Meet Our Team: Frankie
Frankie Kiely is our IT Manager and he’s been with GoCambio from the very beginning. Though he’s a County Cork local he’s travelled around the world and even lived in the Philippines for five months. Let’s find out why the Philippines is his favourite place in the world and what cambioing means to him!
1. What made you decide to work for GoCambio?
The excitement of being involved in this brand new idea was enough for me. I’d also worked in TEFL previously and could see the potential. Ian O’Sullivan, our co-founder, is pretty good at selling his ideas and to be honest I really didn’t want to turn him and Deirdre Bounds, GoCambio’s other co-founder, down. The office is based in my hometown so in all it was the perfect opportunity.
2. What does cambioing mean to you?
Cambioing to me is a lot more than one person sharing their skills/talents/languages with another. It’s about all of our hard work and dedication paying off and creating these fantastic stories and experiences. I always imagine being abroad and bumping into somebody who’s on a cambio. Though I think I’d be a bit wary about telling them my involvement in case they report a bug!
3. What’s the one skill you want to master before you die?
Cooking would definitely be a good one. Although I wouldn’t mind being a DJ so music production maybe.
4. What’s the most incredible place you have visited on your travels and why?
I’ve been to a few incredible places and had some amazing times but I have to say the Philippines. I spent five months there last year and the people alone made it the best experience of my life. It’s a beautiful country and the easygoing lifestyle definitely suited me! There’s a saying: “It’s more fun in the Philippines” — and there’s a reason for it!
5. Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?
I’d like to be in Canada. Doing what I do now but in a new environment.
6. If you were left in charge of the GoCambio office for a day, what would you choose to do?
Better not say publicly…
So it’s safe to say that we won’t be putting Frankie in charge of the office any time soon! But that’s not to deny the fact that he’s one of our most valuable team members and we love having him around. You can take a look at the rest of our team on our staff page.