Our Advisory Board

What is the Advisory Board?

 

The Advisory Board is an independent organization set up by Levarté Travel to give our travel advisors a voice in the direction of the company.  It is Levarté Travel’s mission to raise up professionals in their travel career. Toward that end, we feel it is especially important to be held accountable by those we claim to serve.  The Advisory Board will be there to make sure to let the company know the desires of all our advisors.

Our Current Board Members

Lisa Laws

Lisa Laws

 

Chairman

 

Lisa is based in New York and provides corporate, leisure and group travel concierge services.  With over 25 years’ experience in Leisure & Corporate Travel & Event Planning, Hospitality, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Convention & Group Housing, Convention & Expo Service Planning, Meeting & Catering, and Corporate Meeting Planning, Lisa started The Black Onyx Group Travel (TBOG Travel) in 2009, and in 2020, opened an office in Philadelphia and in 2021, opened an office in Dallas.  She has been and still is recognized as one of the top 50 Jamaica Travel Specialists and her primary goal when booking travel experiences is providing a bit of cultural and educational experience for those who not only to Jamaica, but all destinations.

Tina Rush

Tina Rush

 

President

 

I love to travel the world with family and friends.  “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” -St  Augustine

Jonathan Woodbury

 

Vice President

 

Jonathan has always had a love for travel, languages and cultures that has afforded him to live, travel and study in other countries. He believes that travel should be therapeutic from the start to finish and as a dually licensed therapist, he does just that for his clients. He looks forward to serving others on behalf of LEVARTÉ.

Sandy Kelley

Sandy Kelley

 

Secretary

 

My name is Sandy Kelley and I’ve been a Travel Advisor since 2008. I’m an Army Veteran, wife, and mother of 3! I enjoy seeing different parts of this beautiful world but I’m passionate about learning about different parts of the world! Creating memories one destination at a time is my goal for all of my clients!

Kai Solomon

Kai Solomon

 

Board Member

 

Kai has been a resident of Atlanta, Georgia for 18 years and began her career in the travel industry in March 2015. At her previous agency, Kai was a top producing agent, which caused her to be sought after for travel training.  Her passion and love for travel is seen through her dedication to helping people fulfill their dreams of exploring new cultures through amazing travel adventures. She has traveled to many destinations and enjoys a wide variety of vacation planning including group travel, honeymoons, cruises, Disney, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.  Whatever your dream destination is she will enjoy helping you every step of the way.

Tonya

Tonya Joseph

 

Board Member

 

Tonya Mizelle Joseph has been in the travel industry for 13 years. She was initially attracted to the travel industry through a travel MLM company part-time while co-owning a real estate company. It was her love for travel that attracted her to that business.

Some of her favorite destinations have been: Barcelona, Paris, Rio do Janeiro, Greece (Athens, Santorini, Mykonos), Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  Just this year (March of 2021) she took a bucket list trip to Maldives where she experienced the picturesque overwater bungalows hovering over the Indian Ocean! 

Dawn

Dawn Ogden

 

Board Member

 

Dawn Ogden launched Dawn’s Destinations Travel Service in March 2007.  She turned her personal passion for travel into a concierge travel planning service for reunion groups (all-inclusive vacations and cruises) and romance travel (destination weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and vow renewals).

 

 ​She is an active member of the American Society of Travel Advisors, the Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialist Association, has attained a Master Cruise Counselor designation from the Cruise Lines International Association, and is recognized as a IATAN qualified travel advisor.

Nickol

Nickol Lynch

 

Board Member

 

I am a wife, mother of three beautiful daughters. I am in the healthcare field, and served in the Army. I have actively been a Travel Advisor for 4 years. I love to create forever dreams (into reality) and memories for my clients, and also with my family.

Penny Wisemiller

Penny Wisemiller

 

Board Member

 

I am a mother of 2, grandmother to 2 wonderful grandboys and a Sr. Project Manager for a worldwide print manufacturer. I decided to join the travel industry,  because travel and travel planning excite me! I am looking forward to new adventures, new relationships and gaining knowledge for something that I am passionate about.

Have something to share or an idea?

Send us an email: advisoryboard@levartetravel.com

How do I Become a Member?

 

All Active Levarté Travel members are eligible to be part of the Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board of Directors are empowered to adjust the size of the Advisory Board as they see fit.  Considerations might be the need to fill certain committees or replace retiring members. 

Advisory Board members get recognition on the Advisory Board web page as well as special perks at Wave Camps, Conventions, Seminars at Sea and other company events.  Lori sees this Advisory Board as a steppingstone in your travel career.  She wants to be able to recommend members to Travel Industry Advisor boards such as Delta Vacations and Aruba Tourist Advisory Boards.

How is the Advisory Board Organized?

The initial Advisory Board will consist of ten (10) members.  There will be three members from each of the subscription levels (LevNew, LevUp, and LevPro).  They will be joined by one non-voting person from Levarté Travel.

Initial members will be selected by Levarté Travel.  Additional members as needed and subsequent replacement members (after expirations of their 18-month term) will be determined by the Board following the rules set for in the organizations Bylaws.

The Advisory Board will be run by a Board of Directors consisting of a Chairperson, President, Vice President and Secretary. These officers will run the Advisory Board.  Some duties include organizing and holding regular meetings, creating special committees, and advising Levarté Travel on important issues.