Our Team

Each Vulcan Vacations experience comes in fours, the Idea, the Anticipation, the Journey itself and of course the Wonderful Memories it adds to your life!” Feel free to read our wonderful staff bio’s and find out why they would be perfect to plan your next Vulcan Vacations experience.

Laurie Umscheid
Owner/Co-Manager
I have been working in the Travel Industry for over 20 years and absolutely love my job! I’m the Owner/Manager of Vulcan Vacations and I specialize in Destination Wedding/Honeymoons as well as Escorted Group Travel, and Woman Only Travel. I have been fortunate to have visited many countries including, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Dubai, Fiji, Turks & Caicos, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, South Africa, as well as numerous cities in the United States and Canada. I love to put together amazing Tours to places all over the world and take my clients there so they can experience the culture and beauty of that destination.
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Lindsay Bucholtz
Outside Sales Consultant
My love for travel started when I was 15 years old, when I travelled alone to Singapore to go visit a friend! After high school I went backpacking in Australia with friends, and thats when it really hit me that I needed a career in Travel. I graduated with a certificate in Travel and Tourism from SAIT in 2006 and immediately started working for Vulcan Vacations. My true love is the beach and I have been to over 40 different all-inclusive resorts across Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as Disneyland and DisneyWorld with my family! Destination Weddings and large Friend & Family groups are my specialty!
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Leanne Anderson
Destination Wedding/Honeymoon Specialist
I began working for Vulcan Vacations in the summer of 2011 after spending 9 years as a learning assistant for our local school division. I have always loved traveling and exploring new places, especially those that included the ocean and I thought that I would really enjoy helping others plan and make special memories with their loved ones, so making the decision to join Vulcan Vacations was an easy one! I have been very fortunate to have travelled to many places over my life starting when I was only 8. Disneyland was my first trip, and Disney Parks are still some of my favorite places to spend time with family. Some of the other destinations that I have been lucky enough to see include Belize, Honduras, St. Maarten, Cozumel, St. Thomas, Grand Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Great Exuma, 4 of the Hawaiian Islands and various parts of Mexico. Since starting with Vulcan Vacations, I have planned many trips for couples, families and also a large group for a destination wedding. If I can be of any help to you with planning that special vacation, wedding, reunion or you just need to get somewhere, please contact me and I would love to help you out!
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Dani Hill
Outside Sales Consultant
I graduated from the Career College with a diploma in Travel and Tourism in 1992. I worked briefly in the office for Vulcan Travel and then due to relocation, I became an outside sales representative in the fall of that same year. I have worked out of my home for Vulcan Travel/Vacations ever since. I have travelled extensively throughout the South Pacific, Mexico, and the United States.
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Michele Schwing
Outside Sales Consultant
I have been involved in travel for a few years. I worked at WestJet in the reservations for 4 years. When I left, I began taking all the courses I needed to become an Esthetician. I have been working at that for 2 years and decided to work out of my home as well as sell Travel. With my experience at WestJet I have gained the knowledge for selling and booking great travel experiences. I love to travel and I look forward to helping others plan their dream vacations.
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Carrie Lepp
Outside Sales Consultant
My career in travel evolved from a personal love of exploring. After planning all of my own vacations for my family as well as for family members and friends, I knew that this was the career route for me. Now is the best time to take advantage of the day and experience something new. This is why I work as a travel professional. I love to help people realize their dreams, and take chances on the vacations that they never thought were possible.
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Christine Ward
Outside Sales Consultant
Prior to starting in the travel industry, I had this amazing travel agent. I remember saying to her that if I ever became a travel professional, I wanted to be just like her. She was detail-oriented and her customer service was amazing. I am now doing my best to emulate her. 
 
My first trip to Africa was what made me STAY in the travel industry. Elephants, 4 different kinds of giraffes, 2 types of zebras, cheetahs, wildebeest, lions, warthogs, hippos, rhinos -- I saw them all and more. What an adventure! And there is the rest of this unbelievable world to explore!  
 
