Senior Consultant and Branch Manager
My love of travel started after moving to Scotland and working 1 year in a Castle in the Scottish Highlands. After returning home I studied travel at TAFE and made sure to save up and visit somewhere new ever year! Before long I was spending another year overseas living and working in the town of Banff in the Canadian Rockies. Finally in 2011, I came home to Newcastle and got my very first job in Travel.
In the 10 years since Scotland, I have seen a lot of the world - the USA, Europe, Egypt, Asia and Central America just to name a few. Travelling has opened my eyes and taught me a lot about myself and the world - I love learning about different cultures, meeting the locals, trying the amazing food and coming back with a better appreciation of what I have at home.
My job is my life and I am thankful for the opportunities it has given me - helping people create life long memories as well as hearing their stories and experiences of their travels makes my job the most rewarding!
I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years, originally with JAYES Travel, then Harvey World Travel which became Escape Travel. In that time I have received many awards including AFTA Travel Consultant of the Year and Top 10 Consultant in Australia/NZ for SCENIC. I have travelled extensively all over the world including Australia, South Pacific, USA, Canada/Alaska, Asia, Europe & Africa. I do have a love of cruising where I can relax and do as much as I want or as little as I want. I have many favourite places that I have visited including Machu Picchu in Peru, the City of Love - Paris and cruising down the Mekong River in 5-star luxury. Next on my bucket list is to experience Antarctica.
The best Travel Tip I can offer is to embrace the country you are visiting and enjoy all it has to offer.
My mission as a Travel Agent is to offer my experience, knowledge and professionalism that I have acquired over the years to help plan your dream holiday. I will listen to you and understand your travel needs before advising what choices you have and what will best suit your requirements.
My passion for travel started when my parents took my brother and I on our first overseas family holiday to New Zealand. Since that trip I have travelled to Thailand, Vietnam and all across Europe. I was even lucky enough to live in and explore the UK for two years as an Au Pair!
It’s impossible to choose a favourite destination but Christmas in Salzburg is about as close to perfect as you can get. Snow gently falling over you as you stroll around the Christmas markets underneath a medieval castle, nursing a hot mug of Gluhwein, there’s only one word to describe it, magical!
My goal in joining the Escape Travel team is to help people realise their passion for travel and help them make unforgettable memories that they will carry with them for a lifetime.
I have been travelling with my family since the age of 8 when I travelled through Europe and USA for a month - it was a real eye opener and started my love for travel.
In 2011 our family moved to Ireland and we lived there for 5 years. I loved living in a different country, with the close proximity to Europe opening more opportunities for extensive travel.
To date, I've experienced travelling through the south of England, as well as London, Paris, Morocco, Greek Islands, Malta, Italy, New York, L.A, Vegas and most recently Bali.
I'm loving working in this industry and especially with the close-knit Charlestown team - each day is completely different to the next.
I would love to help you make your dream holiday a reality!!