Group leader, CO
For Rikki, a high school Spanish teacher from Colorado, travel and family go hand in hand.
Rikki has been traveling with EF for the past 20 years, but she’s only been leading trips as a Group Leader for the last five. Prior to that, she was introduced to EF through the tours led by her dad, Bryan—a Spanish teacher himself for 32 years and counting. And before that, her grandmother, a former middle school teacher, led three tours with EF. Within their family, there’s been an incredible travel tradition passed down from one generation to the next.
Rikki first traveled on one of her dad’s EF tours in 1999 to England, Ireland, and Wales. After that, she went on to join him for 14 more of his tours. “I have a very unique perspective on [educational travel] because I’ve done it since I was nine. I was a daughter, and then a student, and then a chaperone. Now, I’m a teacher traveling,” Rikki reflects. “I have experienced every single level, and I can’t speak more highly of it.”