Marc Cudia


After having purchased the company renting quadricycles at the Old-Port of Montréal at the age of 23, Marc Cudia has been in the business world since 1998. Afterwards, he founded Écorécréo to group together his different activities in the recreational tourism sector. Since 2009, Marc has presided over the administrative council of the Service d’hébergement Saint-Denis, an Auberge du coeur helping homeless youth between the ages of 15 and 21. He, himself, was a former beneficiary of this organization. In 2014, Marc was nominated for Person of the Year by Tourisme Montréal. Marc is the father of two elementary school-aged children.

Jean-Philippe Duchesneau


A lawyer by training, Jean-Phillipe practised law at a large law firm in Montréal before becoming a political advisor to the office of the Minister of Justice and the office of the Deputy Primer Minister of Québec. He later worked as a federal prosecutor and was appointed as a prosecutor for the United Nations at the first international tribunal dedicated to terrorism in The Hague (Netherlands). In 2010, he founded an online agency specialized in Internet marketing. Jean-Phillipe won the Lawyer of the Year award in 2008, granted by the Young Bar Association, and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his work at the United Nations. In addition to being involved with Leucan, he sits on the Board of Directors of the Procure Foundation, La Grande Journée des Petits Entrepreneurs and the Service d’hébergement St-Denis. He is also the father of two young daughters.

Nicolas Gosselin


An engineer by training, Nicolas has been a project manager, engineering team leader, and business development coordinator for engineering consulting firms working in the sector of heavy industry, and later in health establishments. While doing so, Nicolas managed projects of more than $10 million and was responsible for a project portfolio valued at more than $100 million. In 2014, Nicolas became a project management and project risk management coach for an experienced customer base of information technology and engineering project managers. Nicolas is the father of three preschool-aged children.

Line Gingras

Executive Director

During the past 20 years, Line occupied many direction position in a wide variety of company where she acquired some solid experience in the field of exploitation and operation management. She led SOS Labyrinthe as an Executive Director during two brackets of time (in 1994-1998 and 2015-2018) and allowed the company a significative growth meanwhile reducing some expenses which gave the company a better profit margin. In addition to her experience as an Executive Director at SOS Labyrinthe, Line also held decision-making positions at the World Festival of Traditional Games and Sports, Cirque du Soleil and One Drop.

Vanessa Provencher

Operations Director

Vanessa studied tourism at Collège Mérici in Quebec City. After working for several years in the restaurant business, she found a job in her field of study as tender coordinator for the New France Festival. Later, she moved to Montréal and found a job with the Rogers Cup as a corporate sales representative. For the past four years, she has been working at the Écorécréo Group. She contributed to opening and setting up the new aerial park located at the Old Port of Montréal. She is currently the director of operations of Voiles en Voiles for this company. As director of operations, she ensures the profitability and efficiency of the aerial park. She is in charge of hiring, training and employee integration. She is responsible for the quality of the service and products offered on aerial courses. She creates and implements procedures and policies tied to company operations and ensures that they are respected.

Amélie Bélanger

Talent management coordinator

Passionate about human resources, communication and mutual aid towards peers, team spirit is the basis of Amélie's work. Graduated in human resources in Chicoutimi, her homeland, her expertise has grown in all spheres and fields. Moving from the pharmaceutical world to the mechanical world, Amélie finally finds her place in the event and tourism workplace during her employment at Cavalia for the Illumi event. Her expertise in recruitment and training, as well as her involvement with young people, has also enabled her to be rewarded by the Regroupement Lavallois for the educational success at Collège Montmorency for her concrete actions as a committed employer. Since then, she has been our Talent Management Coordinator, working closely with Operations and the Executive Director. Amélie is responsible and a jack of all trades in our organization and in all human resources areas.

Olivier Begué

Facilities Coordinator

You could say that Olivier has had an atypical career path. He started off in the field of international relations, in which he completed his Master’s Degree in 2003. He later spent 10 years working in marketing and business development with service companies in the IT, video games and audiovisual sectors. During these years, Olivier was able to attain 150% of his sales objectives, negotiate contracts with well-known brands and sign the first large-scale international brand placement on a virtual platform for teenagers. In 2014, while seeking stability, Olivier’s life took a turn toward an older and yet equally gratifying profession: carpentry. This was a complete reconversion that led him to work on new and heritage restoration construction sites, eventually leading him to his current place today in charge of the facilities at the Voiles en Voiles site. As Physical Facilities Coordinator, he is responsible for maintaining the quality and safety of the facilities at Voiles en Voiles. By doing so, he provides a safer and more satisfactory customer and employee experience. Other responsibilities include supervision of the inspection and preventive maintenance program for equipment, the coordination of projects with suppliers and external subcontractors and the preparation of improvement project files.

