Jaime Cruickshank of C4 Travel & Adventure
With our new Members page, we’d like to take the opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic people who cowork at The Network Hub. Today, we turn our attention to #NewWest member, Jaime Cruickshank of C4 Travel & Adventure.
Please tell us who you are, something unique about yourself, and what you do.
My name is Jaime Cruickshank, and something unique about me is that I am an Olympian. I competed in the 2006 Olympics for Women’s bobsled…I know, pretty obscure! I now run an online Travel & Adventure company with the best business partners in the world… my parents – which, I guess, is also pretty unique!
What makes your company unique?
C4 Travel & Adventure is different than most online booking sites & agencies because we truly care about our clients. We pride ourselves on customer service, so our clients feel like part of the family with us. We make sure our clients get the best experiences possible for them….which means taking the time to develop meaningful relationships.
We also escort small groups to fabulous locations. We focus on two things: one; cultural immersion, and two; bringing people together from all walks of life. This makes for great stories!
What inspired you to get into this line of work?
I started traveling the globe at a young age for elite sports and was always fascinated with the world. I truly believe travel is one of the best educational tools. I love exploring, getting curious, and learning new things. Being able to share that passion with others is truly a gift!
What do you enjoy the most about what you do?
Sharing extraordinary and unique adventures with people!
Where do you see your industry going in the next 2 years?
Small group travel with a purpose. More and more people are realizing the value of investing in experiences, rather than consumer goods. People want to connect with the world as well as other people in the pursuit of amazing memories! Our mission is to help foster these connections, get our clients culturally immersed in the area they are visiting, and give back however possible.
What made you decide to work at The Network Hub?
I’m a people person and working alone isn’t always that fun….Mostly it sucks. I love the fact that I can go to work with a bunch of creative people, or stay home in my pajamas! The network hub gives me that flexibility.
How has the experience been for you?
It’s been great! I don’t suffer from being unmotivated or unproductive, so I don’t need that aspect of coworking. But, I love being surrounded by other entrepreneurs and creatives! It’s very energizing.
Han Solo or Indiana Jones, and why?
That’s tough! Both are iconic characters. Both adventurers. Both badasses. However, I think that I’d have to go with Indi. Hans seemed to make a lot of decisions without thinking. Indi on the other hand, he’s intelligent. He’s curious. He’s going on adventures that I want to be a part of!
You can say hi to Jaime on Twitter at @sweetpeajaimec