Rylie is a Project Manager at ATPI Canada. She is specifically assisting the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) with the logistics for the Olympic Games. Working with the back-office team, she focuses on the preparation and execution of our staffing, restaurants, and excursions departments for the Olympic programs.
Prior to ATPI she has always been drawn to the sport and travel industries. Interested in marketing and operations, she has had the opportunity to build her career through companies such as the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment, the Ottawa Senators Sports Organization, I Love Travel, and Spectra Venue Management (Ryerson Rams Athletics).
Having this opportunity with ATPI has really combined all of her experience into one position.
Which travel destination has impressed you the most and why? I travelled to Thailand, and I fell in love with the culture, the scenery, the people – I loved all of it. It has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Which travel destination do you dream of and why? I have been dreaming of heading to Greece to take in the beautiful ocean views and culture for so many years. So in 2019 when I was diagnosed with stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and after being confined to hospital rooms and blood clinics for a year, I realized that I need to go see the world and stop waiting around. So when I was officially given word that I was in remission I just knew that I had to get back into the travel industry. There is so much more of this world to see now that I have my life back!
Which Olympic discipline appeals to you the most and why. For the summer games I absolutely love watching swimming. Don’t ask me why, I can barely swim a lap in the pool myself! I just find it so fun to watch – very suspenseful. As for the winter games, hockey! Hockey will always have a special place in my heart because I played it for so many years of my life. Plus, I love seeing Canada win!
What do you prefer most in events and why? There is something to be said about being at a live event. The sense of community and excitement is what I love the most about it. If I can use my skill set to make an experience or event so incredible that everyone in attendance can forget about their worries for a couple of hours then I’ve felt as though I’ve done my job! There is no more rewarding feeling than that.