Meet Checkfront

We are a diverse group of industry professionals with backgrounds in technology, travel, and tourism.

How’d We Get Here?

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Checkfront was initially conceived by co-founders Jason Morehouse and Grant Jurgeneit to help frustrated service operators better manage their bookings online.

While large companies had (arguably antiquated) systems for centralizing reservations and taking payments, many tourism and rental companies were still struggling to manage bookings with e-mail forms, spreadsheets, and clunky software – hardly an ideal solution for a business owner looking to create a seamless and professional online experience.

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Our Mission

Why we do what we do

We still wake up as eager as we did on day one to have the best online booking system available. We want to take the work out of managing the complexities and administration of service-based bookings, and allow owners to focus on their customers and what they love.

We scrutinize every aspect of our service. Our software must be easy to use, beautifully designed, secure, perform flawlessly, and be priced fairly (commission free).

 Locally Grown

Since launching in June, 2010, Checkfront has grown from a humble operation in Victoria, BC, Canada, into a dedicated workforce spread across BC and Canada. Our product team is based in the beautiful capital city of Victoria.

 Globally Known

We’ve processed over 1.5 billion USD in bookings annually, made by businesses in 128 countries around the world. From Alaska to New Zealand we facilitate hundreds of thousands of bookings monthly.

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Our Team

We are a diverse group of industry professionals with backgrounds in technology, travel, and tourism.


The Strategy

Jason Morehouse
Jason Morehouse Co-Founder, CEO
Grant Jurgeneit Co-Founder, VP of Biz Dev
Mark Holder
Mark Holder COO
Chris McGuire
Chris McGuire VP of Technology
Jennifer Carr
Jennifer Carr CFO
Rasool Rayani
Rasool Rayani Board Member
Andrew Wilkinson
Andrew Wilkinson Board Member

The Mentors

Susan Catchuk
Susan Catchuk Director of Customer Success
Julianne Johnson
Julianne Johnson Senior Customer Success Manager
Linden Turner
Linden Turner Customer Success Manager
Stefanie Warren
Stefanie Warren Customer Success Manager
Ryan Lang
Ryan Lang Lead Launch Specialist
Robert McMynn
Robert McMynn Launch Specialist
Ryan Grieve
Ryan Grieve Launch Specialist
Technical Support

The Adhesive

Laura Faunt
Laura Faunt Director of Technical Support
Aaron Amurao
Aaron Amurao Team Lead
Angela Bublitz
Angela Bublitz Technical Support Specialist
Brett Goss
Brett Goss Technical Support Analyst
Chase Catchpole
Chase Catchpole Technical Support Analyst
Lenka Krizanova
Lenka Krizanova Technical Support Specialist
Ryan Lainchbury
Ryan Lainchbury Training Lead
Brittany Leno
Brittany Leno Technical Support Specialist
Jay Coughlan
Jay Coughlan Technical Support Specialist
Raelle Hunter
Raelle Hunter Technical Support Specialist
Kalem Wight
Kalem Wight Technical Support Specialist
Joe Owen
Joe Owen Technical Support Specialist
Fiona Dirom
Fiona Dirom Technical Writer

The Logic

Brandon Ellis
Brandon Ellis Sr. Director of Technology
Jason Michael
Jason Michael Development Manager
Ben Allison
Ben Allison Technical Lead
Paul Goertzen
Paul Goertzen Senior Developer
Dave Russell
Dave Russell Lead Developer
Tyler Weeres
Tyler Weeres Lead Developer
Leigh Baleja
Leigh Baleja Developer
Elijah Reale
Elijah Reale Developer
Harpreet Singh
Harpreet Singh Developer
Ian Comeau
Ian Comeau QA Specialist
Marc Alonzo
Marc Alonzo Senior Front-end Developer
Nick Dronsfield
Nick Dronsfield Junior Developer
Brandon Harvey
Brandon Harvey DevOps Engineer
Noel Anstey
Noel Anstey Developer
Duncan Anderson
Duncan Anderson QA Manager
Chelsea Li
Chelsea Li Junior WordPress Developer
Drew Miller
Drew Miller DevOps

