Kerrie Meehan has spent 20 years in corporate life, but in 2010, whilst traveling the world as an international travel agent, fell under South East Asia’s spell and fell hook, line and sinker for Cambodia.
Her love of Cambodia, twinned with a healthy social and moral conscience, saw her set up multiple fair trade projects in Cambodia, guaranteeing fair wages to Cambodian artisans. Prompted by demand, she led small, ethical group tours from Australia to Cambodia with the aim of educating participants about the importance of traveling with an understanding of Cambodia’s situation, with eyes and heart wide open. She could see how travelers had the power to bring about change, when they choose to stay, eat, shop and donate – ethically. Traveling as consciously as possible, as often as possible, she juggles travel with her work for the St Vincent de Paul Society, as Volunteer Engagement and Training Manager – Vinnies is an organization that has been providing community support services and assistance to vulnerable people experiencing disadvantage in Australia for more than 130 years.
Kerrie is adventurous and determined to show you can live life to the max while simultaneously making a difference in the lives of others. She lives true to two mottos both of which are tattooed about her person, lest she should forget: “accept what you can’t change, change what you can’t accept” and the other, on her forearm ’This moment is all we have’.