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 health care 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

Rebecca Gehrke started her travel career with Destinations Travel in 2003 and joined Menno Travel 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
kamiKami Heckaman joined Menno Travel in 1996 after beginning a career in travel in the late 1980’s. She specializes in planning detailed international itineraries.  Kami is a Destination Specialist for Europe, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.  She enjoys coordinating vacations to exotic destinations as well as family vacations and cruises.   Kami’s own favorite personal trips include several islands in the Caribbean and many European countries.   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 and came to Menno Travel in 1992 where she has been a valued member of the management team. In 2012, Deb joined the 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 as their National Pac Chair. 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
sondraSondra 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, Central Europe, Chile, and New Zealand.  Email Chris

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
KimKim Wright handles corporate travel and meeting groups.  Kim started her career in 1986 and began working at Menno Travel in 2014. She has 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

Group/Incentive

ronda Ronda 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 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

 

 Liana Graham joined Menno Travel in 2016. She is a Certified Meeting Professional and member of Meeting Professionals International. Prior to joining Menno, she worked 19 years for a Fortune 500 chemical company based in Dallas, Texas and was responsible for all aspects of their global corporate meetings and events for their board of directors, company senior executives and global leadership and sales teams including onsite operation and management. She has traveled to many parts of the world including China, Hungary, The Netherlands, Germany, England, Scotland, Canada and Hawaii.   Email Liana

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

Support

ericaErica Davidhizar 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.    Email Erica
timon Timon Nimtz grew up in Goshen, Indiana, and is a 2014 graduate of Grace College, with a Bachelor of Science double-major in Accounting and Business Administration. He joined Menno Travel in April 2015 and provides support for many areas including accounting, reporting, marketing and social media. His favorite travel destination is Melbourne, Australia.    Email Timon
 

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 Hawaii, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Dominican Republic, England and India.
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Burke Herr is a Goshen, IN, local and graduate of Hanover College where he studied Economics, Mathematics, Physics, and was a part of the Business Scholars program. Burke provides online support for corporate clients and also helps with reporting, accounting, and online updates. Burke has traveled to Nicaragua, throughout the U.S. and to the Bahamas, but his favorite place to be is on a ski slope.  Email Burke

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