Meet Our Team

Our Motto:  Learn, know, go and grow.

Our agents are lifelong learners and never stop learning, knowing, going, and growing.  Agents have specialist certifications in a wide array of destinations and niche markets.

Our Travel Partners are some of the most reputable Industry partners. Examples include American Airlines,  AM Resorts, Sandals, AIC,  Playa Resorts, Europe Express, Travel 2, Classic, Travel Impressions, Down Under, Globus, Trafalgar, Carnival, NCL, MSC, Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Ama waterways, Viking Cruises, Hilton, Expedia, etc. 

Types of Travel:  Destination Weddings/Honeymoons, Groups (Golf, Bachelorette, weddings, family generational, etc. Celebrations such as Graduations, Corporate Incentives, Yoga, etc. Solo Travel, LGBT, Religious, Custom tours, adventure, etc. 

Ocean and River Cruising:  Carnival, Norwegian, Princess, Holland America, NCL, MSC, Royal Caribbean, SeaDream, Virgin, Viking, Ama Waterways, Uniworld, Avalon, Scenic etc. 

Destination: USA, North, Central, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Caribbean

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Kristie Catchings - Owner - Rockwall, TX

Kristie’s entire story about how she got started can be found in the magazine article in VoyageDallas.  Although a couple of years old, the article explains how she got rolling in this fabulous industry.     

Meet Kristie Catchings with KristieLen Travel

After working out of her storefront for 3 years, an opportunity arose for Kristie to work from home after Covid. KristieLen Travel, LLC continues to grow and Kristie continues her passion for teaching and making a difference by training agents in an extensive, detailed program she created, as well as teaching people about travel in general and helping them cultivate a passion for it. Hearing that they just had the “best trip ever” is music to her ears. The agency is consistently on the leaderboards, ranking her team in the top 150 companies out of over 8,000 agents.

Kristie has enjoyed the entire United States ( & Alaska), Canada, Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She favors Spain and Italy. Her favorite destinations are Europe and Antigua. Her favorite all-inclusive resorts are Unico and Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres in  Mexico. While she loves doing weddings, golf groups, and groups in general, honeymoons are special to her as well…..as is family travel. She appreciates it when parents start their kids traveling early. She also has developed a fond love of river cruising and recently has been hopping over to Europe for yet another river cruise. She enjoys that all ages are appearing on the cruises and attributes it to a desire for something new, and being able to easily disembark, have activities included, and live like a local in various cities and countries.

With business this year, Kristie is most proud of the growth of her agency, and her awesome team of agents. But more important than anything, is her pride for her two grown children, their spouses, and her grand angels.

Kristie recently experienced some luck, by winning an auction to purchase Alan Jackson's Silver Belly Whiskey Wagon, an Embassy class B stealth and HOA-friendly RV.  While the wrap was removed, the van is intact with Branded signage, the Silver Belly Pillows, an Alan Jackson autograph, and even a case of Silver Belly Whiskey! Kristie plans on enjoying some time here and there to travel in the USA and work remotely part-time. She also can use it to travel to meet with clients, keeping the personal touch alive.

 

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Corey Barnett

Because Corey (Rockwall, TX) has been to Walt Disney World more times than the years she has been alive - She quickly became the go-to for friends, family, and even schools to plan their Disney vacations!  Disney started to lead to other places like Mexico, California, the Dominican Republic, and many other locations. Kristie and Corey have been friends for over 20 years, and when they were visiting one day, Kristie said, “You have got to join my team!” And so she did!  KristieLen Travel was the perfect agency for Corey to join as they focus on finding exceptional value, paying great attention to detail, engaging in ongoing training, and creating an environment where clients become like family.

When Corey is not dreaming with clients about where they are taking their next vacation - you will find her with her family, hopefully on vacation or doing something fun. She has been married to Kent for OVER 20 years and has two amazing children, Samantha and Trey. Corey also serves at Lake Pointe Church and was instrumental in the successful opening of their new location across from Forney High School.

