Meet our Cary Travel Express Team

Our Cary Travel Express Travel Advisors have traveled the world over and collectively possess the inside knowledge, tips and tricks of the travel industry to help make your “travel bucket” vacation a reality.

Please meet our energetic and hard working team at Cary Travel Express!


Neelie Kruse

CTC, Owner

“Even after 40 years in the travel industry, I still LOVE to go to work each day and create wonderful memories for my clients. As I have been fortunate to have traveled to all seven continents, I am able to share my travel expertise and experiences to ensure the best vacation for my customers!”

  • Recognized as Top 25 Travel Agent 2013  by Travel Agent Magazine
  • Recipient Million Dollar Travel Advisor Sales Award 2018  MAST Travel Network
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Margaret Merz

Travel Advisor

“Over the past 32 years of being a travel advisor, I have traveled the world and have brought my firsthand experience back to my clients!”

  • Recipient Million Dollar Travel Advisor Sales Award 2018 MAST Travel Network
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Gail Timmer

Travel Advisor

“In my 34 years of being a travel advisor, I enjoy finding the perfect dream vacation for my clients!”

  •  Recipient Outstanding Travel Advisor Sales Award 2018 MAST Travel Network
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Shobha Mirchandani

Travel Advisor

For over 40 years, Shobha has looked forward to planning the next cruise or multi-generational holiday for friends and family. “It gives me great joy to plan and execute the perfect family holiday!”

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Dana Prichard

Travel Advisor/Destination Wedding Specialist

Dana has been a travel advisor since 1999. “I know there is a little ‘exploration’ in all of us and I like to help people find and ‘explore’ what they are dreaming about and turn it into a reality! I also specialize in Destination Weddings and love working with bridal couples to be to make their wedding dreams come true!”

  • Recipient Million Dollar Travel Advisor Sales Award 2018 MAST Travel Network
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Jessica Kruse

Travel Advisor/Honeymoon Specialist

“I am passionate about helping couples plan their dream honeymoon and once in a lifetime trip that they will remember for the rest of their lives!”

  • Recipient Outstanding Travel Advisor Sales Award 2018 MAST Travel Network
  • Jessy was recently recognized by Travel Agent Central as “30Under30” For full article. Click here to read the full article.
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Cheryl Krueger

Travel Advisor

Cheryl has been in the travel industry for over 15 years. “I am passionate about travel because it allows me to learn other cultures, marvel at beautiful landscapes, explore, and make new memories. I enjoy creating amazing experiences and helping people turn their travel dreams into reality”.

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Maureen Brommel

Bookkeeper

“Since my first trip to Ireland when I was a child, I knew someday I wanted to work in the travel industry, and now many years later I still love it. It never feels like just a job. I enjoy helping clients and offering suggestions if it’s a destination I have been to”.

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Kathy Kadlec

Marketing Manager/Travel Advisor

Kathy has been in the travel industry for over nine years. “My passion is promoting Cary Travel Express, our preferred travel suppliers and our expertise and knowledge in planning the perfect vacation for our clients!”

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Ursula Mata

Travel Advisor

Ursula has been in the travel industry for over 17 years. “I enjoy helping my clients find the best island paradise based on their desires. I like to recommend ‘off the beaten path’ restaurants and activities to make their vacation truly special and memorable!”

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Jan Calahan

Travel Advisor/Assistant

Jan joined Cary Travel Express five years ago. “It is very exciting to work in the travel industry because you are constantly learning about different travel destinations and sharing that with our customers. Additionally, it is very rewarding to help our clients plan their dream vacations.”

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Kay Light

Sales Support/Social Media

“I’m continuing to learn, & enjoy updating and exposing clients to the many services CTE has to offer via Social media. So many destinations from which to choose, peruse our Facebook page for lots of ideas! Having lived in Ireland, I’m well versed on this beautiful country and my favorite posts are those about my homeland”.

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Lacy Tischer

Travel Advisor

“I think it is so important to visit an entirely new destination every year. Travel is great for relaxing, learning, adventuring, and renewing your zest for life. How many other ways can you spend your money that give you so much back in return?” Lacy has been planning vacations for over three years!

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Abby Glaysher

Travel Advisor

Abby is a recent college graduate in the field of tourism and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and travels with clients. “I have traveled to New Zealand, Mexico, the Caribbean and cruised several times on Royal Caribbean Cruise line with my family. I always enjoy exploring new destinations!”

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Grace Heavey

Travel Advisor

Grace has recently started in her role as travel advisor and looks forward to assisting you in planning your “travel bucket list” destination.

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Jamie Jones

Travel Advisor

After almost 36 years in the travel industry, it’s fascinating to see how my clients travel goals have changed. What may have started out as a newly married couple planning a week long Caribbean cruise for their honeymoon, has now turned into multi generational travel, bringing their kids and grand kids along. It’s fun to see people grow and become more adventurous in their requests too. The more you travel, the more there is to see!

  • Recipient Outstanding Travel Advisor Sales Award 2018 MAST Travel Network

 

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Liisa Gunter

Travel Advisor

I love to travel especially to the Caribbean and Mexico and enjoy using my experiences to plan the best trip for my clients. I am proud to be an AMResorts Master Agent and have personally been to almost all of the resort.

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Pattie Beck

Travel Advisor

25 years ago I decided to make my passion for travel my career and I haven’t looked back. I have enjoyed every minute with the wonderful opportunities to travel and explore new places and learn about different cultures.

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Murphy

Office Mascot

Murphy is the official office mascot for Cary Travel Express and enjoys getting and giving hugs!


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