Corey is in his sixth season as a Group Travel Coordinator. During his interview he stated, “I enjoy coming to work each day and speaking with group leaders from all over the world. It has truly been my pleasure to be able to custom build trips that bring a destination to life for a student or adult. I realize that each trip may be the only time someone gets to discover a certain area or attraction so my goal is to make this the most memorable experience possible.”
Deandra is a Sales Assistant on her team with Corey! She welcomed her first child, Ryder, in the spring of 2013 to a quiet life filled with dreams. She has since added arranging play dates to her list of cherished daily activities along with her hobbies like taking photos and making the most of time with her family and friends. She sidelines as a chef and movie buff but also makes adequate time for physical fitness. Although she yearns to see the world her favorite places so far have been Florida and Chicago! In her position she has gotten to know people from all walks of life and truly enjoys discovering new places through the trips she builds.
Lindsey is a Group Travel Coordinator and has been with the company for the past twelve seasons! Lindsey has grown with the company by assisting in making it what it is today. Dedicated to working with schools, bands and senior class groups, Lindsey gives the best travel experience possible. Lindsey and her husband, Jevan, and daughter, Charlee, enjoy spending family time together and traveling. Lindsey also sings karaoke and values time with friends when not building trips!
Kendra is a Sales Assistant on a team with Lindsey! Kendra married her high school sweetheart whom she has two children with, Bailey and Clinton. She enjoys fishing, hunting, BBQs and building memories with friends and family. Kendra has a double major in Ag Business and Animal Science, so she is no stranger to hard work paying off! Her favorite part of this job is speaking with many kinds of folks from all over the world and producing once in a lifetime trips for students. She strives to leave an impression and looks forward to every new challenge the company serves her. If she ever relocates you will find her beside the ocean!
Liz is a Group Travel Coordinator. Liz’s personal group travel experience is very expansive! While in high school, she won a writing contest that gave her the opportunity to travel to Washington DC with a group of students. Also, she was part of a group in college that traveled to Greece, Israel, Egypt and backpacked around Europe. When asked what her favorite part of her job is, she stated, “Working with the client to customize the trip to best suit the groups’ travel needs.” She loves the fact that she gets to help students see new places and have a great time while there. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, bookbinding and playing with her cat.
Behind the Scenes
Hired in 2008 as the Finance Manager, Kara has had many positions since. Six years later, Kara is now the President of the company. She has a BS in accounting and an MBA in business management, giving her a broad knowledge on how business works. Kara grew up watching both of her parents operate successful businesses of their own, which is probably the main reason the position comes so natural. As the President, she has multiple roles to fill, however she still loves working directly with her groups. Kara’s main goal for the company is “to provide a quality trip at a reasonable price”. Kara goes that extra mile for every group to make each trip easy and hassle free. Kara has a toddler at home, Kaylor, so she doesn’t have much free time. When she does have spare time, she loves to spend it with friends and family, going out on the boat, traveling, riding horses and riding 4-wheelers.
Denise has spent the last three years in office as our Finance Manager! A very well organized lady with a penchant for math, she also enjoys planning family trips with her husband, Chad, and son, Hunter! Although she has been to many parts of the country, she is still awaiting her opportunity to pack the parkas and see Alaska! When she isn’t in the office, Denise takes up gardening, reading, hunting, decorating, and attending Hunter’s many activities like soccer, T-ball, swim lessons and guitar practice! A country girl, Denise appreciates the quiet lifestyle associated with rural acreage.
Lacy is in her third season with the company, starting in Finance but now working as the Reservationist. This is the perfect job for her because not only is she organized, but she also loves the details that go into creating a trip. One of the best parts of the job for Lacy is all of the amazing people that she gets to meet every day. In college, Lacy was chosen to go to New York City for a national conference. In her spare time, Lacy and her family can be found on the farm, hunting, at horse shows, sewing, or judging western pleasure horses.
