Customer Service Team
Front Desk Supervisor
Goran was born in Croatia and grew up in Serbia, where he completed one year in journalism school before starting to work at a news agency and provincial newspaper. A few years later, he became an interpreter and guide at the City Museum of his hometown Novi Sad. Ultimately, his desire to work in hospitality drew him to the West Coast, where he began working in Tofino at the prestigious Wickaninnish Inn. After eight years in Tofino, Goran moved to Vancouver and has now joined the Body & Soul Front Desk team.
In his free time, Goran enjoys swimming, soccer and basketball. He also enjoys surfing when he returns to visit Tofino.
Front Desk Supervisor / Sales Coordinator
Laura grew up in County Meath, dubbed the Royal County, in Ireland. Over the years, she has participated in a variety of sports, including two of Ireland’s national sports, Gaelic Football and Camogie. However, her true passion has always been horseback riding. Throughout the years she has competed in show jumping and dressage, winning several awards along the way. Laura studied English and Politics at Dundalk Institute of Technology. She also completed a professional make-up artistry course prior to moving to Vancouver in 2017.
When Laura is not at Body & Soul, she enjoys hiking and snowboarding. She also plays for a Gaelic Football team based in Vancouver, which competes in tournaments throughout the summer months.
Front Desk Supervisor
Shangkary was born in the United States and spent her early childhood years in Malaysia before moving with her family to Vancouver. She has an extensive background in the Arts and is a graduate student in a traditional form of dance called Bharathanatyam. She previously pursued a career in the hair and makeup industry as a freelance makeup artist; however, after being personally recruited by fellow Front Desk Supervisor Ashley Kumar, Shangkary was excited to join the Body & Soul Team.
Shangkary has a love for animals and enjoys spending her free time outside with her dog. When she’s not working at Body & Soul, she is cooking up a storm or perfecting her makeup skills. Her hobbies include dancing and travelling.