Skye is an international traveler making a positive social impact everywhere she goes. Encouraging her children, her community and the Go Across Team to focus on their natural strengths to make a positive impact on the world around them. Skye's background is in social work & the alternative healthcare sector.
Skye moved her family to Panamá in 2012 and lived with her two young daughters and her husband in a small beach community until 2017. She used her 20 years of dance, structural integration therapy (soma-institute.org) & registered massage therapy experience to open up a healing & learning Centre in Panamá. She was the president of a legal non-profit in Panamá for 2.5 years assisting underprivileged college-aged girls with the housing and support they desperately needed to continue their education (https://playacommunity.com/panama-articles/coronado-community/6083-money-bomb-winner-donates-winnings-to-chairty.html). She has created events that raised over 130K and a priceless amount of awareness for social programs in Canada, and Panamá. She also volunteered as an English teacher in Panamanian government-run public school. The experiences she gained from working alongside local teachers to promote greater literacy, support opportunities for higher education, and build vocational skills via her learning center ( Massage Therapy, communication skills, customer service, marketing, and goal planning ) among students was a joyful and fulfilling experience.
Skye is now working on her degree in Social Justice Warrior work ( AKA Social Work Degree :). Adding this educational lens to all of her humanitarian work experience will continue to help her and the youth encountering cultural dissonance. This, global glimpse into immersive travel experiences (and creating exciting yet slightly uncomfortable cultural dissonance) is what research is showing to be the key to cultural diversity and peace on earth (Jessica Mei Pung, Ryan Yung, Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore & Giacomo Del Chiappa (2020).
Skye’s lifetime goal is to offer these life-changing programs to the Panamanian youth & international visitors to Panamá. She sees these programs growing with their strong team of innovative, enthusiastic, and ethical team members.
Jessica Mei Pung, Ryan Yung, Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore & Giacomo Del Chiappa (2020) Transformative travel experiences and gender: a double duoethnography approach, Current Issues in Tourism, 23:5, 538-558, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2019.1635091