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Life History at a Glance

My Background

I was born and raised in Montana where ironically I developed an interest in languages at a young age. As soon as I was out of high school, I was off exploring Europe. Since then, I've spent a year on an agricultural exchange program in Poland, worked in a children's home in France, spent considerable time in Switzerland and traveled the world. The result has been that I now speak six languages, which have opened countless doors for me, and have hundreds of friends around the world.

In 1984 I began working as a tour director, mostly for Europeans visiting America's western national parks. That has expanded into my own tour business, which specializes primarily in small group tours in the western USA and Canada. However, I take people on tours all over the world, and the past few years my two signature tours have become Dubai and South Africa!

From 1989 to 1999 I worked on Cunard Line luxury cruise ships, sailing to all corners of the globe. Most of the time was on the M/S Sagafjord, but also on the QE2, Royal Viking Sun, and Vistafjord. Since 1999 my concentration has been more on my tour operation, although I keep busy with a variety of things. I keep up with the cruise industry by hosting cruises occasionally for Virtuoso's Voyager Club. It's not a paid position, but the cruise is free and I've gotten some wonderful opportunities this way, ie. World Cruises 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007!

Recently I've also been directing both tours and cruises for Isings Travel and their guests from retirement communities up and down the East Coast.


A.A. in Speech/Communications, Dawson College in Glendive, Montana

B.A. in English, Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Mensa International

Delta Diamond Medallion and THREE-MILLION MILER

Registered IATA Travel Agent



Travel - Have been in all 50 states, all Canadian provinces, all 7 continents, and about 200 countries.

Languages (German, Swiss German, French, Spanish, Polish, as well as a few others well enough to get into trouble but not out of!)


Coin collecting


Planting trees and building a cabin on my land northwest of Bozeman


Duplicate Bridge

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