Meet the Team
Gordon Sarkissian CEC, ACC
Gord recently completed the “Becoming a Master Instructor” program through Vancouver Premier College. He employs a coach-like approach to his teaching style where engagement and immersion are the cornerstones of his philosophy. Gord believes that it has to be fun and engaging for the student to want to stay in the process of learning.
Gord is comfortable working with the CEO, the Director of Operations, International Students and any of the aspiring leaders found at each and every level of the corporate world. Gord is based on the South Coast of British Columbia where he has made his home in Tsawwassen for the past 12 years.
A graduate of the Hotel Restaurant, and Institutional Administration program at Ryerson in Toronto, Barry has also earned his BC Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College. He was awarded a Fellowship of Professional Club Management (FPCM) in 1992 and was designated as a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA) in 2016.
When not teaching, Barry provides consulting services to the Canadian private club industry. He is on the Board of Directors of Tyrol Ski and Mountain Club in Whistler, and he enjoys skiing, kayaking, biking, and hiking.
- A passionate well-experienced Tourism and Hospitality instructor for almost 15 years.
- 10 years in the Hospitality and Tourism industry.
- 4-year bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Major in Hotel and Restaurant Management
- Master’s Degree in Business Management
- Provincial Instructor Diploma
- AHLEI Certified Instructor
- Food Safe level 1
Ace Espiritu has been a dedicated and expert Hospitality, Tourism, Business Management instructor for almost 2 decades. He has solid work experience in this industry, which makes him more equipped to be one of the best and most efficient teachers.
He always executes unique ways of teaching. He demonstrates humility to inspire his students to do their best and make their ultimate goals possible by sharing his life’s experiences that reconcile what’s on the module and on the book as required.
Ace has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management Major in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Master’s degree in Business Management. He is a certified instructor at AHLEI, has earned Food Safe Level 1 Certification, and completed his Provincial Instructor Diploma Program at Vancouver Community College.
Ace believes that, “A teacher should always be a student”, always refreshed and relearned the ethics and the heart of academe . That’s why he is currently pursuing his Strata Management Licensing, a very high demand business course at the University of British Columbia.