About Me

Hi, I'm Gretchen!

After a corporate career in Human Resources, I decided to do what I love every day for my career – plan travel.

Turns out most of my jobs - while in HR - involved travel! After college, I spent a decade working at Walt Disney World. My last role there was recruiting students for Disney’s College Program – traveling all over the country to college campuses to meet students and introduce them to working at Disney. I traveled for most of the year and visited nearly every state (the others I went to on my own – I’m proud to have been to all 50!).

After we moved to Colorado, I worked at Miller Coors Brewing Company. I traveled in that role too (see the trend?), working with sales teams across the country.

When I wasn’t traveling for business, I found myself staying up to all hours of the evening planning our family’s trips – as well as assisting friends and family with their travel needs. I realized that I wanted to have this as my full-time job and Vacations by Gretchen was born!

I have loved every minute of helping families, friends, couples, corporate groups and even some celebrities (!) make their travel dreams come true. Nothing makes me happier than hearing about their vacation and seeing photos of their experiences!

Whatever your dreams are, I want to help make those happen for you. I have a network of experts around the world that I work with to arrange experiences for you that you never dreamed possible!

I have years of experience making dreams like this come true for hundreds of travelers.
Will you be next?