To continue our Birthday Celebration, we want to show you what happens behind the scenes at Little Passports. Learn about the amazing team members who help make Little Passports happen!
Karen, Senior Operations Manager
Q:Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m Karen and I’m the Senior Operations Manager at Little Passports. In a nutshell, my job at Little Passports is to work with all teams to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the backend so that our customers can have a great experience with us. One of the things I love about working at Little Passports is that I get to work with a great group of people; we work hard but always find time to share a good laugh. I’m a firm believer of having fun at your job!
Growing up in Asia, my parents took us everywhere so my siblings and I were afforded many opportunities to travel both in and around Asia and North America. Ever since I could remember, I have always loved going places and seeing new things — so much in fact that, my dream job as a child was to become a flight attendant! One of my earliest travel-related memories though, was of a family trip to a “small world” themed park where we got to see world famous landmarks such as the Buckingham Palace, the Great Pyramids and the Taj Mahal. Although we didn’t actually go to these places, I have many happy memories of “traveling the world”!
My siblings and I standing in front of the “Great Pyramids” of Egypt
The Great Wall of China – taken on a study abroad program
Sara, Affiliate & Content Manager
Q: Tell us about your most memorable travel destination.
The milford track in New Zealand’s South Island is one of the world’s most famous nature hikes and one of my favorite travel destinations! It is a 4 day, 3 night trek from Te Anau in the Fiordland National Park to the Milford Sound. The number of people allowed to hike this trek each year is very limited to ensure the conservation of the land. The scenery is spectacular and the land so unspoiled that you can drink from the rivers! I hope to take my kids there one day and hope that it remains as unspoiled as it is today!
Robyn, Director of Marketing
Going for a scenic hike in the Swiss Alps.
Q:Where did you grow up?
Robyn: I grew up in the southwestern US, and road trips were a big part of each summer. We would hit the road and travel to state parks, museums and fun western spots like Dodge City, playing car games along the way. Here I am (at left) at about 5 years old with my family during a stop at Four Corners Monument. I thought it was so great that we were standing in four states all at once!
Travel is still a big part of my life, and I especially love getting outside and hiking. I now have an 18-month old daughter and I’m excited to start making fun vacation memories with her!
Gabe, Product & Creative Content Manager
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Gabe: I manage creative content here at Little Passports, which means I spend my days helping Sam and Sofia share their stories and adventures. I come from a bit of an eclectic background–I have experience in entertainment, nonprofits, and education–but there’s a thread running through all of my work: storytelling.
When I was a kid, my desire to travel ballooned from the books I read and the movies I watched. I wanted to see the world because my favorite stories gave me a taste of everything out there waiting for me. As a writer for Little Passports, I want to give children that same gift. I want to ignite in them that same curiosity, that same desire to explore. What job could be better?
Q: What is your most memorable travel experience?
Gabe: Last year, I traveled to Uganda. It was one of the most enriching travel experiences of my life thus far. I’ve never been to a more beautiful place. We spent most of our time in Gulu, where we reunited with old friends, wandered their villages and met their families. We did some adventuring (whitewater rafting on the Nile, anyone?), but my favorite memories are still the unexpected ones. When your bus breaks down three times in the middle of “the bush,” you make friends with the unexpected!
On the way to a meeting outside Gulu, Uganda.
Business meeting/dance party in Gulu, Uganda.
Be sure to check in weekly to meet more members of our team!