Client Operations Manager
Katie’s exposure to travel began early, as she traveled throughout the United States, Australia, China and Africa with her grandmother – all before she entered high school. This early-found passion for exploring new places led Katie to pursue a degree in sports, recreation and tourism management from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys carefully planning and organizing the details of student travel experiences and prides herself on helping her clients realize their travel dreams.
My favorite travel memory
Being on Safari in Africa with my grandmother would be my favorite travel memory. We saw my favorite animal, zebras, in their natural habitat and I have great pictures and memories of such a different culture. It made me appreciate all the things we sometimes take for granted.
My hobbies and pastimes
I enjoy shopping, going to the spa, attempting to learn how to cook, trying my luck at blackjack and poker and taking weekend ‘get-away’ trips. I’m a big fan of college football and trying new restaurants in Chicago.
My favorite travel destination
Vegas would be my all time favorite travel destination because every trip is a new adventure. Whether it’s staying at a new hotel, trying a new restaurant, playing blackjack or seeing a new show – It never disappoints. Vegas can be fun and exciting but also relaxing at the same time, so I try to visit two or three times a year!