NYC Team

Brenda E. Levis, President

Citing a void in the New York Tri-State market for reasonably priced, high quality, destination services providers, Brenda was inspired to start up her own company. Prior to this she served as the Global Relocation Manager for Lehman Brothers in New York City, where she managed the firm’s domestic and international relocation departments as well as its corporate housing program. Brenda has twenty five years of international work/study experience, and fifteen years experience working in the expatriate services industry. Having lived in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands, she has first hand knowledge of the challenges of an international move.

Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Brenda served as an International Relocation Consultant on site at Goldman Sachs. This was preceded by tenure with an international moving & relocation company in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Brenda has been a featured speaker at numerous relocation events including the Tri-State Relocation Association, and served on the International Assignment Committee for the Employee Relocation Council. Having lived in Brooklyn and Westchester County, NY, she now makes her home in Manhattan.

Kathrin Marx, Director of Accounts and Business Development

Originally from Dietkirchen, Germany, Kathrin took her sense of adventure and passion for different cultures to the skies, travelling the world as a flight attendant for Lufthansa Airlines. She went on to graduate from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich with a Masters degree in Hospitality Management. Kathryn has also had the amazing opportunity to live and work in both Venezuela and Ecuador.
In 2002, she relocated to New York City and decided to pursue a career in NYC real estate.

After 8 years of guiding and advising her clients on all the ins and outs of the housing market, Kathrin joined the team at NYC Navigator. We are excited to benefit from her tremendous area knowledge and expertise. Further, she particularly understands the challenges and needs of our clients as a result of her own first-hand experience of moving to the Tri-State area from abroad. Currently residing in Jersey City with her husband and two sons…and not to be forgotten, her newest family member, Ruby, a Goldendoodle. When not navigating, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends at her second
home in Columbia County, NY.

Camila Mies, Client Services Specialist

Born in Brazil and raised in Germany, Camila has always had a passion for cultures and traveling. From an early age Camila traveled to countries like Colombia, Italy, France, Austria, the Netherlands and many more. In 2010, she moved to the United States, where she attended High School and completed College. She graduated with a Dual Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management and Marketing. Camila has career experience in international human resources and global marketing. At NYC Navigator, Camila combines her international living and work experience to provide excellent customer service and a personal understanding of relocation abroad.

Currently she resides in Central New Jersey.


Hanna Blandford, Market Research Specialist

Growing up in Sweden, Hanna developed a curiosity for exploring and interacting with different cultures. She has traveled to New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia before making her home in New York City.

After completing a Bachelor of Science in Service Management, she spent a semester at State University of New York in New Paltz to pursue a certificate in American Business Practices. Following her studies, she worked in marketing for a global consumer goods company before completing her MBA in Marketing. Prior to joining the team at NYC Navigator, Hanna also worked for an International School of Higher Education.

Hanna is fluent in English and Swedish. She currently resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where she enjoys taking long walks along the Hudson River. She is also passionate about crafting, space and science.

Louise Collibee, Client Services Specialist

A native of Perth, Western Australia, Louise has traveled throughout Australasia, Africa, Europe, Great Britain, Southeast Asia and the United States. Louise has spent much of her career in the architectural design and specification sales segment of the hospitality markets in Sydney, London and New York. As a relocation specialist for NYC Navigator, Louise brings an international perspective for our clients as she has lived and traveled on multiple continents. Furthermore, as a graduate of interior design in addition to her background in architecture and construction, she offers clients a keen understanding of real estate and ideal environments.

In 2007, Louise decided to settle in the United States and she currently resides in Greenwich, Connecticut with her husband and two sons. She enjoys hiking, skiing, boating, and any activity that includes travel and fun.

Marcia Siegel, Educational Services Specialist

Marcia grew up in the borough of Queens in New York City. When she graduated college she started her career as an elementary school teacher. She completed her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at Hunter College and went on to teach in the New York City public school system.

After she married and had her two children, Marcia worked as a teacher in the parenting center at Central Synagogue. She also became a parent educator and taught and developed seminars and workshops for parents of infants and toddlers at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in NYC, as well as other venues in the city. Marcia then became certified by the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services in the study of infant, children and family development.

Since 2004, Marcia has worked in admissions as an educational consultant. She assists NYC Navigator’s assignees with finding the perfect schools for their families.Marcia has lived in the city for over 40 years and has brought up her two children in Manhattan. She truly loves the Big Apple, and is a die hard New Yorker!