Vesna Markovina

Senior Education Administrator

Vesna is responsible for overseeing educational programs and instructional team as well as regulatory compliance, day-to-day operations and administration of Eton College.

Actively involved in adult education for 17 years as a curriculum developer, technical writer, instructor and private consultant, Vesna brings the highest standards of instruction and commitment to excellence.

In addition, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and has over 31 years of experience in the airline industry, where she held front-line and management positions with 6 international airlines in Europe and Canada.

Luis Chaves

Instructor

Canadian born in Costa Rica with over 20 years of national and international experience and exposure to the tourism industry as tourism educator and consultant, Luis has lectured, trained and has given numerous courses in many institutes at different colleges and universities in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Luis has also published several papers on sustainable tourism best practices and tourism environmental services and pro-poor tourism development and economic linkages. He is a pioneer of ecotourism planning and development around the world. Luis holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Luis is a former member of Costa Rica’s national fencing team, where he is a proud recipient of the national championship and gold medal for Carleton fencing varsity team for intra-universities competition.

Faye Findlay

Instructor

Faye has been teaching for almost twenty years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She brings a wealth of experience to her teaching as she has travelled the world for over thirty years. She has lived in London, England and Seoul, South Korea where she taught at Korea University for ten years. She establishes a comfortable, relaxed and fun atmosphere in her classroom that encourages growth and learning in adult learners.

Ruby Manaligod

Instructor

Ruby is the Accounting and Economics Instructor. She brings over 20 years of teaching experience along with 15 years of accounting practice to the team. She holds the following degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting; a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration. Starting as a budget officer in a universal bank, she then moved her way up as Chief Accountant of national government agencies. She discovered her immense passion for teaching in the mid-1990s. On the side, Ruby is co-author of three accounting workbooks. She also edits accounting textbooks for a publishing company in Manila. Off the clock, Ruby tries her hand whipping up new dishes. She also loves going to parks for a lazy stroll.

Kashif Mardhani

Instructor

A Tourism and Hospitality Professional with 9 years of experience in hotel front office operations combined with supervisory and management roles in mid-market and ultra-luxury international hotel chains. Kashif’s journey in the field of education began in China in 2014, where he developed, designed and taught tourism and hospitality courses to undergraduate students. Having a Bachelors of Commerce and a Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality, Kashif’s passion for the industry and his belief in life-long learning grew and motivated him to pursue a Masters degree in Tourism Management at Royal Roads University. Kashif was born in Mumbai and raised in Pune also known as the, “Oxford of the East”. In his free time, Kashif enjoys taking short trips to domestic and international destinations to explore different cultures, art and attractions.