The People behind ParisSharing
ParisSharing is a unique community of shared interests that includes hosts and guests, associates, investors, partner companies, freelancers, and fans. The various services we offer are carried out by one or several of these. Some of our hosts are also associates and contribute to our marketing efforts.
The team below includes those who play the most significant roles at ParisSharing. Still, we would also like to recognize the contributions of all members of the greater ParisSharing community who, together, define who we are.
Carsten Sprotte, President and founder of Planet Sharing SAS and ParisSharing.com
Carsten is a fully bi-cultural American/French citizen. Building bridges between peoples is what drives his vision for ParisSharing. After more than 10 years focused on organisational development and learning, both in corporate HR functions (LVMH, Cegelec) and as a consultant/trainer (Cegos), Carsten decided to create, through ParisSharing, a work of lasting human and economic value. Carsten holds an MBA from the Strathclyde Graduate Business School and l’Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Toulouse.
Martine Lin, Associate and Travel Industry Specialist
Martine was the first associate to join ParisSharing in 2010 and is focused on business development. She was head of operations, then of supplier relations at Egencia, a start-up bought out by Expedia.
Previously manager for all Paris-area business travel centers at Havas Voyages & Amex. Currently, she serves as a board member at Corporama and at FBA (Femme Business Angels).
Schuyler Hoffman, Bookings
Schuyler has permanent residency in New Orleans, where he also operates a successful BnB. With a law degree, he was always preferred working in hospitality and has always kept ties with Paris where he also lived for several years. Before joining the Paris-Sharing team he managed bookings for the Adrian Leeds Group.
Hannah Wasylik, Hospitality
Hannah hails from Victoria, B.C., one of the most beautiful places on earth. She is temperate and caring with our guests, always there to make your stay nothing short of extraordinary. Her experience is largely in humanitarian work and teaching, in Latin American and Southeast Asia.
Courtney Day-Kretly - Bookings and Customer Accounts
Born and raised as a country girl in the land of "Dancing with Wolves", South Dakota, Courtney now enjoys a life of Parisian sophistication. With degrees in Professional Accounting and Banking and Financial Services, Courtney takes serious care of our bookings, striving to make the entire process carefree for our guests. Her attention to detail will allow you to focus on all of the wonderful things to see and do while you are visiting Paris.
The extended team:
Donna Severyns, Marketing Consultant
Like Carsten, Donna is Parisian transplant from California. She is a senior international marketing and business development professional, specializing in creating innovative integrated online/offline marketing campaigns and strategic international development. Expert in online content development, social media marketing, international marketing strategies, launching new businesses and products, identifying strategic partnerships and developing cross cultural sales channels. Read her hints for visiting Paris on the ParisSharing blog.
Alexey Pakhomov, Programming and design integration
Alexey manages a network of developers in Russia and has scores of websites to his credit. He built the ParisSharing website using the state-of-the art Django/Python development framework and is able to meet any programming challenge. The Russian Soyuz rocket has proven to be the most reliable in history, and our customers demand the same level of excellence of our ParisSharing website.