Like many successful agency owners, Jeanne’s experience, and people skills came from a unique upbringing and a strong business foundation. As an Air Force brat and daughter of travel agency owners, Jeanne grew up in Europe, moving to Washington, DC, and then wanderlust took her to the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with degrees in Advertising & Radio/Television/Film production (and a handy minor in French), followed by post graduate studies at UCLA’s school of Film & Television.
In her 25 year television career, she worked with legendary journalists Walter Cronkite and David Brinkley, producing network news, commercials and negotiating advertising contracts for the biggest events in television. In 2001 she moved from Los Angeles to Houston, married her husband, Layne, and continued working for local affiliates of The CW and CBS, while raising two world-wise daughters, Delaney and Nicolette, hosting exchange students from Europe, and traveling the world.
In 2014, she started CultureLinkMedia, and brought her two daughters into the business to host a half hour travel TV show to help families discover destinations all over the globe. She later produced and hosted travel segments on the Houston NBC affiliate as The Well Traveled Texan, some of which you can still see on our website. She completed her Sommelier education and started the travel agency by personally hosted small group wine trip to France, taking Well Traveled Texan to a full service agency in 2016 to focus on creating custom itineraries for clients for destinations all over the world.
In 2019 Well Traveled Texan Luxury Travel was invited to join the prestigious Signature Travel Network, a luxury travel consortia that offers VIP upgrades and amenities to our clients.
Whether a helicopter tour of New Zealand’s Franz Josef Glacier, hiking Peru’s Macchu Picchu, seeing Scottish clans perform at Edinburgh’s Royal Military Tattoo, exploring Croatia’s islands by private speedboat, or tasting your way through the glory of Europe’s countryside, Jeanne’s an expert at delivering The World, Well Done.