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I was born in Minnesota where I grew up loving the cold outdoors and spending time in the woods skiing and hiking. In college I pursued a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, while still enjoying the outdoors. I lived in Alaska while working for the salmon industry and am still in awe of Alaska’s beauty. I moved to Chicago to pursue my Masters degree and married my husband.
I am a scientist by education, and in my former life taught high school science and was also employed at the Shedd Aquarium. After I had my son, I decided to stay at home with my growing family while doing contract work for various museums. As my children grew older, I wanted to do something outside the home and that is when Patti and Brian asked if I wanted to join them at Skyline. I have always had the travel bug and I love spending time in new places discovering new things.
As I evolve in the travel industry my love for Europe and places afar have grown. While I love planning getaways to warm Caribbean destinations, I am driven by the details involved in a complex adventure overseas. I have a passion for putting trips together that are seamless and stress free. A client may dream of an Italian family vacation – but not realize the complexities of securing tours well in advance and the difficulties of finding rooms that accommodate families. I work very hard to make sure my clients have itineraries that take care of them from the time they get to the airport until they return home. I spend time researching and cultivating relationships with suppliers to find the most reputable hotels, tour guides, restaurants and transportation to meet the needs of my clients. I understand that vacations are very expensive and I take the responsibility of planning the best vacation I can very seriously for each of my clients. The best part of my job is hearing back from a happy client and they tell me that their trip was stress-free and seamless.