The Style

Angela Heald
Angela Heald Director of Marketing
Jennifer Stoldt
Jennifer Stoldt Head of Online Growth
Shannon Potts
Shannon Potts Marketing Operations Manager
Kyla Steeves
Kyla Steeves Content Marketing Specialist
Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart Visual Designer
People Operations

The Care

Susan Aili
Susan Aili People Operations Manager
Sierra MacTavish
Sierra MacTavish People Operations Assistant

The Numbers

Terri Lawrence
Terri Lawrence Billing Manager
Karin Kwan
Karin Kwan Controller
Beverly Armstrong
Beverly Armstrong Billing Specialist
Nahid Ahmadi
Nahid Ahmadi Billing Specialist

The Dreamers

Stephanie Brachat
Stephanie Brachat Director of Product
Ravenna McColgan
Ravenna McColgan Product Manager
Demetre Papaiakovou
Demetre Papaiakovou Product Designer
Keighley Kodric
Keighley Kodric Product Designer
Emily Burke
Emily Burke Product Manager
Kendra Moroz
Kendra Moroz Product Manager

The Influence

Alex Mereeb
Alex Mereeb Director of Sales
John Tedham
John Tedham Sales Representative, SMB
Kate Wright
Kate Wright Sales Representative, SMB
Paul Ruta
Paul Ruta Sales Representative, SMB
Sam Sall
Sam Sall Sales Representative, SMB

Our Infrastructure

To deliver maximum reliability and performance, Checkfront operates on a distributed network with data centers in five geographically diverse locations, including the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. Our data centers are high-speed, redundantly powered state-of-the-art facilities.

For more information see our security center or network status page.

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Our Secret Sauce

It may sound cliché, but it’s the relationships that we build with our customers that inspire us every day. We get the pleasure of working with business operators big and small, around the globe, who have decided to do what they love. We get to help them achieve their goals.

To top it off we get to work in one of the most beautiful places on earth, with a team that truly cares about their product. Every day.

Travel & Tourism

 Read Our Blog

September 12, 2019 Is Your Tour Website Turning Travelers Away? Learn how to optimize your website for booking conversion, and turn more visitors into paying guests. Read More
September 11, 2019 PSD2 is Coming — We’re Already Good to Go Checkfront is officially SCA compliant. Find out how this impacts your online bookings and payments. Read More
August 27, 2019 Let Zapier and Checkfront Handle Your Repetitive Booking Tasks Find out more about our new Zapier integration, and how it can automate your business starting with bookings. Read More
August 26, 2019 7 Must-Have Business Apps for Tour and Activity Operators Need an extra hand? Build a team of business apps to get the job done. Read More
August 15, 2019 How to Set Up Reserve with Google in Checkfront Accepting bookings on Reserve with Google yet? Find out how to get started in Checkfront. Read More
July 31, 2019 How Professional Services Sets Businesses Up for Success Find out how 3 businesses benefited from leveraging the help of our experts. Read More
July 30, 2019 Why Google is the Best Review Platform for Tour Operators Are you asking your guests to leave Google Reviews? Find out why you should be! Read More
July 17, 2019 How to Team Up With Local Tour Operators and Thrive Want to collaborate with your neighbours? Check out these co-marketing ideas that you both can benefit from. Read More
July 2, 2019 Tour Guide Do’s and Don’ts for Cultural Sensitivity Find out how to make your tours enjoyable for everyone with cultural sensitivity. Read More
June 25, 2019 Checkfront + Reserve with Google: Helping Travelers Book “Things to Do” While Searching Reserve with Google is here! Start taking bookings on Google Search, Maps, and Assistant with Checkfront’s new integration. Read More