At Ker & Downey, we believe that people matter. It’s the people who make up this incredible company who work to make your journey truly memorable. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us here.

Heather joined the Ker & Downey team six years ago and serves as our Operations Manager. She has traveled throughout South America, New Zealand, and Egypt with Ker & Downey and hopes to see much more of our beautiful world!

heather and machi picchu

Favorite place you’ve traveled: New Zealand

Favorite city and why: Machu Picchu: I love this place; the climate and flora and fauna are amazing. I wanted to spend a week there hiking around and getting lost around the ruins and Aguas Calientes.

What is the best thing about traveling: Experiencing the different cultures, seeing how people live their normal lives and getting outside the tourist box.

Travel accessory you can’t live without? A comfortable sweater

Favorite plane ride activity: Journaling

Top of my travel bucket list: Chile: Horseback, hiking and camping under the stars

horseback riding from awasi patagonia, chile

Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? Japan and China for its authentic food and tea and experiencing it in its most natural form.

Beach or mountains: Oh, this is so hard!!!! BOTH

How do you take your coffee? Half a packet of raw sugar and steamed milk

If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? The One and Only

Any pets? None at my house

If I were a super hero, I would be: Rogue from the X-Men comic (not the movie)

Two things I can’t live without are: My husband and corrective lenses

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

My favorite physical activity is: Hiking

ker & downey in egypt

One thing I love that everyone else dislikes is: Being outdoors alone with nature as my only companion

The first thing I do when I wake up is: Try to go back to sleep

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: Usually everything

The last concert I went to was: Tycho

My favorite TV show to watch (or toy to play with) as a kid was: Superhero cartoons; any and all

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

On my nightstand (what you’re reading now): My Bible, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (for the 5th time), Emma by Jane Austen (can’t seem to get through it), and The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life mantra in four words: Ask all your questions

queenstown at dusk

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