After completing my matric, I attended Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) (now University of Johannesburg), and was set to go into the field of Biokinetics.
It was during my years at university that I was accidentally thrown into the tourism industry by a friend who urgently needed German speaking tour guides. During my vacations I would go on long tours through South Africa, and I have to say that this experience contributed to my passion for what I do!
I completed my BA HMS (Human Movement Science) in 1988, but decided that the only career I ever wanted to pursue was selling our gorgeous country!
I love interacting with people, educating them about our country and the magnificent properties that we represent.
I started in the travel industry in 2002, having returned from living abroad for several years. I worked as a retail travel agent in a big consortium group, and quickly moved into retail management.
Needing change I ventured into the wholesale aspect of the company, and started on the consulting side again to enable myself to understand the intrinsic operations of it. I worked within the leisure and corporate division, which differ substantially from retail.
Shortly thereafter, I moved into management again, and eventually settled into product management/ contracting for the Indian Ocean Islands division – which I thoroughly enjoyed. After nine years with the company – which I owe so much of my passion for travel to – I decided it was time for change.
Fortunately an opportunity arose to work with Anke, whom I had worked closely with on the Constance properties portfolio. I take pride in working with such a well known and well respected brand, and am very grateful to be part of an amazing team.
After completing my matric in 2007, I went to do my advance diploma in Tourism Management at Centurion Academy. During my studies I started out as an office assistant at a tour operator, where I went on to become the reservations manager for a representation company with hotels based in the Indian Oceans.
During that time I went on few educationals which included places like Zanzibar, Madagascar, Kenya, and Mozambique. I had a wonderful time exploring these countries and learned a lot from each experience. I also got the chance to meet a lot of great people, one of which is Sue Howells.
I worked in tourism for about 3 years, when I decided I want to pursue my BA degree in Industrial Psychology. In 2015 I graduated from UNISA with honours and now I have the opportunity to work as a personal and marketing assistant for African Synergy.
I love being outdoors, reading and spending quality time with the people I love. Being a part of the African Synergy team is a great honour and privilege, especially assisting Anke and Sue in providing top-notch service to their clients and suppliers. Adventure awaits…