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Your Business Development Manager Team

Your Business Development Manager Team

Your Business Development Manager Team

Your Business Development Manager Team

Meet the Sales Team

Get a glimpse into their favorite destinations, fun facts, and travel aspirations in addition to their contact information.

Host Accounts

  • lisa doss

    Lisa Doss

    Regional Director - Host Accounts


    ldoss@algvacations.com
    904-521-1897

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Mexico, by far! I love Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, and Los Cabos—the beautiful beaches, the culture, and especially the people and their hospitality bring me back time and again.

    Fun Fact

    I love college football. I follow the Miami Hurricanes and try to get a few games each year. My next favorite is Florida State University, as my daughter is a graduate.

    Travel Aspirations

    Planning a bucket list trip to Switzerland, France, Germany, and Holland. I look forward to reconnecting with family and friends in my travels this year.

  • erin miller

    Erin Miller

    Business Development Manager


    Cruise Planners, Levarte Travel, Travelmation, Travmanity, Worldvia/Travel Quest Network, WTH (CruiseOne, Dream Vacations), XSTREAM

    emiller@algvacations.com
    610-698-8453

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Riviera Maya, Mexico—convenient Exclusive Nonstop Vacation Flights to Cancun, stunning beaches, gorgeous weather, delicious food, and welcoming local hospitality.

    Fun Fact

    My family and I are die-hard Philadelphia sports fans and enjoy watching the Eagles, the 76ers, and the Phillies together!

    Travel Aspirations

    To travel to new places!

  • susan creighton

    Susan Creighton

    Business Development Manager


    America's Travel Companies, Archer Travel, Avoya Travel, 1000 Mile Travel Group (CTM), Dugan's Travel, Gifted Travel Network, Montecito Village Travel/Your Travel Center, Nexion, Uniglobe Travel USA

    screighton@algvacations.com
    714-618-5898

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    I love the French side of St. Martin for its wonderful blend of Caribbean relaxation and French culture. And who doesn't love a glass of rosé on the beach?

    Fun Fact

    I once stayed in the same villa bedroom in Jamaica that Queen Elizabeth II slept in the week prior.

    Travel Aspirations

    To visit places I have not yet been to, including Portugal, Iceland, and Charleston here in the U.S.

  • tyler seidel

    Tyler Seidel

    Business Development Manager


    Inteletravel, Incentive Connection Travel, KHM, NEST Plus, Travel Planners International, Travel Edge

    tseidel@algvacations.com
    610-360-3461

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Lake Tahoe—a beautiful destination in every season and where I want to retire.

    Fun Fact

    Before I started my career in travel over 10 years ago, I sold gutters and downspouts.

    Travel Aspirations

    I'd like to visit Costa Rica and the Arenal Volcano.

  • victoria redwine

    Victoria Redwine

    Business Development Manager


    Outside Agents (Cruises & Tours Unlimited), First Travel Alliance, Key to the World Travel, Luxevo Vacations, Magical Vacation Planner (MVP), Marvelous Mouse Travel, OTN, Prestige Travel Systems

    vredwine@algvacations.com
    727-739-4227

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Anywhere that has a beach!

    Fun Fact

    For my 21st birthday, I got to fly a plane around the Statue of Liberty.

    Travel Aspirations

    To get three new passport stamps, Croatia being one of them.

  

Eastern Region

  • heather hendrix

    Heather Hendrix

    Regional Director, Eastern Region


    hhendrix@algvacations.com
    727-417-7884

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Israel is the most memorable destination I have visited. It was everything and nothing that I expected it to be all at the same time. As for a regular favorite, put me on a plane to Mexico anytime!

    Fun Fact

    I was always clumsy growing up and broke my arms four different times ... which is why I was nicknamed "Bumpy" as a child. I might still be a little "Bumpy" at times!

    Travel Aspirations

    I plan to enjoy a girlfriends getaway, hopefully to Puerto Vallarta. Then, I want to take my husband to Hawaii for the first time!

  • brian ehlers

    Brian Ehlers

    Business Development Manager


    Central and Northern New Jersey; NYC Borough, Lower Hudson Valley, and Long Island, New York

    behlers@algvacations.com
    631-681-5897

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    I would have to say Cancun, Mexico. I have been so many times, but from the culture to the people to the beaches, every time I visit is a unique experience, but just as memorable. I can't wait to go back!

    Fun Fact

    I starred in an episode of a cooking show on the Discovery Food Network with two of my brothers, where we learned to make a special dinner for our mother's birthday. It was a fun day we won't forget!

    Travel Aspirations

    "North to the Future". Those who know me well know that I love sun and sand, but Alaska is a destination I would love to see.

  • deb yordy

    Deb Yordy

    Business Development Manager


    Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee

    dyordy@algvacations.com
    240-444-5211

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Spain and Portugal. I was mesmerized by the beauty, culture, food, architecture, history, and gracious, friendly people. I can't say enough about my amazing experiences there!

