Years in the Industry: Since 1993
About me: I have been married over 40 years; God blessed me with 3 sons, 2 awesome daughters in law, and the highlight of my life right now is my 3 grandsons and my 2 granddaughters. I love the opportunity that my job gives me to meet so many new and interesting people. Helping people plan their vacation, executing the plan, and even sometimes sharing it with them as their tour director is a very rewarding experience. I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity as a tour director to host groups to many destinations around the world. This has given me the experience of the culture, people, & countryside of many different countries as well.
Favorite Trip/Destination: Everywhere!
Why: It is very difficult to pick a favorite destination as each is special in different ways……my top 6 would be South Africa, Chile, Peru, India, Ireland, & Alaska because of all the special highlights each have to offer and the great people in each of these places along with the amazing countryside.
Favorite Activities: Golf, curling, horseback riding, any recreational activities, gardening, family activities and the opportunity to host so many wonderful people on tour.
Favorite Food: Pasta, Empanadas, Roast beef with mashed potatoes & gravy
Community Involvement: I have been involved in many volunteer positions over the years: 4-H leader, 4-H exchange organizer, Canada 125 exchange organizer, many school positions, chairperson of various school boards and board member, recreation & cultural board chairperson, Agriculture society chairperson & board member, minor sports board executive, curling club executive, ladies golf chair person.
Places I have traveled to: All Canadian Provinces...USA: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas,California, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North and South Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington …International: Dominican Republic; Cuba; Mexico; Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Fiji, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Dubai, Jordan, Israel, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, India, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Iceland, and Greenland.
Cruises: I have cruised to Alaska, Caribbean, and along the Pacific Coast. I have completed specialist programs with TA Academy in recent months in the following South African, Egypt, Thailand, Columbia, Regent 7 Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Globus, Avalon River cruising, Palace Resorts Specialist, and Vancouver Specialist.