JoAnne has been a lead Travel Advisor for over 25 years. She began as a cruise specialist for the first 13 years of her career, and since then has expanded into world wide Ocean and River Cruises, All Inclusive vacation packages, Custom and or Escorted tours all over the world, as well as domestic packages. She also oversees the Acendas Travel Vacation division along with Justine Sjurseth as its director.
Because travel is an ever changing industry, JoAnne believes strongly in continued training in order to keep up to date on new destinations, ships and resorts. She has traveled all over the world, both by land and by sea and has cruised over140 times on numerous different cruise lines. Alaska is a favorite and she knows both the cruise and tour portions in and around Denali and the Yukon. She’s also traveled all over the South Pacific, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Bermuda and Mexico. In May of 2023, she was inducted to The Travel A.L.L.I.E.S Society. The Society’s mission is to bring together travel agency leaders with the goal of enhancing their leadership skills.
JoAnne is also a specialist in planning group vacations, including multi-generational family vacations and destination weddings.