Andreas (DK), Internal Services Director
Hi, I'm Andreas from Denmark. As Internal Services Director I look after everything 'behind the scenes' here at the Centre: from maintenance to administration. In my spare time I like to frequent the local village and get out and ski when I can.
Anna (FI), Guest Services Director
I am Anna from Finland and, as a typical Finn in many ways, I like Saunas and cold weather. I also 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 :)
Beat (CH), Personal Assistant
T'schou, 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.
Bertil (DK), Spring 2007
Hello... My name is Bertil and I''m from Denmark. I have been a Scout for the past 13 years. In my spare time I am into skiing, a little climbing and I love cooking. At the moment I am enjoying being a member of the Spring 2007 Staff Team.
Kelvin Chew (Calkel) (SG), Spring 2007
Si, sin, SINGapore. From a place well known without gum. I ended up from an airport gum to graduate as a KISC gum.
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! :)
Coen (NL), Campsite Manager
I am Coen, the Campsite Manager. Together with the Campsite team we look after you when you are here camping. We cleaning the toilets, recycling centres, driving around with the Tractor and Leena1 and give you the most important part of your campfire- the firewood. The only part of your stay we can't manage is the weather! In my spare time I like to go hiking with my dogs and eat a some cakes.
Conny (NL), PR & 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 an international staff here at KISC.
Dan (NZ), Programme Administration Assistant
I'm responsible for the administration and guest correspondence for the programme department. I am mad keen on the outdoors, especially winter sports, so I spend as much time as possible skiing or snowboarding as well as climbing. I also take a great interest in the world of rugby and am looking forward to watching ‘The All blacks' win the rugby world cup 2007. In the real world I am a qualified craft baker.
Donny (US), Alpine Assistant
Howdy, my name is Donny, and I hail from the Lone Star State. I was a Short Termer in 2005, and a Snow and Ice Guide last Summer. Now I am back to make sure everyone gets a safe and informative climbing experience. When I am not working with our Short Term Staff, I spend as much time as possible in our amazing backyard and feeding the rat. I also spend time mountain biking, and have been called a "Pinhead" in the winter months due to my telemark addiction.
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.
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.
Lene (DK), Bookkeeper
Hello, I am Lene and I'm from Denmark. I live in Brig in Wallis and come to Kandersteg once a week. I have been in Switzerland since 1993 and I find it really nice to live here. In my spare time, I like taking care of my 2 lovely boys. I do a lot of sports, most of all I play badminton. I like skiing too, but I am a little bit afraid of heights.
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.
Luke (AU), Catering Assistant
I'm Luke and I cook food. I help our Caterer Michelle by ensuring that we meet our daily quota of Australian cuisine. When I'm not in the kitchen I like to be in the mountains (all we have to do is step outside). We don't get so much snow down-under, so I like to spend every spare moment enjoying the abundance of white stuff in Kandersteg. I live for telemark skiing and sometimes I dabble in a bit of climbing.
Malin (SE), Spring 2007
Hi everybody! My name is Malin and because I really love to meet new people I'm now working here at Kandersteg. Normally I live in Stockholm, Sweden, and study psychology. I hope this season will bring me a lot of opportunities to meet interesting people and to experience exciting events! See you at KISC!
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!
Marlies (NL), Shop Manager
My name is Marlies, I come from the Netherlands and I am the Shop Manager at KISC. In my spare time I like to go hiking in the mountains, accompanied by my two dogs.
Michelle (MC), Caterer
Hi! My name is Michelle, I'm the French and English chick who does the catering around here! I'm into cooking (obviously), long walks in the sun, skiing and, on rainy days, lounging around in front of the TV drinking hot chocolate. Come visit soon so you can sample my 'amazing' cooking ;)
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. 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. In my spare time I enjoy playing in the mountains, travelling and falling out of planes.
MZ (SG), Spring 2007
Hi! I'm MZ from Singapore. It gives me great pleasure to be one of the first Singaporeans to serve as a Pinkie at KISC. The scenery hereis lovely and I am enjoying the last bit of snow left from the winter. I'll do my best to ensure that I have a fulfilling Spring season with everyone here in Kandersteg International Scout Centre.
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.
Nicholas (AU), InCamp & Eco Adventure Asst.
G''day there - I''m from Adelaide, South Australia. Outdoor activities, including hiking, canoeing and cross country skiing are activities I enjoy. I''ve been in Scouts since I was eight years old and am currently a Scout leader back home in the Adelaide Hills. Last June I completed my studies and work as a Primary school teacher in Australia.
Rachel (KR), Spring 2007
Hello, I''m Rachel from Korea. As a positive girl I always do my best. KISC is a great place for international friendship and it''s a pleasure to meet all who are here. I will make this a good experience!
Richard (CH), Spring 2007
Hello. I am Richard (or Richi if you can pronounce the Swiss 'ch'!) I live in Switzerland and take great pleasure in meeting the world right next to my house door!
Rick (GB), Grounds Assistant
Hi my name is Rick, from the U.K, And I drive the tractors almost every single day, For I'm the Grounds Assistant using chainsaws and spades, Making the outside pretty, that usually is my way, In my spare time I climb, walk up mountains and play, Listen to music, and think of what to say.
Roger (NL), Reception Manager
I have a great job here, being in direct contact with everyone who comes to visit us. Every morning I'm still amazed by the scenery here. You would be too if you also came from the flattest country in the world. I like the different challenges this area offers, from skiing to hiking. I'm looking for a sponsor to help me set up a squash court here in Kandersteg, so if anyone has some spare money... ;-)
Signe (DK), Spring 2007
Hello!! I am Signe from Denmark. In this season I look forward to being part of the Staff Team. Hopefully I will learn to ski and manage to climb! In the evening I like to sing with the other Pinkies, having hot chocolate and learning Swiss German songs.
Stuart (ZA), Spring 2007
Hi, my name is Stuart and I'm from South Africa. I like watersports, Scouting and being outdoors in general!
Tom (IE), Assistant Programme Director
I come from a small town on the west coast of Ireland. I was STS in Summer 2004 and am currently the Assistant Programme Director working in developing and running the activities the Centre offers. You might see me with or without a beard depending on the time of the year. I enjoy climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering and have recently learned to ski.