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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, ALG Vacations Regional Director – Host Accounts

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 to 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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

ERIN MILLER

Business Development Manager

Cruise Planners, Levarte Travel, 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!

Jennifer Lewallen, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

JENNIFER LEWALLEN

Business Development Manager

KHM, Nexion, OASIS Travel Network, Travelmation

jlewallen@algvacations.com
856-656-9786

Favorite ALGV Destination

Anywhere that has a beach!

Fun Fact

Most of my travels have been through Europe, so if you have a question about a European country, I'm your girl.

Travel Aspirations

I hope to explore three destinations I've never been to before, including Maine to see Arcadia National Park this summer.

Susan Creighton, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, 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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

TYLER SEIDEL

Business Development Manager

Inteletravel, Incentive Connection Travel, 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, 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 Boroughs, 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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

KATHY MEHRING

Regional Director, Midwest

kmehring@algvacations.com
612-396-2897

Favorite ALGV Destination

Rivera 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.

Open Position, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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 taught 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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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.

Susan Bodene, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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.

Tracy Jardin, ALG Vacations Business Development Manager

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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