    Fun Fact

    I was once given a private tour by the ambassador of the U.S. Embassy in Rome, including parts rarely seen by the public. The building was the former palace of Queen Margherita, Italy's first queen.

    Travel Aspirations

    I would love to visit Scotland and Ireland to further explore my ancestry.

  • jen palka

    Jen Palka

    Senior Business Development Manager


    Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey

    jpalka@algvacations.com
    215-900-6786

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    I leave a little piece of my heart in so many places I've been, but Mexico and Hawaii own the biggest pieces. The people, the culture, the food, the beaches, and the vibe—I love both destinations!

    Fun Fact

    I love going on "beercations". I've traveled to beer festivals across the U.S. and Europe, seeking out great new breweries. If you're a craft beer fan, there's a good chance I have a recommendation for you!

    Travel Aspirations

    Cabo for the first time!

  • Joanne Castner

    Joanne Castner

    Business Development Manager - New Growth Development


    Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

    jcastner@algvacations.com
    717-683-4655

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    My favorite destination is Los Cabos. It has an upscale feel to it and almost perfect weather. I hold a lot of great memories with friends there.

    Fun Fact

    I love watching baseball, having grown up watching the St. Louis Cardinals games with my father.

    Travel Aspirations

    I am planning to take my children to Hawaii this year and can't wait to show them the aloha spirit!

  • John McGonigle

    John McGonigle

    Business Development Manager - New Growth Development


    Alabama, Delaware, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

    jmcgonigle@algvacations.com
    508-332-9710

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    I'm an island boy at heart so I'll choose any island, anywhere! My favorites are Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Hawaii (yes, all the islands). I've traveled to the South Pacific more than 20 times.

    Fun Fact

    Having grown up in the travel industry, I've been fortunate to have visited all the continents except Antarctica. I've visited Africa 28 times to date.

    Travel Aspirations

    Thailand and anywhere in the Caribbean!

  • Nick Tziamouris

    Nick Tziamouris

    Business Development Manager


    Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Western / Upstate New York

    ntziamouris@algvacations.com
    617-638-3410

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Cancun and Riviera Maya. I love everything about these destinations, especially the food, the people, and the rich history and culture.

    Fun Fact

    I was born in Greece and have been back over 20 times.

    Travel Aspirations

    To return to Aruba, which has quickly become one of my favorite places.

  • Rob Price

    Rob Price

    Business Development Manager


    Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North and South Carolina

    rprice@algvacations.com
    727-739-6729

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Mexico—due to the great variety of experiences within the country and the unmatched hospitality of the Mexican people.

    Fun Fact

    I am an avid saltwater fisherman and love to chase tarpon and redfish up and down the coast of Florida whenever I get the chance.

    Travel Aspirations

    To take my family to Ireland.

  

Midwest Region

  • Kathy Mehring

    Kathy Mehring

    Regional Director, Midwest


    kmehring@algvacations.com
    612-396-2897

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Riviera Maya! We renewed our wedding vows for our 25th anniversary there.

    Fun Fact

    The Mehring family tradition is to run a 5K in downtown Minneapolis every Thanksgiving. Our family has been doing this for 20 years and it helps our local food pantry.

    Travel Aspirations

    Italy, where my grandmother was from.

  • Nick Sawatzki

    Nick Sawatzki

    Business Development Manager


    South Chicagoland and Central Illinois

    nsawatzki@algvacations.com
    312-513-7954

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Japan! Everything from the food, language, music, culture, right down to the bullet trains I love. If I could go multiple times a year, I would!

    Fun Fact

    For two years I tought English in Busan, South Korea. Living in Asia helped me hit my goal of visiting 30 countries before turning 30!

    Travel Aspirations

    To sail through the Great Lakes, down the Intracoastal Waterways, and back up through the Mississippi to complete "The Great Loop".

  • Lynda Kroll

    Lynda Kroll

    Business Development Manager


    Indiana, Lower Michigan, Canada

    lkroll@algvacations.com
    847-514-7620

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Anywhere in Mexico. Why? The amazing customer service, variety of hotel offerings, gorgeous beaches, and ease of travel.

    Fun Fact

    I'm a Canadian citizen and U.S. resident, and love boating and golfing.

    Travel Aspirations

    To rediscover the United States.

  • Patrick Rafferty

    Patrick Rafferty

    Business Development Manager


    Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula, Michigan

    prafferty@algvacations.com
    414-748-0975

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Los Cabos—specifically Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa!

    Fun Fact

    I stayed at Lismore Castle in Ireland for one week with 40 of my cousins.

    Travel Aspirations

    I aspire to visit several new locations this year and truly be a sponge to the local culture, learning as much as I can about the history and traditions of each.

  • Sandy Meyer

    Sandy Meyer

    Business Development Manager


    Missouri (except Kansas City), Northwest Arkansas, Southern Illinois

    smeyer@algvacations.com
    847-514-2594

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Jamaica, I love the people and the destination.

    Fun Fact

    I got married in Jamaica.

