Chelise’s curiosity about, and enthusiasm for, other cultures sparked a lifelong love affair with travel. During her 28-year career with Travcoa, she has traveled to over 100 countries, curating her knowledge of local customs in some of the world’s most exotic destinations. She also spent eight years working at a game lodge in Zambia, where she developed an in-depth knowledge of African birds and wildlife, as well as local tribal customs. Chelise offers Travcoa travelers an immersive travel experience with rich history and local nuances not often found in guidebooks.
Raised in historical Boston, Massachusetts, Chelise calls the big island of Hawaii her true home. Before beginning her Travel Director career on Oahu, she was a successful thoroughbred race horse trainer, and still loves to ride and attend local horse events. Chelise’s next adventure is chronicling her fun and unique global experiences in her first book.