Vacation Department Staff


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

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
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. Chris has helped clients plan a variety of vacation experiences, including trips to the Caribbean and Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Specializing in constructing custom itineraries involving traditional destination highlights, immersive cultural experiences in less-traveled areas, and everything in between, Chris enjoys connecting clients to the travel experiences they desire.    Email Chris
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