airlines, she brings incredible industry insight.


Gwynne Whitby-Thomas, PIDP, CTC

Travel & Tourism

Named the Educator of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Career Colleges, a long standing member of the Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) who maintains her status as a Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC), Gwynne brings her decades of tourism experience along with tour managing in 5 different countries! She has been with CTC for 20 years and continues to inspire and prepare students for an exciting life in tourism.


Video: National Association of Career College – Educator of the Year Award (3:07)



Lori Albina, PIDP, CTP from IATA

Travel & Tourism

Working with Canadian Tourism College since 2009, Lori brings her experience as a Travel Counsellor and Program Coordinator to the classroom. After working in Kauai, Hawaii, Lori likes to ignite the passion of her students so that they can find their own niche in travel.

Christiane Ah-Chuen

Christiane Ah-Chuen, B.A.

Travel & Tourism

Christiane is very passionate about travel; she has visited over 50 countries and counting. She has spent over 25 years in retail and wholesale travel, and the airline, train and hotel industries, working in sales, customer service, management, recruitment and training roles. She loves sharing her experiences and stories with her students with the goal to prepare and motivate them for an exciting career in the travel and tourism industry. Christiane speaks fluent French, as she was born in Mauritius; she has also lived in Toronto and now calls Vancouver home.


Martin Presse, BA

Microsoft Office Business

A best-selling author and finalist in the World Championship of Public Speaking, Martin started teaching at Canadian Tourism College in 2015. Martin is an entrepreneur with over 17 years of business experience. While in his class you will learn important tools required to navigate the world of business. Students learn how to start a business, create business plans, use the required software, project management, presentations skills and much more. Martin’s style of teaching is to fully engage, entertain, and educate his students by using personal anecdotes, group projects and presentations.


Nesha Milicevic, BHM


With over 30 years in the industry, Nesha has gained international experience in a variety of positions in some prestige Hotel chains (InterContinental, Starwood, Le Meridien), as well as a few independent properties. He also gained event management, marketing, and consulting experience, working for some world leading companies in their respective fields. He was a General Manager for a couple of different properties and has also held Director of Operations and Revenue Management positions. Nesha has travelled the world extensively, and lived in different countries around the world, giving him great exposure to various cultures and traditions, as well as education. He is a natural leader/teacher, enthusiastic, energetic, but most importantly, professional in everything he does, and these traits he passes along to his students.

John Fiorini

John Fiorini


John is an experienced hospitality professional who has moved into working in the education management industry. He is a strong operations professional with a wealth of knowledge to share with his students in areas such as Food & Beverage, Customer Service, Hospitality Management, and Sales.


Patrick Akuagwu


Patrick is a hospitality specialist with a background in the education management industry who has held positions in hotel management, revenue analysis, and front office. He is a dedicated education professional with a Master of Business Administration – MBA focused in Hospitality & Tourism Management from University of Guelph.