René-Philippe Thauvoye

Development, maintenance and repair manager

A real Jack-of-all-trades. René-Philippe began a career as a chef for twelve years. In 2009, it was after a sailing trip that everything changed. In 2010, he took a sabbatical from the chieftaincy to deepen his research and fill his thirst of adventure. It was in August 2011 that he left the restaurant business for good to study adventure tourism technology at the Cégep de Gaspé. Since that day, he has been accumulating travel and life experiences, with his new passion, bringing others together through experiences and adventures. It was during one of his tours that René-Philippe discovered Voile en Voile for the first time as a client guide. Then in 2020, he received an equipment technician search notice for Groupe Écorécréo. New to the team, a new adventure has begun for René-Philippe, as well as his colleagues.

Vanesse Juliano

Marketing and sales director

Félix Gingras Couture

Graphic designer

Hervey Ndzi

Project manager

Hervey has been part of the Groupe Écorécréo team since 2016, first occupying a seasonal position as supervisor and then taking on the position of operations coordinator. His professional journey began at Tim Hortons where he worked his way up the ranks, holding various positions, until he reached a position of manager of a small branch. It was with the goal of becoming a psychologist that Hervey undertook a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Montreal when he discovered a love for organizations, well-being at work, motivation and employee engagement. He completed his academic career by obtaining a Msc. in Organizational Development at Hec Montreal.

Yan Chouinard

Project manager

Marianne René de Cotret

Project manager - operations

Having completed studies in Anthropology, Marianne was picked up by chance at Voiles en Voiles, during the first days of opening of the park. She fell in love with the business and never left! She has gone through almost every position in the Group, ranging from supervisor, group manager, human resources department, to finally end up in the operations coordinator.Passionate about travel and cycling, she takes advantage of the quieter times to go on an adventure on her bicycle.

Déborah Joly

Group sales and reservations advisor

Passionate about horseback riding and traveling, Déborah studied the marketing of equine products in France before flying to Australia for two years. She traveled there a lot and was, among other things, a horse rider in a cattle farm. The passion for travel then led her to Quebec where she is now settled. After several years in the retail trade, specializing in fashion or horseback riding, his desire for new challenges led him to discover and work in local Montreal tourism. She joined the Écorécréo group as a group sales and reservations advisor, where she aims to offer the best customer service to groups and visitors on a daily basis.

Oualid Mellouk

Information Technology Coordinator

Oualid participates in the development and implementation of information technology strategies. We count on him to give us a hand in solving computer problems. He has acquired a stimulating experience within large companies such as Pratt & Whitney Canada and WSP before landing at Groupe Écorecreo. Oualid is passionate about football and the Real Madrid club.

Alexandra Poudrette-Joyal

Membership coordinator

After her studies in Tourism Management, Alexandra worked in several spheres of the field to finally turn to recreational tourism. With the Écorécréo Group, it is setting up a monthly subscription program allowing active families to take advantage of the multitude of activities offered by the group. Passionate about travel, the outdoors and good food, she enjoys going on adventures or trying new restaurants in her spare time.

Camille Sauriol-Barnard

Marketing coordinator

Camille is passionate about travel, pastries, and martial arts. She spent a few years in Panama before returning to Montreal where she completed a BAC in communications and cultural studies at Concordia. She held communication and marketing positions in several industries such as tourism, technology, and contemporary art, before being hired by Groupe Écorécréo as marketing coordinator. She takes care of promoting the various brands of the group on social networks and is also in charge of birthday cakes.

Paulo Bottas


Originally from Brazil, Paulo wears two hats on his head. A trained accountant and passionate musician, he navigates notes as well as numbers. His hybrid career has given him several experiences that converge both on the Montreal artistic scene and in the balance sheet of the companies where he has worked. A member involved in his community and a philanthropist, Paulo particularly supports Shiners hospitals for children.