What inspired you to start flying?
My father was a pilot in the Air Force and for Eastern Airlines. Growing up, our “road trips” were in airplanes not station wagons and I was smitten with the whole experience. After graduating from the University of Georgia, I was working in Charleston, SC and my father, who lives here in Hilton Head, had a small airplane. I thought it would be a lot of fun to learn how to fly so we could fly together. I never realized I could actually be an airline pilot, too, until I took my first lesson. Once I made my first landing I never looked back.
What are your Top 5 travel destinations?
(1) Paris, France—Its my favorite city to wander, always finding a new street to explore or restaurant to enjoy. (2) London, England—I have dear friends from college in London, and it’s always a treat to spend quality time with great people on a layover. (3) Buenos Aires, Argentina—Ohhh, the empanadas! And, shopping in San Telmo on a Sunday. (4) New York City, New York—Even though it’s my home base for work, I still love the energy that just pulses through New York City. (5) Anywhere I haven’t been before, because life is about adventures.