Keri was born and raised in Atlanta and first traveled abroad to England on a fellowship while earning her B.S. in Marketing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She now makes Doha, Qatar her home.
As an expat for over 5 years, Keri has lived in Qatar (2 times, 10 years apart) and in Singapore. She has enjoyed amazing travel and adventure opportunities across the globe and has traveled to 39 countries. Her favorite travel destinations include Jordan, the Maldives, Seychelles, Thailand, and Turkey, and she is planning a summer trip to Thailand and Vietnam.
Previously the Assistant Editor of a local Houston website, Keri has spent most of her career in corporate marketing for Domino’s Pizza and was also the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar.
Editing with Upgraded Points for nearly 4 years, as Editor-in-Chief, Keri manages the editorial calendar and oversees the efforts of the editing team, as well as the work of over 10 content contributors, reviewing thousands of articles in the process.
With 20+ years of personal experience utilizing points and miles earned from flights, hotel stays, and credit card spending, as well as promotional bonus opportunities and sign-up bonuses, Keri is able to maximize airline and hotel award redemptions for her family of 5.
Countries Visited: 39
U.S. States Visited: 28
Highest Hotel Status: IHG One Rewards Platinum Elite
Highest Airline Status: Delta SkyMiles Platinum Medallion
Favorite Airline Alliance: Oneworld
Favorite Business Class: Qatar Qsuite
Best Redemption Value: A 2-week tour of Christmas Markets in Europe, including 5 countries and 6 cities, all on airline miles and SPG points, as well as a Walt Disney World trip with friends that was paid for with Disney Dollars earned from referral bonuses from her Disney® Premier Visa® card
Favorite Type of Points: Capital One miles
Top 3 Cards in Wallet: Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card, IHG® Rewards Traveler Credit Card