The Millennials in Travel National Managers are a team of travel industry leaders that serve under the Board of Directors and focus on specific programs for the organization on the national level.
National Manager of Industry Opportunities
National Manager of Exclusive FAMs
Sarah Nelson Wandrey
National Manager of Digital Content
National Manager of Exclusive Benefits
NATIONAL MANAGER Membership
Kate mayer - travcoa
Kate graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Communication. Before ever leaving the country, she knew early on she wanted to see the world, and a backpacking trip across Europe at 18 helped solidify this. After a career in entertainment instilled a rigorous work ethic, she realized her passion could also be her career, and began working at Travcoa as a Product Specialist in the Operations Department. Originally focusing on escorted group travel in Asia, India and the South Pacific, Kate now works on tours across the globe. Kate is on the board of the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA), is an avid travel and food blogger and has just traveled to her 30th country.
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NATIONAL MANAGER OF Exclusive FAMs
sarah nelson wandrey - A World of travel
Sarah began in the industry in 2007 after learning the trade through her family and is a third generation travel agent. As the co-owner of Travel Leaders Franchises in San Jose, CA & Meza, AZ, Sarah manages and operates the leisure branch. Sarah is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and is an Active and Adventure Travel Specialist graduate. She also holds a CTIE designation. In 2013, Sarah was selected as Travel Agent magazine's "30 Under 30" travel agents. In 2015, she was selected as the Under 40 Upward Bound Rockstar Agent Trendsetter Award by TravelAge West magazine. She has currently traveled to 21 countries; has traveled to six continents, and has number 7 booked. Sarah resides in Chandler, Arizona, with her husband Brad.
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NATIONAL MANAGER OF SOCIAL MEDIA
maggie langeness - CORPORATE TRAVELER
Maggie's love for traveling began when she spent time volunteering in Peru followed by a backpacking trip throughout Europe. Upon graduation from University of Wisconsin - Stout with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, Maggie moved to San Diego and began a career in the travel industry as a leisure consultant and also helped launch the San Diego MIT chapter as Officer of Events. After acquiring a new role as a corporate travel manager she moved to Los Angeles where she traveled to India, UAE, Jordan, Nicaragua, and throughout the US. After discovering her real passion of helping people to incorporate yoga and travel in their lives she went to Tulum, Mexico to complete yoga teacher training and work with local companies to help develop their business. Maggie now represents Quest Expeditions out of India and leads and organizes yoga retreats with them.
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NATIONAL MANAGER OF Digital Content
Veronica Espinoza - Luxury Vacations UK
Southern California native, Veronica Espinoza found herself in the Travel Industry after leaving an office management position she had taken immediately after graduating California State University, Fullerton. Veronica realized she wanted more, she was on a search for a career she truly connected with; travel.
As a lover of people, culture, adventure and everything in-between, Veronica found any excuse was a good excuse to travel. You see, she had been bitten by the travel bug early in life. As a kid, that mostly came in the form of family road trips throughout California and frequent visits to Mexico, but as she got older trips across the globe became more frequent and her knowledge and bucket list grew.
In 2011, Veronica took a position at Orange County agency, All Direct Travel, working as an Entertainment Travel Consultant. She spent 5 years as an advisor where she tailored itineraries for high end clients with their business or vacation travel all across the world. After making the difficult decision to leave the agency, Veronica found herself taking her current position at Luxury Vacations UK. Here, Veronica has been able to pair the skills she learned as an advisor as well as focus on a dedicated region - Great Britain.
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NATIONAL MANAGER OF Exclusive Benefits
Delphia McCarty - mccarty creative strategies
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Delphia moved to sunny Southern California eight years ago where she worked in marketing and sales in a few industries before falling in love with the travel industry. A passionate traveler herself, Delphia is always planning her next adventure and is excited about her recent relocation to Anchorage, Alaska and the opportunity to work in and promote Alaskan tourism. She has created and managed innovative digital marketing strategies for Contiki Vacations, the world’s #1 travel company for 18-35’s, for almost four years encouraging young people to expand their worldview and see the world. With years of experience in both online and traditional marketing she has also done consulting for small businesses and boutique properties looking to attract new clients and improve their marketing and sales efforts.
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NATIONAL MANAGER OF Outreach
Aimee Leon - Avant-Garde Travel
After a seven country Contiki tour of Europe, Aimee quit her bank job and switched her college studies to Travel & Tourism. She started in customer service at Avoya Travel, a traditional storefront agency that was embracing technology, web lead generation and quickly morphing into an online agency specializing in cruises and escorted tours. Eventually earning an opportunity to take web and phone leads, in less than 2 years Aimee was one of the top closing agents. In 2005 she moved to Cadence, a Virtuoso agency with a leisure division consisting of only Independent Contractors. In her 10 years at the company Aimee worked in nearly every area of agency operations, from office management, marketing, IC recruitment and agent training to handling the VIP leisure referrals from the company’s Corporate & Meetings department. She has been recognized on Travel Agent Magazine’s “30 Under 30” list and travelled to over 30 countries and growing. Aimee recently started her own agency, Avant-Garde Travel, which specializes in luxury, affinity group travel and is also focused on attracting new agents to the industry.
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