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Experiences / References

A selection of businesses we have been involved in to give you an idea how we work.





careen_lake_lodge  

Property Care Service and Caretaking

Careen Lake Lodge
 
As caretakers, Joerg and Yvonne were hosts and performed a wide range of tasks such as housekeeping, electrical, plumbing, woodwork maintenance and repairs.
Joerg and Yvonne are well experienced in caretaking, maintenance, repair, landscaping and housekeeping.

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zonnehuizen  

Special / Remedial Education

Zonnehuizen, Netherlands
 
Joerg has worked with children who are facing physical and mental challenges in two reputable institutions in Switzerland and Holland for 6 years. Later on he played an active role within the Swiss movement to disembody mentally challenged adults from psychiatric hospitals. During those years he was also the personal support worker for a young adult diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder fostering the development of his life-long skills and independence. Joerg was a special education teacher for delinquent and substance addicted juveniles in a Swiss institution as well.

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myra_canyon_ranch  

Construction and Hospitality

Myra-Canyon Ranch, Kelowna BC 

Designed and built the multi-functional home of Myra-Canyon Ranch ourselves. Won one Gold as well as six Silver "Tommie" and "Georgie" Awards by the "Canadian Home Builder Association". Furthermore received one "BC Wood Works!" Award by the "Canadian Wood Council" for outstanding design and craftsmanship.

Established and ran Myra-Canyon Ranch, Kelowna as prosperous B&B, welcoming an average of 700 guests each year.

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kelowna_stables  

Farming and Ranching

Kelowna Stables, Kelowna BC
On Myra-Canyon Ranch we also established an equine centre where we offered trail riding, horse boarding, horse training as well as riding lessons. In addition to the accommodation business we welcomed about 600 "equine" guests each year.

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wilderness_tours_canada  

Wilderness- and Tour-Guiding

Wilderness Tours Canada
Joerg has been working as a tour guide in the wilderness of Canada for more than 25 years. His company "Wildnisreisen" has offered European outdoor lovers memorable canoe trips up North.

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web_publishing

 

Marketing and Web Publishing

Web Publishing
Our entrepreneurial experience, creativity and marketing knowledge have been appreciated by many customers for whom we have designed websites. Tthose skills have assisted us greatly in positioning and promoting our own businesses successfully.

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ski_smithers  

Food and Beverage

Hudson Bay Mountain (Ski Smithers BC)  
Yvonne was responsible for the new food & beverage concept when Hudson Bay Mountain Ski Resort in Smithers, BC, re-opened in winter 2005.

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restaurant_veranda  

Food and Beverage

Restaurant Veranda, Bern, Switzerland
As a project manager and coach, Yvonne transferred the vision and values of the owner of a historic hotel into a restaurant concept, the "Restaurant Veranda" in Bern, Switzerland. During the first few years of operation, Yvonne furthermore facilitated workshops for the team to ensure the achievement of yearly goals.

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eidgenoessisches_turnfest  

Event Planning

Federal Sport Event Baselland, Switzerland
As the head of the executive hospitality department, Yvonne was responsible for developing and implementing the hospitality concepts for the main and co-sponsors of a federal event in Switzerland. The "Eidgenössische Turnfest" is a 10 days long event that attracts about 75,000 active gymnasts and 100,000 visitors.

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unser_bier_basel  

Food and Beverage

Microbrewery 'Unser Bier' Basel, Switzerland
For this innovative microbrewery Yvonne created the concept of their theme eatery - a bistro that is an integral part of the brewery.

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kaserne_basel  

Food and Beverage

Restaurant Kaserne Basel, Switzerland
As a multi-cultural enterprise the "Kaserne Basel" also offers a restaurant that had to become a profit centre in 1999. Yvonne did a feasibility study that provided the basis for further strategic planning. Within the following 2 years Yvonne also facilitated several workshops for the team to ensure the achievement of medium-term goals.

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seminarhaus_schoepfe  

Accommodation / Food and Beverage

Education Center Schöpfe, Büttenhard, Switzerland
Yvonne supported the planning and implementing of the innovative concept of this educational centre. This establishment was awarded with the "Eco-Design Price" of the Swiss Hotel Association.

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youth_hostel_basel  

Accommodation

Basel Youth Hostel (Hosteling International), Switzerland
As an operations manager, Joerg ensured the quality growth of the Basel Youth Hostel for several years. This hostel is run as a low budget city hotel and offers accommodation for more than 200 guests generating more than 50,000 overnight stays per year.

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adventure_and_experiential_education  

Experiential Education and Adventure-Based Learning

Adventure and Experiential Education
For over 10 years Joerg has played an active part in the Adventure and Experiential Education field in Switzerland and in Canada. His emphasis was the development of concepts and the leading of long-term projects for adolescents displaying behaivoural problems in the Canadian wilderness. He also trained professionals in that field. For the majority of the Adventure and Experiential Education projects Joerg closely worked together with the Institution Erlenhof, Reinach and the University of Basel, Switzerland. He also worked as a special education teacher for juveniles with dissocial personality disorder at the Institution Erlenhof.

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bicycle_shop_basel  

Commercial Management

Bicylce Shop, Basel, Switzerland
Joerg was able to demonstrate his entrepreneurial and technical skills in developing and running his own high-end bicycle shop in Basel, Switzerland, named "Schöni Velo". Today this shop is a part of Transa, the largest outdoor outfitter in Switzerland.

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retirement  

Retirement Living Management

Retirement and Nursing Home Käppeli, Switzerland
As an assistant manager in a retirement and nursing home, Yvonne's compassion and organizational skills contributed significantly to the well-being of its residents.

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myra_canyon_ranch  

"Play and Learn " Education

Robi-Spielaktion Basel, Switzerland 
Joerg managed an adventure playground and was one of the key people in the movement to establish "mobile playgrounds" in large cities in Switzerland.

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