    Travel Aspirations

    Find a view that leaves me breathless. It's a big world out there - let's explore it!

  • Sue Kitsemble

    Sue Kitsemble

    Business Development Manager


    Northern Illinois, Quad Cities

    skitsemble@algvacations.com
    678-675-6173

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    I have been in this industry my entire career, and am fortunate to have traveled to destinations such as Bali, Cuba, Africa, Panama, Costa Rica, Hawaii, and many more. It's difficult to choose a favorite!

    Fun Fact

    I'm a Chicago sports fan and my favorite team is the Chicago Bears. I'm a season ticket holder and attend every game.

    Travel Aspirations

    To explore Europe and its Inclusive Collection properties.

  • Sue Bodene

    Sue Bodene

    Business Development Manager


    Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Northwest Wisconsin, Western Iowa

    sbodene@algvacations.com
    952-657-4393

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Puerto Vallarta, especially staying in the Riviera Nayarit area. The rolling surf is so amazing that you can body surf, go surfing, use the Hobie cats and boogie board. I love visiting Sayulita and the quaint towns and beautiful beaches. The excursions in Puerto Vallarta are endless and so much fun.

    Fun Fact

    I love Hawaii and have visited the Islands 13 times.

    Travel Aspirations

    I would love to visit Switzerland and England.

  • Betty Szwagulak

    Betty Szwagulak

    Business Development Manager


    Ohio

    bszwagulak@algvacations.com
    440-732-1981

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Punta Cana

    Fun Fact

    I love architecture from old churches.

    Travel Aspirations

    Visit Eastern Europe where my family is from.

  

South Central Western Region

  • James Kareka

    James Kareka

    Senior Director of Sales, South Central Western Region


    jkareka@algvacations.com
    415-629-8831

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Australia and New Zealand are two of my favorite countries and I have now visited each twice. The diverse geography, wildlife, food, and wine draw me back in.

    Fun Fact

    I am an avid collector of Japanese pottery.

    Travel Aspirations

    A return trip to Japan to shop for ceramics and take a few cooking classes.

  • Charla Beram

    Charla Beram

    Business Development Manager


    Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming

    cberam@algvacations.com
    720-447-4700

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Europe. I love the experience of visiting different countries and enjoying the food, culture, architecture, and history.

    Fun Fact

    I met my husband in Costa Rica while on site for a wedding that I was planning. He was the best man!

    Travel Aspirations

    Hawaii—I have yet to visit the Big Island or Kauai.

  • Nathan Maruso

    Nathan Maruso

    Business Development Manager


    Southern California

    nmaruso@algvacations.com
    414-534-2257

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Jamaica: The birthplace of reggae, and home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Jamaica's many natural sites, including waterfalls and lagoons, are mind-blowing!

    Fun Fact

    I served in the United States Peace Corps in Botswana from 2011 to 2014.

    Travel Aspirations

    To travel to Hawaii for the first time.

  • Renee Solari

    Renee Solari

    Business Development Manager


    Central and North Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas

    rsolari@algvacations.com
    972-269-3236

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Cancun, where I fell in love with the industry. In 2016, I took my first business trip to the Hotel Zone. It was the beginning of a new and wonderful chapter in my life.

    Fun Fact

    I am a nerd for whales—they are so beautiful, majestic, and fascinating. I watch many documentaries and read articles about them in my spare time.

    Travel Aspirations

    To visit Costa Rica for the first time.

  • Shelly Williams

    Shelly Williams

    Business Development Manager


    Kansas, Nebraska, and Kansas City, Missouri area

    shelwilliams@algvacations.com
    417-350-9939

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Puerto Vallarta, there are so many great little towns in the area that offer some of the best adventures. The library in San Pancho is a must-see for creative souls, as is a quick stroll on the Malecón.

    Fun Fact

    I have never met a stranger and because of this, I've accumulated a lot of fun stories over the years—and nothing makes me happier than a good story!

    Travel Aspirations

    I am headed to Scotland with my sister and a group of friends, and hoping for a return to Hawaii and, of course, Puerto Vallarta.

  • Tera Wicker

    Tera Wicker

    Business Development Manager


    Southern Texas and Louisiana

    twicker@algvacations.com
    832-353-9428

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    Hawaii—I love the culture, people, and landscape. I was married on Oahu so that island holds a special place in my heart.

    Fun Fact

    I'm addicted to true crime TV. It's my guilty pleasure!

    Travel Aspirations

    I would love to visit Greece.

  • Tracey Jardin

    Tracey Jardin

    Business Development Manager


    Hawaii, Idaho, Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah (St. George)

    tjardin@algvacations.com
    425-236-3415

    Favorite ALGV Destination

    I was born and raised in Hawaii, but I LOVE cold-weather destinations; so far, Alaska, Iceland, Amsterdam, and Norway are my favorites.

    Fun Fact

    I am trained in three massage styles: Swedish, reflexology, and lomi lomi.

    Travel Aspirations

    I would love to check Europe's Christmas markets off my travel wish list!

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