Meet Our Team

Meet the Team
Meet the Team

Squads Abroad Program Director

Meet the Team

Erik (pictured left on a Squad trip with his daughter) has been working in the volunteer student travel field for the past 25 years.  As a former Peace Corps Volunteer, High School Spanish teacher,  Student Service-Travel Company Owner, and father of three children, he is a passionate believer in the profound educational outcomes these programs provide.   “I thoroughly enjoy the process of collaborating with teachers, parents, and students to make these experiences a reality and to provide young adults with the opportunity to expand their global horizons and feel empowered to make a difference.”   When Erik is not planning trips abroad he can be found skiing, biking, and spending time with his family in Boulder, Colorado.  Erik can be reached anytime at: ewerner@squads.ngo

Meet the Team

Squads Abroad Program Specialist

Meet the Team

Emilie has been dedicating her time towards volunteering and actively learning about various cultures since she graduated from the University of Maryland in 2016. Through the peace organization CISV, she has been able to travel around the world breaking stereotypes and forming global friendships. Her humanitarian work through organizations including Girl Scouts and the YWCA have driven her passion to advocate and empower youth.  Emilie lives and works in Cartago where she splits her time between the home-base and exploring the wonders of Costa Rica.  Emilie can be reached anytime at: evirgilio@squads.ngo

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