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Alice Harker
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E-mail: AliceH@MyAmbassadorTravel.com
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I inherited my love of travel from my Mother. For my High School graduation she took me to Europe, 10 countries in 21 days. I was hooked on travel and visiting other countries.

I Graduated from Indiana State University with B.S. in Recreation, went to work and used all my free time to travel. When I heard that Ambassador was opening a Travel School I enrolled in their first class, and have been doing something that I love for the past 28 years. I have been a C.T.C. (Certified Travel Consultant) for over 20 years.

I've traveled throughout Europe and especially enjoy renting a car and driving around Great Britain, exploring villages off the beaten path. Love those Round-A-Bouts! I've also visited Spain, Germany, Monte Carlo, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Russia.

I've been to both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of Mexico, and visited many islands in the Caribbean, both by land and sea.

I've cruised the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Hawaii and Northern Europe. I have sailed on Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, NCL, Princess and Royal Caribbean. I am a Commodore with Princess Cruise Line.

I've also explored Australia and New Zealand.

My favorite destination is New Zealand, I loved it so much that I became a KIWI Specialist. I've been there 3 times now and am planning another visit soon.

Alaska, once was not enough, had to go back because I missed Mt. McKinley and Denali the first time.

Costa Rica, loved the Rain Forests, watching the Volcano erupt, and was in Tortugero National Park during the season when the Green Turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. I also got to see eggs hatch and little turtles make their way to the sea. That was a wonderful experience.

Certifications:
C.T.C
KIWI Specialist
Costa Rica Specialist
Princess Commodore


Angela Mathies, CTA
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E-mail: angelam@myambassadortravel.com
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Who would have imagined that a single trip to Walt Disney World 40 years ago would have sparked such a passion for travel as it has in me. I have been traveling the world ever since. After several years of traveling to many areas in the Caribbean to scuba dive, I realized how much I loved the process of planning my own trips and I decided to turn that passion into a career of my own. I have now been in the travel business for 17 years now and absolutely love what I do.

I'm a huge romantic at heart and what better way to say I love you then to fly off to a foreign land for that perfect romantic getaway. Honeymoons, anniversary trips and family vacations are my specialty. I look forward to working with each and every couple to help create memories that will last a lifetime.

I am enthusiastic about my work and traveling to new destinations for both enjoyment and research. I also like to return to previous destinations I've traveled to in the past to see the changes that have developed over the years and visit with old friends that I've made along the way. I have found, over the years, that all destinations provide new and exciting adventures every single time.

Let me create the perfect travel experience for you. I'll ensure that you will enjoy each and every adventure just as I have!


Angie Tincher
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E-mail: AngieT@MyAmbassadorTravel.com
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Angie earned her Degree from the University of Southern Indiana. She has over 15 years of sales and marketing experience. Joining the Ambassador team in 2015 as the Marketing & Travel School Manager gave her the opportunity to work in a fun and exciting industry, while continuing her career in sales and marketing.

She has enjoyed many fun and exciting vacations! She has spent several years in downtown Atlanta ringing in the New Year, Celebrated many 4th of July holidays in Colorado, spent Halloween in New Orleans, and taken lots of road trips seeing concerts, camping and just enjoying life. She and her husband also took a trip to California where they ate a lot of great food, camped and hiked in Yosemite National Park, drove A-1 to see the beautiful coast and made a pit stop to San Francisco.

To continue with their tradition of traveling to new places, Angie and her then boyfriend planned a big road trip out west. They started heading north and went to see Mt. Rushmore. Drove over to Yellowstone National Park where they got engaged while sitting by Yellowstone Lake. They stayed several nights in the park, and then drove south through the Grand Tetons, and down into Rocky Mountain National Park.

About a year later, they got married, and headed to Maui for their honeymoon! Angie and her husband have also cruised to the Caribbean, and visited many other fantastic destinations such as New York City, St. Augustine FL, Connecticut, Gatlinburg, and many trips to Disney!


Anita Heller
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Anita's love for travel started long before she got into the travel industry........with that said and 4 passports later she has been to six of the seven continents and 49 of the fifty states, almost every Caribbean island and has been on over 90 cruises. She brings over 28 years of experience and extensive knowledge as well as multiple awards for performance and customer satisfaction to Ambassadors Vacation Center.


