Travel Team

Anna McConnell Travel Manager | Guatemala, Swaziland, Uganda Anna helps HopeChest partners and communities plan their trips to CarePoints. These trips are essential to the HopeChest mission of connecting North American communities to communities all around the globe. She is a University of Northern Colorado graduate with a BA in Business Administration (emphasis in Marketing). An ideal movie day for Anna means watching “The Proposal” or “Forever Strong.” She works out of the Palmer, CO. office and loves exploring and adventuring all around Colorado! Katie Walter Travel Manager | Ethiopia, Russia, Vision Trips Planning trips between HopeChest partners and communities at HopeChest’s Ethiopian and Russian CarePoints is part of Katie’s job position as Travel Manager. Katie has a variety of skills from her degrees at Iowa State University (BS in Apparel Merchandising and Design, International Studies) and Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MA in International Education Management). An ideal day to Katie is going hiking with her fiancé and her pup and ending the day at a winery at sunset.

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Navigating Travel in the Time of Coronavirus

In 2019, 968 individuals traveled to visit their friends at HopeChest CarePoints. That’s a lot of dedicated people investing in building meaningful friendships! So, with cancelled travel this year, what has our Travel Team’s experience been like, and what do they have up their sleeve for the future?