Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Action is character.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Our award-winning fearless leaders save lives.
We are excited to share our travel safety expertise.

SHERYL HILL
SHERYL HILLPresident (Founder)
KEEGAN BOHN
KEEGAN BOHNDigital Marketing Manager
JEFF REDMON
JEFF REDMONLegal Counsel
KIM BEYER
KIM BEYERBusiness Development Manager
KACIE GRIFFITH
KACIE GRIFFITHSocia Media Manager
SARAH ASHLEY
SARAH ASHLEYeLearning QA Specialist
JULIE NEKOLA
JULIE NEKOLAOffice Administrator

Travel Safety Expert Advisors

Dr. John Fletemeyer
Dr. John FletemeyerAquatics Expert
Dr. Peter Tarlow
Dr. Peter TarlowTourism & More
Dr. Tom Pasquarello
Dr. Tom PasquarelloGlobal Security

Our Story

In 2007, sixteen-year-old Tyler Hill died a preventable death on a student trip to Japan. He asked for medical attention, but none was provided. He tried to dial 911, but the emergency number in Japan is 119. He couldn’t speak Japanese. Ty was minutes from the Japanese Red Cross Hospital and the U.S. Embassy, but he didn’t know where they were. His mom faxed his medical records, but his doctor couldn’t read English. Her passport was only good for four months, the airline almost denied her access because of the ‘Validity Rule.’ Tyler’s life-changing opportunity sent him home in a casket.

Tyler’s family founded Depart Smart dba ClearCause Foundation, a Minnesota nonprofit to protect students abroad with protective laws, awareness, and travel safety education. In 2018, as Minnesota Cup Finalists, Depart Smart Inc. pivots to serve all global travelers.

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Depart Smart Inc. Values

Is to Lead the World in Travel Safety.

Is to Save Lives by Preparing People to Travel Abroad Safely with Skills, Tools, and Emergency Preparedness Plans.

We build trusted relationships with our clients in professional, ethical, and award-winning ways by educating and lending our collective travel safety expertise and resources so they experience authentic value and understand how they can best safeguard themselves, their families, and coworkers to enjoy security, peace of mind, and global successes in life.

The Principles Guiding Our Company and Actions are:

  • Honesty – We keep it real.
  • Blameless Problem Solving – Finding common ground for a greater good.
  • Personal Responsibility – Every person owns their actions and outcomes.
  • Diversity and Inclusion – Our world is richer when the relationships we build are open and trusted.
  • Challenges – Saving lives is our daily mantra.
  • Quality – Our personal best every day, in every way.
  • Joy – We love what we do.
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OUR CLIENTS SAY

We saved the lives of someone they love, but in reality – they did!
We helped them with skills, tools, and emergency preparedness plans.

“I’ve traveled to more than 40 countries. I always buy travel insurance. But, there were a lot of things I found beneficial in Travel HEROES Safety training.”

DR. RAJIV TANDON, Institute for Innovators & Entrepreneurs

“I traveled abroad with dumb luck before I earned the Depart Smart seal of approval. Being a Travel HERO saved my husband’s life!”

CAROL GIULIANI, Senior Travel Service

“All of St. Cloud State’s Confucius Institute delegations will Depart Smart with Travel HEROES Safety training. The method of active learning and teaching is unparalleled.”

DR. KATHRYN JOHNSON, St. Cloud State Confucius Institute
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