ABOUT OUR DESTINATION LOVE OFFENSIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Tara Morris leads all Destination Love Offensive trips. She is the photography and yoga instructor throughout each trip. Learn more about Tara on her “About” page here.


Jenn Ciplet Destination Love OffensiveJenn Ciplet
provides logistical and operational support for all Destination Love Offensive trips, and also brings some extra yumminess (shoulder rub and a beer, anyone?). Jenn and Tara met several years ago when Jenn took Tara’s photography course at Squam Art Workshops; they became fast friends (you’ll understand when you meet them) and together they birthed the idea of combining their shared loves of yoga, photography, and travel into beautiful, meaningful, life-changing trips.

Jenn’s background is in communications, non-profit management, and working with community partners around the world to facilitate cross-cultural education experiences. She lived and worked in Managua, Nicaragua for 4 years, and has developed and facilitated experiential education programs throughout Latin America including Guatemala, El Salvador, Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Currently, Jenn lives with her family in Louisville, CO and is the Director of Communications for CU Engage, the Center for Community-Based Learning and Research at CU Boulder.

 

 

Ali Durbin HeadshotTara and Jenn are thrilled to have Ali Durbin on our leadership team for our March 2018 Guatemala trip. Originally from Massachusetts, Ali first came to Guatemala as a teenager to visit a rural Maya community. She was changed forever to discover a world so different from her suburban U.S. upbringing. She was hooked by the warmth of the people and the depth of their resilience.

Ali has been living in Guatemala since 2000. She coordinates immersion and solidarity trips across the country, each one a precious experience of expansion and transformation. She says, “I am honored to join the unique, life-affirming Love Offensive!”
Ali is also a freelance writer, translator, and editor with a focus on human rights and social justice issues. She is married to a Guatemalan human rights advocate, and they have two children who are growing up multiculturally and trilingually.