Kari Thirsk
Independent Travel Consultant


Kari joined the Sunflower team in the summer of 2014. While she is fairly new to the travel business she is not new to travel.

Travel has always been a passion of Kari’s. The first big trip that led to her travel addiction was spending a month traveling across Europe, which was a college graduation present from her parents. From there, it was all history. After this trip she began planning domestic and international trips as a hobby for friends, family, and herself.

Some of her favorite trips have included visiting Thailand, Hawaii, Italy, Greece, San Francisco, Banff, Vancouver, and her yearly trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. She also considers Chicago a second home and believes it is one of the best cities on Earth!

Outside of travel, Kari likes to spend time with friends and family. She enjoys running and trying out new restaurants around town. Her family relocated from Nashville, TN in 2014. In Nashville she was actively involved as a volunteer for the Middle Tennessee YMCA. Currently, she is involved with anything that has to do with her two young children, who are in 3rd and 5th grade at The Independent School in Wichita. She spends a lot of her free time volunteering at the school and has been actively involved in TIS's Casino Night fundraiser for the past two years.

One of Kari's favorite travel quotes is: "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." -Saint Augustine.