Kristie is an Oregon native, growing up in the Portland and Seattle areas and graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Planning, Public Policy & Management.

Kristie’s mother was in the travel business for many years so her love of travel started at a young age as she was fortunate to travel to parts of Europe, Mexico, and around the US. Much of her free time has been spent under Hawaii’s sun with her relatives, or working with her husband at their restaurant (SW Portland’s own piece of Hawaii).

Kristie and Dave's first trip to Africa was a breath taking experience to South Africa, Botswana and Zim/Zam; and they are ready to experience other areas of the continent!

In addition to her love for exploring new places, Kristie brings over 20 years of bookkeeping and office management experience. So, you may also hear from her as your trip details come together.