dylan (AU) - guest services director
G’day, I’m Dylan! I’m the Guest Services Director here at KISC and I come from the magical land of Australia. It’s just like Austria, except with more letters. And kangaroos. And beaches. And more Sydney Opera Houses. Actually, it’s very different to Austria. If you’re interested in hearing more about the differences between Australia and Austria, you might find me around the office, or hopefully out and about making new friends and exploring the beautiful scenery around Kandersteg. See ya soon!
Andy (AR) – Spring 2017
Hello! My name is Andy and I am from Argentina. I like music, reading and nature. I am working here at KISC as a short term staff for Spring season, and it's awesome! You can find me somewhere drinking mate or having a nap in the sunshine. Living and working with people from all over the world is amazing, and it is probably the most beautiful place on earth. We are here to make the world a little better every day, always with a smile on our faces!
anna (FI) - staff development director
Moromoi, I’m Anna from Finland! When I’m not busy eating yummy food or drinking coffee, I enjoy working and spending time with my beautiful fellow Pinkies. I was a short term staff in 2008, after which I have worked in Catering, Programme and Campsite. Now I’m here to take care of the most valuable thing at KISC: the staff! On my days off I like to enjoy the mountains around me and practice my high altitude napping skills.
Arnór (IS) - Event coordinator
Hæ öll sömul! I am Arnór from Iceland, and I’m here to help plan the World Scout Education Congress. That’s great, because I like congresses, education AND the World! I also like woolly sweaters, the office pets, Landi products and dank memes.
Jack (UK) - Spring 2017
Hi I'm Jack from the UK! I first visited KISC last summer, fell in love with this amazing place and...well here I am, one of the new shorties! I enjoy spending much of my free time in the great outdoors, exploring the amazing world that we live in, so KISC is the perfect place for me and I am looking forward to many adventures whilst I'm here! Alternatively, if I fancy a relaxing afternoon you'll probably find me reading a book or listening to a podcast. Like a true Brit I love a cup of tea, so you're always welcome to join me for a brew (milk no sugar for me please!).
Oscar (SE) - programme director
HellO! My name is Oscar, and I´m your normal non-friendly, boring, depressive swedish person. When I´m not busy doing unfun and non impressive stuff, I usually spend my time in the mountains doing either hiking, climbing or skiing. I also very much enjoy boardgames of different kinds, and tee, lots and lots of tee. Also, I´m normally quite fun-friendly.
Aurore (SE) - Spring 2017
Hejsan Svejsan! My name is Aurore and I am from the lovely country up in the north called Sweden. If you will come to KISC don't be scared if you see a Pink ghost-like shadow. I can assure you it is not a real ghost, it is probably just a crazy swede (me) running around. I sometimes have a little bit to much energy for my own good.When I am not working or running around, I really love to be outdoors, therefore is KISC truly the place to be, or to socialize with people or in other ways living the dream here at KISC ❤
Hope to see you soon!
Jess (UK) – Spring 2017
Hello! I'm Jess from the UK, aka cake loving Disney queen. This is my first time at KISC and I'm super happy to be here with such amazing scenery and people. I'm looking forward to exploring the mountains surrounding the centre and watching the season change from ski weather to swimming in the lake weather! You can find me trying not to get sunburnt or defending my choice to drink hot water, which everyone seems to find really weird!
EMIL (DK) – Programme development assistant
Halløj! I’m Emil from Denmark (the bridge to Scandinavia). You will mostly find me sitting in the Front Office planning programme activities, while trying to sing along to songs I don’t know. Among things I really enjoy are skiing, sailing, drinking water, transferring phonecall, reading Scouting for Boys and quoting BP out of context. Looking forward to spring and the possiblity to start camping!
Diana (RO) - Spring 2017
Salutare! My name is Diana and I come from Romania (the beautiful Southern Transylvania to be more precise) and this Spring I decided to embark on a new adventure here at KISC where I am learning new things and helping wherever needed. On my days off you can find me walking around the village, taking photos with my film camera or hiking.
Bru (ES) - spring 2017
Hi! I'm Bru, coming from the shiny and beautiful city of Barcelona. My real name is Pau, but Bru is my scout name that comes from Os Bru (Grizzly Bear in Catalan). I've been scout since 2006 and I am in the International Team of my association but I made a pause to come to live the dream at KISC for 3 months. What I like? Chocolate, reading, teamworking, wearing pink and bad jokes. I am not shy and I like to laugh and be a bit crazy so as to try new things, why not? I'm a nurse, so if you have any injury come and find me!
ANDREW (UK) - ASSISTANT PROGRAMme DIRECTOR
Ey up ma duck, I’m Andrew from England. You’ll normally find me either attempting to run/ski up and down mountains, or perhaps pretending to myself that everyone loves my singing voice and that I belong on Broadway. I’m also very useful to keep around if you ever need something off of a high shelf.
