Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.” — Richard Wilkins
Morgan Yearout grew up in rural Washington where her first full-time jobs were apple thinning and pea-seed harvesting. She was the first in her family to graduate from college, attaining a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University. Upon graduating, Morgan made Dallas, Texas her home after driving solo cross-country with whatever fit in her coupe. Morgan’s passion for travel was solidified when she studied abroad in Thailand; her yearning to learn about the world through her own eyes and not others’ perspectives soon became insatiable.
While working in Dallas, Morgan made two-week annual trips abroad until finally deciding to move to Spain for a year. During that time, Morgan lived with a Spanish family and served as a high-school English Assistant in downtown Madrid. She leveraged her strengths of candor by facilitating thoughtful conversations to engage students in English discussions. Morgan has always sought out mentoring opportunities, or ways to enrich others’ lives through a supportive and encouraging environment; aiding Spanish students by increasing their comfort with the English language was one of those ways.
Morgan’s international travels have been put on the back burner since moving back to the States. However, she continues to encourage others to dream big, step outside of their comfort zone, set goals, identify steps to achieve them, and support them through the process of traveling or moving abroad. Also, because Morgan grew up in a low-income household, her frugality and resourcefulness are tools that she loves to share with others. Morgan asks to please reach out to her with any questions, no matter the scope, and she will gladly assist.
These days, Morgan is involved at the hospitality end of the travel industry. She is the director of revenue management at Hotel Drover, a boutique hotel in Fort Worth. Since her return from Europe, Morgan has been number crunching for hotel groups.