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Meet The Team

Charis Whitbourne
Account Executive

Sector experience

Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Arts and Culture, Technology

Career background

Previously I have worked for various festivals and a museum in a communications capacity, as well as in corporate communications


BA in Communications from the University of Calgary, Public Relations certificate from Simon Fraser University

Volunteer experience

I have volunteered for multiple years with UNICEF, The Calgary International Film Festival and Free the Children on its ‘We Day’ programs

Favourite part of Peak life

Definitely the people, and how open and supportive of an environment Peak is. That and bagel Wednesday!

Career highlight

Creating a speech and presentation with the VP of the Oil Company I used to work for on his keynote at a major conference. It was very exciting to see 800 people give a standing ovation at the end

Favourite B.C. pastime

Hiking, trying new restaurants and biking along the sea wall


English and French

Furthest flung place you’ve lived? 

Dehra Dun, India

Random fact

I once sat next to a nun on the plane and she gave me a piece of Mother Theresa’s dress for helping her translate her documents