I started learning the business of travel at my mother's side, and I began booking trips at age 18. My career was later rounded out by formal education. The vision of acquiring my own agency came to fruition in 2009. Most important to me in my life are my relationships. Stephen, my husband of 36 years, my family, my customers, my friends, and of course, our dogs Honey and Roxy, all make up the meaningful mosaic of my life. I am the entity called Havalark Travel. Whew! If you ask me about the Polynesian tattoo on my arm I will tell you the crazy story of what Steve and I went through to get them in Tahiti (he has one too). The story is characteristic of the kind of perseverance in achieving the goals that I set for myself. I won't let you down, it just is not in my nature. My favorite type of travel is to water destinations, to enjoy the beautiful sea and the nearby tropical foliage and wildlife. If I have free time it's spent enjoying our home in the mountains, watching our local woodland creatures, playing U-bass and going on walks with the pooches. Throw in an occasional Bluegrass Festival and camping trip too.