In early 2021, Jennifer joined the Star Destinations family as the Business Development Manager, helping group leaders select incredible travel experiences and supporting the achievement of their strategic goals. Her extensive travel industry career began in the early 80s while working at a Sheraton Hotel and then Southwest Airlines as she finished her degree in Business Communications and Marketing. Soon after graduation, Jennifer worked for nearly twenty years with a tour operator where she learned the business from the ground up to become the Operations Manager while also serving as a tour manager.
Jennifer’s unique background includes roles as a Bank Club Director for Commerce Bank, where she doubled the program and created a profit center, and as Director of Marketing for a community bank and later a hospital. With nearly three decades of vast experience, she brings both passion and travel expertise to her role. Jennifer and her family live on a Missouri Christmas Tree Farm, and in her spare time, she enjoys creating unique pieces of jewelry that she sells at art fairs. Her must see-destinations include Peru and Thailand, but Alaska is always at the top of her list!