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Meet Mentoring Class 20

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Brownell’s latest Mentoring Class isn’t just making waves as our 20th class…this group of savvy entrepreneurs is sure to take the travel industry by storm as well! Get to know the five women of Mentoring Class 20 below.

Jill Canning

Aspen, Colorado

Jill discovered her love for the mountains as a teenager, and that love brought her to Brownell. As a former ski company rep, Jill worked with Brownell advisors to help design trips for clients. Now in her new career, Jill uses her love for the outdoors and experience in travel to create travel experiences for her clients.


Kim Denison

Meridian, Mississippi

Kim’s love of family travel stems from her passion for helping underserved communities. Prior to becoming a travel advisor, Kim’s career path took her from child welfare and refugee resettlement to public defense to cofounding a children’s museum. She will focus on family-friendly travel that includes immersive cultural and educational experiences.


Mattie Maisel

Mobile, Alabama

Mattie has been the go-to travel planner for her friends and family for years. But it was not until she moved to Mobile and learned about Brownell that she realized she could turn her passion into a full-blown career. A lifelong traveler, Mattie loves immersing herself in the local culture – especially the cuisine – and will use her personal experiences to create authentic travel experiences for her clients.


Julie Sudderth

Dallas, Texas

While growing up in New England, Julie learned how travel and exploration enriches lives and now shares that philosophy with her husband and two children. She believes that every adventure should provide unparalleled opportunities and vivid memories, whether it is kayaking under the Pont-du-Gard, experiencing the White Nights in Russia, or lobstering off the coast of Maine (a few of her favorite family trips). As a travel advisor, Julie strives to design travel experiences that are as unique as each traveler.


Jessica Walker

Boulder, Colorado

A lifelong traveler, Jessica took her wanderlust to a new level when she and her husband quit their jobs to spend a year traveling the world. She now has visited 39 countries on 6 continents and has experiences just about every type of lodging, transportation, and style of travel. In her new role, Jessica will utilize her passion for travel as well as her detail-oriented personality to help others see – and fall in love with – the world like she has.

Class 20 at Party

Class 20 at Party

Hosting Team at Class 20 Party

Hosting Team at Class 20 Party

Class 20 Party Decor

Class 20 Party Decor

Class 20 Setup

Class 20 Setup

Class 20 Cake

Class 20 Cake

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Catherine Whitworth, Athens, GA

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Kelly Millington, Fairfield, CT

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“Brownell Hosting is the gold standard in host agency programs. From the onboard training to the day-to-day support, the hosting team offers best practice strategies and industry insight to ensure I stand apart in the marketplace. Even as a home-based advisor, I feel incredibly connected with not just the hosting team but the entire Brownell Family. There is a collaborative and supportive environment among the advisors which truly gives me an advantage in designing client travel experiences. I am so proud to be affiliated with such a prestigious agency. The sky is the limit here!”

Irene Quisenberry, Tampa, FL

My clients are spoiled because I am part of Brownell

“I found my family when I found Brownell. Just having their name behind me brings enthusiastic greetings (and sometimes hugs) from hoteliers, and suppliers when I first meet a new partner. The support and values are truly outstanding and I couldn’t imagine being with another host agency. My clients are spoiled because I am part of Brownell.”

 

Catherine Parkin, Denver, CO

The best quality of "work-life!"

“For quality of work-life, there isn’t a better place to be than Brownell. I most value the culture of support, the detailed financial reports and the amazing hosting team.”

Martha King, Richmond, VA

We could not do this without you!

“The Mentoring Program gave us the chance and the training to start a business AND the continued support to grow that businesss. We could not do this without you!”

King & Whitson, Chattanooga, TN & Washington, VA Washington, VA

Brownell is the best in the industry

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Jennifer Royster, Clemmons, NC

Team Marketing is tops

“I love all of the creative marketing help. The very most helpful thing was when they prepped me for my interview with Travel Agent Central. Their guidance on that was so spectacular, and I genuinely feel as though I could not have handled that without them. Team Marketing is a very important part of my plans to grow my business, and I always feel very supported.”

Kristen Meckem, Bend, OR

The support when I travel gives me great peace of mind

” Brownell Hosting offers support to IC’s that are traveling and need assistance with coverage. This gives me great peace of mind!”

