Specialties

Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana

Why I’m a Consultant

My love for travel has grown so much since I joined the Travel Beyond team. Prior to starting my career in the travel industry, I had traveled outside the country only a handful of times, including studying abroad in college. As a Travel Associate for a handful of years, I aided in the booking process alongside the travel consultants and producers. My experiences have led me to be inspired by travel and constantly expanding my knowledge on new destinations. After all, knowledge is power. As a Travel Consultant, I am eager to inspire others to travel to new destinations based on my own experiences and knowledge.

Education

BS in Marketing, Minnesota State Mankato

Why Travel Beyond

As I grow older, I realize life is too short and one should do what makes them happy. For me, traveling is fulfilling and empowering. I am not meant to work in a hospital or delve into the depths of the corporate world, I am meant to explore. I love experiencing new places and sharing my stories with others. Travel Beyond makes this possible. As stated on our website, “our world is full of magnificent places, unique cultures and amazing people. From the majestic wildlife and remote beauty of Botswana’s Okavango Delta to the stunning scenery and hospitable culture of South America, there is no shortage of destinations to add to your travel bucket list”. As for me, my bucket list keeps growing to the corners of the world I never knew were possible.

Most Memorable Travel Experience

I have been in love with Africa for several years now. The wildlife, culture, diversity, adventure and people have taken a hold on my interests and continue to inspire my future travel plans. I have been bitten by the safari bug and am so glad I have! In February 2019, my colleague Katie Blackstone and I embarked on an educational trip throughout Kenya. I had been dreaming of visiting Kenya for some time, though I was not prepared for the amount of growth I would experience both personally and professionally. Katie and I were lucky enough to witness the Big 5, set out on a 2-day walking safari, game drive throughout the famous Masai Mara and enjoy some remarkable cultural experiences throughout this trip. Since returning, I tell most of my clients interested in travel to Africa, “if you have a vision of what Africa looks like in your head, it’s Kenya”. The memories we shared in Kenya will stay with me forever and shine through when I talk about this magical country to my friends, family members and clients.

My Most Recent Trip

My younger sister and I recently returned from a Peruvian adventure in April 2019. This was my first experience in South America, and I can tell you I’m already itching to go back! My sister and I had both dreamt of checking one of our shared bucket list destinations off together: Machu Picchu. However, I had a slightly different vision in mind for how we would get there and booked us permits to hike 5 days on the famous Inca Trail to the much-anticipated destination. I can honestly say this trip expanded both of our dreams for future travel and strengthened our relationship as sisters and friends. Since returning to the states, I am already anticipating which major hike I wish to accomplish next!