I am a mother of four grown children and a wife of a wonderful husband. I graduated in elementary education from the University of Idaho, and did graduate work in special education. This was my Dad’s idea; I wanted to be an archeologist. After raising the kids and teaching for several years, I wanted to change careers.
Now I am challenged to learn more about these countries I love and to prepare the ideal trip for every client. I work with Travel Leaders in Spokane Washington and have received numerous awards for my work in the industry.
In 2003 I was chosen to be a Premier Aussie Specialist by Tourism Australia - one of only 120 in the United States and Canada.
In 2008 I won the Opal Award for Best FIT (Fully Independent Travel) Itinerary for Australia Tourism. This award recognizes my excellence in planning fully independent and custom itineraries for clients by creating true Australian experiences.
I have specialized in New Zealand since 2004.