The beginning of 2018 has been busy with 6 agents joining Travel Masters. In January, Travel Masters welcomed Sharon Good as an independent agent in Calgary, Shelley Patrick and Susan Sandulak to the Sechelt and Sunshine Coast office. In February, two independent agents joined us: Sarah Halprin and Jessica Kennett. In March, Kali Brunet joined us as an independent agent working in Calgary. Travel Masters now has 60 agents servicing Western Canada.
Sharon has been in the travel industry for 10 years. She started her career in travel at Expedia Cruise Ship Centres then moved on to Sears Travel, Carlson Wagonlit and finally Travel Masters Calgary. During these years in the travel industry Sharon has made it her mission to travel as much as possible bringing her all over North America and Europe. Her experience as a traveller in these places has been instrumental when helping clients plan their vacations.
Shelley caught the travel bug at a very young age. This led her to obtain a degree in Pacific and Asian studies along with several backpacking trips and living abroad. Since her return, she has lived in Whister and currently calls Sunshine Coast her home. Shelley brings over 20 years of travel experience and her specialties include destination weddings, getaways, all-inclusive packages and sport and outdoor vacations in exotic locations.
Susan hadn’t planned on becoming a travel agent until her travel agent called her with an opportunity upon her return from a Club Med vacation in Tahiti. The opportunity brought her to Fort McMurray and she has been creating holiday adventures ever since. Susan specializes in adventure travel, cruises, food & wine travel, destination weddings and honeymoons.
In 2004, Jessica took a break to pursue a career in Medical Administration. Having always loved travel, talking about travel, sharing experience learning about destinations and culture, she decided to return to the travel industry. She loves meeting new people as well as the challenge of customizing vacations that suite her client’s particular interests, tastes and budget. When she’s not learning more about travel, she’s enjoying time with her family and 2 children ages 6 and 10. You can find them either at hockey arena or ball field enjoying the outdoors.
Kali joins Travel Masters Calgary with a strong background in the tourism industry. She holds a diploma from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) as well as worked at several local travel agencies before joining Travel Masters Calgary.
Keeping up with 2017’s momentum of growth, 2018 will be an ambitious year as well. In addition to the ongoing recruitment of experienced agents, Travel Masters is also actively looking to expand their collection of agencies strengthening their presence in western Canada.