My career in the travel industry started out as a promise to my mother 24 years ago. She told me get a job so you can see the world, so I figured I would go to school to become a travel agent. I attended Academy Pacific where I completed my travel education and when I graduated I got a job working with a travel agency that a very close friend of the family owned. She taught me more there than I learned in all the time I was in school. HANDS ON IS BEST. I went on to work for her for many years and then together we joined the Plaza Travel family. I left to start a family of my own and then continued to dip my feet in the travel business. I worked for several different companies including Princess cruises for almost 5 years. I also worked at a cruise-only agency for several years. I decided to be closer to home and worked at a small agency in my home town. I did that for a few years but I just felt something was missing so I took a job at another agency further from working with outside agents, but it just didn’t feel like it was where I needed to be. One day I got a call from Steve Orens, President of Plaza Travel, offering me a position in his entertainment division. I was excited and nervous as it was something I had never done before. To make a long story short, I am back with my Plaza Travel family GOING ON 3 YEARS NOW after being gone for over 15 years. I am where I belong and work with a great bunch of people. Our entertainment department is one of the best group of ladies I have ever worked with. I get to work on some amazing shows. THIS IS WHERE I WILL BE UNTIL I RETIRE!!!!!!