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OUR TEAM

The Brightspark Travel team is composed of passionate professionals who possess expertise in travel, education and performance. Every individual uses his or her unique skills to help student travelers do amazing things!

 
Christine Raffa
Managing Director
 
Terry Valentine
Director of Events
 
Josh Bruman
Director of Sales - Education
Tracy Mlejnek
 
Tracy Mlejnek
Operations Manager
 
Barb DeMeyere
Operations Fulfillment Manager 
 
Alecia Barrett
Lead Customer Support Rep
 
Ann Wilson
Tour Consultant
 
Bryan Day
Tour Consultant
 
Carmen Loi
Office Assistant
Byron Aub
 
Byron Aub
Tour Consultant
Carol S.
 
Carol Senderak
General Accounting Manager
 
Carrie LaVigne
Hotel Coordinator
 
Cathy Meyer
Tour Consultant
Chip Williams
 
Chip Williams
Tour Consultant
Daniel "Chip" Wood
 
Daniel "Chip" Wood
Tour Consultant
David Shaw
 
David Shaw
Tour Consultant
 
Denise Crystal
Tour Associate Lead
Gary Loebig
 
Gary Loebig
Sales Manager
Gema Alonso
 
Gema Alonso
Tour Consultant
 
Heather Campbell
Operations Coordinator
 
Isabelle Blanchet
DC Office Manager
 
Jessica Reyes
Operations Coordinator
 
JoAnn East
Tour Consultant
 
Judy Chipman
Tour Associate
Kara Bingham
 
Kara Bingham
Tour Consultant
 
Kara Ligenza
Tour Director Supervisor
 
Kathy Kenney
Air Coordinator
 
Kim Thomas
Tour Associate
 
Kimberly Summers
Tour Associate
 
Kimmy Amato
Operations Coordinator
 
Kirsten Wozniak
Lead Operations Coordinator
 
Kris Orticelli
Sales Manager
 
Kristin Loos
Tour Consultant
 
Laura Widzinski
Tour Consultant
 
Leslie Watkins
Lead Hotel Coordinator
 
Lisa Magana
Tour Consultant
Mariaelena Morales
 
Mariaelena Morales
Senior Marketing Associate
 
Mark Arslanian
Sales Manager
 
Mark Earnest
Sales Manager
 
Mark Running
Tour Consultant
 
Mary Ugolini
Sales Manager
 
Mary Vogan
Tour Associate
 
Matt Bartling
Bus. Development Manager
 
Matthew Harris
Operations Coordinator
Michael Bell
 
Michael Bell
Tour Consultant
Natalie Lawrence
 
Natalie Lawrence
Marketing Coordinator
 
Nicole Bruman
Tour Associate
 
Patty Westfall
Tour Associate
 
Renee Tremble
Business Development Manager
Ron Chapman
 
Ron Chapman
Tour Consultant
 
Shilo Brungardt
Event Coordinator
 
Shirley Moore
Tour Associate
 
Sidney Dacre
International Tour Associate
 
Stephanie Herweck
Air Coordinator
 
Sue Keeley
Lead Motorcoach Coordinator
 
William Rebeles
Operations Coordinator
Staff DC Trip

Join Our Team

We enjoy being part of an exciting industry, but we're most proud that we're able to maintain an organization that our employees love. Brightspark employees are valued individuals, and are truly the core of the company's success. 

Are you interested in a career at Brightspark Travel? Check out available positions on our careers page.

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