Vice President, CTC
I was born and raised in Switzerland and coincidentally I acquired the agency in 1995 from another Swiss lady, Lydia Scuderi Hanrahan. I guess the passion for travel is in our genes. After leaving Switzerland, and prior to residing in Lake Forest, my life was one of worldwide travel for over 20 years with establishing residences in seven foreign countries, principally in Europe, South America, and South Africa. Finally upon relocating to the United States, I reflected on what to do. Well, I certainly knew geography and had acquired foreign language skills, so embarking on a career in travel was a natural.
Travel can be glamorous and fun if everything goes well and that is my responsibility and driving interest. The devil is in the details for an exceptional experience, and I anxiously await happy news from my clients, while they are traveling or upon their return. Then I can say, as an owner, I have done my job.
When I revisit places and countries where we used to live, I am pleasantly surprised on the extent of change. Travel time is shorter, accommodations and facilities have been upgraded and most importantly to me and any traveler, the standard of living of local people, in most places improved. The best of travel for me is not the in and the out trips, but the opportunity to get to know and experience the lives of those local people.