I’ve loved words since I learned to talk (ask anybody). It’s incredibly satisfying for me to find just the right word or phrase to describe a situation. Words, like music, have harmony and rhythm. I’ve been known to cry when reading a perfectly written sentence or paragraph.
I began writing professionally in 2009 (yup, people actually paid me) after some company owners and corporate communications officers read my first blogs. Some hired me to write company brochures, some for client communications, and some for their corporate blogs. Due to a talent for humor writing, one hired me to bring the funny to their corporate blog. Before long (ok, it seemed like forever), my work was being published in national and international magazines and websites.
I’ve also loved travel ever since I could walk. I’m a traveler, not a tourist. I’ve traveled to 70 countries and all 50 states. I’ve worked on cruise ships, in hotels (I was the Director of Fun!), and as an adventure tour guide (I camped for 6 months at a time and rotated the tires and changed the oil on a 15-person maxivan on a regular basis). I’ve also worked as a domestic and international tour director on private yachts, trains, and buses.
Finally, I’m an international speaker on subjects including general travel, location-specific travel, creative volunteering, working on cruise ships, overcoming obstacles, and female empowerment.
So there you have it; I’m an experienced public speaker (stage, classroom, or on camera), pen for hire, and semi-awesome car singer. Please contact me for your writing needs, guest blogging, or speaking engagements.
Besides reading the Drop Me Anywhere blog, check out my writing portfolio here and stop by my Work With Me page. Of course, feel free to contact me if you’d like to buy me dinner. Thanks for stopping by.
Philanthropy is a part of everything I do. I’m a serial do-gooder. Rebel-With-A-Cause is part of that. I started Rebel-With-A-Cause.org in 2011 when I was working for Disney Cruise Line and, during my vacation, I drove across the country interviewing people who were experiencing financial challenges during the recession.
I told the story of six people and invited readers to vote to choose who I gave $1,000 to. It was a pay-it-forward project to show appreciation to those who had helped me during hard times. When I began the Drop Me Anywhere blog, I incorporated volunteering into each location I traveled and, through the Rebel-With-A-Cause site, I told the stories of the organizations I worked with, who they served, and how others could get involved.
Thanks for joining us.
I hope you enjoy traveling with us virtually and maybe even in person