Director/ Board Advisor
Travel & Tourism
CEO at Jordan Executive Travel Service (JETS) | Social Media Geek
A travel agent that fell in love with Africa. While Africa truly is my first love, there are other amazing
places that captivate me as well. India, Australia, Asia, Europe and the islands to name a few. I must
admit that I do love to cruise and I take every opportunity to tour the new ships when I can.
As a travel professional and agency owner, I believe vacations should be taken every year. I create
custom itineraries for those that desire more than a hotel room and an airline ticket. Designing luxury
travel experiences are my specialty. Have a group? With the stroke of a pen, custom itineraries are
built for groups large and small.
I'm a Mac but I do play well with PCs. I'm a techy, geeky kind of person who trains travel agents to
market themselves using social media. I'm a regular speaker at Travel Weekly's Cruise World and
Leisure World conferences as well as OSSN's Homebased Travel Agent Forum.
Lastly, I'm a travel blogger. What do I write about? You guessed it -Africa.You'll also find reviews and
thoughts on my personal travels.
A Travel Agent's Bucket List
-Spend a long weekend on Little Palm Island
-Take a private plane to a luxury villa in the Caribbean
-Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
-Travel through Namibia, Antarctica and Cuba
-Learn Spanish, French & Italian (fluently)
South FUNDI Expert
Luxury Travel Specialist
Avalon Waterways Specialist
Princess Cruise Commodore
Cunard Cruise Commodore
Caribbean Destination Specialist
Hawaii Destination Specialist
France Destination Specialist
Las Vegas Certified Expert
Hyatt Resorts Specialist
Starwood Hotels Pro
Regent Seven Seas Specialist
Travel Agent & CEO at Jordan Executive Travel Service (JETS)
January 2005 -Present (6 years 10 months)
For travelers who depend on experts to reduce complex itineraries and ensure smart choices,
Jordan Executive Travel Service will design a tailored travel experience using our resources and
Our travel consultants provide experiential travel experiences that often include privileged access,
exclusive amenities, and upgrades you can’t get on your own. You'll receive guidance and advice
from an experienced, highly-trained travel consultant that design and customize your extraordinary
Our corporate travelers are provided the exceptional service of having the support of our
consultants from take off to landing. Should your flight be delayed, you'll receive a call from a
consultant often before you are aware of the delay. We'll monitor your progress until you've reached
Speak with a consultant today. You'll be inspired to travel.
Graphic Designer at Winn Dixie Stores
June 2002 -January 2004 (1 year 8 months)
Provided art direction to ad agency and managed corporate campaigns. Design posters, banners,
POP materials, direct mail, newsletters, and retail packaging.
Graphic Designer at Darden Restaurants
June 2000 -June 2002 (2 years 1 month)
Designed posters, advertising, direct mail, training materials, covers, t-shirts, business cards,
letterhead, menus, banners, buttons, tent cards, annual reports, newsletters, and CD packaging.
Color correction, scanning, image masking, collages, and press checks. Restaurant concepts
included Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Smokey Bones and Bahama Breeze.
Project Coordinator-Olive Garden at Darden Restaurants
October 1997 -June 2000 (2 years 9 months)
Organized a team of designers to create collateral pieces for Olive Garden restaurants. Project manager for the largest creative project in Olive Garden history, Wine Fest. Negotiated print and
production needs with outside vendors when needed.
Meeting/Event Planner at Employers Reinsurance Company
May 1996 -August 1997 (1 year 4 months)
Successfully planned and managed events for groups from 10-1,000 employees within budget.
Negotiated contracts with caterers, entertainers, decorators, and clean-up crews. Solely
responsible for site selection, corporate gift selection, and all volunteer coordination. Solicited local
businesses for prize donations when necessary. Wrote articles detailing highlight of events for the
corporate newsletter. Twice awarded the Manager's Award for Outstanding Performance.
Art Director at Franklin Printing
May 1996 -August 1997 (1 year 4 months)
Designed posters, flyers, advertisements, real estate sales books, business cards, letterhead, direct
mail, annual reports and High School programs. Provided art direction services for Fleetwood
Event Coordinator/Assistant Manager at Clay County Historic Sites
July 1992 -September 1994 (2 years 3 months)
Successfully planned historic site events and daily programs for the Jesse James Farm, Jesse
James Bank & Museum and 1800’s Schoolhouse. Assisted with casting for The Life and Times of
Jesse James theatrical play. Point of contact for all media, Jesse James surviving family and
Historic Sites Board members. Balanced and maintained all expenditures and budgets for all 3
historic sites. Hired staff to provide custom walking tours of property and assisted in the
development of the script for the tours
Africa Destination Specialist
Food Network Travel Specialist
AMA Waterways Specialist
Florida State College
A.S., Business, 2009 -2011
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Accounting, 1982 -1984
Honors and Awards
Certified Travel Associate (CTA), The Travel Institute
South Africa FUNDI (Specialist)
France Destination Specialist, The Travel Institute
Hawaii Destination Specialist, The Travel Institute
Luxury Travel Specialist, The Travel Institute