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Kayla King

Kayla has bought with her a love for all things travel and over ten years’ experience in customer-centric roles across the travel, tourism, and creative sectors. Having recently completed a year of travel around Australia, she is delighted to be home in Melbourne and working with the WorldStrides team. She has, so far, stepped foot…

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Chris Babalis

Chris has had over 20 years experience in consultative sales/customer service roles (particularly real estate) and has travelled to 7 countries. He has also travelled extensively through most parts of Australia including Tasmania. Chris has gained awareness of new customs, cultures, people and places, which has been one of the benefits of travel. Chris is…

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Lil Handy

Lil joins the WorldStrides family with an exceptional 14 years of work experience in the travel and hospitality industry. She has been a tour manager for large groups of people with diverse cultures and backgrounds and travelled across 7 countries. Lil has also managed travel and hospitality for major sporting events, including a Celebrity Cricket…

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Nicole Harrison

Nicole has over 18 years of experience in the travel industry with a strong focus on building relationships through positive experiences. While textbook learning is essential, Nicole is a firm believer that learning outside the classroom brings lesson plans to life and the experiences had by students are invaluable. She has an array of destination…

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Pene Cook

As WorldStrides Manager of the Snow Division, Pene Cook oversees the educational travel programs to the snowfields of Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Perisher and Mt Buller. She has travelled extensively to broaden her industry knowledge, visiting ski fields all over the world including USA, Japan and many resorts in Canada. However, she calls the Australian…

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Tanya Sudano

Tanya manages the operations function of WorldStrides Australia, working closely with all departments as well as being responsible for supplier and partner relationships.

Tanya has over 8 years’ experience in operations management within Australia and the UK, across multiple industries including education, financial services and healthcare.

Tanya is passionate about bringing learning to life through the benefits of travel and is committed to providing the best possible experiences for clients.

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Katherine Schussler

Katherine joins WorldStrides with extensive experience in the travel industry. She has spent a considerate amount of time abroad and has visited a variety of places around the world, all 7 continents – with some of her favourite destinations being Morocco, Thailand and Antarctica. While in school, Katherine went on a couple of tours and…

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Stuart McLeod

Stuart commenced with WorldStrides in December 2018. Stuart has held consultative sales and account management roles for over twenty years, and has travelled extensively in all parts of Australia. He believes that much of our self-awareness and personal growth we take into adulthood is enriched by experiences attained in youth. Stuart believes that the relationships…

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Brett Sampson

Brett joined WorldStrides in March 2018, and has 2 years experience working in the travel industry and 9 years in customer service. While in school he travelled on a WorldStrides tour to Italy with his school – how’s that for experience! He has a passion for travel and has visited 9 countries over 5 continents…

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Fay Ellis

Fay has been with the company since the early 80’s and has acquired tremendous experience in organising unforgettable experiences for school groups. She has worked in multiple departments and is now focused on ensuring every domestic tour is a resounding success. Fay brings a friendly dedication to each and every school. During the weekends, Fay…

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