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JEFF HULL

Jeff (Forney, TX) has been married to Henrie Hull for 40 years. They have two great adult kids. While growing up, Jeff lived in Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; San Francisco, California and Miami, Florida. During their marriage, some destinations they have visited include; the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico, California, Florida, and Wyoming.

Jeff was a Detective with the Dallas Police Department for 34 years. Since their retirement, with Henrie’s help, he decided to become a travel agent to help people enjoy “Their” vacations of a lifetime. Jeff also is the owner/pitmaster of Grizzly's BBQ and he caters BBQ to large groups of 70-200 people in the Dallas area. His most exciting adventure is that of being a
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Mackenzie Lowry

Mackenzie (Melissa, TX) Lowry has been an agent with KristieLen Travel since 2018.  She met Kristie when she was still a teenager, as Kristie lived next door. Kenzie LOVED traveling, and always booked her trips through Kristie since Kristie cared so much about value and customer service. After she graduated from Texas State University with her degree in Elementary Education, she married her middle school sweetheart, became a teacher in Plano, and quickly started training as an agent under Kristie. She has welcomed two children into the world and soon will be able to experience family travel firsthand!! Her favorite place on earth is Ireland. Her favorite thing is to work with travelers heading to Europe, as well as all-inclusive resorts. She feels very blessed to work with such a fabulous team that specializes in making memories in beautiful destinations. 

Mackenzie’s favorite client experience was a bitter/sweet one. A couple was planning on traveling as a group when the husband had a near-death car accident. The wife decided (months after the accident) that she would go, as her husband was encouraging her to go after spending so much time helping him heal. Mackenzie spoke to her husband and arranged to have a letter from her to him every day, made mugs, and even a pin for her to wear with their picture on it so she would feel like he was with her. It was already in her room when she arrived. Mackenzie was humbled by how much it meant to her! She loves going the extra mile to let her clients know how much she cares.  Go figure, that "that wife" is now one of our team!

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 Marilyn Reynolds

Marilyn Gilbert Reynolds (Waco, TX)and Kristie have been friends for over 30 years. Because Kristie knew Marilyn loved to travel, she was offered an agent opportunity and joined KristieLen Travel in 2017. Marilyn has been a mother to four children and now, Mimi to four beautiful granddaughters.  Marilyn has a degree in Business Administration and has worked several years in the radio industry. She has traveled a lot of the US, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Antigua, and Europe. Her favorite is Paris, France as her youngest daughter and family reside there. Bringing knowledge and attention to detail, Marilyn has been an invaluable asset to KristieLen Travel. Her enthusiasm to service and ensuring all clients’ travel arrangements are carefully planned and executed perfectly, makes her an excellent travel advisor.

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Ashlee Malterer

Ashlee (Garland, Tx) is not only a travel agent, she is also a  mom with 4 beautiful young children, a devoted wife, and an educator with special needs children-her other “babies.”  It has always been a dream of hers to travel the world, and this dream is coming true by being a travel agent! She has been with Kristielen Travel since 2018, and graduated from Kristie’s arduous training academy!! She was first a client, when Mackenzie, one of Kristie’s long-time agents, planned her anniversary trip to Jamaica. She loves learning about new and exciting destinations! She loves the beach and anywhere with all-inclusive! She is excited for this journey to learn and grow and be able to travel the world.

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Lisa Worster

Lisa (Austin, Tx) began her travel tenure in February 2020. As you may know, February 2020 was a very unique time, especially for travel. Beginning her tenure with KristieLen Travel in the midst of the CoVid-19 pandemic, possibly the toughest travel season, has given Lisa substantial experience in finding the perfect trips when it seems like none exist. This experience has translated into Lisa not only being able to work under difficult conditions but also honing her attention to detail, patience, and knowledge of adjusting trips when things don’t go as planned.

Lisa came to us green in the travel industry but not green in travel. As our resident Hawaii expert, Lisa has visited the Island close to a dozen times and has in-depth knowledge to help you realize your island dream. However, she is not limited only to Hawaii. Lisa has made it a point to travel and see the world with her husband, Brian,  and now little daughter Mila. Some of her favorite destinations include Hawaii, Aruba, St. Lucia, and Mexico. Lisa served as a teacher for 7 years but is now a full-time travel agent.  Lisa is an expert in family travel and travel during the high season. She also loves planning group trips and honeymoons!

