Voyageur Quest Team
MEET OUR VOYAGEUR QUEST TEAM
CHEF and FOOD SERVICES CONSULTANT
Nikoline Calcaterra is a wellness chef, specializing in the healing and energetic powers of whole food. She has trained in the macrobiotic tradition at the Kushi Institute; with the “Mammas” in Tuscany; and held the intuitive farm-to-table kitchen at Newbold House Retreat Centre in northern Scotland. When she’s not cooking for you at Voyageur Quest in Canada’s famous Algonquin Park, this global wanderer, cooking instructor and cookbook author spends her time traveling the world, circling with friends, new and old, and fueling and sharing her passion for the earth’s sacred gift of whole food.
Voyageur Quest is thrilled to have Nikoline back for her seventh season as a consulting manager. She has an abiding passion for fresh ingredients and the creative process that she masters in an off-the grid setting. We value our continued journey with her as she continues to elevate the experience of sharing of regional whole food on our Algonquin Adventures that our customers truly delight in. She has an impeccable sense of balance for the relationship between food and people. She is a natural leader that is quite simply wonderful to be around.
CANOE SUPPORT MANAGER, GUIDE and OUTFITTER CREW
GUIDE TRAINER CONSULTANT
OPERATIONS and OUTFITTING MANAGER
Ben is our anchor at the Outfitter and helps quarterback the Voyageur Quest operation. With an easy smile and a kind heart, Ben is first class at customer service whether helping cottagers, guiding backcountry canoes trips or setting special events. Ben is passionate about whitewater paddling, fishing and the great outdoors. Ben is a hard worker and plays a big part in team VQ.
DIRECTOR & OWNER
I love being outside on a wilderness adventure. I also love to share my passion for adventure with others. Voyageur Quest has been the perfect vehicle for combining these passions. Algonquin’s north west provides the bounty with world class canoeing,trout fishing, dogsledding and my favourite back country skiing. Hope to see you on the trail!
HR & RISK MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Eva Langford joined the Voyageur Quest team officially in 2007, but has really been a big part of Voyageur Quest from the start! Eva has a Biology and Psychology degree from Queen’s University and over 15 years of sales and event planning from the pharmaceutical industry. Eva also holds a Human Services Diploma, a Masters Degree in Education – Psychological Counselling from the University of Toronto and coaching certifications from the Adler Institute. She has interests in coaching for both executive and personal development, team and wilderness therapeutic applications. Eva’s facilitation often centres on team effectiveness, culture and leadership. Eva was a facilitator on our first group in 1991, has guided numerous canoe and kayak trips in the mid nineties and presently directs our Human Resources.