Jodi Wei | Founder
The story is simple. I was working at a job I knew I had no passion for. I sat behind a desk and wondered what else was out there in the world. I craved adventure.
In 2016, I took a chance. I left a job at a well-known financial technology firm and began a life-changing trip around the world. I visited over thirty countries and my feet have walked on all seven continents. I summited Mount Kilimanjaro beneath a full moon. I slept beneath the same moon on Antarctica Peninsula. I meditated in silence for ten days in the lush countryside of Thailand. What I gained while traveling I could never have bought in a store. Traveling tested my limits, gave me a taste of so many different cultures, and nourished my growth. I returned home a brave and confident woman.
While I enjoyed traveling alone, there were times I wished I had company. Traveling in a group would have been safer, and there were times I saw something breathtaking, or ate something incredible, or even when something silly happened that I wish I had companions to share it with. I realized that the best travel experience is when you see the world with a group of like-minded people. That’s why I’ve established Travel Her Way, a women-centric travel company that inspires and empowers women to explore.
Sarina Clark | GROUP experience LEADER Oct’19 EBC TREK
Hello! My name is Sarina and I am originally from Minnesota but have lived in Seattle the last 4 years with my husband and golden retriever. I'm in social services by day and mountain climber by weekend. I spend all of my free time in the mountains either hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountaineering or floating on alpine lakes. My journey in the outdoors started with small hikes and lead to biggers goals like hiking the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier. Along the way, I took courses in alpine scrambling gaining skills in wilderness first aid and navigation. I took these skills further last season and learned to travel on glaciers as part of a rope team taking me to some of the highest points in Washington.
I'm so excited to share this journey to Everest Base Camp with you all, we are in for a journey of a lifetime together! I believe in the power of women coming together to do big things and inspire and motivate each other to accomplish our goals. I can't wait to experience the literal and nonliteral ups and downs of the trail together.
Meghan Young | GROUP experience LEADER April’19 EBC TREK
Hi, I'm Meghan! I’m a Seattle-based photographer and writer with a focus on stories centered around outdoor adventure, human-powered travel, and the deep connections inspired by wild places in cultures across the globe. I have traversed thousands of miles in the backcountry and beyond with my camera in hand, tackling technical terrain with a high level of energy despite inclement weather, wildlife encounters, heat stroke, and more. I also teach outdoor skills clinics for PNW Outdoor Women, a community-based group for outdoor adventurists I co-founded in 2015.
When I’m not on assignment, you can find me dabbling in watercolors, writing haikus, and attempting to snuggle every puppy I meet.
Nirmal L. | EBC Trekking Guide
Namaste! I am Nirmal and I am from Gorkha, Nepal. I became a tour guide 5 years ago. I love my job because every day is different. I am proud to share the history and culture of my country and I am always excited to show first time travelers their way around. As a tour guide, ‘work’ means being a part of someone’s happiest holiday memories. I am actually required to have fun for a living while traveling! My favorite trek is Manaslu and Tsum Valley, and my favorite food is Dal Bhat!
Dipak L. | Executive Team Lead, Nepal
Hi! I am Dipak. I originally come from Gorkha District and currently live in Kathmandu. I am a professionally-trained and govenment-licensed trekking guide in Nepal with more than 20 years industry experience. I started my career in travel industry as a porter. Later I was promoted to assistant guide, and then became a tour leader. I have experiences guiding most of the trekking routes in Nepal. Besides leading tours, I also act as a travel consultant for several well-known trekking companies. Nepal is a fascinating and diverse country, where just a few miles will take you into a completely different landscape. My goal is to share the best of my country and I am proud of what I am doing everyday.