Liz Sutton

What is your role at Sutton & Associates:  President & Owner of Sutton & Associates team. I have the pleasure of working with an incredibly talented and creative team fueled by passion and expertise for creating extraordinary experiences.

Best travel experience:   One of my greatest travel experiences was shopping in a local Kyoto market with a Japanese chef, learning how to select fresh fish and delicacies, biking to his boutique restaurant, donning an apron and learning how to prepare and enjoy Japanese cuisine and sushi. This was followed with a private geisha dance demonstration and personal conversation to learn about life at an okiya (geisha lodging house). Extraordinary!

What do you like to do in your spare time:  Pure Barre, reading, enjoying time or traveling with my family.

What is the most unique job you’ve ever had:  I opened a travel school, trained colleagues around the country, and gave inspirational/motivational speeches.

Three things most people don’t know about you:

  • I have been on more than 50 cruises and particularly love the small luxury ships and river cruises.
  • I am currently taking Theology classes in hopes of completing an under-graduate degree.
  • I used to be a competitive runner and volleyball player.

What is a must have in your travel bag:  Logic puzzles

What has been the most interesting item of food you’ve tasted:  Kimchi

 

 

Laurie Bellinger

What is your role at Sutton & Associates:  Program Manager and Graphic Design Specialist. Responsible for managing all aspects of a program as well as all of the graphic needs for Sutton & Associates.

Best travel experience:  A 14-Day Cruise to Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the upper fjords of Norway, Russia, France, and England.

What do you like to do in your spare time:

  • Spending time at the lake with my family.
  • I recently got married and my husband and I take road trips often in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

What is the most unique job you’ve ever had:  While living in Valdosta, Georgia, I designed custom cookie tin lids that shipped to large corporations all over the United States.

Three things most people don’t know about you:

  • I lived in Italy for 7 months and Dublin, Ireland for 5 months. I have traveled to over 15 European countries.
  • I have a passion for art and love to draw. I am fascinated by art history and love European architecture.
  • I love anything with panda bears.

What is a must have in your travel bag:  Sound Machine

What has been the most interesting item of food you’ve tasted:  Escargot

Basia Border

What is your role at Sutton & Associates:  Responsible for generating new leads, sourcing hotels, and supporting Liz Sutton, Owner & President.

Best travel experience:  A trip to “Costa del Sol” to explore the beautiful cities of Marbella and Malaga, Spain.

What do you like to do in your spare time:

  • Enjoy golfing on the beautiful Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
  • Taking spin classes whenever I can fit them in my schedule
  • Relaxing and watching HDTV and Food Network.

What is the most unique job you’ve ever had:  Worked the F1’s Grand Prix Canada and Formula 5000 Concession stands

Three things most people don’t know about you:

  • I enjoy playing the piano.
  • I can speak Polish fluently.
  • I have curled competitively while living in Canada.

What is a must have in your travel bag:  A good novel

What is the most interesting item of food you have ever tasted:  Galaretka: Jelled pigs’ feet with Vinegar-a Polish staple

Ashley Dickert

What is your role at Sutton & Associates:  Program Manager. Responsible for managing all aspects of a program as well as all of the graphic needs for Sutton & Associates.

Best travel experience:  My honeymoon to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It was my first experience at an adult all-inclusive resort. We were treated like VIP’s and ate like royalty.

What do you like to do in your spare time:

  • Weekend trips to the lake
  • Out of town sporting tournaments
  • Alabama Football with my busy family

What is the most unique job you’ve ever had:  At age 21, being actively involved in opening the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Three things most people don’t know about you:

  • I moved to Honolulu, Hawaii when I was 4 years old and lived there for 10 years.
  • I am obsessed with pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.
  • I have an abnormal fear of snakes which is called Ophidiophobia.

What is a must have in your travel bag:  Dry Shampoo

What has been the most interesting item of food you’ve tasted:  Oxtail soup

Marley Jacobs

What is your role at Sutton & Associates:  Program Coordinator. Responsible for supporting the team at Sutton & Associates and managing marketing and social media.

Best travel experience:  While island hopping in the Abacos Islands in the Bahamas, I managed to explore the chain of 10 smaller islands.

What do you like to do in your spare time:

  • Workout classes specifically high intensity interval training
  • Cooking and trying new recipes
  • Traveling the U.S. to see friends

What is the most unique job you’ve ever had:  Worked at a boutique and monogram shop in the south where everything possible was branded with your initials.

Three things most people don’t know about you:

  • Running half-marathons is a new passion.
  • I can’t go a day without peanut butter.
  • I never learned how to whistle.

What is a must have in your travel bag:  Headphones

What has been the most interesting item of food you’ve tasted:  Raw octopus