I never knew I had this passion for travelling until OVC offered me this dream job! "If you get a job you love, youll never work a day in your life." It brings me great joy to help young people grow and experience different cultures all over the world. Life is really too short to stay in one place forever. I have been to the UK at a young age and their way of doing things fascinated me. I loved the whole vibe and eating different foods - I dont want someone going through life staying in their comfort zone. When in doubt - TRAVEL!
My journey with the OVC began years back! Fresh home from the States I began as a junior consultant in the early days of 2004! I’ve seen the OVC change over the of years into the leaders of SA youth travel! I am the proud owner of the OVC Durban North franchise which officially opened in April 2006. OVC Pretoria was opened in January 2012, OVC North West office in January 2016 and OVC East Rand in September 2016. I live, sleep, eat and breathe the OVC. We have fantastic consultants around the country, eager to help young travellers reach their dreams of exploring the world.
Bitten by the travel bug at an early age, I set my sights on the USA where I spent the next 2 years living with an American family, as an Au Pair... Exploring the States was amazing! - From the busy life I lived in New York City, to my more laidback couple of months in Florida. My travels took me to the Hollywood Hills, wonders of the Grand Canyon, bright lights in Vegas, to the more historic Washington DC, Chicago, Portland, and many other real American cities! America is my home away from home and I can share stories of all 4 corners I’ve visited numerous times over the years. Ive been fortunate enough to travel to the UK and Ireland, Middle East and one of my favorite areas, the Far East!
I am passionate about America and therefore manage some of the OVC programs: Au Pair USA, J1 Student Work USA and Summer Camps, to ensure all our clients/friends and youth travellers are well taken care of!
To all those inspired to travel, to find new adventures and to discover themselves, I encourage you all to take the steps I have. You will never regret your decision to venture out of South Africa!
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
I’ve been part of the OVC family since January 2006. I started as a consultant and slowly worked my way up to Branch Manager and in May 2007 became Franchise owner of the then OVC Melville. January 2016 will see a new chapter in my life with the opening of our new store in Potchefstroom as OVC North West. I can truly say that OVC is the No 1 Youth travel company in South Africa.
I have had the privilege to travel to several countries and my favourite destinations thus far have to be Chiang Mai in Thailand, New York in the States, Barcelona in Spain and then Madagascar, an amazing Island destination. Being the Program Manager of the Teach Abroad programs, I’ve had the opportunity to visit Thailand numerous times and love to share my absolute passion for this amazing country.
I have a passion for Travel and believe that my experience in the Youth Travel Industry will help any young wannabe traveller in making the right decision on which program he/she would like to partake in.
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