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Annie Nagler

Introducing Annie (Chandler, AZ) Nagler, Your Travel Ninja, with a fiery passion for exploration. With over 13 years in the travel industry, Annie's expertise shines bright, particularly in curating the perfect family or group trip.

Annie possesses a unique skill for matching the right cruise to the right person. Whether you're seeking a luxurious oceanic adventure or a serene river escapade, Annie's knowledge and intuition will ensure that your cruise experience exceeds all expectations.

With Annie by your side, rest assured that your travel dreams will come to life. She brings a creative touch to her craft, curating unforgettable journeys that cater to your every desire. Whether it's a thrilling adventure or a tranquil getaway, Annie's meticulous attention to detail and personalized approach will leave you with memories to cherish forever.

Get ready to set sail on a one-of-a-kind cruise experience designed just for you, orchestrated by Annie, Your Travel Ninja extraordinaire.

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Lori Hampton

Lori first became friends with Kristie when they worked together in Garland ISD, and she continues to enjoy working with Kristie now in her second career as an agent with KristieLen Travel.
Lori enjoys spending time with her family and her beloved dog, Kramer, but her favorite place on earth is the beach.  Whether it's a quick trip to Cancun or further destinations such as Belize, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix, or the Dominican Republic, Lori looks forward to helping you plan your dream beach vacation.
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Stacey Jackson

Stacey (Springtown, TX) has been a travel agent since 2018. She was inspired to be a travel agent because she loves assisting people in fulfilling their dreams of amazing travel adventures. She loves to spend time with family and friends in the mountains of Colorado as well as a great beach vacation.  She is the wife of a veteran and a mother, and her passion is to help people create a lifetime of memories by traveling. She specializes in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and European countries. She has worked with couples in celebrating milestone anniversaries to families getting together to have a memorable vacation. 

 

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Morgan Sandler

Morgan(Carlisle, PA)is a great addition to the team, specializing in all things All-Inclusive! Morgan has been a travel agent since May of 2021, and has helped numerous honeymooners, families, and groups make memories in paradise. She is an expert in honeymoons and has a niche for first-time out-of-the-country travelers, as well as luxury romance travel. Morgan is native to Southeastern Oklahoma but has recently moved to the small historic town of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

  Morgan received her B.A. in English Writing at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is a Juris Doctoral Candidate at Penn State Dickinson Law. When she is not in school, the courthouse, or planning dream vacations, she loves to hike with her husband and dogs, explore local breweries, go to concerts, and, of course, TRAVEL! Morgan has visited 6 countries, and over 20 states, and is always looking forward to her next adventure!

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Melissa Alvarado

Melissa Alvarado (Midlothian, TX) has been an agent with KristieLen Travel since 2019. Melissa and her husband married in 2017 in Mexico, which sparked her interest in becoming a travel agent. Kristie was an agent for one of Melissa's friends, for a destination wedding. She reached out to Kristie for more information, which led to her becoming an agent for KristieLen Travel. When not traveling herself, she spends her time with her family, husband, daughters, (and new to the crew) infant son. 

Some of her passions are booking honeymoons, destination weddings, and group and family travel. Whether it is to the Caribbean, across the ocean to Europe, seeing the monuments in our wonderful United States, or just relaxing somewhere quiet and secluded, she enjoys helping people enjoy a wonderful vacation.

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Shanna Eisensmith

Shanna (Anna, TX) is a former Insurance Claims Manager, a mother of two, and a Poppy of 3! She began traveling to fill a void of adventure in her life.

She is a true Adventure Traveler,  having journeyed and even backpacked through 20+ countries  & 45 US states. living life at its fullest by immersing herself in diverse cultures and experiences. She is ready to help plan your hassle-free journey!

