My daughter, Michelle (‘Mitch), works for WorldVentures, an international travel club. These images are from the international convention in Orlando, FL, called “United”, which also coincided with their ten year anniversary. Mitch and Sara Thompson lead a group of volunteers from all over the world, who, over the course of the event, handle registration, help in the product and souvenir sales area, make sure the close to 20,000 attendees get in and out efficiently, handle any issues and, in general, make sure attendees have a great experience.
We were in Tampa so Mitch invited us over to Orlando for the meeting. Grima has accompanied her on other WorldVentures meetings to various places in the world. She’s “Mama” because she ‘mothers’ the ambassadors as they go through training, so, of course they had to call me something – I became “Papa Jon”. I came to take pictures of her group and of the event at the Orlando Convention Center, a fabulous place for images. The Ambassador group comes in early and goes through training from Sara and Mitch, learn about the logistics of the event and also receive ‘add-value’ training as a way of thanking them for their time. As you can see from the pictures, they form amazing bonds with each other and end up having some extraordinary moments. The staging of the event itself was amazing and resulted in some of the most interesting images I’ve had the pleasure to take, plus we made a bunch of new friends. (note: lots of photos in this post)
So, more to come. Love to hear what you have to say about our travels.