CONTACT THE TRAVEL AGENT WHO HAS BEEN THERE! The first question clients ask is "Have you been there?"   My answer is that I have travelled to 105 countries (and counting!), as well as having sailed on 36 ocean, and 4 river, cruises. I have stayed at a majority of resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, and I have also escorted travel groups around the world. HOW MANY TRAVEL AGENTS CAN SAY THAT?
 
I've been in the travel industry for over 26 years, and have twice been nominated for Travel Agent of the Year. I am a Destination Wedding/
Honeymoon AND Group Travel Specialist. I have booked hundreds of destination weddings, as well as booking clients on thousands of sun destinations, tours, and ocean/river cruises.  As I have travelled extensively, I am able to provide you with information on countries, airports, resorts/hotels, restaurants, bars, ocean and river cruises, coach & self-drive tours, and excursions.  I love to share my personal experiences with my clients so I can assist them in fulfilling their travel dreams.
 
MY VOCATION IS TRAVEL, BUT MY AVOCATION IS CUSTOMER SERVICE!
 
You can go to any travel agent for a price, but what you won't get is the level of customer service I will provide. You are never a number with me. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prior to booking, I spend time with you to determine what you like to do while on vacation and to discuss the budget for your trip. Getting to know you is an important factor in finding your dream vacation.  After making your booking, I provide you with information on the country you are visiting, travel and packing tips, & Duty Free regulations, etc.  Whether you are a first-time or a seasoned traveller, I meet with you again to go over your travel documents and answer any last-minute questions you may have. After your adventure, I contact you for feedback on your recent trip and discuss what is next on your bucket list. This way I can keep in contact with my suppliers who offer that destination. 
 
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths that you take, but by the MOMENTS that take your breath away!"  When I describe a country I've visited, clients can feel MY PASSION of being a traveller:   learning about a new culture, trying something totally different (such as walking with lions in Zimbabwe), eating new and delicious food, & meeting people from around the world.  "We travel not to escape life,  but for life not to escape us."
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Arla & Ron Delver
Outside Sales Consultant

Since completing her travel course with honours in Los Angeles, Arla has travelled both on and off the beaten path by rail, coach, ship and plane. She went on to teach Travel and Tourism courses after experiencing the power of travel. Today she continues to develop tours and customize tours for individuals and group.

She believes confidence and enrichment are available to each of us when we travel, interacting with other people and their cultures in their countries.  Her passion is creating the perfect travel experience for you and giving you good value for your travel dollars. By partnering with you, together the two of you can research the activities and attractions that pique your interest. Then together, and within your travel budget, we will design a travel experience whether in your own province or around the world. 

 

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Shirley Boudreau
Outside Sales Consultant
I absolutely love the Caribbean, that enticing turquoise water and beautiful white powder sandy beaches. I have enjoyed immensely my vacations several times to Cancun, Mayan Riviera, Jamaica and Dominican Republic. While in the Dominican I adopted a wonderful family. I enjoyed my trip to Hawaii and definitely will revisit again. Vegas anyone …. I am addicted to Las Vegas, love it! I have been working with Vulcan Vacations since spring of 2011. I am continually taking on-line courses and webinars to further my education. I attend as many supplier presentations as possible to keep current. I am so thrilled in December to participate in the FAM Trip going to Turks and Caicos, Great Exuma and Nassau, Bahamas. I am excited with my career and look forward to making my clients travel memorable. Whether you are a couple looking to go on a romantic holiday, a group of any size or planning a destination wedding, I would love the opportunity to take care of all your travel needs.
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Ashlee Beck
Wedding Planner

My love for event planning started many years ago and led to the opening of my own wedding & event planning company in 2012.  I have worked with hundreds of brides and am excited to be involved with destination weddings.  As a very detail oriented person, my goal is to make your dream wedding a reality.

I enjoy visiting new places and exploring the world around us. I can't wait to see what Vulcan Vacations has in store for me. 

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