Meet our Ambassadors
Jennie Smith-Peers is the executive director of the National Center for Creative Aging, an award –winning service organization dedicated to fostering the creativity of older people. She has over a decade of experience in developing inclusive cultural access for older adults and individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer’s to theaters, museums, parks, and entertainment venues.
Stephanie Thomas is the founder of Cur8able, a Disability Fashion Lifestyle brand involved in digital media, content licensing, and fashion styling. She was born with congenital disabilities on her right hand and feet, and has experienced the frustration of shopping for accessible shoes and clothing. Her involvement in this field dates back 25 years.
Jim was injured on March 30, 2016 while swimming in Maui, Hawaii. A wave drove his head in the sand and he was instantly paralyzed. He spent 9 ½ months in hospital and in rehab. He is now a total quadriplegic without feeling or movement below his armpits. While his injury has changed their lives substantially, Jim and his wife, Isabelle, continued to travel the world and are willing to share their experiences and knowledge with others to continue to travel.
Jeff has Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus; however, he has been a travel nut from an early age, and has visited many great spots in the world. Jeff joined a travel agency to share his love of travel; where he could tour cruise ships and ‘tweak’ his knowledge by participating in many online programs. He refuses to let anything slow him or stop him from achieving his dreams; despite many obstacles, he pushes on.
Krystian Shaw is the founder of The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter. Born with intellectual disabilities, Krystian was told he would never learn to read or write. With the support of his dear Mom, Krystian has proven his detractors wrong, and at 28, is now the founder and owner of his own business. Krystian believes everyone can be a winner in life and uses his diverse abilities to advocate for disability awareness.
Shirley has worked as a cruise councillor and specialized in accessible travel and hospitality for persons with disabilities. She has traveled throughout Brazil and the Caribbean acting as a personal assistant to those who liked to travel but were afraid of the barriers in terms of accessibility, etc.
Shirley is excited to share her knowledge as a Travel-for-All Ambassador!
Lilly has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. She loves it all—road trips, cruises and just wheeling the world with family and friends!
Lilly is C5-6 quadriplegic since 2002 but has regained significant movement. She uses a power chair on road trips, but a manual chair abroad. Lilly is losing vision to an inherited retinal disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa, for which there is no current treatment or cure. She plans to see as much of the world before her vision goes.
Linda Shaw has some diverse abilities of her own, and has raised two children with disabilities. With three autoimmune diseases and sight impairment, Linda is keenly aware of the daily issues many people with disabilities face. She uses a cane or a walker at times and is a lover of travel. Linda Firmly believes Inclusion for all is the answer to a united life.
Since her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 1983, Linda McGowan has tenaciously pursued her dream of travelling the globe. From viewing the top of the world from a basket on the back of a porter in Nepal, to hobnobbing with emperor penguins at the end of the world on the Falkland Islands, Linda describes in vivid detail her exploits and colourful encounters while traveling through vastly different countries. Linda has travelled on every continent to more than 160 countries.
Be an Ambassador
What is an Ambassador? Dictionary meaning: An unofficial representative traveling abroad as ambassadors of goodwill.
What is a Travel-for-All Ambassador’s role?
- Share the need for an inclusive society; which includes people with disabilities.
- Accessible Travel is the largest growing demographic in the travel industry and our Ambassadors are travel lovers who actively travel.
- Our Ambassadors share the beautiful accessible world with their contacts, colleagues and friends.
- There is ‘Power in Numbers’ and our Ambassadors share our passion for inclusive travel.
- Ambassadors promote and share details of our company- trips, reviews etc.
- Share Travel For All and refer us to your friends, connections and colleagues & receive 15% of the commission proceeds in the currency booked.
- On your personal travel save 15% of the travel booked with us.
- Host a group trip to various destinations, and various modes of travel: tours, cruises etc. You will receive your travel at a reduced OR free cost*
- You will receive a T-Shirt to identify you as an Ambassador for TFA.
*To reach capacity, TFA asks all tour hosts to assist in marketing and promoting the tour.