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Jennifer Paulson

Jennifer’s (Fariview, TX) passion for travel started with her first ski trip at 6 years old and it hasn’t stopped. She has skied at many of the US mountain resorts from California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming to British Columbia, Canada. And while her heart is in the mountains, the ocean brings about another sense of relaxation and adventure. She has enjoyed some of the most beautiful beaches in the US to the Caribbean to many locations in Mexico. She’s also had wonderful cultural experiences all over Thailand and Europe. Whether your travel includes ski trips, beach trips or a cultural experience, she loves to help plan the next adventure.

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Yadira Narro

Yadira has enjoyed traveling since she was very young. Her favorite place is the beach. The farthest place she has traveled is Thailand where she enjoyed two weeks of immersing herself in the culture. She has traveled to Europe and Spain.  Yadira has visited Cancun over 10 times, Punta Cana 4 times, the Bahamas 4 times, and several Mexican beaches like Cabo and Puerto Vallarta.
She started working with Kristie in 2018 and jumped in with a group of 25! She loves working with KristieLen Travel because of the excellent service provided and Kristie’s expertise.

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Pam Constant 

Pamela Constant (Pensacola, Florida) is not only a travel agent; she is a grandmother of three and the mother of two successful adult children. Her passions are helping others, contributing to the wellness of the community in which she lives, and focusing on the importance of family and animal rights and welfare. She has worked a myriad of jobs, but the most rewarding was being the Activities Director in nursing homes, assisted living, and independent living facilities. She still has residents contacting her from years ago! Now her passion is helping people to have the trip of their dreams and/or lifetime. It is so fulfilling for her to plan a trip where her clients have a great time. She has learned so much from her experience working with KristieLen Travel. Most importantly, she feels like she belongs to an extremely helpful team of fellow agents.

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Tayhlor Charlton

Tayhlour (Aurora, CO) has been traveling non-stop since she's had the ability to! From road trips, domestic travel, and all the way to Africa, she loves it all! Tayhlour is married with 2 young kids (4 & 5) who accompany her on almost every single trip. Tayhlour has a passion for traveling with her kids and loves getting to show them new places and have those lasting memories and experiences. Tayhlour has become the go-to for friends and family trying to figure out how to travel with kids and helps work through nerves with tips and tricks. She believes with the right planning, there's no reason you can't take your kids! 

She has a passion for family and multi gen travel as a way to make memories that last generations but also loves sneaking away for girls trips, and trips to relax as a couple. Tayhlour would love to help you in all your travel needs near and far, family or otherwise!

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DebbIE Peacock

Debbie (Cumming, GA) brings a wealth of customer service experience to her role as a travel agent, drawing from a diverse background in the telephone industry and real estate. With a career marked by a steadfast commitment to client satisfaction, Debbie's transition into the travel industry was a natural progression driven by her passion for cruising and vacationing. Having honed her skills in the fast-paced environment of the telephone industry, Debbie developed an acute understanding of customer needs and a knack for delivering exceptional service. Her tenure as a realtor further refined her ability to listen attentively to clients, identify their preferences, and provide tailored solutions. Debbie's enthusiasm for travel is infectious, stemming from her personal experiences exploring different destinations and enjoying the unique pleasures of cruising. This firsthand knowledge allows her to offer insightful recommendations and create unforgettable travel experiences for her clients. With Debbie, you can expect not only meticulous attention to detail and a deep commitment to meeting your travel desires but also a genuine passion for making your vacation dreams a reality.

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Savannah DeFOE

Savannah (Garland, Tx) graduated from Baylor University in 2022 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. After working in the emergency department for a year, Savannah decided to jump into pediatric nursing, which she currently LOVES! Savannah is recently engaged. Savannah was blessed to have grown up traveling with her family, and she is excited to continue the adventures with her future husband. You could say Savannah’s second  home is Disney World. She has visited 1-3 times a year since she was born and even completed the Disney College Program back in 2019! Savannah is very knowledgeable and detail oriented on all Disney vacations that are perfect for any occasion and any age. Savannah’s travel experience does not end with Disney; she has also experienced multiple cruises on various cruise lines, all-inclusive resorts, and even several European adventures. Savannah is fun, friendly, easy to work with, and very knowledgeable on travel with a keen eye for detail - you’ll love her!