Management

geofGeof Landis, co-manager of Menno Travel with his wife, Liz Gunden, has been with the company since 1982 and is President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) and began his career as a travel counselor in the vacation department. He is responsible for sales and support of corporate accounts. Geof is President of the Goshen Youth Soccer Organization, a member of Goshen Rotary and is active in his church and other community organizations.   Email Geof

Liz Gunden, co-manager of Menno Travel with husband Geof Landis, joined the company in 2015 and serves as the Chief Operating Officer.  Liz’s previous work experience included healthcare executive and management positions in the Goshen area.  She also served as an adjunct professor in the nursing adult education programs at Goshen College.  Most recently she was the administrative director of a local birth center.  Liz is responsible for the daily operations as well as the marketing functions.  Liz serves on the board of several local not-for-profit organizations, professional organizations and is active in her church.   Email Liz

 

Vacation/Leisure

 

ericaErica Davidhizar started her career in the travel industry in 2010. She worked as the receptionist in the sales assistant center and in the groups and incentive department. In 2018 she became a vacation travel advisor. She is a Certified Sandals Specialist and a Destination Specialist for Hawaii, Caribbean and Mexico. She has also completed the cruise courses for Celebrity Cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean. Her favorite vacation destination was going to Punta Cana and a Baja Mexico cruise.    Email Erica

 

Rebecca Gehrke started her travel career with Destinations Travel in 2003 and joined Menno Travel in December 2011. Rebecca specializes in travel to Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean and enjoys planning any type of vacation. She has traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Europe and several Caribbean Cruises. Rebecca is available for consultation in the Warsaw, Indiana area.   Email Rebecca
Kami Heckaman Found her way to the travel industry after realizing that she wanted a career that combined helping others and her love of travel. She attended travel school to augment her journalism degree in the late 80’s and joined Menno Travel in 1996. Kami has traveled to many places, but Montreal, Alaska with its raw beauty, and the French quaintness of Quebec City top off her list of favorite North American destination. In the Caribbean islands, it’s St. Lucia and Jamaica. In Europe, France and Switzerland complete her list. Every trip is unique and tailored to each person and situation. Using her creative skill, Kami particularly enjoys planning honeymoons, vacations for families, and arranging global vacations with complex itineraries.   Email Kami

 

triciaTricia Irvin graduated from Indiana Travel Academy in 1998 and began her career in travel, planning vacations. She joined Menno Travel in 2005 and is as Certified Sandals Specialist and a Destination Specialist for Las Vegas. She has completed the cruise courses for Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean. She particularly enjoys planning honeymoons, cruises and family get-a-ways, including Disney vacations. She particularly enjoyed her river cruise down the Danube, several trips to Hawaii, and Punta Cana.  However, her favorite destination is Aruba.  Email Tricia
maggieMaggie Lewallen has been a travel agent with Menno Travel since 1993. She is a Certified Travel Associate, Accredited Cruise Counselor, Certified Sandals Specialist, Hawaii Specialist and a Destination Specialist for the Caribbean, Pacific Rim and Western Europe.  Maggie specializes in trips to Europe, River Cruising, Hawaii, Mexico, Caribbean, Alaska, Australia and Africa.  Some of her favorite trips include Italy, Ireland, Alaska, Hawaii and a River Cruise in France.  She enjoys planning any type of vacation including customizing travel to meet your needs.  Email Maggie
debDeb Mangas is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) and an Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC). She began her travel career in 1975 before coming to Menno Travel in 1992 where she was a valued member of the management team until 2013. At that time, Deb joined our Vacation Department where she loves making travel dreams come true for her clients! Deb is active in the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), currently serving on their National Government & Political Affairs Committee. Some of her favorite destinations include China, Greece, Germany, Chile and Alaska. Most often though, the last place she visited is her favorite.   Email Deb

 

Sondra Pressler started her travel career in 1998 and came to Menno Travel in 2004. She has a college degree in Travel and Hospitality Management and is a Destination Specialist for Hawaii, Alaska, the Caribbean, and Mexico. She is a Certified Sandals Specialist and has completed several cruise specialist classes and enjoys planning any type of vacation. She has traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, London and several Caribbean Cruises.    Email Sondra
Chris Stuck is a graduate of Indiana University South Bend with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. An avid researcher with extensive customer service experience, Chris enjoys assisting clients with all aspects of the vacation planning process. He has obtained specialist certifications for Disney as well as Uniworld and Scenic river cruises with various destinations. An avowed food and beverage enthusiast, Chris enjoys seeking out the culinary experiences that make destinations unique. Destinations he hopes to visit in the not too distant future include the Pacific Northwest, Ireland and Scotland, Scandinavia, Central Europe, Chile, and New Zealand.  Email Chris

 

