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 all 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. 

Cruising:  Carnival, Norwegian, Princess, Holland America, NCL, MSC, Royal Caribbean, Viking, Ama Waterways, Uniworld, etc. 

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

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Kristie Catchings - Owner

Kristie Catchings- 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.     

http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-kristie-catchings-kristielen-travel-east-dallas-forneyterrellmesquiteheathrockwall-sunnyvalerowlettcrandallkauffman/

After working out of her home for 5 years, an opportunity arose for Kristie to move into a storefront. 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 destination is Turks & Caicos. Her favorite all-inclusive resort is Unico, in  Mexico and while she loves doing weddings, golf groups, and groups in general, honeymoons are special to her as well…..as is family travel. She appreciates when parents start their kids traveling early.

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

Corey Barnett

Because Corey has been to Walt Disney World more times than 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, 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, attention to the details, ongoing training and their 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 over 21 years, and have 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.

Henrie Hull

Henrie Hull is a blessed addition to KristieLen Travel. She retired from Mesquite I.S.D. as an Administrative Asst. She is married with 2 wonderful children and is a new Gramma.  Her travels have included:  Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico, New York, California, Florida, and Wyoming.

She first became interested in travel when Kristie planned her daughter’s honeymoon to Bora Bora and she saw the care and attention and joy that Kristie got out of her work.

Working for KristieLen Travel has a family and professional feel. Kristie makes sure that we are constantly learning and growing and gaining certifications for world wide destinations, different types of travel, such as cruising, all-inclusive, romance, family….etc.. Also, Henrie and her daughter have a wine glass business and create personalized, special event and fun, customized glasses. “Women Who Wine. “ You can find them at Forney Trade Days each month.

 

Jeff Hull

Jeff has been married to Henrie Hull for 36 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, they visited several destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico by way of cruises and all-inclusives. Jeff was a Detective with the Dallas Police Department for 34 years. Since their retirement, they decided to become travel agents to help people enjoy “Their” vacations of a lifetime. Jeff also is the owner / pit-master of Grizzlys BBQ and he caters BBQ to large groups of 50-200 people in the Dallas area.  His most exciting adventure is that of becoming a Grandpa!

Mackenzie Lowry

Mackenzie Lowry has been an agent with KristieLen Travel for almost 6 years. 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 recently welcomed her first son into the world is soon able to experience family travel first hand!! 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 (being 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 the husband and arranged to have a letter to her from 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 and Kristie became BFFs when both were single Moms living in Grandview, TX. back in 1990.   Kristie reached out to Marilyn one Sunday morning at church and their friendship quickly blossomed. Kristie moved away and although distance and life got in each other’s way, their paths soon came back together. Their sister-love for each other just seemed to pick up right where it left off.  Knowing how Marilyn loved to travel, Kristie soon offered an agent opportunity.

Marilyn has been mother to four children and now, Mimi to two precious granddaughters.  Marilyn has a degree in Business Administration, and has worked several years in advertisement-promotion, sales, radio, and administration. She has traveled a lot of the US, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Europe. She frequents Paris, France as her youngest daughter and grandbaby reside there. She is excited to be an agent with Kristie Len Travel and looks forward to traveling the world and helping create memories for others.

Ashlee Malterer
Ashlee is not only a travel agent, at the ripe old age of 25, she is also a  mom with 3 beautiful young children, is 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 is a new addition to Kristielen Travel, having recently 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.