Here at Contiki Vacations, we’re proud to introduce our newly expanded sales team, who will cover the four corners of the nation armed with the tools and information to help you make every Contiki booking count! The team is knowledgeable in all things Contiki and they can help our travel agents tap into the youth travel market – because all of them are Millennials themselves and they all have a love for travel.
Get acquainted with the Contiki Vacations’ Sales Team!
Ashley Woodring, National Sales Manager
I have been with Contiki for over 7 years. My passion for the brand started when I went on my European Contracts 31-day trip in 2006. Once I came home I knew that I wanted to be part of such an amazing company. I have been able to not only travel the world with Contiki Vacations– Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America, Australia and New Zealand – but also worked for a year with Contiki New Zealand! Not only do I love travel but I love getting other young people excited about travel too.
Josh Hepp, Regional Sales Executive – Midwest
I’ve been working in the tourism industry since 2012. I started as a travel agent with STA Travel, and have loved every minute of it. My love for travel started at 16, when I participated in a school summer exchange program to Landshut, Germany. Ever since, I’ve been fascinated by seeing new destinations and cultures, as well as planning my next trip!
Kaitlin Krueger, Regional Sales Executive – Southwest
My name is Kaitlin and I have been working in the travel industry for about 2 years. My love for travel started six years ago when I made the move to Melbourne, Australia. Once I step foot on that plane, I never looked back. I have been obsessed with travel since and want to share that passion with others. I’ve explored everything from traveling on overnight Thai trains to hiking ancient South American ruins. I will forever have the travel bug and want to share that with everyone I talk to!
Tyson Whitney – Regional Sales Executive – Northeast
I was lucky enough to be raised in a family that prizes travel above nearly everything. My parents helped me save for my first solo overseas trip straight out of high school. Since then I have caught the bug and gone on to travel to 49 of our 50 states and 40+ countries on every continent with the exception of Antarctica. I love discovering new places and cultures, but most of all it is about sharing those moments with the new friends that I meet along the journey. Whether it’s been climbing mountains in Nepal, kayaking along glaciers in Alaska, or discovering deserted beaches in Thailand, my favorite travel memories are only what they are because of the amazing people I’ve shared them with and the new friends I’ve met along the way. I am continuously on the search for that next great adventure and a few new friends to share it with.
Kelly Predmesky – Regional Sales Executive, Southeast
As a travel agent and manager in the student travel industry for the last 8 years, I dedicated myself to creating trips of a lifetime for my own customers. Now, all you lovely travel agents are my customers and number one priority. I look forward to meeting all of you and working together so that we can help your customers make every moment count all over the globe. Speaking of the globe, you could say I’ve been to a few places around it. However, Brazil is hands down my favorite place on the planet. Dancing all night in the streets of Lapa, sailing around the islands off the coast of Paraty, and being in the stands at a futbol game just can’t be beat. #madeitcount #noregrets
Stephen Madaus, Sales Coordinator
I have been in the travel industry for over 6 years with a strong background working in sales and marketing with travel agencies in the youth market. I love knowing that I get to help people change their lives as travel becomes a lifestyle and part of their identity. This is an exciting time as young people are the future of travel!