Holly was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She was a Rotary exchange student in Finland for a year and did a study abroad in Bali, Indonesia during her undergraduate years. These experiences encouraged a love of traveling in Holly and every chance she could she was off to explore another place including Europe, Mexico and Central America. Also from the age of 15 she also spent every summer in Jackson Hole, Wyoming attending and working at a summer camp. During these summers she became interested in education and completed a M.A. in Special Education in 1996 and spent 12 years in the classroom before joining Terry full time in the business as the CFO.
Holly fell in love with Africa during her first visit in 1999 to meet her, then boyfriend, Terry von Guilleaume's family. During that trip Terry had to borrow money from his sister to take her on her first safari. When they were married in 2001, in South Africa, Terry planned their honeymoon safari and included all of their American guests. Now 15 years latter all three of their children have been to Africa and on numerous safaris. It has been obvious from the beginning of their relationship that both Terry and Holly love Africa and thrive on sharing it with others. Owning a travel company has been an adventure and allows Holly to work with a wonderfully diverse group of like-minded people. It has been wonderful to see her dreams of sharing her love of travel blossom into a thriving business.