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Gana has officially been with Ker & Downey for ten years, but you could say she’s been here just as long as David Marek, her husband. She’s traveled all over the world, tested the spa in just about every property she’s been to, and has a deep passion for protecting the people in rural Uganda from malaria with our Nets for Africa program.

gana in egypt
Favorite city and why: Istanbul. I love the history of the city and its beauty.

What is the best thing about traveling: Learning about new cultures.

Travel accessory you can’t live without? Converter

Favorite plane ride activity: Sleeping

Top of my travel bucket list: Eastern Europe

Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? Italy, France, and Switzerland.

Beach or mountains: Mountains

How do you take your coffee? With Splenda and cream.

If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Extreme Introvert

My theme song is: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

Any pets? Two pups

If I were a super hero, I would be: Wonder Woman

Something I said I’d never do but did anyway was: Get married at 19

gana and david on camels in egypt
Two things I can’t live without are: My Bible and toothbrush

It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: In church

My favorite physical activity is: I don’t really like to exert myself.

One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Butter and sugar sandwiches

The first thing I do when I wake up is: Brush my teeth.

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: My real name.

The last concert I went to was: Michael Buble

My favorite TV show to watch as a kid was: The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights.

If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: French

Guilty TV pleasure: Eating while I watch it.

On my nightstand: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

What’s inspiring you lately? Having two new grand babies.

Life mantra in four words: Be kind to everyone.

Favorite quote: “If you met my family, you would understand.”

gana with ugandan children
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