Johanna van Oeveren owner of Holiday Planit, specializes in planning group cruises and custom trips to Europe. She began to see the world while performing as a classical dancer in Las Vegas, at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, and on a world cruise ship for Silversea Cruises. After finishing a Master's degree in Business Administration, she decided to combine her BMA skills and travel experiences in over 20 countries into her work as a travel professional. Johanna takes great joy in helping her clients celebrate special events such as anniversaries, birthdays, and family reunions, so organizing groups have become her specialty. Although some of her groups have grown upwards of 200 guests, she still makes the time to assist individual clients with luxury cruises and other dream vacations around the world. In addition to traveling, Johanna enjoys yoga, gardening, and spending time with her husband and twin 9-year-old boys.
Kevin R. Allen has been traveling all over the world since his teenage years. One of his life’s passions and joys is traveling to foreign countries to see how the rest of the world lives, learning about their culture and history. Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from UNLV and his Grand Diplome in Cuisine and Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. After returning to the United States and working as a Head Chef in Northern California and Las Vegas for a few years, Kevin wanted to see the world and have a career assisting people. For seven years, Kevin and his parents owned a travel agency specializing in cruises. During that time, he traveled on 20 cruises and still counting. “Cruising is the best and most cost-efficient way to see the world; it is a lot of fun too.” Although Kevin and his parents do not own their own agency anymore, Kevin has still enjoyed working in the travel industry for Princess and Holland America Line at their lodges in Alaska and for a travel business in Las Vegas, specializing in custom travel packages. At Holiday Planit, Kevin continues to offer his wealth of travel knowledge to his clients. Kevin says, “I love to travel, and I encourage others to travel and see the world as well. It opens one’s mind to meet other people, cultures, and see the way they live.” Kevin is pictured here with Television Star Gavin Macleod, Captain of “The Love Boat” at a travel convention.
Brenda Larson has always dreamed of traveling the world. Her first international trip, a 24-day journey through Ireland and Scotland, was a treat to herself for her 50th birthday. That trip sparked a fire! Since then, she has traveled to Vienna and Salzburg Austria, Budapest Hungary, and Prague Czech Republic with her daughter Nicole. Family holidays have included fun trips to Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii, Bonita Springs Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Seattle Washington, San Antonio Texas, Arizona, and Colorado. Brenda has worked in law enforcement as a civilian for the last 23 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Brenda has worked in several departments in her current agency, which has allowed her the opportunity to promote within the agency. Brenda's’ most cherished role is as a mother and grandmother. Brenda is the mother of three amazing, talented, and successful children (Sean, Nicole, and Denise) and the grandma to four of the most adorable, kind, and loving grandchildren (Connor, Beau, Lorraine, and Clay). “So many of my favorite and memorable travel experiences have been from impromptu journeys, off the beaten path adventures, and sprints from one incredible place to the next. I am looking forward to simplifying others travel planning, so they can focus on creating their own personal favorite and memorable travel experiences.” –Brenda Larson
Michelle Campbell grew up in Oregon, watching hockey from the age of 6. Her family traveled extensively around the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada to watch their beloved Portland Winterhawks play. This exposure to travel and adventure sparked Michelle's thirst to experience more of the world. Michelle has been a police officer since 1997, working for agencies in both Oregon and Nevada. Michelle has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Leadership, which she obtained from Columbia Southern University. Her choice of majors demonstrates Michelle's love for people, finding out who they are, and what makes them tick!! Michelle is highly organized and LOVES to find that perfect vacation that makes dreams come true for herself, friends, and clients. Michelle enjoys researching and crafting custom vacation plans almost as much as she likes going on them! With her personal experience in Brazil, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the US, Michelle brings great knowledge to her clients, including how to combine trips for sporting events with other cultural and leisure activities. Michelle just recently discovered cruising and FELL IN LOVE!! What is your travel passion? Contact Michelle to turn your travel vision into a seamless plan for your next adventure. Thanks!
Leigh Warner's love of traveling started as a young child while spending time in Europe and India. Her passion for experiencing new sites and cultures led her to the travel profession, including a twelve-year career as a flight attendant. Since earning as Associate Degree from De Anza College in Cupertino, California, Leigh has gained extensive career experiences in customer service. Leigh attributes her desire to be part of the travel profession to her love for detailed planning and the excitement she feels seeing others fulfill their dreams to travel the world and experience new people, sites, cultures, cuisines, and arts. Her personal travel adventures include ocean cruises and land excursions to Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, and Europe as well as regional destinations such as Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and San Diego. She has also planned and traveled to international business destinations, including Berlin, Victoria, London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Stockholm. Leigh enjoys celebrating life with family and friends, cooking, hiking, and reading.
Tamra Alstatt For as long as she can remember, Tamra has loved traveling and seeing other parts of the world. As a child, she didn’t get the opportunity to vacation or venture far from home. She is excited to be pursuing her dream while she helps others pursue their travel dreams as well. Tamra started a career in Law Enforcement as a 911 Emergency Dispatcher. After 8 years, she decided to leap to the “other side of the radio,” so she put herself through the State of Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy. Graduating as a police officer in 2000, she has been honored to serve in several different capacities and perform a variety of administrative and leadership roles during her tenure. Tamra is mother to three amazing grown children (Mikayla, Ryan & Cassie), two precious granddaughters (Tayah & Aaliyah), two fur puppies (Hennessy & Grizz) and kitty (Gizzard). Almost nine years ago, her prayers were answered when she met her soulmate and husband (Darren). They enjoy traveling together, including boating and diving on recent trips to Hawaii and several Caribbean islands, where they delight in seeing turtles, whales, and other wildlife. Tamra’s passion to continue adventuring has only intensified now that she is helping others experience these gifts of nature!
“The world is an open canvas, let’s start the adventures together” -Tamra Alstatt