WHO'S THE CHIEF TRAVEL CONSULTANT (CTC)
If you are looking for an experienced partner who will work directly with you to create a memorable vacation experience, it would be my pleasure to be your Travel Consultant! I enjoy working with clients to satisfy their individual travel needs and desires. I am dedicated to bringing my love of travel, passion for people, and detailed planning to your special vacation.
My initial training began in 2003 at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg California, where I studied Travel Marketing. It was during this chapter in my life when I realized it was high time for a career change and I knew the travel industry would be part of my next move. Having lived in Paris, France for a little over two years, and after visiting countries like England, Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, Jamaica, Antigua, Barbados and Holland, traveling and exploring new places holds a special place in my heart. Ultimately, I decided to take a leap off the corporate train and embarked on a new adventure I knew I would love. In 2011, my life was forever changed when I began In-Joy Travel.
I am committed to providing excellent and ethical customer service and am dedicated to improving my skills and increasing my knowledge of the travel industry. In 2016, I studied and received three certifications that I am thrilled and honored to possess. The first is the Certified Travel Associate (CTA) from The Travel Institute. It took a year of intensive studying for this exam and it was not an easy feat! With this certification, my clients can be confident that their travel plans will be handled with integrity and a high standard of professionalism. The second is from Tourism Cares, the philanthropic arm of the travel industry. I am certified as a Good Travels Advisor. This certification gives me the opportunity to partner with tour companies that are committed to giving back, which are my preferred companies because they have a heart for the people in and around the areas where they do business. However, I recognize that all of my clients are unique and sometimes these companies may not always match your travel desires and needs, so I won’t limit your options to them, exclusively. My third certification is Tour Director from the International Tour Management Institute. The in-depth, hands on training I received enhanced my skills to escort tours. Now equipped with these three internationally recognized certifications, I am more than ready to plan your ideal vacation.
Group Tour Director
I have personally escorted tours to London, Paris, South Africa, Zambia, Dubai and a mission trip to Haiti. There will be more opportunities to travel with me in the future. Stay tuned!
Affinity Group Vacations
If you have a group that is interested in traveling and having a uniquely meaningful experience, I would be honored to create a customized, total package for you.