The Home Exchange Team

The Home Exchange Team

  • Ed Kushins

    CEO

    Ed Kushins’ first travel experience as a Submarine Officer in the Navy, as marketing director for an airline and entrepreneur of ...

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  • William Heinzer

    Head Representative

    From land to sea, there is not an activity you will not find William enjoying. His wife and two children enjoy ...

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  • Jim Pickell

    President

    Jim has been called many things, most of them justified. He's on a mission to share his experience with others. ...

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  • Peter Anton

    Marketing

    An avid surfer, kitesurfer, snowboarder and adventure seeker, Peter grew up in Southern California frequently traveling to many parts of Mexico ...

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  • Dujo Duvnjak

    Director of Engineering

    Dujo brings his 13 years of experience as a web developer, with a strong background in project management of creating websites from ...

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  • Alexandra Origet

    Global PR Director

    Alexandra brings extensive experience in Public Relations and marketing to Home Exchange International along with her enthusiasm for the concept. In ...

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  • Alin Burduhos

    Lead QA Analyst

    Alin, located in Romania, is our Lead QA Analyst. His main role is checking, verifying, and testing the websites, assuring quality ...

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  • Annalisa Rinetti

    Translation Specialist

    Born and raised in Milan, Annalisa has always been attracted by people and cultures, so it was a natural choice for ...

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  • António Batista Bernardino

    Representative for Portugal

    Whether it’s in his favorite vacation destination Venice, Italy or in his current residence in Portugal, Antonio is always exploring ...

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  • Arnaud Heinzer

    Production Editor

    Arnaud was born in Bombay, India. He was adopted when he was still a baby. He grew up in the conton ...

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  • Borna Kapac

    Global Support

    Borna was born in Zagreb, Croatia but spent his childhood in Sydney, Australia. He studies everything from economics to Civil Engineering ...

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  • Cécile Vignau

    Global Support French Team

    Cécile feels that it is not only a destination, but the destination you choose that allows you to experience another ...

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  • Claire Cavalli

    Director of Trust and Safety

    Claire was born and raised in a small seaside town in Somerset, England. The majority of her career has been spent ...

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  • Corinne Nieman

    Representative for The Netherlands

    Photographer, producer, PR person, physical therapist, event-organizer. These are all things Corinne has done and still does in her life. She ...

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  • Cristelle Mistrot dit Pachet

    Global Support French Team Manager

    Cristelle grew up in a small village in the beautiful French area of Gers, spent a few years in Bordeaux when ...

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  • Cristina Pagetti

    Representative for Italy

    Cristina is currently living in the North of Italy. Her love of travel has taken her all over the world, but ...

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  • Dejan Potočić

    Senior Software Engineer

    Web solutions development guy, particularly interested in all sorts of web technologies, social networks and UIs. Dejan specialities are wide range ...

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  • DJ Sim

    Technology Advisor

    An avid basketball fan, DJ enjoys spending most of his free time catching up on his favorite team, the Los Angeles ...

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  • Ellexsis Smith

    Global Support

    Ellexsis is the mother of four beautiful children. She has such admiration for Home Exchange as it allows her to travel ...

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  • Emily Iwaniw

    Trust & Safety

    Emily is a proud mother and wife of two boys and her husband Nikolas. Originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, ...

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  • Éva Csallóközi

    Representative for Hungary

    Éva has had marketing and PR experience with an international language school network and with the annual Budapest Spring Festival. She’...

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  • Filip Ljubic

    Director of Business Development

    Filip's role is to find different ways to help the company grow. Among other projects, he actively works on the creation ...

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  • Frédérique Ferry

    PR Support in French-Speaking Countries

    Frédérique was born in a beautiful area in the East of France, Franche-Comté. She lived in Switzerland and then ...

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  • Ildiko Szigeti

    PR Representative for Hungary

    Ildikó has always loved the people-to -people experience of the HomeExchange notion and has been doing home-swap travel since her university ...

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  • Joanna Papaiconomou

    Representative for Greece

    Born in Athens, Joanna was one of our first members in Greece, signing up in 2005, and in April 2011 she became the ...

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  • John Tingle

    Global Support

    John joined the RAF at 18 years old and enjoyed the next 10 years with them. Afterwards he bought a house in Britain ...

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  • Judy Saavedra

    Global Support

    Judy has spent 20 years as a member & employee of HE and she loves sharing the concept. HE provides Judy and her ...

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  • Julie Osborne

    Statistics & Analytics

    Julie loves Latin Dancing, Singing, and Sailing, as well as making time to work as a member of our stats team. ...

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  • Jurica Cvetko

    Software Engineer

    Jurica was born in Zagreb, Croatia and is working as a programmer for HomeExchange.com. When he is not hunching over ...

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  • Karlo Koscak

    Director of Global Support

    A few years ago, Karlo was offered a managing position with Vodafone (Telecom Austria Group), one of the top telecom companies ...

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  • Katarina Orlandini

    UX Designer

    Katarina grew up on Brac, a beautiful Dalmatian island in south Croatia. Later on, she lived in Split, Zagreb and now ...

