Carrie Falbe, a highly respected and valued member of the Passport Health family, passed away on January 2nd, 2017.
In nearly five years with Passport Health, Carrie was known as an ambitious, intelligent, business-minded professional who always welcomed colleagues with her trademark bright smile. Carrie’s colleagues respected her salient advice, extreme attention to detail, and her gift for sifting through complex problems. Carrie was an example of diligence, perseverance, and grace.
As Passport Health’s Director of Product and Service Development, Carrie was responsible for researching, developing, and implementing new product and service offerings that enhanced the Passport Health client experience and added value to the business. Carrie developed the successful Passport and Visa Expediting and Processing Service, and was hard at work on an e-commerce and content platform for travel health supplies. In addition, Carrie oversaw content strategy, brand communications and media relations for Passport Health.
Carrie’s passion for health and wellness began before joining Passport Health, when she opened and ran a yoga studio and wellness business in Tysons Corner, Virginia. In addition to overseeing day to day business operations, Carrie managed all aspects of customer relations and sought partnerships with the local community in order to continuously grow the studio’s client base. Due to her efforts, within its first year of operations, the studio was profitable and became the busiest in the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area.
Carrie’s professional background in wellness is complemented by an educational background in international relations. Carrie completed her Master’s Degree in International Security Studies at Georgetown University and graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University’s Barrett Honors College with degrees in Political Science, Spanish, and Italian. As a student, Carrie was able to take advantage of her love for travel by working for the State Department at the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile.
At the time of her passing, Carrie and her family were on their way to Telluride, Colorado, when their small plane went down in the mountains of Arizona. Carrie was with her husband, Eric, and his two daughters, Tori and Skylar, whom Carrie cherished.
Carrie’s drive, passion, and dedication to achievement and adventure will live on in all of us at Passport Health.