Becky Cutrell
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Becky graduated from the Ambassador Institute of Travel in the spring of 2012 and began working at Ambassador in June. She loves camping, road trips, and traveling to National Parks. She has cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian cruise lines visiting many ports in the Caribbean and Alaska. Becky pursued a career in the travel industry because she wants to help others who share her dream to travel the world.


BethAnn Smith
E-mail: BethAnnS@MyAmbassadorTravel.com


Brydgette Knirs
E-mail: BrydgetteK@MyAmbassadorTravel.com
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By day, Brydgette is a case manager working with veteran, but her heart is heavy in travel!

Her passion for culture and travel was ignited during her first trip to Mexico in 2012! She got the travel bug and the passion has grown strong ever since. She has traveled mainly in Mexico and Caribbean but has been to Costa Rica and the Bahamas. She has plans to expand her destinations with planned trips to Hawaii and one day Africa!

As a travel advisor, Brydgette uses her travel experience, attention to detail, and travel network access to create life enhancing experiences and memories full of adventure, culture and delicious food!


Carol Montgomery
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Carol has an extensive knowledge of the travel business, which she learned from her 24 plus years in the travel field. She previously was part owner of her own travel agency. Her experience has taken her to a variety of destinations including Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean and throughout the US including Alaska and Hawaii. Her international travels have taken her to London, Portugal, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Amsterdam.

Carol has planned corporate meetings but especially likes working with groups as well as vacation clients. Carol is a Disney Specialist and a Princess Cruise Commodore. She has been on 26 cruises with Carnival, NCL, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Celebrity and Princess.


Cathy Folsom
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Cathy has been working in the travel industry for 30 years, and came back to Ambassador Travel in August 2015. She is a Corporate Travel specialist, and has been on several cruises, and traveled throughout the U.S. The Grand Canyon and Las Vegas trip was one of her favorites.


Christy Elmendorf
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Christy earned a degree in Health Services with an emphasis in marketing and public relations from the University of Southern Indiana. While attending USI she worked in their Travel Department. After several years in medical sales, she chose to merge her love of travel with her desire to work with people by completing the Ambassador Institute of Travel course. Christy worked as a student intern throughout her training and joined Ambassador Travel as a Travel Consultant after completing the program. She is excited to learn about different destinations and completing specialization courses.

Christy has a desire to go "around the world in 80 years" and would like to travel to each continent before she reaches the age of 80. She has traveled to many areas of the United States including California, Florida, Myrtle Beach, Washington D.C., and Walt Disney World. She also enjoys cruises and has traveled to St. Martin, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Bahamas.


Christi "Chris" Robinson
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Chris became a travel agent in 1983. After graduating from B&A Travel School in Carbondale, Illinois. She has a Master Cruise Certification, and Princess Commodore distinction. She has sailed on over 30 cruise ships throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, and the Panama Canal.


Cindy Brinkmeyer
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Cindy is a graduate of the Ambassador School of Travel with 19 years experience as a leisure travel agent. She also successfully completed the Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist Program sponsored by the Travel Agent Academy.

Cindy has been to her favorite destination, Mexico, over 30 times staying in numerous resort cities including Acapulco, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Xozumel, Puerto Vallarts, Cabo San Lucas, and the Riviera Maya. She has also visited Belize in Central America, staying on Ambergris Caye.

In addition, Cindy has been on several cruise lines including Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Holland America, and Norwegian Cruise Line, sailing to a multitude of Caribbean destinations.

In the United States, she has visited many of the cosmopolitan cities such as New York, Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Antonio, San Francisco, New Orleans, and San Diego. She can help you explore many of the exciting destinations in our own country.


Cindy Moschner
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Cindy joined the staff at Ambassador Travel immediately after her graduation from the Ambassador Institute of Travel in 2005. She is a Cancun specialist, Hawaii Destination Specialist, Princess Cruise Commodore, Sandals Weddingmoon Specialist and she has traveled to all of the Sandals/Beaches Resorts.

Some of Cindy's travels outside of the United States include Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico. She has also traveled to many Caribbean islands such as St. Lucia, Grand Cayman, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Grenada, Antigua and Jamaica many times. Cindy has also been on several Caribbean cruises. Her travels inside the United States include Hawaii, Las Vegas, California, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Rhode Island, Texas, and many others.

Cindy's love of travel is what made her pursue a career in the travel industry. She loves meeting new people and helping them plan their dream vacations.


