Born and raised in francophone Montreal, Canada, but educated entirely in English, Sylvain is perfectly bilingual in English or French.
As part of an exciting 20 year career working for multi-national mining companies, Sylvain has travelled to remote parts of the worlds that few have had, or will have, the opportunty to see and experience the diversity of culture. Sylvain is as comfortable discussing West African Art with remote village tribe elders as he is discussing financial derivatives with Corporate Auditors. Perhaps not a simple task, but so true to Sylvain's innate ability to adapt without losing his deep sense of integrity for what is fair and right.
His travels have included 4 years as a mining expatriate in Guinea and Mali (West Africa) as well as frequent travels to the Russian Far East, the Artic, Alaska, Brazil and Minas Gerais, high altitude (4500 meters) in the Chilean Andes, the jungles of Ecuador or closer yet, deep in the Nevada desert. Needless to say that Sylvain is well travelled and highly culturally aware and sensitive to aboriginal cultures and social minorities.
His personal values and strong sense of Ethics, transpires in all of Sylvain's business endeavors and personal relationship as there simply is no better way he has learned, whether it be from the shop floors or remote mining villages to the corporate boardrooms and ultimately our own family living rooms. Honesty and integrity defines who Sylvain has, and continues to accomplish in his personal growth journey.
For Sylvain, Miami Beach has and remains to this day, an oasis of beauty and freedom in his eyes and heart. Sylvain recalls his all too often too short vacations to Miami Beach, from building mining complexes in the heart of under developped West Africa, as the time where he fell in love with South Beach's beauty and freedom, all of which neatly encapsulated within a 2 square mile block of world class and unique Art Deco Architecture. Eventually, he acquired the carefully selected South Beach property, which represents his spiritual "Home away from Home". He offers it to you to enjoy, as he has enjoyed it over the years.
Your friendly host,