Angie joined our company as Copywriter in the Fall of 2012. She spends her time away from the office on her hobby farm with her partner, Rick, and expanding her photography business, antique shopping and learning the art of homesteading. Since she stays so busy, she loves that her job provides her the opportunity to explore the world through literature. When approached regarding her favorite places to write about she responded, “Anywhere off the grid and unusual attractions like the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. I like to base my blogs on unconventional locations or things every day people can take advantage of, like 24 hours diners and phone travel apps.”
Raquel is our Administrative Assistant! She has one busy little boy at home whom she looks forward to teaching about the great outdoors! Raquel and her husband, Everett, partake in boating, fishing, deer and mushroom hunting and spending quality time as a family. As Raquel grows with the company she sets her goals to learning new strategies, taking on additional responsibilitie
Four years in the industry has taken J to almost every position available.J’s favorite part of the company is that, “We are expanding young minds through travel and allowing the students to experience something that they have never experienced!” Some of his favorite places include: Chicago, New York, Washington D.C. and Cancun, Mexico. He enjoys spending time with his sons, Lyrick and Leland and wife, Chassity. To embrace his Irish American heritage, J plays in an Irish folk band with his brother. His other hobbies include fishing, bearding and working on his old Jeep.
Jessica is a web content manager. She graduated in 2011 with a degree in Interactive Digital Media and a concentration in Visual Imaging. She helps to improve our many websites: Adventure Student Travel, Educational Tour, Group Tours and Exploring America. Jessica’s mom has worked for the company before as well! As a student, she got to experience one of our customized trips to Washington DC and New York. Jessica loves taking photographs, being outdoors with her horses and dogs, and being with friends.
Dallas is one of the Web Site Developers and Copywriters for our company. In high school she worked tooptimize the school website and has traveled to incredible locations worldwide, her favorites were Sweden and Jamaica! In her time off she practices photography, painting and writing, which helps her to continually improve our websites in a creative manner! Her goals for the company are, “to become an even better writer and make our sites exactly what our customers are looking for.” Our youngest team member, she is thrilled to come to work and do exactly what she loves every day.
Jenny is our Transportation and Hotel Specialist! In her position she has the ability to help students become travelers, and this, she says, is her favorite aspect of the job. Jenny and her husband, Corey, are expecting their third child in May and are eager to greet their second son. Jenny adores vacationing in warm climates, especially Florida where she and Corey were wed! When spending time outdoors she enjoys boating, family BBQs, swimming and dreaming of the Caribbean. A family oriented girl, she focuses on cooking healthy meals and perusing Pinterest for crafting ideas and activities her entire family can be a part of.
Rocky is one of our Copywriters! She provides our multiple websites with up to date, quality content to ensure our customers accurate, easy to understand information. Her hobbies include wildlife photography, baking, creative writing, crafts, and focusing on returning to a more self sufficient lifestyle on her cozy country property. Her favorite part of this position is the vicarious travel! “It’s exciting to open my laptop and find out where I’m being sent for the week! Although I may not ever really go for Spring Break in Orlando or vacation in an airy Cape Cod beach house, I can still dream while assembling fabulous getaways for people looking into the destinations of their wildest fancies!”
Lauren is our in-house Social Media Assistant! She helps to handle the creative end of our company that reaches audiences far and wide! A film minor at Truman State, Lauren spends much of her free time studying the art of the movie industry, and even boasts a short film of her own in her arsenal of entertainment expertise. She plans concerts, frequents art shows and poetry slams and joins other community events at our local venue in Kirksville. Her goal for this company is to expand our social media making every customer feel connected, while continuing to expand her knowledge of search engine optimization and staying up to the minute with travel news for her posts and blogs!
Jagger is a certified mini pig! As our company mascot, Jagger’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: general companionship, rearranging the office, disposal of misplaced snacks, outsmarting employees, and light maintenance of our resident apple tree. His favorite food is undoubtedly grapes, especially after a well earned nap. At home he enjoys his own private swimming pool, tilling the yard with his snout and exploring with his best friend, (Kara’s daughter), Kaylor.
Our team of travel experts is dedicated to helping you plan the best group trip possible! To learn more about our company, go to the About Us page.