Talles (BR) – Spring 2017
Hello, I'm Talles from Brasil and I'm here right now because I want to give to everyone what KISC gave to me when I came for the first time, the feeling to be surrounded by scouts all of the world in a International campfire.
Ginger (CH) - The lone ranger
Meow! I am Ginger (CH) and here at the Centre I have many positions. I am the Campsite Cat during the Summer and right now you can find me in the warm shelters of Hotel Crystal, or Chalet Over There, turning our male Staff into softies! You may think I have gained some weight over Winter, but I assure you this is just my Winter coat. I still remain active doing some snow hunting every day. Unlike those lazy Centre cats...
FELIPE (BR) - DIRECTOR
Olá, My name is Felipe (aka FlipFlop) and I am the Director here at the World Scout Centre. I love this village and the mountains that surround it. KISC gives me the opportunity to meet Scouts from all over the world, and everyday I learn something new. On my days off you will find me skiing, climbing, mountain biking, slacklining or practicing some capoeira moves. Back in Brazil I was a leader at 1o Grupo Escoteiro São Paulo.
Linnea (SE) - Social media and communications assistant
Hejsan! My name is Linnea and I come from the lovely south of Sweden. I was a STS in Autumn 2016 and then I came back to KISC almost immediately, as our very first Social Media & Communications assistant (longest title of the Centre). That means I am the mastermind behind KISC's posts on Social Media, best job ever! When I'm not thinking about cats, eating vegan candy or singing loudly, I enjoy writing, asking normal to weird questions, watching everything on Netflix and finding stuff out with the help of Google and Wikipedia. And yeah, I am the broccoli queen – I love them little trees!
Ezgi (AU) - Spring 2017
Hi, I'm Ezgi! I hail from a little country called Australia. I'm super excited to be here at KISC, working in what's got to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. In my spare time you can usually find me playing video games, basketball-ing, or scrolling through Instagram for cute doggos and chinchillas (seriously, they're the fluffiest little animals you'll ever see!). Looking forwards to see you at KISC sometime soon ;)
Ana (ES) - house MANAGER
Hola! My name is Ana and I come from the beautiful and big Barcelona in Spain! I was a Short Term Staff in Summer 2016 (which was pretty amazing) and now I am the House Manager! In my daily tasks you can see me looking after the buildings, the dancing parties down in laundry, all of our pink T-shirts, the food for the lovely cats or the best playlist in the world to have an amazing day at work! Haus is fun, Haus is love!
JOSH (NZ) – Reception manager
Hi my name is Josh and I come from the Land of the Long White Cloud, Middle Earth or more commonly known as New Zealand. I have just arrived as the new Reception Manager and this season is a little different to what I’m used to at this time of year. I have swapped my jandal’s and shorts for ski pants and snow boots. When not helping guests I will be out in the snow sledding or eating fondue or Schnitzels at the Crystal. Likes: Loud music and photography.
Gil (MX) - Spring 2017
Without a doubt I am a person who enjoys every simple time of the life, I love to travel to know new places, people and cultures. I am passionate about outdoor activities, in my spare times I don’t miss the opportunity to go hiking or any activity in which I can be in contact with the nature. Among all the outdoor activities mountaineering is the one I like the most because the challenge and satisfaction of conquer the summit and for the opportunity to be with yourself.
Taelon (CA) - Spring 2017
Daphne (NL) - Catering Assistant
Hallo there! My name is Daphne and I am the new catering assistant in the center. I come from the Netherlands where I just finished my bachelor degree. Now I am ready for a new adventure at KISC! I was a STS in summer 2015 and had such an amazing time that I couldn’t wait to come back to this magical place. If you can’t find me in the kitchen I am probably off on a hike or a swim in the local pool. If I am not outside I am probably sitting somewhere with a good book and a cup of tea.
JO (DK) - Spring 2017
Hi my name is Jo, and I'm from Denmark. This spring season, if I'm not cleaning, cooking or napping, I'll probably be out hiking in the beautiful mountains surrounding the centre, which are very different from flat Denmark. I'll be taking my hammock, music and my friends with me to the top where I'll put it up and enjoy the amazing view, a snack and the great company of other pinkies and everyone who wants to join. Hope you'll be coming as well!
PEPe (ES) - grounds manager
Hola! My name is Pepe and I come from the always sunny Murcia, in the south-east corner of Spain. I’m having and amazing time here in the most beautiful place in the Swiss Alps. If I’m not busy trying the work parties to work (they always stare at this amazing views), you’ll probably find me pursuing Maxi, the director’s dog, trying to cuddle her. Approach me carefully or I will end showing you some spanish words, spanish songs or even spanish food!
markus (DK) - catering assistant
Hej og goddag from the beautiful settings of KISC! My name is Markus and I'm from the flat country of the north called Denmark. Denmark is known for HC. Andersen, Danish design and people who speak with potatoes in their throats. But not only do I have a potato in my throat, I also have potatoes in my stomach, which is because potatoes definitely are my favorite kind of food. One of my passions in life is to hike. I have hiked a lot around the world, and one of the most beautiful places I've ever hiked is near Kandersteg. I also love the sounds machines makes, to draw and a good cup of coffee. If you want a fun conversation just let me know!
