About Us

Our friendly and experienced staff members are always ready to go “above and beyond” to accommodate the special needs of each customer.  We work hard to make your job easier!

 

                              Anne Davis, CTP, President

                                After spending two years planning activities and trips for the St. Louis Community Schools, Anne decided to start her own business in 1981. Enlisting the help of her mother, the two worked to grow a successful business focusing predominately on the bank travel market.  Anne is involved in all aspects of the company but particularly enjoys developing exciting, new itineraries and giving travel presentations.  Her vast experience in tourism brings unparalleled knowledge and vision to the company and peace of mind to more than 75 group leaders. These individuals recognize the integrity and financial stability that has been an integral part of the company since its inception.  Anne holds the designation of Certified Tour Professional and served for five years on the Board of Directors of the National Tour Association.  She enjoys bicycling, hiking and spending time with her four children and four grandchildren. 

Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis, Vice-President

Kevin joined the company in 1999 after working for over 20 years in technology where he held positions in both sales and procurement. Kevin works primarily on  the business side of the company focusing on the company’s financial, insurance and technology requirements.  In addition, Kevin enjoys escorting tours where his sense of humor and desire to meet the needs of the passengers is appreciated by all. Outside of work, Kevin volunteers for the charitable organization World Pediatric Project. Their work brings children to the U.S. and sends teams of doctors abroad to perform life-changing surgeries.  Kevin enjoys studying and practicing Spanish, photography, working out, riding his motorcycle, bicycling, hiking and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

                                Chris Tilley, Director of Operations

Chris joined the company in 2018 after spending 20 years working for large financial services and healthcare companies.  He especially enjoyed his time spent as a client relationship manager where he was able to use his customer service skills to create great client experiences.  Chris has a passion for travel, has traveled extensively, and while earning his master’s degree chose to do his thesis on the changing dynamics of the travel industry.  Chris’ love for travel often prompted him to take time off from his “day job” to serve as tour manager for several Cruises and Tours Worldwide trips, which helped him to realize his true calling.  Outside of work, Chris enjoys exercise (cycling, running, swimming), St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and spending as much time with his wife and two children as he can, preferably outdoors.

MaryAnn NewshamMaryAnn Newsham, Travel Coordinator

MaryAnn has been with the company since 1996. She is highly valued and appreciated by everyone in the office due to her extensive knowledge and willingness to help others. There isn’t a tour that departs without MaryAnn’s involvement. She is the “go-to” person for passengers’ special needs, and she also handles all insurance claims. Her caring nature makes her a natural when communicating with passengers and travel club directors. MaryAnn is a mother of five, an avid reader and a talented actor who is involved in community theatre.

 

Ashley Brewer

aSHLEY BREWER, Travel Coordinator

Ashley joined the company in 2013 and quickly became a valuable member of the team.  After returning home from the Peace Corps in 2004 Ashley became a full time Travel Director with Maritz, and by the age of 26 had visited 29 countries. Since then her experience in the travel industry has included corporate and leisure travel, work for a AAA Five Diamond hotel, and meeting planning. Ashley brings all this experience to her tour planning and loves going out on the road as a Tour Manager leading our groups. Ashley is an avid runner, having completed many marathons and half marathons. She also enjoys camping, hiking and anything that gets her outdoors.