Meet your Comphoppers travel advisors who are ready to make your travel dreams a reality. We have assembled a team of elite advisors from across the country with varied interests, talents, certifications, and travel experiences whose expertise can make your travel worry-free. Call now to book your next adventure.
WRITE, TRAVEL, DREAM
“I’m a Michigan Yooper with a penchant for writing, travel, history, and art, and I love sharing my experiences. When I’m not engrossed in helping clients realize their dreams, assisting agents, or researching suppliers, I’m writing about our travel adventures, planning our next journey, or curled up with a good book.”
Vickie is a full-time traveler with 24 years on the road, visiting 30 plus countries and sailing on 35 cruises to date with her husband, Dan. They love to visit their three children, four grandchildren, and a beautiful great-granddaughter.
She opened Comphoppers in 2009 to “turn travel dreams into reality” for her family, friends, and clients. Vickie holds numerous certifications in the travel industry and enjoys teaching her hosted agents the joys of selling travel. She is your Comphoppers Hosted Tours Escort
Her writing can be found on Amazon and various websites and blogs.
LEAD TRAVEL ADVISOR
“I’m a Gulf Coast Girl who loves to travel. It all started when my parents introduced me to Walt Disney World at a very young age, and I have been obsessed ever since. Then, they introduced me to the Emerald Coast, and my love affair with Florida began. Fun fact: I love to write reviews for TripAdvisor.”
Because of Tracey’s love for Disney, eight years ago, she became a Disney Travel Agent. Tracey also specializes in cruises and all-inclusive vacations in the Caribbean. She loves to share her expertise and make magical vacations happen. Tracey lives in Southern Louisiana with her husband, three kids, and granddaughter.
Tracey’s attention to detail, up to the minute knowledge, and genuine care for her clients will make your vacation worry-free. Let Tracey make your travel dreams a reality. She is Comphoppers Disney and Family Travel Expert.
“I’m a Louisiana Bayou Lady who loves to cruise! My first cruise was in 2010, and I was hooked. I get really excited when helping others plan their cruise vacations from start to finish. I love traveling of all kinds, but cruising is my favorite.”
Tracey loves to socialize, and that, combined with her love of all things cruising, makes her the perfect fit when planning your next group cruise. She joined Comphoppers in 2017 and is our Group Cruise Specialist. Book your next group cruise with Tracey.
ACTIVE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ADVISOR
“My passion is to explore the unexplored. I grew up in Arizona, where I developed a love of the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, backpacking, and travel. My lifelong passion is to explore the entire world and discover those places unfrequented by most travelers.”
Ryan is an avid traveler and loves to venture into the unknown. He has explored over 70 countries and all seven continents. An outdoor adventurer, he has hiked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, kayaked in the icy waters of Antarctica, camped at the rim of a bubbling volcano in the Congo, discovered gorillas in Uganda, and hiked the Great Wall of China.
His outdoor adventures led him to bask under the sun in Seychelles, snorkel the Continental Divide in Iceland, swim with whale sharks in the Philippines, and enjoy a beer at the highest pub in Africa, plus much more. His passion is to explore the entire world, press the boundaries of adventure, and discover places unfrequented by most travelers.
Ryan has a desire to help others discover the world and provide memorable active outdoor experiences.
Originally from South Africa, Ryan moved to the United States at the age of six. After several years living in various cities, Ryan and his family set roots in Phoenix, Arizona. Growing up in Arizona for most of his life, the desert became home for him. Still, the prospect of adventure and the lure of the unknown pushed him to look past the borders of Arizona. After graduating from college, he joined the Air Force.
He was thrust into a life of exciting new experiences, friendships, and travel. The Air Force allowed him to visit places he never thought he’d reach. Alaska, Jordan, Japan, Iraq, and many others, thereby igniting the fire inside him to explore more of the world. After 10 years of serving on active duty, Ryan took a year and a half off to backpack around the world and fulfilled his lifelong dream.
He is now a part-time reservist with the Air Force, a dispatcher for SkyWest Airlines, and has recently joined our team to share his love and expertise in travel. His focus is to open up the world of adventure to you and enable you to explore less-traveled-to locations around the country and the world. Let Ryan take you on your next Active Adventure. Contact him today.
“I am a Certified Executive Travel Agent with over 30 years of customer service experience. I’m the mother of four grown boys and a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren. I have a passion for traveling, taking new adventures, and seeing different landscapes.”
Originally from the flat cornfields of Michigan, Dena now resides near Reno, Nevada, with her husband, where the mountains, trails, and woods are right outside their door. Dena strives to see as much of the world as possible, and she has a passion for helping others achieve the same.
Whether domestically or internationally, Dena is trained, bonded, and certified to find you the BEST rates for all your travel needs.
Our partners and affiliates provide updated additional training, courses, and certifications to keep our agents knowledgeable about the most recent changes in the travel industry. She is a certified expert by Disney Vacations, Aruba Honeymoons, and Universal Studios and certified with Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise lines, to name a couple. Call Dena at DLR Escapes today, and allow her to relieve all the stress of booking your next trip!
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“Hi, my name is Shawn Laughlin, and I am a “Hoosier.” Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, I have a passion for gaming, sports, and travel.”
Shawn is just coming out of the casino industry. He has been a pit boss for the past 20 years working in Biloxi, just outside of Chicago, Louisville, and Indianapolis. So, he has a little insight into the best casino resorts. Before that, he was in retail sales. You could say customer service is in his blood!
He is also, a big sports fan. Shawn is a Colt’s football season ticket holder and a big Pacers, and Indiana Hoosiers basketball fan, not to mention a fan of the Indy 500 held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has been known to travel for games!
“Life is about making memories.”
Call him to assist you in planning your next trip to a sporting event, gaming location, or an all-inclusive resort. He loves to meet new people and help make your travel dreams a reality.
“As a working, “around-the-clock” mom and a full-time student, I have the organizational and time management skills it takes to successfully construct your dream trip. I recently moved to the Palmetto State, South Carolina.”
Jocelyn Watkins is a Travel Agent who works with Comphoppers to provide vacation travel consultant services, travel savings information, and opportunities for those who enjoy travel. She knows how complicated and time-consuming it can be to dedicate the time and energy to planning and organizing a much-needed vacation.
Jocelyn has lived in New Jersey, Las Vegas, Florida, Arizona, and South Carolina. She is working to attain her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management from Columbia International University.
Reach out to Jocelyn when organizing your next family vacation, reunion, or weekend getaway.
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