Meet The Tribe


Romira Young


I am a proud HBCU alumni & Criminology major that attended Johnson C. Smith University & earned a Master's degree at Prairie View A&M University, a "boy mom" , and I'm allergic to the "city life".

Who would have thought that this little country kid from South Carolina would create a travel community for people that share the exact same interests in adventure travel and meeting like-minded individuals? I have to be honest, some days, it still doesn't feel real. None of it...

Jasmine Sheppard

Executive Assistant

Jasmine Sheppard is a native of Atlanta, Georgia who currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. She is a middle school English teacher,  as well as a mental health counselor for adults and children. Prior to pursuing her passion of helping individuals in various steps of life, Jasmine attended THE Virginia State University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology.

After graduation, she continued her educational journey and earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching in Special Education and an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction...

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Kenya Thompson

Web Manager

Kenya is the Website Manager for Melanin Globe with a passion in designing and test automation. She was born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Kenya has also lived in Folsom, California for 3 years. She loves exploring new places and meeting new people! Kenya received her Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Science from Claflin University in 2015. 


Kenya has more than 5 years of industry experience as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer...

Satanya Gaston

Travel Coordinator

Satanya was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She has a rewarding career as a Licensed Realtor and Certified Credit Consultant. Satanya also has 7+ years experience as a Youth Development Specialist in the largest Juvenile Detention Facility in the world.


She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Science in Criminal Justice. Currently, her favorite vacation spots are New Orleans and Egypt. ..


Shawnrell Blackwell

Travel Coordinator

Dr. Shawnrell Blackwell aka Dr. B. from Petersburg, VA and proud mom of an Airman! She received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from VA Tech University, Master’s in Administration and Supervision and Bachelors in English at Virginia State University.

She has over 20 years of experience in educational leadership and consulting. Shawnrell left her public-school career in 2016 to start her outpatient counseling practice to help people heal their mind, body, and spirit...

LaToya Wilson

Travel Coordinator

LaToya is a wife, mom, a Licensed Social Worker, and a therapeutic coach based in Pittsburgh, PA. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology and Cultural Studies, as well a Master's Degrees in Child Psychology and Social Work.


LaToya’s favorite vacation spot is anywhere warm. She is adventurous and will try anything once...

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Trezaline Coffield

Travel Coordinator

Trez hails from Baltimore, Maryland. She is an Army veteran who currently serves as a federal civil servant with the Department of Defense. She acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Maryland, and holds a number of professional credentials and certifications.


Trez has lived in Sierra Vista- AZ, Daegu- South Korea, and Killeen- Texas...

Raven Spady

Travel Coordinator

Raven is a Baltimore, Maryland native and resident, who also lived in Atlanta, Georgia. Raven has a Master's degree in Social Work, and is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker. Raven is the Executive Director of Holistic Health Coaching and Counseling, serves as the Clinical Director for two foster care programs, and provides clinical consultation, supervision and mental health training in the Baltimore area...

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