Advisors Profiles

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Sky High Owners work closely with their team of advisors to enhance each Sky High clients’ experience. Community is important to the Sky High Team and they frequently volunteer throughout the St. Louis Region.

Sky High Travel is known for their, “Where to Next,” campaign which encourages clients to look for their next opportunity to travel- even while in destination!  We recognize that travel is not a one-size-fits all and specialize in all regions, destinations, land and cruise options! Sky High assists with leisure, family, honeymooners, destination weddings, retreats, small groups and corporate incentives!

For any type of travel, reach out to Sky High today!

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” Susan Sontag

Ashley Wilson

Ashley has been traveling internationally for 23 years and plans to never stop! She will have travelled to 16 countries by the end of this year. She LOVES Europe, but has been trying to visit more tropical locations to refer her clients to. She has a passion for animals and tries to incorporate that into her travels. She will be going to South Africa next year to volunteer with a rhino sanctuary. Ashley is ready to help you see the world! 

Courtney Gustafson

Hey everyone! I’m Courtney Gustafson and I’m so excited to be a part of the Sky High Travel team! I was bit by the travel bug on my honeymoon in Jamaica and just knew I wanted to help people find the same happiness I did while traveling! I am the Director of Event Operations and Marketing for EyeSeaCE and I get to work under one of the owners of Sky High Travel, Christina every day! When we are not working on conferences for continued education, we’re thinking about our next vacation! While I have a background in marketing and luxury retail, my core values have always been trust and fun! I hope that you’ll trust me with your travels, and I promise the fun will always be right there too! 

Scott Kugler

Scott Kugler is a certified athletic trainer for the past 20 years which has allowed him to travel both domestically and internationally with various sports teams.  One of his greatest travel accomplishments was when he worked for NFL Europe where he bounced between European cities and provided medical care for professional athletes.  It was because of this experience that he decided to become an advisor with Sky High Travel, combining two of his passions: travel and helping people.  With the help from his wife, he hopes to give their son a glimpse into the world around him.  This is the goal he hopes to bring to life for his clients, to give them experiences through travel that enrich their lives.  Whether it is a long weekend in Mexico, a Lampoon style European vacation, or a bucket list safari, Scott will take the extra time to plan the details, seen and unseen. 

Hannah Jaenke

Hannah loves travelling the world with her cardiac alert service dog, Deku! She specializes in helping clients who need special accommodations, those with disabilities, and those wanting to travel with pets. She knows all of the perfect places that are extremely accessible, and knows the best pet friendly vacation spots also! Hannah handles travel needs of all kinds, such as weekend getaways, family vacations, and work trips. She strives to plan a vacation experience that will last a lifetime! Text, call, or email her any time to plan your next adventure!

Holly Mitchell

Holly, is one of our agents who has a passion for oncology nursing, spending time with family and friends, being a dog mom, the beach and of course, traveling! She is a well versed travel agent with three years of experience, and practices as a registered nurse with her bachelors of science in nursing from Maryville University. Although Mexico is her favorite destination, she is knowledgeable in many different regions of the world, and can send her clients anywhere their hearts desire. From weddings to family vacations, to weekend getaways- she is happy to help you book the trip of a lifetime. Wheels up! 

Karen Brady

Karen’s love of travel started at an early age when she was an exchange student to Germany.  She has traveled extensively through Europe and counts Africa and Egypt as some of her favorite trips.  After working on Wall Street for 17 years she got her Realtors license, but yearned to make people happy by showing them the world.  A good communicator and very thorough she’s happy to be at your service.

Samantha Scherer

Samantha is a world traveler and Chiropractor! Her love for travel stemmed when she went to Greece and she can’t get enough. Because of her strong educational background, you can expect her to be very thorough and detail oriented. Samantha has two huskey’s and a passport- what else does a person need?!

Devel Walton

As a young man, I always dreamed of traveling the world and going places that I’ve seen on television.  Fantasy Fulfilled Vacations was created to empower not only myself, but others to live their best life and to live in the moment. Traveling the world has been the highlight of my life, so I became a travel agent to bring those joys to you. I’m excited to guide you to your fantasy fulfilled vacation!

Faith Morgan

Faith spent the first half of her life traveling to visit out-of-state family and has gained an appreciation for travel regardless of budget, distance, or familiarity with the destination. Some of her core travel memories are seeing the blue oceans in Hawaii for the first time, hang-gliding off the peaks in Rio de Janeiro, swimming cage-free with sharks and surfing The North Shore with her husband and 3 children, seeing the sheer magnitude of Niagara Falls as a child. She spent the last 18 years working in the medical field helping to bring mobility to patients through prosthetic/orthotic devices, allowing them to participate in the world around them. As a travel advisor she is bringing that same passion to travel, helping others not only participate but engage in all that our world has to offer. 

 

Dena Bashiti

Dena’s love of travel stems from her family’s roots; her parents immigrated to the United States in 1970 by way of Jerusalem, Amman-Jordan, and Cairo.  She was fortunate to travel every two years to visit relatives in the Middle East which included many stops in Europe, although Italy still remains her favorite; she is a fluent Arabic speaker.  She also enjoys solo travels and has been through Africa and South America, and soon plans to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. 

A proud RN for over 20 years, she has treated patients in a variety of capacities including women’s health, school nursing, and outpatient surgery.  She plans to continue nursing, as she loves helping people and listening to their journeys.  This year she would like to extend her travels and volunteer internationally doing medical mission work.  In her free time, she is an avid tennis player, formerly competing with Washington University at the collegiate level.  She’s currently coaching girl’s JV tennis during the Fall and teaches beginner tennis recreationally. She loves traveling with her two teenagers, introducing them to new people, cultures and foods, which continues to broaden their world view.  

So whether you’re never traveled before, dream of traveling, or already know where you want to go but just don’t have time to do the legwork…Dena will help you with the same energy she applies to everything she does: relatability to each person and situation, enthusiasm, and genuine warmth.  She is beyond excited to be part of the Sky High Travel Team!

 

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.”

Anthony Bourdain

 

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