Meet the Team


After graduating from Rasmussen Business College with a Travel Management degree, I started in the travel industry in 1992 at AAA Travel in Mankato for 3 ½ years. After a short stay in Iowa, we were back in Minnesota in 1996 where I started my career at Emerald Travel & Cruises. I enjoy helping people with all types of travel from corporate travelers to honeymooners and family vacations. For work I have traveled many interesting places from Morocco, London, Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic just to name a few. With my family I have traveled to Disney World, the Eastern Mediterranean, Las Vegas, Nova Scotia, Montreal, etc. I love travel and finding the perfect vacation for those seeking the best advice! I live in Mapleton with my husband and 3 children. We enjoy golfing, fishing and our zoo of animals!


I began working with Emerald Travel & Cruises following graduation from Rasmussen College in 2002.  I currently live in New Ulm with my husband Wes.  I enjoy watching movies, attending concerts, hiking and have a newfound love for cross country skiing.  My passion for travel began at an early age with annual summer vacations with my family.  Back then I considered arriving at a hotel the start of vacation, now vacation officially starts with the first palm tree sighting.  Although I’m quite fond of tropical destinations and relaxing under palm trees my favorite vacation style is adventure -- I’ll be the first to sign up for any activity requiring a helmet :) .  I thrive on new experiences and enjoy the reward of seeing new destinations through my client’s eyes.  Whether it’s a first time trip to Las Vegas or European expedition I use the same attentiveness to detail and ensure my clients will have the best travel experience possible.