Connie Corbett
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Connie is the President of Ambassador Travel and oversees the divisions of Ambassador Travel: Vacation Center, Corporate Center, Group & Incentive Travel, Ambassador Travel School, and Magellan Interline Vacations. Connie earned her CTC (Certified Travel Counselor) certification early in her travel career. She has served Ambassador Travel in senior management. Connie has traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Orlando, Las Vegas, Texas, Colorado, West Virginia, Wisconsin and many other destinations in the United States, but New York city, aka The Big Apple, remains one of her favorite. A visit to The Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia was a truly special vacation experience. Her international destinations include Canada, Costa Rica, Belize, Ireland, France, Portugal, Mexico, Spain and Italy. The Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City is as charming as described. She has also sailed on many cruise ships and visited many Caribbean destinations including Jamaica, Turks & Caicos, Aruba, Nassau, Nevis, Montserrat, St. Barts and St. Martin. Connie's current favorite is visiting castles in Europe.Favorite travel quote: "Why does a once in a lifetime vacation have to be limited to only once in a lifetime?"


Ginger Boarman
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Ginger specializes in corporate travel. She has over 10 years experience and has recently returned to the travel industry. She is a Certified Travel Counselor.

Ginger enjoys traveling and has been on several cruises including Carnival, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Princess. She has visited Alaska, Hawaii, Florida, California, Colorado, Washington State, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Boston and Scottsdale. International travels have taken her to Mexico, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. One highlight was attending the Oktoberfest in Munich.


Gregg Simoneaux
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Gregg earned a degree in Education with an emphasis on curriculum and physical education from Kentucky Wesleyan College. After several years of planning family vacations and small golf trips, Gregg turned his attention to the travel industry.

Gregg has cruised the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Being a former resident of Florida, Gregg has also traveled to Walt Disney World. Gregg's desire is to travel to Scotland, the birthplace of Golf, and play St. Andrews. Gregg lives with his wife and three adorable children.


Hilary Scott
E-mail: HilaryS@myambassadortravel.com
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Hilary's love for travel has been rooted in her after years of family travel. She graduated from Ambassador Institute of Travel in 2014 and immediately began working at Ambassador. She has traveled to the many islands of the Caribbean and the cities of Mexico, both by land and sea, and has become extremely familiar with the Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Princess cruise lines. Hilary has also traveled to the big cities of the United States that have stolen her heart; including, New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Miami, New Orleans, L.A., and San Diego. She pursues a career in the travel industry because she wants to see all the world has to offer and help others conquer that same dream.


Jill Plough
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Jill is a graduate of Ambassador Travel School, and a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge program. She is the Team Manager / Assistant Coach for the River city Ice theatre. Jill has been married to her soul mate for 18 years, and they have two beautiful girls. She worked in corporate America for 12 years before deciding to quit and stay home to raise her girls. Jill has always loved to travel. Growing up, her mom made sure that they had a vacation every year, and Jill and her husband are carrying on that same tradition with their family. After planning several trips for her friends and family, she decided to join the travel industry. Jill has traveled to Las Vegas, Chicago, Cape Cod, St. Louis, Orange Beach, Destin, and many other places in the U.S. Some of her favorites include Las Vegas, NYC and Disney World. She has cruised on Carnival and traveled to several places in the Caribbean.


Jill Sensmeier
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Jill is one of our senior travel agents with over 25 years of experience with Ambassador Travel. She is a graduate of Purdue University and Ambassador Institute of Travel. Jill has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean. In 2015, Jill completed a 17 day educational tour of Dubai and South Africa. She has completed extensive training programs throughout the years with many cruise lines, resorts, and tour companies. Jill is known for her organization of small family groups, attention to detail, and being an expert at customer service.


Jim Schmidt
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Jim graduated from Ambassador Travel School in the summer of 2016. Following a successful 30-year career as a teacher and a coach, his love for travel led him to begin his second career as a travel agent for Ambassador Travel. His travels have led him to several locations throughout the United States as well the Caribbean. He looks forward to being able to share his experiences and help plan your dream vacation.


Karen Stevens
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An Independent Vacation Consultant, Karen began her career in the travel industry when she joined the staff of a local travel agency as a leisure & corporate agent in the summer of 1984. She has also dedicated her time to both group and leisure travel, and has earned her "ears" as a Disney Specialist.

