We Make Your Job Easier. Our friendly and experienced staff is always ready to go “above and beyond” to accommodate the special needs of each of our customers. We work hard to make your job easier!
Meet our Staff
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 Betty Lemon, the two worked to grow a successful business focusing almost exclusively on the bank travel market. In 2002, Anne’s husband Kevin joined the company and a new chapter began. Anne continues to be involved in all aspects of the company but particularly enjoys developing exciting, new itineraries. Her 30 years of experience in tourism brings unparalleled knowledge and vision to the company and peace of mind to bank club directors. These individuals recognize the integrity and financial stability that has been an integral part and driving force of the company since its inception. Anne holds the designation of Certified Tour Professional. She enjoys bicycling and spending time with her four children and two young grandchildren.
Kevin Davis Vice-President
Kevin joined the company after working for over 20 years in technology, holding positions in both sales and procurement. Kevin works primarily on the logistical side of the business focusing on the company’s financial, insurance and technology requirements. In addition, Kevin enjoys escorting tours where his sense of humor, attention to detail and desire to meet the needs of passengers make him a favorite of many groups. 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 and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
In the 1990’s, Jennifer worked for the company for almost 10 years as a Travel Coordinator and Tour Director. She then took a position as the Bank Club Director for a regional bank. Jennifer’s knowledge and skills include nearly 20 years of travel industry experience. Her extensive background includes working with both a major hotel chain and airline. Her most recent experiences were serving as a Bank Marketing Director and as the Marketing/Public Relations Manager for an area hospital. Jennifer’s return was a wonderful addition to the team. She is an excellent partner in helping group leaders build their travel programs and reach their strategic goals. Jennifer and her family live on a Christmas Tree Farm, and in her spare time, she enjoys creating unique pieces of jewelry that she sells at art fairs.
MaryAnn Newsham Travel Coordinator
MaryAnn has been with the company for over 18 years. 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 air ticketing and insurance claims. Her caring nature makes her a natural when communicating with passengers and bank club directors. MaryAnn is a mother of five, an avid reader and a talented actor who is involved in community theatre.
Lori Purk Travel Coordinator
Lori joined the staff in the spring of 2010 and is responsible for planning and coordinating group cruise travel. Lori was a Travel Agent for over 25 years, which gave her a wealth of experience in many areas of travel. She was involved with corporate, leisure, international and group travel as well as meeting and tour planning. Her vast skills include contract negotiations, customer care resolution and agency help desk supervision. Outside of the office, Lori is an award-winning nature photographer who has been selling and sharing her work since 2000. Lori is the owner of an art gallery co-op.
Dawn Rabe Travel Coordinator
After four years of globetrotting as an International Tour Director, Dawn joined the company in 1998 with a world of experience. In the office, Dawn’s talents include tour planning and the creation of beautiful fliers and brochures. Dawn thoroughly enjoys getting “out on the road” as a Tour Director several times each year. Her cheerful personality and careful attention to detail make her a favorite among bank club leaders and passengers alike. After traveling for 19 years, she has visited 49 states and six continents, missing only North Dakota and Antarctica. In her free time, Dawn likes to take her dog Libby for long walks in the park. She also enjoys reading, exercising and working on projects around her home.
Ashley Brewer, Travel Coordinator
Ashley is the newest addition to the company, having joined us in the spring of 2013. After returning home from the Peace Corps in 2004 she 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 includes corporate and leisure travel, work for a AAA Five Diamond hotel, and meeting planning. She 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 out of doors.