Jayne Seagrave: Travel Writer and Entrepreneur
With the unique combination of being a best selling travel writer of guide books on camping, successful international Entrepreneur and extensively published academic, Dr. Jayne Seagrave is an eclectic woman who has a wealth of experience and talents in a number of areas. Her infectious personal attributes coupled with a energy, enthusiasm, joie de vive and desire to convey her knowledge and experience to others has resulted in a diverse career.
Although primarily an entrepreneur, Jayne is probably best known as a travel camping writer with extensive expertise on camping in Western Canada, and more recently on women’s solo travel with her book Time to Take Flight: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Safe, Solo Travel.
Jaynes latest project is to document the history and success of Bard on the Beach , the immensely successful Shakespearean theatre company which was established in Vancouver twenty six years ago with a budget of $35,000 and now has a budget of $6 million and attracts over 100,000 patrons.
Her primary employment is as Marketing Director for The Vancouver Tool Corporation a company she established with her partner in 1996. Vancouver Tool has successfully managed to market and sell a number of patented inventions for the home improvement industry to every major home improvement retailer in North America. Over 30 million of their tools have been sold worldwide.