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Meet the Team
We come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from ecology, marketing, technology to sales, but we share a passion for sustainable and responsible travel and a common sense of awe at the world around us.
Awards: Finalist, TravelAge West’s 2013 Trendsetters Awards, Upward Bound Rockstar Agent Under 40
Meagan's love for travel began in college when she had the incredible opportunity to take a semester off from Santa Clara University to explore Bhutan. She then spent the next couple of years exploring the world; in search of enlightenment, adventure, and Irish pubs. In 2005, Meagan decided to go back to school for her Masters in International Development and Economics in order to combine her life's two passions - travel and sustainable development in growing economies. After graduating Meagan was drawn to Global Basecamps' passion for travel and vision of the role of tourism in sustainable development. She has spent the last six years providing each and every one of her clients with unique and profound travel experiences.
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After a summer study abroad program at Oxford University, and a few months exploring the European continent, Lauren returned to San Diego State University to complete her BA in International Security and Conflict Resolution. She focused the majority of her time studying the environmental and social impacts of an every growing global economy. After taking a course in sustainable tourism management, she realized how she could channel her passions into a career. Since joining Global Basecamps in 2010, she has expanded her travel portfolio, taking the opportunities to explore South America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Her top 3 highlights include: hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration while on safari in Tanzania, and riding an elephant bare back through the jungle of Chiang Mai, Thailand. At Global Basecamps, Lauren is responsible for creating customized travel experiences for clients traveling to Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and more.
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Richard has had a passion for traveling all his life. Born in Austria and extensively traveling through Europe as a child has helped establish a travel minded lifestyle. To pursue his passion to experience the world and its many cultures he studied international business with an emphasis in Latin America at San Diego State University. During his studies he had the opportunity to study in Buenos Aires, Argentina and work in sustainability in Cusco, Peru. Experiencing South America has influenced him to become more conscious of the importance of sustainability and responsible tourism around the world. At Global Basecamps he assists the team in building customized itineraries allowing others to experience the world as well.
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Growing up outside of Los Angeles, Miles looked west over the ocean and thought of Asia for as long as he can remember. He had his first sushi dinner and wore ninja shoes religiously at the age of six (it was the 80's after all) and this early fascination for all things eastern (or western as he saw it gazing over the Pacific,) carried on into his adult life and continues to thrive to this day. Miles' early travel experiences were limited to countless Mexico and US National Park road trips, but at the age of eighteen he was fortunate enough to visit Thailand, Nepal, China and Tibet for the summer. After this profound, life altering experience he was hooked on the world and decided to pursue a degree in International Relations with a focus on "rising China" and business. After college, he again set out on an adventure that would turn into nearly a decade abroad where he did everything from teaching English in South Korea to backpacking around India to tour leading in China, Tibet, Morocco, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand to owning and operating a bar in Nepal to managing a high level destination management company in Cambodia and Thailand.
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Laura grew up in Missouri counting the days till she could set off and see the world. After jumping at the chance to study abroad in the UK and travel through Europe and Africa, she returned to Florida Atlantic University to complete her Sculpture degree. Following her passion for Asian Art and heeding her ever growing wanderlust, she moved to rural Japan to live and work for the next 5 years. A passion for road tripping and mountains, led her to explore, and hike her way through the hidden corners of Japan, obsessing over museums, temples, and dodging the occasional monkey. Living in Asia was a dream come true and allowed her to dive with sharks in Sipadan, taste the finest street food in Yangon, celebrate new years on the banks of the Ganga, and trade recipes with the local grandmas in Japan's onsen. She loves to help her clients soak up the unique culture of the countries they visit. Talk to Laura about travel to Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania and more.
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Elias's passion lies in communicating within and between cultures. Born to Mexican immigrants in San Diego, he was raised halfway between the States and Mexico and had the opportunity to travel across both countries extensively. While earning his B.A. in Public Relations at Pepperdine University, he had the opportunity to live in Florence, Italy for five months. During this time and other travels, he has walked and talked in countries across five continents (he's coming for you Australia & Antartica). At Global Basecamps, Elias manages marketing efforts from writing, designing, and product managing, to party planning. He's coincidentally also Global Basecamps' Travel Insurance Specialist, and he's happy to answer questions on travel insurance in between blog posts.
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Dan's path isn't quite as interesting as his last name, but it's close. Fed up with life as a banker in the Bay Area, he chose to quit his career and travel the world. With money saved, he traveled across the US, Europe and Central America commissioning friends, strangers and anyone who could provide a lift or helping hand. Enlightened by his experience, he landed a position working for a famous boutique fishing resort in Baja, Mexico and became reunited with his Tongan ancestry's love of fishing and the ocean. These days you can find him creating fully customized itineraries at Global Basecamps or paddleboarding in Mission Bay. He holds a degree in Sociology from UCSC.
Amber is always eager to travel to a new place or try new food. She is passionate about business and with her degree in Marketing, Amber believes in businesses who have a purpose, and those that are committed to making a difference in the world. Her enthusiasm to be apart of Global Basecamps comes from growing up in a small town on her family farm in Hawaii where eco-friendly processes, organic produce, and respect for a multifaceted cultural upbringing was a way of life.
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Michael D’Amico has held sales, operations and management positions in the Hospitality and Retail Sales Industries for almost two decades. He is responsible for creating the Global Basecamps operating systems, drawing budgets, managing staff and resolving issues. Mike has traveled around the world with his wife, Casey, and looks forward to showing his daughter, Olivia, and son, Leo, how beautiful the world is. Michael also demonstrates his passion for international community outreach by sitting on the board of Kids for Peace.
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Sebastian Riedel has more than a 15 years of experience in software development, database management and travel information systems. Prior to working in the software and travel industries, Sebastian developed his passion for the environment and sustainability while studying Environmental Science and Ecology during undergrad and graduate school. At Global Basecamps, Sebastian wears many hats and has his hands in everything from technology to marketing. Sebastian also participates in a guest lecture for San Diego State University's course in Global Sustainable Tourism Management.
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