Karen has traveled extensively. She has been a passenger on approximately fifteen cruises with Carnival, NCL, Disney Cruise Lines®, and Holland America. She has been to Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Las Vegas, Alaska, and most of the states in the western U.S. Her international destinations include Paris, San Salvador, and Venezuela


Kathryn Reneer
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Kathryn earned her Bachelor's degree in Tourism, Convention, & Event Management from IUPUI in 2007. After several years of planning her own vacations and with a growing travel bucket list, she decided to become a Travel Agent and completed Ambassador’s Travel School in 2014. Kathryn has visited several countries in Europe, as well as many US destinations, her favorite city being New Orleans, LA. She is also a known Disney Fanatic, having visited Disney World and Disney Land many times! Kathryn and her husband enjoy running and have also participated in several runDisney events at both parks, recently running in the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon.

Krista Stocke
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After studying commercial art in college and working in banking for more than six years, Krista decided to become a Travel Consultant, because of her love of exploring new places and meeting new people. She graduated from Ambassador Institute of Travel in December of 2001 and joined the Ambassador staff the following January. Krista earned her Travel Agent Proficiency (TAP) certification and became a Disney specialist, since then she has become a Sandals Resorts Specialist, Palace Resorts Specialist, Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist, and Hawaii Specialist.

"My kids and I have been to Disney so many times that we don't even need a map anymore." Walt Disney World is still one of Krista’s favorite places to travel to, and a Disney Cruise is her family’s favorite cruise vacation. She loves seeing the smiles on the family's faces as they are making their plans for Disney and being able to give them little tips and suggestions.

While she enjoys working with her clients and helping to plan their dream vacations, Krista also has a love of art. She painted the mountain landscape and ocean shore canvases hanging in the Ambassador office.

Krista lives with her daughter and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, going to museums, painting, traveling, Krav Maga, and running.

Krista has traveled to the following cruise ports: Belize, Isla Roatan, Costa Maya, and Grand Cayman. In addition to cruising, Krista has toured all of the Sandals and Beaches properties. Krista has also visited many Caribbean Islands like Jamaica, Antigua, Grenada, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, and Bahamas. She also has visited many of the popular locations in Mexico. London, Costa Rica, and Hawaii are three of her all-time top favorite trips. She would like to visit more destinations in Europe and start visiting locations in South America.


Kristie Staton
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Kristie attended the University of Southern Indiana and earned a degree in public relations. Her love of working with people and her fascination of seeing the world caused her to combine those two passions and enroll in Ambassador Institute of Travel. Upon her graduation in 2003, she immediately joined our knowledgeable staff as a vacation consultant. She loves gaining knowledge of different vacation destinations and the “hot spots” for honeymooners and families. Kristie is certified as a Sandals and Beaches specialist and planned her own destination wedding and honeymoon in Jamaica.

Kristie has traveled to many places throughout the United States, visiting Colorado, South Dakota, Georgia, South Carolina, Washington D.C., California (San Diego, Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite National Park), and Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and has visited New York City. Kristie has also visited the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui and Kauai. She looks forward to visiting even more of the States in years to come.

Outside of the United States, Kristie has visited many Caribbean islands including St. Lucia, Antigua, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica many times. She has visited nearly all of the Sandals and Beaches resorts during her travels. Kristie has also traveled extensively in Mexico, she has been to Cancun, Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta & Los Cabos. Kristie has been to several European counties including England, Holland, Spain, France and Italy and looks forward to adding more European destinations to her passport in the future.


Leah Guilford
E-mail: LeahG@MyAmbassadorTravel.com
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Leah graduated from Ambassador Travel School in the spring of 2016. Her love of travel inspired her to embark on a career where she can share her enthusiasm and experiences. Leah has cruised on many cruise lines including Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, Norwegian, Princess and Royal Caribbean. Cruise destinations include many islands throughout the Caribbean, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand, and ports along the Mediterranean Sea in the countries of Croatia, France, Greece and Italy. She has also vacationed at all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Turks & Caicos. Leah’s travels within the U.S. include Alaska, Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, New York City, Seattle, Washington D.C. and numerous trips to Disney World and Florida beaches. When not planning the next destination to cross off her bucket list, Leah enjoys reading and spending time with her family.


Libby Grimm
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Libby received her degree from the University of Southern Indiana with a major in History and a minor in English and then taught school in San Antonio, TX. She is also a 1994 graduate of the Ambassador Institute of Travel. She began working for Ambassador in 1995. As a Certified ARC Specialist, one of her responsibilities is processing the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) report. She is also in charge of organizing our Ambassador Institute of Travel students.

