Our Staff

For more than 48 years, Travelplan has been providing Australian skiers and snowboarders with the world's best ski holidays. Our expert staff have an average of 15 years' ski travel experience. Combined with in depth and often personal destination knowledge you can be assured that the planning process of your holiday will be an enjoyable one.

See below for brief profiles covering all of our staff. Details include contact options, favourite ski resort lists and individual specialties and experience.


Toby Withers

Director, Senior International Travel Consultant and CMH Heli-Skiing Specialist/Guru

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9711

Toby lives and breathes skiing, with over 30 years in the snow travel industry Toby's passion for snow is unparalleled. Our resident CMH Heli-Skiing expert and guru Toby knows every CMH lodge inside out.

David Withers

Managing Director

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9700

Gay Withers


Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9700

Snow Travel Specialists

Chris Dunlop

Sydney Office Manager and Senior Travel Consultant

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9719

Chris has been in the travel industry for 47 years and has concentrated on ski holidays for 27 years. Enjoys skiing and loves being in the mountains and is a gold medal après skier. Is a big fan of Canadian resorts Sun Peaks, Big White and Silver Star whilst in the USA his favourites are Telluride, Crested Butte and Steamboat.

Abigail Kingsbury-Elvy

Senior Travel Consultant

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9703

Born & raised in Banff, Canada and into the CMH Heliskiing family, both of Abigail's parents worked all their lives for CMH - Mark as a guide then CEO/President and Mairon was reservations manager. Abigail lived in Australia & worked for Travelplan for 15 years before relocating the family back to her hometown. She has returned to work for Travelplan from Canada - helping Toby, Toni & Danielle. Abigail's knowledge & passion for skiing will ensure your heli-skiing experience is first class .

Anne Martin

Senior Travel Consultant/Groups and Conferences

Phone:+61 (03) 9591 5808

Anne has skied extensively in North America and Europe. Her favourite picks are Beaver Creek and Aspen in the US, Sun Peaks in Canada and St Anton in Austria. She looks after special interest groups and conferences as well as individuals. She can help you plan your prefect ski holiday whether you are a group of 100 or travelling solo.

Anthea Huxley

Senior Travel Consultant

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9715

Anthea has been with Travelplan for 20 years. She is an experienced travel consultant who has travelled to Park City, Jackson Hole, Aspen, Vail, Tahoe, Whistler, Fernie, Banff, Lake Louise and Valmorel.

Danielle Peppler

Senior Travel Consultant

Phone:+61 (0)2 9958 9727

Danielle has been in the travel industry for over 15 years, a keen snowboard and skier (very rare these days)! She is married to a Canadian so it comes as no surprise that she has spent a lot of time in Canadian resort. Her current favourite is Fernie.

Leah Scott

Assistant Manager - Melbourne Office

Phone:+61 (0)3 9591 5816

Leah began her career in travel in 2007 whilst doing a season in Big White. Since joining the Travelplan team in 2008 Leah has travelled extensively to ski resorts all over Canada, the USA and Japan. Her two favourite resorts are Jackson Hole and Aspen however, she does have a soft spot for the interior Canadian resorts.

Libby Smith

Travel Consultant

Phone:+61 (0)3 9591 5814

Libby's snow journey began in her 20 years ago working in a ski resort for the winter season and she has never looked back. Travelling far and wide working and visiting ski resorts she now has a list of firsthand experience. Her love of snowboarding and travel takes her to a different resort each year. Her top pick so far, well it's a close call between Aspen and Kitzbuhel. Her specialities are Canada, USA and Japan.

Michelle Gray

Senior Travel Consultant

Phone:+61 (0)2 9958 9759

Michelle has been with Travelplan for over 10 years and what a ride its been! She has a soft spot for the resorts in the US and just loves Aspen, Park City, Beaver Creek and.... well, all of them! When visiting the US, the stopover possibilities are endless and when combined with a ski vacation you really end up with the perfect holiday!

Serena Harden

Senior Travel Consultant

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9730

Serena has been in the travel industry for over 15 years and like every typical Australian did a working holiday ski season in Whistler. She has never skied a day in her life, only ever snowboarded! Thou, maybe the next ski trip she will give it a go! Her favourite resort would have to be Whistler due to the fond memories, but I do think that Silverstar is a gorgeous hidden gem of a resort.

Toni Long

Senior Travel Consultant

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9713

Toni has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years - starting in the retail sector her passion for skiing resulted in her arriving at Travelplan 12 years ago. She took a break for a few years to have children; however she just could not stay away so is back part time. She has visited most of the resorts in the US and Canada - a favourite? - Hard to say - but both Sun Peaks and Whistler are definite favourites she has returned to numerous times with her family. She has also been lucky enough to go heli skiing with CMH for the first time in 2018 and cannot wait to do it again - what an amazing experience!!

Product Development

Simone Harris

Systems Coordinator

Phone:+61 (03) 9591 5819

Simone has a passion for travel and has been in the industry for over 20 years. She started her career as a travel consultant before transitioning into the product load area. Simone joined The Travelplan team in 2013 to manage the inhouse reservations systems and assist in the product department. Her favourite Travelplan destination is Steamboat Springs in Colorado.

Sylvia Schmiedl

Product Manager

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9747

Starting out as a ski bum in Whistler for 3 seasons, skiing has been very much part of Sylvia's life. Now with over 30 years in the snow travel industry, she is very comfortable with talking "snow". Starting out as a skier, then boarding for 12 years before going full circle and coming to her senses and going back to skiing again! We all do eventually right? When it comes to favourites it's impossible to pick just one, so lets have one in each country! Whistler in Canada, Telluride for the USA, Nozawa Onsen in Japan, Chamonix in France, Zermatt in Switzerland. Her mission; Check out as many different ski resorts possible!

Support Staff

Anna Ogg


Phone:+61 (0)2 9958 9700

Anna works part time in Sydney on Reception.

Jennifer Lambie

Ticketing / Senior Consultant

Phone:+61 (0)2 9958 9720

Jennifer works part time in Sydney on all things airfare & ticketing related. Jennifer has been in travel for over 10 years and her favourite destination is Hawaii.

Kirsty Archer


Phone:+61 (0)2 9958 9700

Kirsty has had a long and varied career in the travel industry and brings this experience to her support role at Travelplan. She and her family prefer ‘winter’ holidays and she’s skied The Remarkables, Soldeu-El Tarter Andorra, SilverStar, Marmot Basin, La Rosière and Hakuba. Skiing in Canada is a favourite due to the warm Canadian hospitality, and in Japan for the whole cultural experience. Kirsty lived in Japan for some time and is always happy to make itinerary suggestions for pre/post-ski touring.

Mary Raper

Documentation and Rate Entry

Phone:+61 (0)2 9958 9763

Mary is only new to the travel industry, having an accounting background, the career change has been a welcome change. Not much of a skier (still learning!!) however since visiting Oregon and Aspen has found a new love for the sport. Highly recommend a trip to Aspen - fantastic ski instructors, great town atmosphere and amazing skiing!

Ria Dunlop


Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9700

Ria works part time in Sydney on Reception.

Tanya Bacic

Marketing Manager

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9717

Tanya joined Travelplan in 2019 and has been in the travel industry for 20 years, having skied Big White, Pallisades Tahoe and Steamboat Springs plus local yearly skiing trips in Australia. She has a passion for the ski industry and loves the mountain atmosphere.

Tanya Singer


Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9700

Tanya has been at Travelplan since 1988 has been to most US and Canadian Resorts.


Isobel Seddon

Accounts Supervisor

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9725

Marie Christie

Accounts - Sydney Office

Phone:+61 (02) 9958 9778