Began in the travel industry in March 1984 after completion of the Dakota County Vo-Tech Travel Agent program, working in the accounting department of Preferred Travel of St. Paul.
In 1987 the merger of Preferred Travel with two other local agencies created Travel Professionals where I managed the accounting department from 1990 until 1992. Travel Professionals was then sold to Northwestern Business travel where I was employed as supervisor of the leisure travel accounting department until Jan 1994.
In 1994 I joined 5 other longtime friends and travel industry colleagues to start up MSP Travel Group, where my functions as treasurer and controller included accounting, IT operations, customer reporting and payroll and benefits. In 2008 I was named CEO of MSP Travel Group. After nearly 21 years in business, we sold our business to Travel Leaders/Market Square Travel.