George Bernard Shaw once said, “You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’”

I’ve always been a dreamer. After an early career teaching in a parent-cooperative school, I returned to college to begin a new career path majoring in Mass Communication. I began my new career in 1991 with an emerging advertising agency, Kelso Advertising & Design, becoming a partner in the company after just two years.


In 2009, I established my own company, 12Twelve Marketing. My passions include writing, speaking, teaching, business coaching and training. I’m a Leadership Asheville Fellow, a budding photographer and I practice Tae Kwon Do.

In October 2015, Arcadia Publishing/The History Press published my first book,  The Rise of Asheville: An Exceptional History of Community Building.

Twenty years ago, if you had told me I would be taking an overnight ferry to Croatia, or walking through the Casbah in Morocco, I would have laughed. In fact, the old me was far from being an adventurer.  But travel changes you. And stepping out of my comfort zone and going to places near and far where I’ve never been before has changed me for the better. Every trip I take is a chance to learn more about myself, the world, and the way I choose to interact within it.

I began Speaking of Travel as a way to incorporate my love of travel and adventure with a portal for great story telling from others who have unique travel stories. There is no doubt travel opens our minds and our hearts.


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