Olave (CH) - Secret Centre Overlord
Hi fans, it's me Olave, Secret Centre Overlord of KISC and cutest cat around, loved by few, adored by many. Yet again, I hacked myself into the KISC computer systems to create my own entry on their website. This all as part of honing my cyber warfare skills to take my world domination plans to the 21st century! Puny humans! I also use this opportunity to revoke all previous current Staff descriptions about me: I suspect the PR & Marketing Assistant to have hi-jacked my account to write in my name. So just for the record, I haven't turned to poetry and my lust for power is as unsatisfied as ever. The past few months, while the Centre humans were busy cleaning up after Summer, I built a submarine fleet in Oeschinensee, ready to strike at any time and occupy all positions at KISC with fellow felines (excluding Ginger!). As a first symbol of my wrath I destroyed the cardboard tank, the silly Reception Manager built for me over last Summer, and started retreating to my underground base beneath the coke machine again. But I need to move quickly now, I fear that the canine from Hotel Crystal, "Codename: Bari" is onto my plans and previous efforts to silence him haven't worked. So long, humans!
Hannah (UK) - House assistant
Hey, I'm Hannah and I come from the lively city of Liverpool where we are known for our unique accent. Being British I like to drink a lot of tea and moan about the weather... I love a good singalong, especially to Disney! When I`m on my day off you can probably find me at the ice skating rink or napping!
katarina (sk) - pr & marketing manager
Ahoj! My heart beats in the middle of Europe- in Slovakia. I'm a Minion lover, who likes the smell of sleeping bag and nature after rain, quitar sessions around campfire with people who can't actually sing, parking tractor with the trailer, wet and wild dancing, the sound of bicycle wheels, photoshophing, posting statuses and PRomoting the most beautiful place on the earth .... and opening presents!
Monika (LT) - Administration and Finance manager
Labas! I am Monika from a small country in the middle of Europe (at least we claim that) – Lithuania. At the moment I spend my best days here, at KISC! Usually you can find me in the admin office between the mountains of folders and piles of papers. All the other time I will be walking outside and enjoying Alps, reading a book in a cozy spot or learning how to sky (mission (im)possible).
FI (UK) - Programme admin manager
Hello I’m Fi from the Highlands of Scotland! I do all things admin-y for the programme department favourite tasks include phoning ‘Scout Support’ at Outdoor Interlaken and paying bills... especially as I can impersonate LunchMoney Lewis singing ‘I got bills’. I love being outdoors and in the mountains doing all that fun outdoorsy stuff including; hiking, climbing, biking and snowboarding.
MAXIMA (PT) - Captain's guard dog
Maxima is one of the newest animal additions to the Centre. In to take the spotlight away from the cats, Maxima can usally be found under one of the desks in the Administration Office. She loves a good chat, however she only speaks Portuguese, so start brushing up if you want a new canine friend!
lisa (SE) - Reception assistant
Hej, Hejsan and Hallojsan! I’m Lisa from the happy, singing Sweden. If I’m not sitting on my chair in the front office or talking to guest at the counter, I’m probably out somewhere on the campsite preparing for an amazing campfire or preparing other exciting activities. When I’m not sitting on my chair, at the counter or out on the campsite I’m probably off. When I’m off you will probably find me crusing down a slope, hiking around in the mountains or planning exciting adventures. Hope to see you here at KISC!
Von Bon (CH) - Feline queen
Halloo, I am the new kitten in the Centre, I love attention, but to those who deny it to me, I will demand it from them. I am well aware of my irresistable charm and my beauty that makes me easy on everyone's eyes. I enjoy my meowing to everyone, so do not take it personal, it is either me trying to bond with a human, or my litter bin is full or in worst cases, I am starving! So far I have somehow stolen everyone’s attention from the Feline Overlord, Olave and directing it to myself and I think I might even start a page on Facebook.
sophie (UK) - Catering manager
Hey! I’m Sophie and I come from the big smoke known as London in the UK. I was a shortie in Winter 2016 and couldnt get enough of the beauty that is KISC, so now I’m back as a Catering Manager. I love cooking up new and exciting dishes for hungry staff and guests. When I’m not cooking up a storm in the kitchen you might find me hiking or attempting some climbing in these awsome Alps that are our backgarden!
Daniel (ES) - Admin and Finance assistant
¡Saludos! My name is Daniel, and I come from Madrid, the capital of Spain! If I’m not behind my camera taking pictures of everything, I’ll probably be exploring the mountains or skiing. I'm the Admin and finance assistant, so if you come by the office, I'll probably be the one that is surrounded by papers and bills.