ABOUT US

Jodi Sinden

From the sunny jungles of Borneo, to the snowcapped Atlas mountains of Morocco, to the prim streets of Leslieville, Jodi has had her share of Indiana Jones-style adventure. The owner and founder of Urban Capers, she is a former Entrepreneur of the Year from CYBF and struck a deal with three dragons on Dragon’s Den. For her first scavenger hunt, she kidnapped the New Kids on the Block and held them ransom in a castle, leaving clues signed, “The Purple Thumb.” Sometimes her daughters will make a surprise visit to the hunt, to make sure you’re having fun.

Patrick Greatbatch

Patrick is the creative producer for Urban Capers. If he’s not scouring the back alleys of Chinatown for street art, he’s searching for mid-century blueprints of TTC stations online. Patrick follows a simple philosophy when designing the hunts – look twice at everything you see in a city and question how and why it ended up where it is. He is fascinated in the story behind every building, street lamp and storefront, and is constantly looking for the connective threads that weave together the various histories of Toronto. An avid traveler, Patrick has been lucky enough to hike Leaping Tiger Gorge, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, motorbike across Vietnam and eat sushi at the Tsukiji Fish Market. In his spare time, he’s either cooking or trying the latest beer at one of Toronto’s many craft breweries.

Simon Paluck

A haiku for you
So you can learn about me
Shoot! No more space ah!

Aside from being a master of Japanese poetry and a scavenger hunt host, Simon is a producer, writer, and actor. He runs a TV, film, and new media Production Company called Picosphere Inc – http://www.picosphereinc.com/

Rachel Campisi Devet

From 9-5, Rachel is an academic advisor at the University of Toronto. She is also an Urban Capers Hunt Host. In her spare time, she’s an avid home cook, Crossfit enthusiast, and aspiring gardener (on her tiny balcony). Rachel is happiest with a coffee in one hand and a book in the other.

Dianne Aguilar

Dianne Aguilar has recently confronted the sad reality she will never live out her dream of starring on Toddlers and Tiaras. However she is moving forward with her TV career in another direction. As a recent Ryerson graduate with a BA in Media production she hopes to continue assistant directing in various films as well as pursue her passion for acting.

Allen Ho

Allen is a graduate of University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. In his free time, he will be biking around Toronto in search of new indie coffee shops and the best viewpoints for people watching. Allen is always itching to travel and is in the midst of planning the second half of his trip around the world.

Taylor Lavigne

Taylor Lavigne is new to the Toronto area, hailing originally from Miramichi, NB. He has a BA in Criminology/Psychology as well as an Advanced Diploma in Music Theatre. Taylor and his wife Allison have come to Toronto to follow their dreams of acting. He’s a star on the Urban Capers team, showcasing intriguing stories and exciting adventures from the great city of Toronto!

Lissette Rosado Ferrari

When she’s not laughing, she’s reading all sorts of biographies and International Development/Humanitarian Aid books, or dancing and singing to some good radio tunes. She really enjoyed her Bachelor’s in Political Science and Latin American Studies. After a year of happily working for UNICEF Peru, she’s back in Toronto and loves to converse with people who are interested in International Development.

Chantal Cordeau

When Chantal isn’t on stage belting out Shakespeare, she is tooting around Kensington Market hunting down graffiti and sweet treats.

Alanna Bale

Bio coming soon!