Meet the Team
Meet the Team
As a senior in high school, I thought doing a work study at a local travel office called Siouxland Travel Bureau seemed like something I would enjoy. Never would I have ever imagined that decades later I am still enjoying it more than I ever could have imagined. When the opportunity came for me to purchase Siouxland Travel, it seemed like the natural thing to do. Working hard to continue the legacy of Marlys Rowenhorst, the amazing mentor that an 18-year-old girl could have, has been my ongoing goal. Now being on the other side of 9/11, Ebola, Zika, Airline suspension of commission, and COVID-19, people are traveling more than ever.
Favorite Travel Quote: “Have stories to tell, not things to show.”
Favorite Trips to Plan: My favorite trips to plan are Siouxland Travel & Tours Signature Series Tours. I love to put together an escorted tour where people get to see new places and experience new things. We don't follow someone else's tour, rather our agents are the guides, and we hire locals when needed.
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Twila has always loved to travel and plan things for family, so when the opportunity arose to be a Travel Advisor, she took it and hasn’t looked back. Twila has been with Siouxland Travel since 2016 and loves helping people find their love for travel and make new memories. If you enjoy the beach, city life, or a more cultural experience whether it be domestic or international, she will be happy to assist you in planning the perfect getaway.
Favorite Travel Quote(s): “The only trip you’ll regret is the one you don’t take” “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list”
Favorite Trips to Plan: I like to plan romantic getaways and trips with friends or family. The world awaits let me help you get to your destination.
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I have been with Siouxland Travel since 2019, and I have a passion for connecting people and places. Whether it’s a relaxing honeymoon in the Caribbean, an adventure-packed European getaway, or a just- because trip, my goal is to help you make the most out of your travel investment.
Favorite Travel Quote: A saying I love is, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” Traveling with a friend, family member, or colleague is one of the best investments you can make in any relationship – take the trip!
Favorite Trips to Plan: Romantic getaways are my favorite! From honeymoons to milestone anniversaries, it’s always worth investing in your relationship. I also love planning custom itineraries to Europe!
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I joined the Siouxland Travel team in 2018. I have always enjoyed helping others and decided helping others travel is almost as fun as traveling myself. This year I had the pleasure of zip-lining (1st time) and kayaking in Alaska. Whether you are looking to connect as a family, see the architecture and history of Europe, or have sand between your toes, I would like to help you make it happen.
Favorite Travel Quote: “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
Favorite Trips to Plan: Any trip that brings people together.
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Having started at Siouxland Travel in August of 2022, Tess is new to the travel industry, but loves
connecting with people to plan trips! She continues to expand her knowledge of the industry and
destinations around the world all while having the greatest colleagues to support her in this journey.
Whether it be to destinations around the U.S. or a custom itinerary outside of the U.S., she would love
to help you make new memories!
Favorite Travel Quote: “Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” This is one of my
favorite travel quotes because it hits at the heart of why I love to travel – to experience the beauty of
the world around us!
Favorite trips to plan:
Family getaways are one of my favorites to plan! Whether with spouses, children, grandparents, or
family friends, making memories with the ones you love is one of the best gifts someone could get!
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Bethany joined Siouxland Travel in May of 2004. She has a lot of enthusiasm and excitement for the travel industry. She approaches her work head on to take on new challenges. She takes a special interest in assisting groups for their mission trips, study abroad programs, school groups, and beach getaways. Bethany has been to several Caribbean islands, Mexico, and many US destinations.
Favorite Travel Quote:” I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”
Favorite Trips to Plan: My heart lies at the beach; I love to assist clients to have a relaxing trip in the sun.
Bethany is available on Mondays & Wednesdays.
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I have been in the Travel Industry for over 20 years. I love to travel and have been to over 60 countries to date. My jobs at Siouxland Travel include helping with the group tours, vacation packages, and just about any other interesting assignment that may come up.
Favorite Travel Quote(s): “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” - Anita Desai
“Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living.” - Unknown
Favorite Trips to Plan: I like helping people plan trips to places I’ve been, so I can share fun and maybe unusual things to check out. On the other hand, I also love to help people plan trips to places I’ve never been because then I get to learn about and get excited about a new place! Linda is available on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
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Deb joined Siouxland Travel in 2013. As an avid skier, she has planned many ski trips for clients, in addition to honeymoons and European adventures. With the appearance of 5 new grandchildren and family moving back to the area, Deb has limited her time at Siouxland Travel, yet we are so glad to have her pop in from time to time.
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Mary has been a part of the Siouxland Travel Team for almost 10 years. From previously working as an in-house advisor to transitioning to managing the books, Mary plays a vital role in managing the financial operations of the agency.
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