I developed a fascination for travel and discovering new places and cultures from a young age. After completing a degree in history and politics at Newcastle University in which I focused on American studies, I became even more intrigued by the geographical and social diversity of the continent. The disparate variety of cultures and values made the USA all the more enticing to explore. I took the opportunity to travel extensively through the USA and visited the Deep South, east coast and, recently, California and the Rockies.
After graduation, I started a role in finance recruitment and visited the United Arab Emirates, Central America and Africa during this time. After two years, I decided recruitment wasn’t for me and I joined the Audley USA team to start a career in travel.
As well as a love of travel, I enjoy playing team sports, and cycling, running and swimming.
I'll never forget when…
I adored the drive along the Pacific Coast Highway in California. One evening as we were eating at a restaurant with tables overlooking the shore we were treated to a surprise visit. As if the ambience with the sunset, company and food wasn't enough, suddenly an enormous whale breached right in front of us. Everyone in the restaurant got up from their tables and ran to the edge of the decking to enjoy the spectacle of this unplanned show the whale was putting on; it was a magic moment.