Outside of the US she has traveled to Canada-Banff, Jasper, Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Paris, France, Punta Cana, Boca de Yuma, and the Mayan Rivera.


Linda Pollock
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Linda graduated from Ambassador School of Travel in 2008 and immediately started working for Ambassador right after graduation. Her travels include: California-Muir Woods and the giant redwoods, Las Vegas, Utah-Zion National Park (hiking the Virgin River), Portland, Oregon, Spokane Washington, Grand Canyon, Idaho-Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint, The Sawtooth Mountains, Montana (stayed in a Mountain Cabin), Wyoming, Devils Tower and Yellowstone, South Dakota-The Badlands, Mount Rushmore, The Black Hills.

Outside of the US she has traveled to Canada-Banff, Jasper, Calgary, Canadian Rockies, Paris, France, Punta Cana, Boca de Yuma, and the Mayan Rivera

Linda specializes in Caribbean All inclusive and individualized tours of the American West.


Linda Shively
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Linda is an Independent Travel Consultant with Ambassador Travel who began her travel career in 1991. She has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, and North America, and has sailed 18 different ships throughout the world. Linda’s specialties are Europe, Hawaii, and Hawaiian and honeymoon travel, as well as cruise destinations. Along with her vacation customers, Linda also assists many corporate travelers. Having worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb and having been an office manager for Xerox, she understands the needs of corporate clients and knows how best to serve them.


Michelle Blandford
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Michelle graduated from the Ambassador Institute of Travel in 2016, when she decided that it was time for a new career. Her Chemistry degree from USI and the years spent planning trips for her family and for her daughter's Girl Scout troop have enhanced her love of research and traveling. She really enjoys seeking out new experiences for her family and for others, and helping others make their own new memories. She has been to the Disney World Resort several times, and enjoys visiting the National Parks. She has been to Savannah, Chicago, St. Augustine, San Francisco, Washington DC, New Orleans, and other places around the United States. She is looking forward to much more traveling in the coming years.

When she's not planning a trip somewhere, she is very active volunteering for Girl Scouts, both with her daughter's troop and as a facilitator for the council. She is also involved with her son's Boy Scout troop. She loves to camp with her family and she also volunteers at Girl Scout camp in the summer.


Michelle Strawcutter
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Michelle grew up in Punxsutawney, PA- the Groundhog Capital of the World, but has lived in Indiana for the last 21 years. She loves all things travel and has a growing list of places to visit and revisit!

She has been cruising for the last 24 years visiting the Caribbean and Alaska on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival, Princess, and MSC. She enjoys hosting first-time cruisers and encouraging anyone thinking about it to give it a try because you will be very happy you did! Michelle has also visited many other destinations including Niagara Falls, Gatlinburg, the Grand Canyon, Wisconsin Dells, Las Vegas, Cancun, Disney, and Universal Studios Orlando. She has created her own itineraries through her favorite area to visit for history, culture, and awesome food, the deep south. She has visited Memphis, Oxford, Biloxi, Vicksburg, Tupelo, New Orleans, and loves to visit the beautiful plantation homes in Natchez and on Great River Road in Louisiana. Her family has also enjoyed the beautiful family friendly beaches in Gulf Shores Alabama for many years. She has completed the specialist training for the following places since graduating Ambassador's Travel School in May 2016: Sandals, New Orleans, Jamaica, Hawaii, Universal Orlando, and Norwegian Cruiseline University. Michelle looks forward to planning a vacation that fits your personal needs.


Pam McGinn
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Pam, a graduate from Ball Statue University, taught school and raised her children before joining the travel industry. She attended Ambassador Institute of Travel, and immediately joined the Ambassador staff upon her graduation.

Pam has seen many of the sights of North America, having traveled throughout Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and 45 of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. She has cruised on 25 ships with Princess, Royal Caribbean, Holland, NCL, Carnival, Viking, Uniworld, and AMA Waterways. With Viking, Uniworld, and AMA, she took in-depth European river cruises of Germany, Holland, Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, and Turkey. One highlight for her was seeing Germany at Christmas with all of its famous Christmas markets.

Along with her husband, Dan, she has experienced two Mediterranean cruises out of Barcelona, three Greek island cruises, and a Baltic cruise out of Copenhagen with stops in Russia, the Scandinavian countries, Poland and Estonia.

