Tim - Executive Director
Tim finds happiness in seeing joy in others. He has worked in various roles human services for more than 15 years, including social worker, youth counselor, and case manager. He has experience working with children, adults, and families as a unit. Tim is a graduate of Vincennes University and Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in Business and certificates in Organizational Leadership and Management Training. He launched this business to enrich the lives of individuals through travel opportunities. He wants to make sure each trip brings the traveler’s memories that will last a lifetime.
Michelle - Program Director
Michelle has proudly been working with individuals with
developmental disabilities for the past 25 years. She is a behavior consultant and owns a
behavior consulting company. She has
dedicated her livelihood to ensuring the happiness of the individuals in
her profession. Traveling is an area that
she greatly enjoys and felt it was important to share this love with
individuals with special needs. She
graduated from IU and has a masters from Ball State. As program director, she is charge of the
fun. Michelle wants to ensure that each
trip is an Exceptional Getaway with Exceptional fun!
Tim Cell: 812-606-2783
My name is Julia and I have worked along side people with special needs for 15 years. I am happy to have been able to add Exceptional Getaways into my life. I absolutely love getting people out to see and learn new things. From overnight camping trips to a week in Tennessee, these trips will have lasting memories for travelers and their families that get to hear their stories upon return. Getting to know and spend time with our travelers has been a wonderfully fun experience I look forward to each trip, every new person and the ones that return.
Hello world! My name is Sarah. I am
24 years old and live in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to
Exceptional Getaways I am a student at Ball State University, studying ABA. I also work as a Direct Support
Professional for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
In my free time I enjoys hiking, running, and crafts. I have an
Australian Sheppard named Zeus and a ferret named Athena. I LOVE
animals and feel that all life is precious. I am happy to
be part of something as beautiful as Exceptional Getaways and am very
excited about the upcoming trips. I hope to see you all on our next adventure!
Kristen - Lead Travel CompanionHallo (yes hallo ;) ) friends!! My name is Kristen (aka Krish) and if I could find one word to describe my life’s perspective, it would be the Hawaiin word Mahalo. Mahalo is an expression of deep gratitude for the world around you even the littlest gestures of goodness. It is a gratitude that bubbles deep from within the depths of ones heart. I believe all time and all life is a God given gift and is incredibly precious. I am honored and grateful to be a part of this group of exceptional people through Exceptional Getaways. It is a privilege that brings me great joy.A little extra about me…I love warm weather (and being outdoors), the beach AND the mountains. Animals are the coolest - birds are my fav bc they are so whimsical and free. I am die hard over healthy food AND Olive Garden tiramisu. I think all people have a beauty and creativity innately in them in their own unique ways given by our Creator. Mine is not singing but I love to do it anyway 😂One of my favorite quotes from the show Cobra Kai —> “Put good out into the world and good will come back to you.”