Last updated on May 29th, 2023

The JourneyWoman Team

Meet Our Team

Carolyn Ray

CEO + Editor

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire” – Unknown

Bio: Carolyn grew up in Florida surrounded by sea and surf. She started her career in publishing and held leadership positions in brand consulting and PR firms, most recently as the CEO of Interbrand Canada. In 2012 she was ranked among the top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Canada; she’s also a Co-Active Life Coach and single mom. Carolyn sits on the board of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada.

Passions: My daughter Alyx, history, anything literary/books, margaritas, beaches, latin music, writing, empowering women

Places I want to return to: Spain, Colombia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Key West, Morocco, New York, Mexico and Kenya

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Read Carolyn’s posts here.

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Melissa Fox

Webmistress, Women's Travel Directory

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

Bio: Melissa has been with JourneyWoman for almost 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ryerson and has been JourneyWoman’s webmistress for over 9 years. She manages our Women’s Travel Directory and works closely with our advertisers.

Passions: My kids, fiber art, the kitchen, sharing stories, working with amazing teams

Places I want to return to: Bermuda, Alberta, England, France

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Stephanie Cerratti


“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us” – J.R.R. Tolkien 

Bio: After graduating with a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Western University, Stephanie took a year abroad in Australia. It was there she decided she wanted to continue a life of working while travelling. She went back to school in Toronto to learn to code and build websites. Since then she has travelled the world while working remotely, from the beaches of Thailand and Bali to Italy and Spain and lots of places in between. She currently lives in Berlin, Germany, but still travels often and maintains websites along the way.

Passions: Traveling, electronic music, festivals, her dog, Italian food, and warm weather

Places I want to return to: Italy, Thailand, Australia, Bali

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Tom Zara

Tom Zara

Strategic Partnerships

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.”

Bio:  Tom has a B.A. from Brown University, has spent over 30 years in consulting; is a published author, keynote speaker and revered mentor to many a fertile mind, still finding time to travel to over 70 countries. Tom handles advertising inquiries and works with our partners and hosts our monthly call with tour and retreat operators. Learn more on our Advertising page here.

Passions: hugs from my grandchildren, Carolyn, warmth of the sun, spicy food, museums, 7-minute planks!

Places I want to return to: Barcelona, Agra, Horseshoe Bay, Bali, Manhattan, Patagonia

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Suzanne Rommelfanger

Suzanne Rommelfanger

Marketing and Strategic Partnerships Manager

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

Bio: Suzanne has studied, lived, and traveled abroad, including backpacking around the world for six months, visiting more than 60 countries. Her passion for global exploration and lifelong learning is the foundation of her career. She has spent two decades at non-profits, tour operators, international educational organizations, and in academia, inspiring students to Baby Boomers to partake in life-changing experiences through travel. Most recently, she joined the founding team of RISE Travel Institute, a nonprofit female-founded startup inspiring Responsible, Impactful, Sustainable, and Ethical travel through education.

One of her core values is making an impactful difference in the world. She shares JourneyWoman’s vision and is excited to support women planning their adventures and grow the communitys partnerships.

Passions: Family time, hiking, city exploration, volunteering, reading, beaches, Thai food and ice cream

Places I want to return to: India, Australia, Thailand, Egypt, South Africa, France, Italy, and Mexico


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