Why Travel Beyond

I’m always learning! On my own time, I love to dream, research and plan my next travel adventure. To now have the opportunity to see what others create for their once-in-a-lifetime journey is a perfect alignment of my passion for being a lifelong learner and explorer.

Destinations Visited

Africa: Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Egypt
Latin America: Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico
Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam
Additional countries: China, South Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, Israel, Greece, Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, The Bahamas


BA in Psychology, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
MA in Nonprofit Management and Business Administration, Hamline University

Career History

I kicked off my career in the nonprofit sector where over the course of seven years, I worked in grantmaking, fundraising, and communications. I’ve always had a passion for travel as my parents were avid adventurers and fortunately for me, I was able to go with them throughout my childhood. When the opportunity to join Travel Beyond crossed my path, it was something I couldn’t pass up, and I am thrilled to make the career change.

My Most Recent Trip

Last fall, I traveled to Argentina, just a few short weeks after it opened its borders to foreign travelers. Argentina has so much to offer. From wine country in Mendoza, lush Atlantic rainforest of Iguazu Falls, stunning hiking in El Chalten, mini-trekking on Perito Moreno to charming Buenos Aires, we made the most of our travels to get as many miles covered as we could. There’s something for everyone!

Favorite Properties

EOLO, Argentina

EOLO, located outside of El Calafate, Argentina is an oasis with views that are second to none- Torres del Paine on one side and Argentina’s biggest freshwater lake, Argentino Lake on the other. This Relais & Chateaux is elegant, quaint and feels like home. The dining competes with any major city restaurant and the onsite sommelier will find you the perfect complementary wine to pair with your meal.

Palacio Nazarenas, Peru

Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco, Peru has charm, culture and style all in one. It’s built on Inca foundations and has a chapel on site. Rooms are gorgeous, with every detail addressed, including homemade soap, oxygen-enriched air and bath salts. Located just two blocks from the main city square, this hotel is in the center of the action while also tucked away from the city’s noise and bustle with peaceful courtyards and patios.