901 N. West Street
Raleigh, NC 27603 USA
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Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM EST
Summer Everyday 8:30 AM -5:30 PM EST
Carlton grew up with a passion for the outdoors, the ocean and adventure. At the age of 19, he became a PADI Master Diver Instructor and by 23, he had earned his U.S. Coast Guard Masters license.
From a young age, Carlton knew he wanted to explore the corners of the Earth, and left a corporate job on Wall Street to pursue his passion. At 28, he created Broadreach with a vision to educate teens through travel and experiential learning. At the time, summer opportunities for teenagers were primarily confined to summer camps or outdoor day programs, and Carlton wanted to design courses that took students out of their comfort zones and into the world. He launched trips from Egypt to Ecuador that engaged students to learn about themselves, their passions and our planet’s remarkable cultures.
Although the day-to-day operations are now in the capable hands of our Directors and year-round team, Carlton still provides guidance toward his vision on a weekly basis. Currently, Carlton lives in Durham with his wife Gina and daughters Peyton, Baylor and Phoebe.
Kate has been a member of the Broadreach family since 2007. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, she grew up in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, where she hiked, kayaked and mountain biked any chance she could find. Kate holds degrees in Spanish and Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Broadreach, Kate oversees the direction of our Caribbean programs, ensuring that each student and family who finds Broadreach has an excellent experience from start to finish. From designing programs in far flung destinations, to leading several Broadreach programs over the years, Kate is passionate about teaching students and facilitating adventure through experiential learning. She’s also a Wilderness First Responder, and in her free time, she volunteers with her certified therapy dogs at local schools, trains for triathlons and explores the North Carolina coast.
Nate has been with Broadreach since 2006. He currently oversees Broadreach Partnerships, custom programs for schools, groups and faculty-led courses. He has a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation from UNC Chapel Hill and uses his past experiences as an educator to lead Broadreach’s annual teacher training and create incredible student experiences abroad. His love of the outdoors and travel has taken him on adventures to over 40 different countries and six continents.
Carley is an avid traveler and mother of two passport-toting little boys. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English and Corporate Communications from Elon University, where she studied abroad in Australia, Carley jetted off to the Netherlands for a year-long stint as an au pair to a Dutch family. Fully committing to her love of exploring the world, Carley became a travel agent for STA Travel, working in D.C., New Zealand and San Francisco over six years. Eventually, she put down roots in Raleigh and began her adventure with Broadreach. When she’s not traveling, Carley is outdoors as much as possible with her family and her golden retriever, Bonnie. A super enthusiastic foodie, Carley will try anything once, including tree ants and fried tarantula in Cambodia. Recent family travels include Northern Ireland, Denmark, Quebec, France and Iceland, and her happy place is Sonoma on a sunny September day.
Emily came to Broadreach from the Study Abroad Office of N.C. State University where she completed a Master’s degree in International Studies with a concentration in International Program Administration. Before that, while pursuing her undergraduate degree in International Business and Spanish, Emily spent a semester in Madrid, Spain. Upon graduation, Emily was seeking more of the Spanish culture and lifestyle, so she returned to Adalucia, Spain to teach English for a year. Last summer, Emily adventured to Santiago, Chile to work at a non-profit fair trade organization where she was able to ski the Andes and sand board down dunes of the Atacama Desert. With a fluency in Spanish and skills working as a recruiter and account manager for a staffing agency handling strategic accounts, Emily’s perspective for Broadreach is unique. Emily has led programs in The Bahamas, Costa Rica and Peru and is a certified Wilderness First Responder. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, cycling and exploring new places.
Patrick comes to Broadreach with a unique slew of outdoor jobs. He worked on a remote marine conservation base situated along Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, captained boats in the Virgin Islands, and managed a dive shop on Hawaii’s Big Island. Now, he oversees our Advanced Scuba and Marine Biology programs across the world. He’s putting his Business and Marketing degree from the University of Richmond to use in an unconventional way as he plans, scouts, and organizes trips for us alongside leading trips to Bali, the Bahamas and Curacao.
Claire hails from across the pond. It was her travels while attending the University of Glasgow in Scotland that ignited her passion for teaching, and led her to spend her summers working at a summer camp for teens in the U.S. After school, she traveled around the world (twice), and discovered her passion for scuba diving and the underwater world. Claire has been leading and directing Broadreach dive programs for over 10 years and currently oversees our St. Martin based Caribbean voyages. When she’s not diving, you can find Claire outdoors running, hiking, camping or exploring new places.
Hailing from North Carolina, Tricia has been studying Spanish since kindergarten. She honed her passion for the language by attending an immersion school in her hometown of Greensboro, and later moved to the mountains where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and a Master’s degree in Romance Language focusing on Spanish higher education—both from Appalachian State University. During college, Tricia taught English to young adults in Medellin, Colombia and studied abroad in Madrid and Sevilla, Spain. Combining her passion for teaching with athletics, Tricia also coached a youth sports camp for three years. In 2017, Tricia returned to Spain to lead a group of students on their own study abroad experience. She moved to Raleigh that same year, and began a job at Broadreach on our programming team. When not at work, Tricia attempts to discover Raleigh through running and Spanish clubs, crafts home decorations, and seeks adventure and inspiration for new Broadreach programs.
Virginia grew up in the small coastal town of Madison, Connecticut. She moved to North Carolina for her undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University. At WFU she studied abroad in Nepal, and conducted independent research on the value of education in isolated mountain regions. After graduating college with a degree in education, Virginia moved to rural Thailand where she taught elementary English and math. Virginia later returned to the U.S and worked as a teacher in Charleston, SC. Virginia has led many international programs and works full-time as a Broadreach International Education Coordinator.
A Colorado native, outdoor enthusiast, and world traveler, Jordan brings invaluable experience to our team. Jordan started with Broadreach in 2012 leading Spanish, biology, and public health programs before joining our Headquarters team in 2017. Jordan has led Broadreach programs in India, South Africa, Costa Rica, Dominica, Peru, and the Caribbean. Leading programs for Broadreach inspired him to receive his Master’s in International Education Management from The Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Jordan uses his Master degree and experience in the development, coordination, and administration of our international scuba programs. Jordan is passionate about Broadreach’s mission and wants to continue to inspire students to gain a better understanding of the world and what it means to be a global citizen.