Anna (FI), Guest Services Director
I am Anna from Finland. I enjoy pretty much anything outdoors; hiking, climbing, skiing, sailing, kayaking... you name it! Most of the time you will see me either behind my desk or running around making sure guests are happy and enjoying their stay. That's my job :) I also manage the Short Term Staff and ensure that they have the best 3 month possible when they come to KISC as a volunteer.
Beat (CH), Personal Assistant
Salü! My name is Beat and live in a little village near Bern. I will work for one year here, as part of my practical working year (KV Practicum), in KISC as a Personal Assistant. I love scouting and hiking. In my free time I also play LARP (Live Action Role Playing) which is like a middle age Scout camp.
Caz (IE), PR & Marketing Assistant
Hey, I'm Caz. I was Short Term Staff in Summer 2005, Hut Warden in Summer 2006 and now I look after all things to do with PR and Marketing here at the Centre. I'm a typical blonde from Dublin and love all things to do with the outdoors... whether it's climbing, hiking or skiing- I'll give it a go! Usually I fall over and hurt myself but I still have fun! :)
Chris (GB), Maintenance Assistant
Hi I'm Chris from the UK. My role is to maintain the buildings and vehicles at KISC. I also run small improvement projects for the Centre along with renovations of rooms. I am also able to step in and help with grounds and Campsite when needed. On my days off you may still find me working at the centre. But I also enjoy climbing, hiking, running and most competitive physical sports.
Ciccio (IT), Website Translator
Hello! I am Ciccio and I come from Sicily. I love being here in Kandersteg and being part of the Staff Team. I spend most of my day looking at the website, finding mistakes and translating it into Italian. The rest of my day I spend talking with Carolyn and on Facebook.
Dan (NZ), Assistant Programme Director
As the Assistant Programme Director, I am responsible for helping provide an enjoyable and safe programme for all our guests. In the real world I am a qualified craft baker, but right now I am taking the opportunity to live and work in a place where I can keep all my hobbies satisfied. Skiing, snowboarding, hiking or climbing. Anything outdoors. Kia Kaha
Darren (ZA), Autumn 2007
Hi, my name is Darren and I'm from South Africa. I enjoy Sports, hiking, Scouting and well... anything outdoors! I also enjoy meeting new people, learning new things and having an awesome time. So far KISC ROCKS and it's only getting better! Dazz :)
Eliane (CH), Catering Supervisor
Grüssech, I'm the Swiss Catering Supervisor working part-time at the centre. In the rest of my time I work as a teacher and local politician in the nearby town of Spiez. After all that, when I can find the time, I love to go skiing, climbing and maybe some ice climbing.
Emanuel (PT), Autumn 2007
Hi, I'm Emanuel from Portugal. A dream starts in the heart and ends in the head... that's why I am here, to help the dream of a grreat man (Baden Powell) be fullfilled.
Irakqui (DE), Autumn 2007
I'm the Irakqui from Bavaria. Because I like Scouting and Switzerland (especially the countryside and the language) very much I thought working at KISC would be the perfect combination of both. Besides that I love DJing very much or driving my bike, cooking for some friends etc.
James (GB), Caterer
Hello my name is James and I'm the Caterer here at the Centre, which means I look after the day to day running of the kitchen and if you come for a meal at the Centre chances are you will see me running around the kitchen. On days off I like to watch DVDs and if im feeling energetic you may find me hiking in the mountains, if not I will be in the local tea room!
Jens (IE), 2007 Project Director
I am Jens and I'm the 2007 Project Director. In between planning all sorts of exciting things to celebrate Scouting's Centenary, I try and climb, ski, hike and enjoy the nightlife in Kandersteg. I was STS in Summer 2004 and Campsite Manager in 2005. I come from Dublin in Ireland were I am part of the 47th Dublin (Ballybrack) Scout group.
Kim (NL), Autumn 2007
Hi, I'm Kim and I'm from Holland. I was at KISC before and fell in love with the Centre, that's why I wanted to be a Pinkie! I like Scouting (of course!), hiking and cooking. In Holland I'm a teacher and I think coming to this International Scout Centre will help me improve my English and communication skills.
Lea (CH), Autumn 2007
Hello, my name is Lea and I live in a little village near Basel, Switzerland. In my spare time I like to ride my horse and, of course, Scouting! I enjoy being outside very much!
Luiz (BR), House Manager
Hello, my name is Luiz and I'm from Brazil. One of the magic things of the Scout Movement is to see how many young people around world enjoy the same values, even from very diverse cultures. This magic and the combination with the Swiss Alps make Kandersteg a very special place.
Mark (NL), Director
I have been in Switzerland for the past 5 years working both at the Centre and for the World Scout Bureau. I like to hike with my dogs, read and go to the cinema and concerts. I am the proud owner of three beautiful full bred Golden Retrievers answering (well most of the time) to the names of Laika, Pickles and Bodansky. If you can not find me in my office I could be anywhere at the Centre or in the Tearoom eating cakes!
Miki (CA), Autumn 2007
Hi, I'm Miki from Canada. I have been in Scouts for the past 13 years. I enjoy doing outdoor activities and new things.
Mustard (GB), Programme Director
My name is Mustard and I'm from England. I run the Programme Department and make sure that our guests receive an exciting, full and safe programme. In my spare time I enjoy playing in the mountains, travelling and falling out of planes.
Nathalie (DE), Administration Assistant
I am Nat and I am the Administration Assistant. In my spare time I like to climb and ski and do all sorts of sports. I hate beans but meat is always welcome.
Rick (NL), Grounds Assistant
Hi, my name is Rick and I am Dutch. I love to play with Chainsaws and my favourite past-time is playing tricks on the Short Term Staff.
Roger (NL), Internal Services Director
Hoi! I'm Roger from the Netherlands. My main job as Internal Services Director is looking after everything 'behind the scenes' here at the Centre: from grounds to administration. On days off I love to go hiking, explore other valleys or otherwise discover the country in my Swiss limousine :-) You can always count on me for any game or just one drink in the village.
Sharon (IE), Autumn 2007
I'm Sharon from Ireland. I'm having a super time here in Kandersteg. There's loads of chocolate and loads of fun so I'm happy!
SINKY (KR), Autumn 2007
Hello, I'm Sinky from Korea. I am very happy here, everything around me is new and interesting!
Conny (NL), Marketing Manager
I'm Conny from the Netherlands. Together with Caz I am responsible for the website, newsletters, brochures, and a lot of other marketing activities. I love the wonderful mixture of living in a small Alpine village and working together with the international staff here at KISC.