About the Owners

Alexandra Quester and André Chabot are both residents of the Champlain township and live in the village of L’Orignal. They own multiple properties in L’Orignal as well as in Hawkesbury. Alexandra and André have been partners for several years now, building another historical site in L’Orignal: Duldraeggan Ranch & Inn. Inspired by the 52 Wharf property, overlooking the L’Orignal marina, Alexandra and André could see its immense potential.

Alexandra Quester

Co-owner & Treasurer

Originally from Vienna (Austria), Alexandra Quester graduated from the University of Vienna with a M.Sc. in Biology. She worked for many years as a research assistant for a US based, multi-branch company named Shark School, concentrating on Shark behaviour science. Besides the scientific branch, Alexandra and Shark School concentrated on offering a unique experience of free-diving and scuba-diving safely with sharks to tourists from all over the world. This job made Alexandra develop her interest to work in a tourism-driven company.

Having always been enthousiastic about marine and freshwater ecosystems, Riverest combines all of Alexandra’s passions. Besides her studies, she worked many years in the family-owned business in Austria. Her well-rounded business understanding is a great asset in the undertaking of projects like Duldraeggan and now, Riverest.

André Chabot

Co-owner & President

A native of Prescott-Russell, André Chabot is a graphic design graduate from the La Cité college and also studied fine arts at Ottawa University. He is a serial entrepreneur that started his business career at the young age of 23. Founder of Chabo Communications & Design, he grew this creative agency to a reputable business with clients all over Canada. As a marketing and branding specialist, he knows how to make businesses known and thrive.

Furthermore, he created and developed Chabo Rental Management, a residential and commercial rental space business. Due to his love for architecture, art history and heritage, he invested in several historical properties including 129 Front (Duldraeggan – 1820), 975 King (Riverview – 1830) and 53 Wharf (Riverest – 1833). As an avid boater and Scuba diver, André was always drawn to water. Passions and talents alike are united in the Riverest project.