Vacation Department Staff

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.
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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 destinations.  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 planning skills, 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 a 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 advisor 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 Advisors (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
 
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, 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 while hiking the great volcano of Mt. Etna, overlooking the ash-buried city of Pompeii, Italy. Her favorite places include The Virgin Islands, Yosemite National Park, The Greek Islands, and of course, Italy. She hopes to visit the country where her great grandfather grew up: Ireland. Also on her bucket list are Norway, Austria and Iceland. She loves planning vacations for honeymooners and adventurers. Email Meagan
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Erica 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

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