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


Kristie Catchings - Owner

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.

Kristie has enjoyed the entire United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She favors Spain and Italy. Her favorite destinations are Turks & Caicos and Antigua. Her favorite all-inclusives resorts are Unico and Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres in  Mexico, and while she loves doing weddings, golf groups, and groups in general, honeymoons are special to her as well… is family travel. She appreciates it when parents start their kids traveling early.

With business this year, Kristie is most proud of the growth of her agency, 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 the USA and work remotely.



Corey Barnett

Because Corey 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 on 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 24 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.


Mackenzie Lowry

Mackenzie 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!


Marilyn Reynolds

Marilyn Gilbert Reynolds joined her dear friend Kristie at KristieLen Travel in 2017. Together, they embody the essence of what a travel agency should be - a reliable partner, a caring friend, and an endless source of inspiration for all who seek to discover the wonders of the world.

Marilyn is a passionate individual who is dedicated to the travel industry. Friends for over three decades, Marilyn recognized Kristie's exceptional qualities as a teacher, friend, and travel business partner.  As both are single ladies, they often embark on frequent adventures as travel companions, exploring new destinations and learning together.

Bringing her knowledge and attention to detail, Marilyn has been an invaluable asset to KristieLen Travel. Her enthusiasm for service and ensuring that all clients’ travel arrangements are carefully planned and executed perfectly, makes her an excellent travel advisor.


Ashlee Malterer

Ashlee 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 had graduated from Kristie’s arduous program! ! 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-inclusives! She is excited for this journey to learn and grow and be able to travel the world.


Lisa Worster

Lisa 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 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.


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 has been a trave 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 a veteran wife and 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 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!


Melissa Alvarado

Melissa Alvarado 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 actually 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.

Shanna Eisensmith

Shanna 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!


Jennifer Paulson

Jennifer’s 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.