Mentoring Class 21 - Brownell Hosting

Mentoring Class 21

We’re thrilled to welcome the latest group to the Brownell Mentoring Program: Mentoring Class 21. These five women are from different states and have had different careers, but they all share the same love of travel, passion for success, and entrepreneurial spirit. Get to know each of them a little more below:


Andrea Schubiner

Bloomfield Hills, MI

When Andrea tells you she’s been on a road trip, she’s not talking any ordinary trip – she drove over 10,000 miles from London to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the 2014 Mongol Rally. This is just one of the many travel experiences that led Andrea to her career as a luxury travel advisor. A former marketing professional and management consultant, Andrea can pair her business savvy with her firsthand travels to help others see the world.



Mary Murphy

Palm Beach, FL

Mary is all about finding solutions. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a CPA, she can help you improve your life and do your taxes – but her true passion is in travel. She uses her well-honed listening skills, eye for detail, and love of research to understand what her clients need and then delight them with a custom travel experience.



Michele Stuart

Stamford, CT

Raised in Bogota, Colombia, Michele grew up exploring South America. She continued to travel the world in college, studying abroad in Florence and London and spending summers in France. It is only natural that her career path is in travel: first planning incentive travel programs for large companies and now as a luxury travel advisor.



Mimi Lichtenstein

Hanover, NH

There’s an energy you feel when you visit a new destination, and Mimi is hooked on it. Her lifelong passions have been learning, exploring, and connecting with people from different cultures. From working at a large corporate travel agency to moving her family to Madrid for a year, Mimi has always made travel a large part of her life and will now assist others in doing the same.



Toni McClelland

Wall Township, NJ

A problem-solver, strategist, and entrepreneur, Toni can take any challenge head on. She previously worked at Procter & Gamble where she quickly climbed the corporate ladder thanks to her drive and skill. But there was something missing, and Toni wanted more from her career. After realizing that she can turn her love of travel into a business, she made the leap to become a travel advisor.

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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

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Blaire Kochar, Houston, TX

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Your Brownell IC’s are the very best I have ever met. Congratulations on your excellent Brownell program.

Evelyn Weber, Manager, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France

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

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Susan Teeple, Amarillo, TX

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

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