Meet Our Tour Managers

Melinda Burns:  For the past 25 years I have led our clients on many Ageless Adventures.  It is a pleasure and a highlight to meet with the guests and get to know them.  We have had many fun times and learned a lot about our own backyard and beyond.

Rosalie Miller: I have been a Tour Director for the past 14 years and I LOVE what I do!  I thrive to provide my guests with the utmost professional and personalized service AND have a lot of fun!

I was born in the Netherlands and by age 8 immigrated to Canada with my parents and 6 siblings. Dutch is my 2nd language and I am always working on my French.

I am happily married for the past 42 years and am a proud Oma to 6 beautiful grandchildren.

As a Tour Director, I want to bring the best experience to each and every one of my guests by delivering informative, entertaining storytelling, commentary, and on-coach entertainment with humor and kindness.

Jackie Elie: My passion has always been travel.  I had a rewarding career as a flight attendant with an international airline and the travelled the world for many years. My love of travel has always stayed with me to this day. My travels have taken to me to far away places, but my heart will always be in western Canada, with the most scenic and spectacular places to see and experience.

I enjoy being a tour manager and helping people explore and enjoy new places and experiences. I look forward to meeting you on one of our upcoming tours.

Betty Hoyt:  Betty Hoyt is our Tour Director for both the Canadian Maritimes tour and the Newfoundland and Labrador tour.  She is a college graduate, retired school teacher, researcher, and has been tour guiding for thirty-three years. She loves sharing her Atlantic Canada “paradise” with our guests. “It is so much fun seeing everyone discover and enjoy our part of Canada.”

Robert Turenne: I taught high school geography, history, and physical education for thirty-nine years in Canada with teaching stints in Australia and South Korea.  I coached basketball for forty years at the high school, university and professional levels.

Traveling has always been a huge interest in my life and I have visited over eighty countries and slept on all seven continents including Antarctica (in a tent).  Since my retirement from teaching in 2012, I have been a tour manager with Mandate/Ageless Adventure Tours.  The people on the tours are what make them so special. I must be doing something right when my mother-in-law would come on my tours!