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.
Beau (US), Caterer
I am the Caterer here at Kandersteg International Scout Centre.
Together with James and Eliane we form the Catering team, making sure that every meal is healthy, balanced and tastes great.
And remember, never trust a skinny cook!
Caz (IE), PR & Marketing Assistant
I'm Caz and a typical blonde from Dublin!
Here in the Centre some of my job involves looking after the website, the events we attend and all the advertising for the Centre.
I love spending time in the mountains and trying new things! I enjoy hiking, climbing and skiing but try not to fall or hurt myself too much ;)
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.
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.
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
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 enjoy a nice massage!
Stay realistic- aim for the impossible!
Felipe (BR), Reception Manager
Opa, my name is Felipe. I come from Brazil and here in Kandersteg I work as the Reception Manager.
I take care of all guests coming and going, as well as all the bookings for the coming years.
I spend my free time skiing (when there''s enough snow =p ) or practising Capoeira, hiking, mountain biking, etc.
Sometimes I also play harmonica with some other musicians at the local pubs.
Hannes (SE), Spring 2008
My name is Hannes I'm from Sweden and have driven my rusty red Volvo down here to help out and make the magic that is Kandersteg. 3 months of work and fun, together with people from all around the world!!!
Hopefully I get some time off and then you will probably find me in the slopes skiing, telemarking or snowboarding. When spring comes and the snow is gone I'm sure there will be some hiking.
Irakqui (DE), Administration Assistant
Servus! I'm the Irakqui from Bavaria and I'm the Admin Assi at the Centre, which means I'm the guy who's helping out with any problems in the financial or the german speaking section. If the Reception Manager is not available it's also possible to get me on the phone for bookings or on the Reception Counter for Check in's/out's, bills etc. Besides that I love DJ'ing, biking or just relaxing and enjoying the Alps and the atmosphere in Kandersteg!
James (GB), Catering Assistant
Hi my name is James and I'm from the UK. I'm the Catering Assistant here at the centre which means I assist the Caterer in running the best kitchen in Kandersteg if you don't believe me come and see!
In my spare time I will try to ski whilst we still have snow and after the snow is gone I will start hiking again and playing football against the other Pinkies. If the weather is bad you can catch me watching 24 or in the local tea room.
James (KR), Spring 2008
An-Nyung (Hello), My name is Ji-min(James), from Korea. I am working as Short Term Staff and like everything to do with the outdoors, for example hiking, mountain biking, climbling etc. I have been a Scout since I was 10 years. Now, at this time, I take care of middle school Scout members in the Korea. After 3 month, I hope to do more travelling in Europe and take part in more activities. I hope to meet Scouts in many countries!
Katey (IE), Programme Developement Assistant
I'm Katey, a Girl Guide from Ireland.
I am here to help develop the Programme among other things. On my days off I will be out learning to ski so please help me to get up if you see me on the ground!
I love the snow, especially learning to keep my bicycle on two wheels in the ice. I also love ice-cream and hot chocolate!
Kjara (SK), Spring 2008
I am a lovely simple girl from Slovakia. ;) I came here to live the best three months of my life by serving, helping out and enjoying every moment in this stunning sorrounding.
I love doing crazy things with crazy friends and, afterwards, relaxing with cup of coffee on a comfortable sofa. :)
So... don't hesitate any more (I am leaving in June!), come here, have fun with us and live Scouting out loud!!!!
Lou (IT), House Manager
Ciao! I'm Lou from Italy I care about the presentation of the chalet to all our guests. I really like the snow and being back in Kandersteg but it is very different from my tropical home in Sicily. Because its so cold you can always see me walking around with a hot cup of peppermint tea!
Luke (AU), Programme Admin. Assistant
I'm Luke and I'm from Australia. I look after all the admin for Programme; you'll probably talk to me when you come to book your activities for your stay.
I love riding the powder Telemark style and climbing all over the Alps. If I'm not outdoors I like to drink Gin and Tonics and make computer games.
Mark (NL), Director
I have been in Switzerland for the past 7 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 four beautiful full bred Golden Retrievers answering (well most of the time) to the names of Laika, Pickles, Bodansky and Bonk.
If you can not find me in my office I could be anywhere at the Centre or in the Tearoom eating cakes!
Mike (UK), Grounds Assistant
Hello everybody, my name is Mike. I'm an Assistant Scout Leader from Liverpool, England. I will be doing the job of Grounds Assistant and so will be making sure the grounds are looking nice for all our campers.
I get to play around with the chainsaws and ride Chloe and Leena around all day (the site vehicles). I have only just started this job, but have been working for another campsite for the past four years near where I live in England.
Milca (AR), Spring 2008
Hola! I'm Milca, from Argentina. I've been a Scout since I was 9 years old. At home, I'm a Scout leader. Here, at the Center, I'm Short Term Staff helping wherever is needed and having a great time with a lot of other Scouts of different nationalities.
I can't say I like skiing or any snow related activity, like everybody else, because this is the first time I see the snow, but I will give it a try! :)
Oscar (SE), Spring 2008
I´m Oscar and I was born to be a pirate - to sail the seven seas and enjoy the spoils of war and plunder. This is why I decided to go to landlocked Switzerland. Buccaneering abounds, and when conditions make pirating the Kandersteg mountains impossible, you will probably find me practicing my rum-drinking skills at the pub.
If this keeps up I´ll soon have a ship and crew of my own!
Peter (UK), Spring 2008
Hey I'm Peter, a Scout from the UK and have been a Scout since I was 6! A reaaaaallly long time! I'm 18 at the moment and I'm on a Gap Year before going to university at Sheffield to study Zoology.
I have been planning on volunteering at Kandersteg since I visited in 2004 and just loved the place. I love everything here at Kandersteg, from the situation up in mountains to the internationalness.
Rich (UK), Spring 2008
Howdy, I am Rich, a Sea Scout from the UK. I am member of the Short Term Staff team here in Kandersteg and I do all kinds of jobs, from cleaning toilets to cooking (don't worry I wash my hands ;D)
In my free time I like to mountain bike and learn how to ski, but my favourite hobby is to drink a well prepared cup of tea... =)
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 to all the building plans we have. Exciting!
On days off I love to go hiking, play hide and seek, spend a night in an igloo, go over to Adelboden or otherwise discover the country in my Swiss limousine :-) You can always count on me for any game or just one drink!
Tobias (CH), Spring 2008
I am Tobias from Switzerland. I like hiking, swimming, skiing and chocolate. I can't be without chocolate!!!
Tom (IE), Programme Director
Hey, I'm Tom from the west of Ireland and I'm the Programme Director. This means that I work in making sure that we provide the best activities and experiences to our guests; whether that is throwing them into crevasses or exciting games around the Centre.
In my free time I like to do things - mainly outdoors and involving mountains!