Bronwen Lodato, Co-Founder & Creative Director
I am the founder of the artisan jewelry brand, Bronwen Jewelry, designed for active and traveling women. I built this brand in the spirit of travel and adventure.
My father is a pilot and I grew up crammed into small planes, sandwiched between my siblings bound for destinations far from home. Sometimes our trips were routine shots down to California to visit the grandparents and other times they were adventurous weekends flying into the mountains to land a float plane on a high alpine lake to camp. Location didn't matter to me, we were GOING SOMEWHERE!
After college, I led wilderness courses for Outward Bound and I became forever altered by my role as facilitator for these incredible experiences that were deeply transformational for so many; this role was, and still is today, a true calling for me. I fiercely believe that when we step into our true callings in life, we open ourselves up to shifts in perspective that allow us to see the world more compassionately and joyfully.
My ambitious globe-trotting escapades the past decade have lead me to a place where I find myself now: deeply honored and wildly excited to invite you to travel with WorldScout.
Jenny Boyd, Co-Founder & Operations Director
My love of travel hit me in Tijuana (of all places) at age 12 during a cross-country family road trip. After a couple of hours of aggressive haggling for earrings and Chiclets in a local market, I was hooked.
From that day on, I began to dream up travel adventure after adventure, starting with a semester in Belize. I nearly peed myself with excitement when we drove over the Tropic of Cancer. The utter exoticness of that experience fueled my sense of adventure and officially solidified my love of travel.
After guiding adventure trips with teenagers, I moved on to working with Kiva.org and traveled the world connecting people with the resources they needed to grow their businesses. Visiting people in the shops, food stands, and farms we were helping to grow and thrive was another experience that changed my life. Socially-driven international development work has become another passion - and my day job.
It is so exciting to mesh these two passions - travel and social good - through these WorldScout trips!
Petit Pinson, Adventure Guide
Petit Pinson is an adventurer, athlete, yoga guide and mother. She is from a small town near Sequoia National Park in California. From a very early age she began developing her passion for traveling and adventuring outdoors. Petit has travelled and guided group cycling, surfing, trekking, skiing, and yoga retreats on 6 continents.
One of Petit’s most profound outdoor experiences was turning back just below the summit of the North Face of Mount Everest to instead assist with the rescue of another group of climbers. This experience always reminds Petit that the true impact of travel is oftentimes the thing we least expect.
Petit creates a space for others that is full of fun and adventure while also being grounded and empowering. She can be found strumming her ukulele, chasing her son on her mountain bike, or sipping chai over a good book in downtown Bend, Oregon.