Kelly Galask has 18 years of hospitality and tourism industry experience, having worked in various positions in hotels, restaurants and travel companies. She holds a bachelor of commerce degree in hospitality and tourism management and a master in environmental studies in sustainable tourism development.
She has eight years of experience working in rural, underserved communities in the Latin America and Caribbean region on developing community tourism plans, projects and initiatives, creating opportunities by connecting with the private sector. This includes working for over six years at G Adventures, the world’s largest adventure travel brand, as a program manager for the Planeterra foundation, developing community tourism product closely with G Adventures’ product development team.
From 2013-2015 Kelly managed G Adventures' three-year technical cooperation project with the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank to develop five community-based tourism enterprises in four countries in Latin America.