President - Owner
Leisure and Group Travel Specialist
My travel career started very early working with my mother helping escort groups to Hawaii and Europe.
From there I didn’t really plan on committing my entire life to the travel industry but at this point I have been working at Sunflower Travel for the last 29 years. I was born and raised in Hutchinson Kansas, attended Hutchinson Junior Community College and Wichita State University. I hold a number of destination travel specialty designations from different parts of the world. I'm active in the travel industry volunteering and serving on the Results Leadership Council and MLT Vacations advisory committees.
In Wichita I also currently volunteer and serve as an Executive Board member for Visit Wichita (our local Convention and Visitor’s Bureau) and Boy Scouts of America Quivira Council. Over the past 25 years I have served on numerous local non-profit boards. I am a member of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2001 for the Wichita Business Journal and a graduate of the Wichita Chamber’s Leadership Wichita program.
I enjoy working with sports groups and arranging leisure travel for clients. Hawaii is one of my favorite destinations. Every year I take a group of guys on a scuba trip to a different destination. Past trips include Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, Curacao and Honduras. I am also passionate about aviation and hold a private pilot’s license.