Who we are 2018-06-11T10:45:46+00:00


Nobody understands relocation like we do. The ARIANNE team combines personal service and attention with a dynamic array of skills and international experience. Each of us has crossed the globe and changed careers at least once or twice, living and raising our families in two or three different countries.


Manon Dumas


Relocation Specialist & Founder

A Canadian, born and bred, I’ve been helping people relocate to Canada for over 20 years. I love to watch people adapt to new surroundings and rediscover themselves in their new country. Come with me to a hockey game and you’ll have a friend for life.

Fred Hornaday


Chief Editor & Relocation Specialist

My journey began in southern California, near the land of Mickey Mouse and the beaches of Malibu. I’ve traveled to every state in the lower 48 and once backpacked from Portugal to Bulgaria. Hand me a cocktail napkin and I’ll write you a limerick.

Pacha Hornaday


Creative Director & Relocation Specialist

Born and raised in East Germany, I studied design and typography in the land of Bauhaus and the original printing press. Then I fled to California to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall. Buy me a dark beer, and maybe I’ll teach you how to bake a serious loaf of sourdough.

The story of ARIANNE

ARIANNE takes its name from the Greek myth of Ariadne and Theseus. In this timeless legend, Theseus slays the fearsome Minotaur, and Ariadne leads him out of the labyrinth with her golden thread. Ariadne’s heroic role in rescuing Theseus is a lot like what ARIANNE does, leading people through the maze of relocation.

The hero’s journey begins with a bounty of excitement and enthusiasm. But even the bravest warriors will encounter obstacles and get discouraged. That’s where we step in, to lend a hand and offer a bit of wisdom, helping you overcome the challenges, avoid the headaches, capture the treasure, and arrive safely in your new land.