She and her family have driven the back roads of Europe, touring England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Spain.

Exotic trips are a new favorite for Pam, who has visited Asia four times in four years staying in China, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Macao. Other recent exotic locations visited were Egypt, Peru, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Dubai.

Pam's motto is "I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list."


Patty Cox
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Patty Cox joined Ambassador Travel in 2013. As a business traveler, she has visited most large American cities as well as Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, China, Taiwan and Thailand. As a leisure traveler, she has also visited Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, The Cayman Islands and makes annual trips to Hawaii. Her favorite destination is Maui, but she is familiar with all of the Hawaiian Islands. Walt Disney World is another favorite destination. She is a Certified Sandals Specialist, a Princess Cruises Commodore and a graduate of Disney's College of Knowledge.

Patty graduated from F. J. Reitz High School and holds degrees from Purdue University in Industrial Technology and the University of Southern Indiana in Industrial Management and attended the Ambassador Travel Academy. She is a graduate of Leadership Evansville and is a Kentucky Colonel. Patty has been a volunteer for the United Way, Junior Achievement, a Mentor in the University of Evansville Options Program for Women in Engineering, an Advisor for Aviation Explorers, a Young Eagles Flight Leader and a Project Pilot Student Mentor. Patty is also a Commercial Pilot and a Flight Instructor. She is the Air Show Coordinator for the Owensboro Air Show.


Rachel Maurer
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Rachel earned Bachelor’s degrees in Music Therapy and Music Education from the University of Evansville and earned a Master’s degree in Music Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She has worked as a music therapist in the Evansville area since 2006.

Rachel has always been interested in travel and has traveled around much of the United States and to numerous countries in Europe, including England, France, Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Gibraltar, and even the northernmost tip of Morocco. Rachel and her husband have included their two children in many of their travel destinations, including some of their European excursions. Rachel has also traveled with her husband to Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.

Rachel joined Ambassador Travel as a home-based consultant in order to share her love and knowledge of travel and to help others plan their dream vacations.


Rachel Spratt
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Rachel graduated from the Ambassador Institute of Travel in the fall of 2014. She is a College of Disney Knowledge graduate and has cruised with Disney Cruise Lines and been to Walt Disney World multiples times since she was a child. She has traveled to large cities, such as, New York City and Las Vegas, and been to the Caribbean. Rachel enjoys helping others and sharing her love of travel is one of the reasons she decided to become a Travel Consultant. In her spare time she enjoys reading, participating in local community theatre, and spending time with her children's activities. Rachel’s favorite motto is: “Raise the ordinary to the extraordinary.”


Rhonda Burke
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Rusti Vonderhaar
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Rusti has been a full-time travel professional with Ambassador for more than 25 years. She is a Master Cruise Counselor, a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Business, and a member of the Traveler’s Century Club, an organization comprised solely of individuals who have visited more than 100 countries. She has traveled to more than 150 countries throughout the world, concentrating in many of the countries in Africa, Asia, and South America.


Ryan Scheidler
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Ryan came to Ambassador Travel through an unlikely avenue - the banking industry. He worked for many years as a commercial lender with companies of varying sizes in many different industries. Today Ryan works on special projects with Ambassador staff to ensure the company retains its leadership role in the travel industry. Ryan works closely with the vacation department, corporate division, and Magellan Interline Vacations division to make certain the company offers our customers the best vacation experience at the best value.

While growing up, Ryan was fortunate to travel extensively with his parents and sister. Now Ryan and his wife enjoy taking their own children to explore new regions and countries, every chance they get. Ryan has visited more than a dozen countries, but most enjoys the culture of Italy, the beaches & relaxation of St. Thomas, and the history of the U.S. east coast.


Sally Blaize
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Sally earned her degree in Elementary Education from Oakland City University in 2003. After teaching several years, she decided to spend more time at home with her daughter. With a love of travel and seeing new places, she decided to enroll in the Ambassador Institute of Travel.

Sally has traveled to several places throughout the United States, visiting Walt Disney World, Boston, Yellowstone National Park, South Dakota, Niagara Falls, Florida, Savannah, and Washington, DC. She has also traveled to England, Edinburgh and Puerto Rico. Sally has been to the following cruise ports: Cozumel, San Juan, St Thomas, Grand Turk, Halifax, Saint John and Sydney. She looks forward to visiting more places in the future.