Stephanie Miller Murphy, Mandeville, LA

Helped connect me with editors for press opportunities

“Team Marketing was really helpful in assisting me in the re-branding of my business, creating collateral and connecting me with editors for press opportunities.”

Courtney Regan, San Francisco, CA

Brownell is constantly evolving

“The 3 best things about Brownell hosting are (1.) Brownell, the organization. (.2) Brownell is contstantly evolving in a positive direction, and (3.)  I always feel like I have exactly what I need to run a successful business. “

Kelly Millington, Fairfield, CT

The best support an IC could ask for. Bar NONE.

“Brownell Hosting offers the best support an IC could ask for. Bar NONE. They make me feel like there is no stupid question and help me feel like i’m actually working in the office instead of from my home. They actually listen to suggestions and implement changes.”

Louisa Gehring, Cincinnati, OH

Constant support, encouragement and super-fast response times

“The best things about the Brownell Hosting are the constant support, encouragement and super-fast response times. And, of course, the hosting team. LOVE.THEM.ALL!!! Brownell is so special and the support IC’s receive is unbelievable!! I feel so immensely blessed to be a part of the Brownell family!!!”

Martha King, Signal Mountain,TN

We love the social media content & tips

“Social media is always a challenge for us, so we love the content & tips from Brownell’s marketing team!!!”

King & Whitson, Chattanooga, TN & Washington, VA

I am loving every minute of my new career

“The Mentorship program is amazing! I am loving every minute of my new career.”

Kristen Nix, Whitefish, MT

I love the one-on-one marketing support

“I love the marketing 1:1 calls because they really help me think outside the box with ideas for social media, blogging, and direct mail.”

Kristen Nix, Whitefish, MO

I'm inspired to set new goals

“Brownell Academy is my chance to step away from the daily office routine and immerse myself in the world of travel. Having uninterrupted quality time with other advisors and vendors not only builds camaraderie, but inspires me to set new goals. I come back to my office not only rejuvenated, but also with specific actions I can immediately implement to improve my business & provide better service to my clients.”

Suzette Mack, San Jose, CA

The mentoring program was critical

“The Brownell mentoring program was critical to the successful launch of my travel business. It was a year well-spent learning the ins and outs of the industry and the Virtuoso network. When I graduated from the program, I felt fully integrated into the company and was ready to take my business to the next level.”

Katherine Gould, Richmond, VA

An incredible opportunity to join the industry as a newbie

“The mentoring program was an incredible opportunity to join one of the premier travel agencies in the world as a complete newbie. Brownell’s staff was always available and willing to help with the countless questions I had during my first year. Being mentored by the top travel professionals in the industry contributed immensely to the success that I am now enjoying.”

David Ourisman, Berkeley, CA

I have reached goals beyond my expectations

“I wanted to convert my love for travel, marketing skills, client service skills, and technology background into a career. Fortunately, Brownell’s mentoring program allowed me to do just that and allowed me to reach goals that were beyond my expectations. An unexpected bonus of joining Brownell has been becoming part of an organization where each part of the team is truly supportive of my efforts and is interested in my ongoing success. Brownell’s methods and techniques serve as a daily inspiration.”

Linda Terrill, Atlanta, GA

Freedom to sell with quick support

“The hosting program allows me freedom to do my work. I always receive an answer quickly on any of my numerous questions!”

Marion Harbison, Chattanooga, TN

I count my lucky stars that I work with Brownell

“There is no agency better than Brownell! Our Hosting Team is there to hold our hands through the good and the bad. What a huge support group we have! I count my lucky stars every day that I am fortunate to be working for Brownell. The hosting staff is such a comforting and hands on team. They are positive reinforcements of acknowledging when we excel and encourage us to grow our business by having the opportunities to travel and experience the wonderful hotels and resorts we sell worldwide.”

Caroline Wallace, Richmond, VA

The support and education is amazing

“I love the hosting program because the support and education is amazing! The support team is so enthusiastic and passionate, it is a continuing inspiration. Makes me want to work harder and better!”

Catherine Whitworth, Athens, GA

A joy to work with

Everyone has been so great to work with – prompt, helpful, informed and supportive. It has been a joy for me – and I thank all of you.

Jeff Scofield, Chattanooga, TN

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