It is our pleasure to announce Liz Kiraga as our newest team member at Hecktic Media Inc.
As our company continues to grow with several exciting partnerships soon to be announced, we are very thrilled to add Liz’s talents and skills. With a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Liz excels in project management and cultivating relationships, including in the new media space. She has over 10 years experience in human resources with global Fortune 500 companies, but most recently Liz worked for a start-up influencer management company.
First and foremost, HMI is a company about travel and storytelling, and so in order to get to know her better, we asked Liz to tell us about what moves her to travel.
1. At HMI, we are all about travel. Can you tell us a little bit about your own adventures around the globe?
I was lucky to have experienced traveling early – my parents took me on an trip at least once a year. My first time on a plane was when I was 9. We went to Ixtapa, Mexico and I fell in love immediately! I have since made travel an important part of my life, vowing to take at least one trip a year. I have travelled to over 20 countries, and recently did a six month solo trip through Mexico and Peru and a road trip across Canada. I also love just getting in a car and driving to a destination unknown. Those are the best adventures.
2. What influences you to make a travel decision? How do you decide where you want to go next?
A lot of the time it has to do with how full my wallet is! I have a long list of places and cultures that have touched my heart and peaked my curiosity from friends’ stories, to books and movies. That helps me decide on the country. From there, I rely heavily on travel guides and the internet, including travel blogs and other articles on where to start. Even though I have been known for “analysis paralysis”, I don’t set a rigid plan when it comes to travel. I have a loose schedule and talk to as many people as I can when I get there for the “inside scoop”. The more people you talk to, the more hidden gems you uncover.
3. What excites you most about your new role at HMI?
That it’s a new role in a new and thriving industry! It’s exciting to be part of something that is dynamic and changing, and to have an influence on that. And to work with a team that shares the same passion, and understands the value of travel on one’s sanity! I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity and am so excited to have joined the team.
Get to know us all a little better! See who else we have on our team at HMI.