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  • Katia Xenophontos

    Social Media

    Katia lives in Brussels and as an experienced exchanger, she’s really excited about spreading the word and raising awareness about ...

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  • Katrina Smith

    Global Support

    A proud mother of eight, Kat is more or less a saint for taking on a “second” job as our Number 1 ...

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  • Keghan Hurst

    Director of Global Community

    Keghan’s passion for travel, building connections, and growing innovative businesses led her to join the HomeExchange.com family. As director ...

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  • Kerry Haider

    Product Management

    Kerry heads up Product for HomeExchange.com, which means she is the one making sure the things we offer make sense ...

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  • Kristina Varovic

    Global Support

    Kristina is from Zagreb, Croatia. All her life, traveling and foreign cultures have been something she was drawn to. That was ...

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  • Luka Mužinić

    Senior Software Engineer

    Helps web applications grow and perform better by optimizing code, server configuration and hardware infrastructure. Likes to stress test and benchmark ...

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  • Marina Pili

    Global Support

    Marina was born in Zagreb, but she currently lives in a small village near picturesque city of Samobor. She has a ...

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  • Mario Baričević

    Lead Developer

    Started working as a developer at 15, during high-school, after two of my games were published in BUG, a Croatian IT magazine. ...

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  • Mirey Mesayyah

    Representative for Turkey

    After finishing high school in Paris at Cours du Sacre Coeur, Mirey studied Art History in Rome for 6 months. She has ...

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  • Natali Steidle

    Global Support French Team

    Natali lives in France with her two sons, Elie and Johann. She has had a variety of interesting jobs; everything from ...

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  • Nicole Quilfen

    Business Development

    A bona fide travel addict, Nicole grew up in the Arizona desert, spending her summers surfing in Hawaii. What began as ...

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  • Nikola Skrtic

    Global Support

    Nick joined HomeExchange.com at the beginning of last year, and before that he worked for T-Mobile in Croatia. He’s ...

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  • Nina Perkovic

    Global Support

    Nina is a member of our Live Chat team from Croatia. She joined the HomeExchange.com family in late 2011 and quickly ...

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  • Paul Cavalli

    Trust & Safety

    Paul was born and raised in Surrey just to the south of London UK and has lived and worked in many ...

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  • Paul Charoy

    Public Relations

    Paul is a communications veteran, with 25 years or experience in PR . He has lived in Montréal for more than 3 years ...

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  • Perttu Pöyhtäri

    Representative for Finland

    Perttu grew up in a very small town where there are more cows than people, and two cars behind a tractor ...

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  • Roser Goula

    Social Media Manager

    Roser lives in Barcelona and is excited about growing a community of home exchangers around the world. She is a great ...

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  • Ross Teasley

    Tech & Communications

    Ross is a publisher at heart and a secret computer geek on the side. With a degree in Russian Literature, Ross ...

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  • Rujana Lukač

    Representative for Croatia

    Never stop exploring. This sentence is more than inspiring for Rujana. Although she studied political science, she found her interest as ...

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  • Sandra Harris Ramini

    Writer in Residence

    Sandra Harris Ramini, our writer in residence, is a well-known and respected British writer and journalist. She is also a passionate ...

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  • Saša Forić

    Front End Developer

    Saša is a front-end developer from Bjelovar, a small town in Croatia. His work in the IT sector started back ...

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  • Sérgio Salvaterra

    Global Support

    For the last 6 years Sérgio has been living in Croatia with his beautiful wife and two sons. Originally from a ...

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  • Seth Balliett

    Graphic Designer

    Seth was born and raised in western New York and now lives on the coast of Maine. Unfazed by cold weather, ...

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  • Stephanie Smith

    Social Media Community Manager

    Stephanie has been a social media specialist for 12 years. Her love of helping people online and building community started when she ...

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  • Steve Jayes

    Global Support

    Steve was and raised in the industrial Midlands of England. Always passionate about travel since he was given a copy of ...

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  • Sue Rossiter

    PR and Marketing UK & Ireland

    Growing up in England, Sue has developed a genuine love of nature, the great outdoors, and art. She enjoys walking in ...

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  • Tamara Tusic

    Global Support

    Tamara, who works on Live Chat as Tessa, is from Zagreb, Croatia. She’s a big fan of traveling, sports, and ...

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  • Tanya Kristiansen

    Representative for Norway

    Tanya, a California native living in Oslo, started intercontinental traveling at a young age. Her love for family, nature, culture, and ...

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  • Tom Lojzer

    Global Support

    Tom was born in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada where he lived until he was 20 years of age. He moved to Croatia ...

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  • Tomislav Perko

    Ambassador to New Zealand

    Tom is an ex-stock broker that one day decided to follow his dream to travel the world, and so he did ...

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  • Violette Diaz

    Representative for Spain

    Violette Diaz, our representative in Spain, finds that Home Exchange allows members to get to know the citizens of the country ...

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  • Yvette Wang

    Communication Specialist

    Yvette was born in Los Angeles, CA, but spent the first 12 years growing up in Hong Kong. Subsequently, she moved back ...

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