Founder and owner of the Shameless Tourist, Kaleigh Kirkpatrick, CTA.
For as long as she can remember, Travel has always been an integral part of Kaleigh Kirkpatrick’s life. The desire to see the world and experience it first hand is something that is engrained in her, and these first hand experiences are something she loves to share with her clients. From her first solo international flight at age twelve, to her first trip alone with her three-year-old daughter to traveling in groups of more than twenty, Kaleigh has experienced traveling of all shapes, sizes and to countless destinations. A “type-A” personality at heart, Kaleigh was always the family planner of all events, leaving little to chance, and their travel was no exception. Kaleigh is a graduate of Texas A&M University and when she is not planning travel, being a mom and wife, or traveling herself; she enjoys long-distance running, hiking, skiing, great food, live music, and her dog Carter.
Kaleigh truly loves helping individuals, couples, groups, and families plan their travel. Sharing her tips, tricks, money saving tactics, and reviews of destinations around the world, she is confident that she can plan a superb vacation.
Senior Luxury Travel Advisor, Stephanie Wilson
Hey Y’all! I’m Stephanie (my friends call me Steph!) I was born and raised in a small town in Texas, I made the big move to the city when I was 21. I’m based in Fort Worth, TX , where I live with my husband. I started traveling in my mid twenties and haven’t stopped since. I have a love for travel and exploring this big world. When I’m not planning trips or traveling, I enjoy running, anything outdoors, great food and hosting our family and friends at our home.
There is nothing better than packing your bags and flying somewhere new, to start making memories. I love that I get the opportunity to help plan trips for Shameless Tourist as a Luxury Travel Advisor. A vacation day is a treasure and I want to help someone find the perfect place to capture the best memories.
“Life is about the adventures you take and the memories you make. So travel often and live life with open eyes and an open heart.”
— Katie Grissom
Senior Luxury Travel Advisor, Tara Cress
Tara started traveling with her parents at a very young age. These early trips sparked a life-long passion for exploring and traveling, so much so that she turned it into her career. She is a detail-oriented person who loves to help others make their dreams come true and make priceless memories. As the saying goes, if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life!
She jumps at every chance she gets to take a trip and experience something new, or revisit old favorites and fall in love with them all over again. When she’s not coordinating travel or traveling herself, Tara enjoys spending time with family and friends, good food and drinks, reading, and hiking. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two cats.
Travel Coordinator, Hilary Hamilton
Hilary began traveling with her family at a young age, with annual trips to the mountain or beach every year. For her high school graduation, she took a family trip to Europe with the opportunity to experience parts of France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey and vowed to make it a point in her life to travel someplace new every year. She loves to embrace the culture, whatever destination that may be.
Hilary is a creative spirit but prides herself in being organized and a hard worker. There is nothing she loves more than helping others make their dreams come true, creating priceless memories along the way.
When she’s not coordinating travel or traveling herself, Hilary loves spending time with family and friends, considers herself a red wine aficionado, cat mama to Ajah, loves to cook, be outdoors, and go to museums.
Luxury Travel Advisor, Yvonne Heerema
From an early age, Yvonne knew she wanted to see the world. After she graduated from college, she took off for a backpacking adventure across Europe, and this solidified her passion for travel. Fast forward 5 years later, and Yvonne took her first month-long solo trip around Italy and Switzerland that was an experience she will never forget. She hasn’t stopped traveling since or planning her next vacation. Her experiences helped her take this passion and turn it into a new career.
When she’s not planning the perfect trip or traveling herself, Yvonne enjoys spending time with family and friends, the great outdoors, watching baseball, food & wine, skiing, and her peloton. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and incredibly cute Goldendoodle!
Yvonne believes when we travel, the whole world opens up and we see the world with new eyes. Yvonne loves that she is able to help others see the world by planning the perfect trip!