About Tom

My name is Tom Balakshin and I was born and raised in the heart of the Upper Fraser Valley in Chilliwack, BC, Canada.

I started this page to share photos of my travels and showcase the good people that exist everywhere. This isn’t intended to be a professional collection of images or stories; simply an open journal of my adventures.

As someone who works by contract, I am fortunate to travel the world connecting with new people and experiencing new cultures; but my home will always be the Pacific North West where I enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, and drinking craft beer. I also dabble in amateur photography and digital design.

I am currently supporting my parents on the family dairy farm while also operating a web design company.

Professional EVENT Background

As an event management specialist, I have over ten years of experience in multi-sport, music, venue, and conference management. I have been a part of many projects including: The Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Asian Games, The Pan and Parapan American Games, TED Conferences, and more. With experience that covers an array of different roles, my strengths are in event operations and creative.

Contact Tom Balakshin

e. tom@balakshin.ca