Global Family Travels Team

Jennifer Spatz

Founder and CEO

A cultural anthropologist at heart, I founded Global Family Travels with the mission to “Learn, Serve and Immerse,” using travel as a means to build cultural bridges and to foster global citizens.  Through living abroad in six countries from a young age, my most powerful memories come from the family vacations we took.  Together with my parents and two brothers, we experienced many diverse cultures and made new friends, opening our hearts and minds to those we met. These travel encounters forged a deep bond among my family members and instilled values that may have been hard to learn otherwise.  More about Jennifer Spatz here.

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Barrett Chapman

Seattle Community Adventures 

Operations Manager & Customer Service 

​Through my own travel experiences, I’ve learned many important life lessons. Travel is a tool for us to expand our awareness, compassion, and understanding of what is outside of our immediate bubble. After working in this industry for several years, I made the decision to take my travel passion to new levels and am working on completing my Master’s in Tourism Management degree with a focus on sustainability. My aim is to help travelers attain their travel goals and dreams in a way that is ethical and responsible towards the earth and its people.  

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Kelly McCoy

Program Manager, Africa Sustainable Community Adventures 

​Having traveled throughout the world, I have become transformed.   I believe that travel is a means to build bridges of awareness while inspiring people to grow through exposure and engagement, appreciate from connecting, and reciprocate through compassion.  This is what we do at Global Family Travels through our focus on Learn, Serve, and Immerse.  

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Janet Neuman

Operations Manager &

Customer Liaison 

Travel is one of the most profound ways to change yourself both physically and psychologically.I have found that better than any medication, it heals the soul and has a tremendous impact on well-being. Having lived and worked in many different countries, the experiences and connections I've gained have brought substantial depth to my life and to understanding my place in this world. Global Family Travels aligns with my mission to learn and heal ourselves through travel. Together, we strive to help others collect memories and connections which make us all better global citizens.

Tara Dorrance

Director of Social Media & Event Planning

I am an adventure seeking Seattleite who was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Traveling is my number one passion and I believe it is the only act that truly bonds strangers, and builds bridges in a culturally divided world.   My background is in Hospitality and Events, but I’m excited to have made the move to the Tourism Industry. The best part is to be a part of a company that makes a positive change in peoples lives!

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