Your trip would be impossible without the help of the Administrative staff. Their hard work and dedication keep the wheels on the road and your trip on track. They are here to help with anything you need!
Kara was hired in 2008 as the Finance Manager. Several positions and six years later, Kara has reached the title of President of the company. With a BS in accounting and an MBA, she has a broad knowledge of how business works. However, she probably learned more about business as a child watching both of her parents operate successful businesses of their own. As the President, she has multiple roles to play, but she still loves working directly with her groups as a Group Sales Coordinator. Kara's main goal for the company is to provide a quality trip at a reasonable price. She focuses on going that extra mile for every group so that each trip is easy and hassle free for the leader. Kara welcomed her first child, Kaylor, on December 8th, 2011, so needless to say she is very busy! 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. Her favorite travel destinations are Nashville, NYC, DC, Atlanta, and Punta Cana.
Denise has used the most recent three years in office as our Finance Manager. A compassionate woman with an inclination for math, she revels in arranging family treks with her spouse, Chad, and child, Hunter. Despite the fact that she has been to numerous parts of the nation, she is now anticipating her chance to pack the parka and see Alaska! When she isn't in the workplace, Denise enjoys interior decorating and going to Hunter's numerous activities like soccer, T-ball, swim lessons and guitar lessons! As a country girl, Denise also enjoys the tranquil lifestyle connected with rural real estate.
Raquel is our Reservation Specialist! 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, 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 responsibilities and contributing as much value as she can. With an Associate of Arts degree as well as a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology, Raquel knows how to handle a workload! If she could revisit one trip in her life it would be her honeymoon in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina where she and her husband took on white water rafting and zip lining!
Josh is our Social Media Manager! He keeps track of online travel trends and makes sure our social followers stay up to date. A music buff, Josh takes his love for a good beat to the gym, the volleyball court, and the pavement for a long run. He spent three years in Orlando building lasers, and today enjoys investing in the stock market, boating, fishing, golf and professional photography. Married to his college sweetheart, Josh has one life goal: to stay happy.
Meet Danielle, our company Content Writer and Social Media Specialist! Danielle graduated Truman State University with her B.A in English and minor in Geography. Danielle is an animal lover who enjoys hiking with her dog and trying to perfect her nature photography skills along the way. She loves this job because it allows her to combine her two passions, writing and travel, into a useful resource for others who also love to travel. Her favorite places to visit are the gorgeous hills of Tennessee, the bustle of lakeside Chicago, and the bright beaches of Cancun, but she is always looking to add more to her list!
Adding video editing experience and more creative talent to the web department team is our newest member, Katie. Katie just started here at Adventure Student Travel as a Social Media Specialist looking to expand upon her passion for other cultures, as well as share that growing passion with other people. In her free time, Katie loves to walk her dog, paint, create films, and watch the occasional Carry Grant movie. Katie has been to various spots throughout America as well as Peru, bringing her own great travel experiences to the team!
Another new Social Media Specialist adding talent and creativity to our web team is Brittney, a very passionate video personality here to represent Adventure Student Travel on our YouTube channel. Brittney loves to help others and has a bright personality perfect for this position. A mom of 3, Brittney is always busy taking care of her young children and enjoying outdoor activities with them. Brittney has travel experience in Florida and Wisconsin, though she has high hopes to see the Carolinas, Arizona, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico soon!