The Rustic Pathway is an organisation that provides travel programmes for students and teachers. The main aim of Rustic pathways is to amalgamate education, travel and philanthropy and put it to use for betterment of humankind. Students and educators work with local communities while travelling and help them improve their lives. The focus of Rustic is to try and make a positive impact on the lives of communities all around the world.
Inception and management:
Since its beginning Rustic Pathways has tried to imbibe certain qualities into its students, facilitators and staff members. The Rustic Pathways CEO Mr Chris Stakich is a shining example of all that is important to the organisation. Virtues of integrity, passion, teamwork, excellence, safety and global responsibility are what set it apart from others. After graduating from Harvard University, Mr Stakich got involved in travels, education and community service. Since the last thirteen years, he has been trying to bring the fields of education and travelling together and use them for improving human lives.
After holding several other offices, Stakich was appointed the Rustic Pathways CEO and chairman of the Board in 2014. His focus on innovation and excellence are what pushes Rustic to newer heights everyday!
In a short span of last three years, Stakich has collected several accolades as the Rustic Pathways CEO. Under his tenure, the organisation has expanded to forty times its original size. Now it employs more than 500 people and has students from over 60 countries living in some of the most distant villages around the world.
Stakich believes in simple living and is also involved in a lot of philanthropic activities. Apart from being the CEO at Rustic, he is the chairman of Thinking beyond Borders, is a board member of Thrival Academies and also acts as a board advisor for Global Citizen Year among others. Stakich currently lives with his San Francisco and is on a constant lookout for young minds who can encapsulate responsibility on a global basis.