Nova Scotia-born Diane has worked with prisoners in Peru, supervised projects for Environmental Youth Exchange (EYE) in St. Lucia, served as staff support at Hermann Gmeiner International College (linked to SOS Children’s Village) in Ghana, and trained trainers at the Regional English Support Centre, a British Council project, in Sri Lanka. She also coauthored a manual on conflict resolution.
After more than five years of volunteer and paid assignments, Diane returned to North America, to Vermont, to complete a master’s degree in international and intercultural management. Her interest in cross-cultural experiences led her to the travel industry.
Diane lived in Cuba for two and a half years and returned “too many times to count.” She leads about a dozen groups through the country each year. (She has also led tours through Europe.) She connects with Cuba’s music, people and, especially, dance.
Diane has travelled to about 30 countries, speaks English, Spanish and French, and describes herself as “totally in love with Cuba and its people.”