MEET THE VGSN TEAM

Deborah is a Concierge at the Fairmont Empress and was a founding member of the Victoria Guest Service Network. Since 2015 she has have been a member of Les Clefs d'Or, the International Association of Concierge which is a worldwide association with over 3800 members.

 

From 2002 - 2004 she was Director of the Victoria Guest Network and is now looking forward to returning to this role. In addition to her associations, she has volunteered for United Way, BC Cancer Society, and the Mustard Seed. Deborah has been a VGSN member since 1996.
 

Darryl Wilson

Darryl Wilson is Filipino-British-Canadian hospitality management professional with a passion for travel and volunteerism. Born in England and raised in Canada, Darryl has been a member of the VGSN since 2010 and currently serves on the board as a Director-at-Large. He has been in the hotel industry since 2006 and is presently the General Manager at Days Inn Victoria Uptown. In addition to his career in tourism, he also enjoys travel writing, blogging, and conducting volunteers of the Philippines. 

Raymond Weber - Finance Director

Raymond Weber is a hospitality professional who loves everything travel.  Born in Victoria, he was raised for 14 years in Alberta before returning with his family to Victoria in 1987, where he got his first taste of the hospitality industry working at the Douglas Hotel, which is now the Hotel Rialto.  Raymond has been a member of the VGSN since 2014 and recently joined the board as treasurer.  He is the Revenue Supervisor and Acting Front Desk Supervisor at Days Inn Victoria Uptown.  When Raymond is not at work serving his guests, he can oft be found engaging in one or more of his other passions including writing, photography, and oil painting. 

Ron Kirstein - Social Media Director

Ron is responsible for maintaining our social media information primarily through Facebook.  Ron also does updates to the VGSN Web Site. Ron has been with VGSN for approximately 15 years and currently along with his wife Linda operate Vanisle Tourism, a business dedicated to promoting tourism in Victoria and throughout Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands! 

Victoria Zsombor - Secretary

Victoria has been a member of the VSGN for the past eight years. She started her membership as a guest service agent and concierge before taking on the role of Guest Service Manager. She recently became the Assistant Spa Manager at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Spa. She is passionate about tourism and the outdoors, spending most of her time out on the trails.

Mary Fang - Assistant Director

Mary is the Assistant Director of VGSN for the next two years.  Mary currently works at Destination Victoria (Tourism Victoria) as a coordinator for guest services. Drop by and visit Mary at the Visitor Centre at 812 Wharf on the Inner Harbour.

Pink Yu - Assistant Social Media Director

Pink Yu is a hospitality management professional with an enthusiasm for travel and tasting food. Graduated from Diploma and Bachelor of hotel management in both Toronto and Victoria. She is the newest member of the VGSN board will be assisting with the growth and development of all VGSN social media. She received a Victoria Hospitality Award for her exceptional customer service and problem-solving. Since January 2020, she is administration of business development at Robin Hood Inn & Suites. In addition to her career in hospitality/tourism, she also enjoys playing the piano and light sports.

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