After graduating North Carolina State University with a mechanical engineering degree, the only thing I knew was that I didn't want to be an engineer. A six month stint living in Europe seemed like to best way to figure things out. After adding a year in New Zealand and another in Australia, a career in the travel industry seemed like the perfect fit.
Starting out as a tour guide, I spent eight years leading trips around North America. During the off seasons I visited Southeast Asia and fell in love with the people and culture and eventually decided to move there. For nearly three years I lived in Myanmar, developing tours for clients from all over the world.
Upon returning to the USA, I joined Audley as a specialist working on two countries I love: Indonesia and Thailand. When not on the road, I can be found trekking, kayaking or visiting the historical sights of Boston.
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I'll never forget when…
When living in Myanmar, I often spent long weekends visiting Thailand. Once, on the hunt for wild elephants in Khao Yai National Park, I spent two days trekking but only saw a monitor lizard and a handful of monkeys. On our last day, we hiked deep into the jungle but after nearly ten hours of walking, we headed back unsuccessful. Just as we were about to hop in the jeep and return to Bangkok, two elephants and a calf trundled out of the jungle as the sun began to set behind them. We got a dramatic photo and the perfect end to our weekend.