Meagan Yoder joined Menno Travel in 2017 after graduating from International Business College in Fort Wayne with a degree in Travel and Hospitality. There, she extensively researched travel, destinations, and tourism. She became a certified destination specialist for the Caribbean and further obtained more in-depth certifications for Hawaii, Cozumel, Cancun, The Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and many more. An avid hiker, Meagan first discovered her passion for travel when she found herself hiking the great volcano of Mt. Etna, overlooking the ash-buried city of Pompeii, Italy. Her favorite places that she’s traveled to include The Virgin Islands, Yosemite National Park, The Greek Islands, and of course, Italy. In the near future, she hopes to visit the country her great-grandfather grew up in, Ireland. Norway, Austria, and Iceland are on her bucket list as well. She loves planning vacations for the honeymooners and the adventurers. Email Meagan

Business/Corporate

jillJill Mann started her career in 1992, joining Menno Travel in 1997.  Her expertise as a business travel manager includes her superb handling of complicated airline ticket exchanges.  Her wealth of knowledge has made Jill the “go to” person in the corporate travel department for complex problem solving & general leadership. She is the backbone of the corporate travel department.    Jill has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean to locations such as Belize, Mexico, and Bonaire in search of pristine scuba diving locations.   Her all-around favorite travel location is the Hawaiian Islands.   Email Jill
deeDee Miller has been in the travel industry since 1995 and joined Menno Travel in 2001. She graduated from Davenport College with a concentration in Travel & Tourism and handles corporate accounts as well as complicated international itineraries.  Dee’s travel experience includes trips to Ethiopia, Mexico, France, Israel, Turkey and many Caribbean cruises.    Email Dee
Kim Wright handles corporate travel and meeting groups.  Kim started her career in 1986 and began working at Menno Travel in 2014. She has an extensive background that began with corporate and sports travel, specializing in motorsports teams and event logistics.   She has also initialized group travel to sporting events such as the Superbowl, Final Four, Indy 500 and Ryder Cup. Most recently Kim worked for a large national retailer, managing everything within their corporate travel department. Her favorite current travel destination is London, and she is a Marriott specialist.   Email Kim
ronRon Yoder joined Menno Travel in 1982 and is skilled at handling complicated international travel, consolidator and bulk fares. Since 2006, Ron works remotely from his home in Texas. He has extensive travel experience to destinations such as Togo, Malaysia, Honduras, Bolivia, Europe and England.    Email Ron

Pete Myers graduated from Manchester University where he studied Business Management and Sales, as well as played football for the Spartans. Pete is the business account contact for Menno’s relationships with various corporate accounts. He is also responsible for creating the newsletter, assisting with reporting, daily finance, and acquiring new corporate accounts. Pete enjoys vacationing anywhere with a warm beach and also hopes to attend a football game in every professional stadium. Email Pete

Group/Incentive

 rondaRonda Morris is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), a Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) and former owner of Destinations Travel Service. She joined our staff in January 2012 working with groups, including corporate incentive travel. In June 2014, Ronda moved to our Corporate Travel Department, handling individual travel for our corporate accounts. Ronda began her travel career in 1983 in Warsaw at Warsaw Travel.  She has traveled to many parts of the world including the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Europe & Canada.   Email Ronda

 

Maureen Russell joined Menno Travel in 1998 and is a Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) and an Accredited Cruise Counselor (ACC).  She plans and organizes Corporate Incentive Travel, working with domestic and international land programs, including all-inclusive packages and cruises. She has extensive experience in handling groups ranging from 20 to 400 participants. Maureen has traveled to many destinations including Paris, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and numerous cruises to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.  Email Maureen

 

Holly Herschberger joined Menno Travel in 2017.  As part of the Group & Incentive Department, she helps organize and manage Corporate Incentive Travel programs to destinations both domestic and international.  Her extensive travel experience gives her firsthand knowledge of how best to take care of your group.  She has traveled to Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador.

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Accounting

sueSue Moneyheffer has been with Menno Travel since 2006 and is Chief Financial Officer. She has extensive experience in public accounting and handles the company’s financial reporting as well as the payroll and employee benefits for the employees and numerous independent travel agents. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her family.    Email Sue

 

 

Anita Hochstetler joined Menno in May 2018 as an Accounting Assistant. She graduated from Ivy Tech with an Associate degree in Accounting. Anita traveled to various destinations in the western United States. She would like to visit Germany in the future. Anita enjoys camping and water sports.

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Support

 

 Kimberly De Vincent works in our Sales Assistance Center (SAC) answering phones and directing walk-in clients. She also handles foreign currency exchange sales, shipping, office supplies ordering and document processing. Kimberly has traveled to multiple major cities across the United States, Kauai being one of her favorite vacation spots. She hopes to travel internationally, visiting places such as Bari, Italy, and China. Email Kimberly

Technology

kendalKendal Sommers joined Menno Travel in 1994 as a corporate travel agent. As Chief Information Officer, Kendal is responsible for all technology in our office including the airline reservation system and QC software. In addition, he manages staff training relating to all automation systems.  Kendal’s travels have taken him to England, Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Dominican Republic and India.  Email Kendal

 

 

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