As her earliest memories are of “helping” guests in her parents Sea-side hotel, it seems that Carien’s future in the world of travel was a welcome inevitability. Her love of art, history and nature perfectly complimented her chosen profession and continues to be nurtured and explored through her personal travels. After a brief term in the retail travel sector, Carien found her passion lay closer to home and joined Flame of Africa in 2004, as a Travel consultant. Quickly working her way up to the position of General Manager she faced the challenges of the day head on – bringing structure, a team culture and a vision for excellence to the company. Her old fashioned values and work ethic is perfectly balanced by her passion and love for the business. When not hard at work, you will find her hard at play with her beautiful baby daughter.