Where did you grow up?
Northern California and Guam
Where do you call home now?
Year started at Global Works?
What’s your favorite part about leading trips?
When you experience something that makes you see the world differently, the people whom you are with become a part of your life experience. I love helping people find those experiences together and create those lifelong bonds.
What’s something you can’t live without while you are traveling?
Access to local food. REAL local food.
Tell us about a favorite memory from a trip you have taken
Summiting Volcan Villarica in Chile, then sledding back down afterward.
Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?
Cambodia and Japan
Fun fact, special talent, or favorite memory
l find all puns hilarious
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to go chasing waterfalls. But I also stick to the rivers and lakes that I’m used to.
What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish, German.
If you had to give one piece of advice or words of encouragement to someone on their first travel experience, what would it be?
Every stranger might be a friend you just haven’t met yet, and the less you have in common, the more you can learn from one another.
Tell us why you are excited for this year’s trip!
Nothing can educate like travel, and nothing can inspire like travel with a meaningful purpose. I cannot wait to learn and be inspired by a new place and some incredible people to share the experience with.