About

We're an ambitious, passionate team, brought together to help people live their lives to the fullest.

Experience life at its fullest

WHY WE EXIST

We believe that everyone should have an opportunity to live life to the fullest.

But often, managing expectations and responsibilities prevent people from fulfilling personal desires, or making time for experiences that contribute to personal growth and transformation.

HOW WE DO IT

We are changing the way people experience life by helping them prioritize their time and money, without neglecting responsibilities.

Vacation Fund supports people in becoming the happiest and most productive versions of themselves in their every day lives, by helping them make the most of their opportunities to disconnect and experience something new.

WHAT WE DO

At Vacation Fund, we provide programs and solutions that allow people to allocate two of their most valuable resources as effectively as possible: time and money.

Today, our employer-matched vacation savings program helps to align employer and employee desires. Employees are incentivized to periodically disconnect and experience something new, and employers get the most productive, loyal versions of their team in return.

"Living life to the fullest means continually reaching out for newer, richer, deeper, life-changing experiences. It means using those experiences as a means for personal growth and pushing the boundaries of yourself mentally, spiritually, and intellectually for the betterment of yourself and the world at large."

- Zero Dean

Meet the team

ERICA PEARSON

Co-Founder & CEO

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Erica attended Queen’s University and played field hockey at the varsity level before spending the early years of her career in Capital Markets. Erica is a seasoned traveller, visiting over 40 countries by the age of 22. Her passion for new experiences, and setting and accomplishing goals, drove her to explore the idea of helping people allocate their time and money as effectively as possible to live a happy, fulfilled life.

ABHINAV MATHUR

Co-Founder & CTO

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Abhinav has been very passionate about programming ever since he built his first game using Visual Basic. He landed in Canada in 2013 and is well liked in the Toronto tech community for his contributions to tech literacy. In 2014, he was adjudged as a 'Renaissance Engineer' by York University and received a full scholarship to pursue his interests in Computer Science. During his time in university, Abhinav has helped multiple startups with technical know how.

BRYAN LAMPERT

Front-End and UI Developer

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Bryan is an avid traveller always looking for the next football/soccer stadium to visit. Bryan has a background of development through Lighthouse Labs and previously a B.Comm from Univeristy of Guelph. As a passionate supporter of Toronto FC, if Bryan's not in the south stand at BMO Field you can find him strategizing with the latest board game, on the soccer pitch or on the baseball diamond.

AUDREY CHAN

Business Development

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Obsessed with travel her whole life, Audrey knew she had to be a part of Vacation Fund to help people realize their travel dreams. Audrey comes from a diverse background in product, analytics and operations, but what she enjoys most is bringing projects to life, whether it’s a product to market or onboarding new partners. Outside of work, you can find her on her yoga mat or perfecting her next climbing route. Audrey’s next travel destination? Peru!

ALEXIS KNYGAVKO

Lead UX/UI Designer

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Alexis was well-traveled by the age of 10, having resided in 5+ countries around the globe. Through this experience, Alexis learned the ability to look at the world through various perspectives. In her university years, Alexis bootstrapped a private label business while building her technical resume, which included front end web development and the ins and outs of emerging technologies. During this time, she stumbled across UX Design as a discipline, and hasn’t looked back since. When she’s not designing, Alexis loves to meet new people and discuss innovative ideas.

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