Samantha Hedges
E-mail: SamanthaH@MyAmbassadorTravel.com
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Samantha graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting. After working in Real Estate Lending for 10 years and planning several family vacations and helping friends with their trips, she decided to enroll in Ambassador Travel School to become a Travel Agent. Upon her graduation in 2015, she immediately joined the Ambassador family as an Independent Travel Consultant. Samantha has visited many US Destinations and several countries in Europe, her favorite being Scotland! She has visited Walt Disney World over a dozen times and enjoys planning magical vacations at the most magical place on earth! She also enjoys cruising and has visited the Bahamas, Belize, Mexico, Cayman Islands, St. Thomas and St. Maarten.

Samantha’s favorite and most memorable vacations include: Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, Hawaii, Walt Disney World, Colorado and Cruising the Caribbean.

Favorite Travel Quote: “I would rather have a passport full of stamps, than a house full of stuff”


Sandy Choate
E-mail: SandyC@MyAmbassadorTravel.com
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Sandy is a wife, mother of one, avid junk hunter and fan of all things travel. She has worked for her local county Government for twenty years. She understands that planning a vacation can involve a lot of details and as a recent graduate of the Ambassador School of Travel she is excited to begin her career as an Independent Travel Consultant.

Sandy and her family have traveled outside the country to Cancun, the Mayan Riviera, Puerto Vallarta and Jamaica. She recently took her first cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line to the Bahamas. Within the United States, her visits include Las Vegas, NV; Washington D.C.; Gettysburg, PA; Tybee Island and Savannah, GA; Miami, Surfside, Orlando and Key West, FL; Branson, MO; Gatlinburg, TN and Denver, CO. She has also traveled to Disney World many times throughout her life.

Sandy wants to travel to many destinations in the future and looks forward to making vacation dreams come true for her clients.


Teri Freels
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E-mail: TeriF@myAmbassadorTravel.com
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Teri worked as a Corporate Travel Agent off and on for 17 years. When I wasn't working at a Travel Agency I worked for 3 different Race Teams in Indianapolis booking Travel. I took 3 years off after my twin girls were born and happy to be back.

My favorite vacation spots include - Nice, Monaco, Rome, Amalifi Coast, London, Paris, Stockholm, New York and The Keys.


Terri Schaefer
Phone: (812) 469-9905
E-mail: TerriS@myambassadortravel.com
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Terri graduated from the Ambassador School of Travel in 2000 and has been busy in the travel industry ever since. She also has her Disney College of Knowledge degree, is a Hawaiian Island expert, and is a Princess Commodore. She earned her Travel Agent Proficient Honor right after travel school.

Some of her favorite places to travel are the national parks here in the US, whether by driving, train, flying, or even sailing. Alaska is her all-time top spot. She has cruised on Carnival, Disney, and Princess. She's been traveling throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and the US; including, Alaska and Hawaii. Terri is ready to help you plan that perfect trip either for couples or multi-generational families. She has arranged quite a few group trips for several businesses and families in the tri-state.

In her spare time, she enjoys a good book at a great campsite. Her grandchildren are the joy of her life and you are likely to see them with her and her husband. Her daughters often join them, also. You are likely to see her at a state park or even a national park with the family. Just come on by and say, "Hi," she or her husband will pull you out a chair to sit and talk awhile.

Remember, you will not know what is on the other side, unless you travel there. So, of her favorite memories of travel are of being lost and hiccups along the way. These are the ones that you think about first and usually end up laughing about later on.


Theresa Hayes
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E-mail: TheresaH@MyAmbassadorTravel.com
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Theresa received her travel degree from Southeastern Academy in Kissimmee, FL, along with a few business classes at USI. She is a Certified Cruise Counselor and a certified Sandals Representative. She's been in the travel industry for over thirty years.

Theresa has sailed on several cruise lines and has traveled to the outer points of the U.S.; such as, Alaska, Hawaii, California, New York and Florida. She has enjoyed skiing in Denver and zip lining in Costa Rica. Her travels have also taken her to other islands in the Caribbean, Canada, London and Europe.

She enjoys working with her clients and sending them on special trips to relax, to seek adventure, to explore and discover, to enjoy family time or just enjoying the history and cultures of the world.

Theresa also works with airline employees, military and cargo personnel around the United States who receive special discounts on cruises and land packages. Her favorite quote is, "Dream, Explore and Discover."