OUR TEAM

MEET JEN

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Jen is our founder & CEO, so there is a lot of info about her already splattered across the pages of this website, but here is a little summary for you.  

When she found out that she was having twins, her plans of globe-trotting with a baby in tow did not seem so simple anymore, but she had to try!  She is so glad she did because not only did she realize not only was it possible, it was enjoyable.  More importantly, it led her to create a family travel company that helps busy families prioritize travel.

Prior to creating Explore More Family Travel, she was a Financial Analyst and spent most of her professional career at Gulfstream Aerospace.  Thus, she knows a thing or two about luxury travel.  She also knows about ensuring that a financial investment yields favorable returns, and there is no greater return on investment than memories that last a lifetime!

Jen’s style of travel has changed over the years. From her luxury travel experiences as a sales coordinator for Gulfstream Aerospace to her days pushing two strollers around Europe, her fascination with culture has remained constant.  These travels give her insight into creating luxury family vacations with an emphasis on authentic experiences that will forever link her clients to their destinations. 

MEET KELLI

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Kelli’s most important job is being a mommy to two adorable toddlers,.  She is originally from Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State, but her family relocated to Ohio last year.  Her absolute favorite things are the water, travel, and kids which makes her the perfect fit for Explore More!  Prior to becoming a mommy, she was an event planner for the American Cancer Society.  She also teaches swim lessons on the side (she’s basically a mermaid).  

Much like Jen, she was not sure how her passion for travel would work with young children.  However, she took her firstborn to Punta Cana when he was only 8 months old and was sold on family travel! 

Kelli’s outgoing personality and love of travel make her an ideal match for our role as Client Engagement & Support Specialist.  She will be tasked with keeping our social media and events exciting for our followers and clients.  She will also be working behind the scenes on projects to enhance the client experience during travel.  Yeah, her job is pretty fun to say the least!

MEET HEIDIE

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Heidie is the mom of two girls, a toddler and a first-grader.  Like the rest of the team, she did not let having kids slow down her travels.  Her favorite destination is France, and her eldest is even attending a French immersion program at a language school.  One of her absolute favorite words is fernweh, a German word that translates to an intense longing to visit faraway places.  As Heidie puts it, “I feel this in my bones … an aching to travel and constantly experience and explore“, which is why her position as Client Concierge Specialist is basically the perfect job for her!   Travel is more complicated than ever, so Heidie handles all the moving parts involved in getting clients ready for departure including the fun stuff like Explore More Before when we get clients prepared and excited about their trip.  By helping clients see the world, she will quell her fernweh and discover new places to add to her bucket list!  

Heidie is originally from Southern California but will celebrate her 20th anniversary of living in North Carolina this June.  Like Kelli, she was also an event manager for the American Cancer Society prior to having kids.  What are the chances?  She is creative at heart, loves calligraphy, and is currently trying to learn Copperplate.  She is passionate about all animals, but especially dogs, and does rescue transport and occasionally fosters dogs.

are you ready to explore more?