Meet the Team Engineering Exceptional Travel, Crafted With Care

Travel that’s inspired by you, and powered by pros. Meet our team of dedicated, award-winning travel professionals who will fill your travels with more Awestruck moments.

 The Awestruck Experts

a note from our founder


At Travel with Awestruck, first-class service is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why I have cultivated a team that will always put our clients first. With combined expertise that spans decades and multiple continents, our team can help you design nearly any travel experience you dream up—and encourage you to dream bigger. Discover your next partner for exceptional travel.

Colleen is a top travel advisor and Awestruck’s Groups Manager. A dedicated planner and “visual” learner, Colleen works hard to visit as many properties in person as possible—more than 70 to date!—to vet them for her clients and discover each property’s distinguishing characteristics. Colleen’s agility as an experienced advisor means she’s able to respond quickly to clients’ needs, no matter how unexpected. She’s had a knee scooter delivered to her client’s resort door when he injured his foot early in his vacation, and secured a VIP meet-and-greet airport service for three young siblings whose airline delay had them traveling without their parents for their very first international trip. While she is a great problem solver, her exceptional eye for detail and impeccable planning are unmatched.

Colleen Cunningham

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+ Mexico & the Caribbean
+ cruises

Brian has been planning travel professionally for 8+ years and prides himself on giving his clients the “inside scoop” on destinations—he’s visited many of the places he sends his clients to in person to scout out the best experiences, properties, and excursions. His detail-oriented nature means he can turn even complex, multi-country itineraries into effortless journeys for his clients. One of his favorite client trips to date was a whirlwind vacation to Italy including stops in Venice, Rome, Florence, Pisa, and the Amalfi Coast. Pitch-perfect logistics allowed Brian’s clients to make the most of their time in each stop, truly soaking up la dolce vita.

Brian Gibbons

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+ Mexico & the Caribbean
+ Hawaii
+ Europe

Leslie’s “happy place” is on the water, so it’s no surprise her clients return to her again and again to design trips to island paradises around the world. Her extensive personal travel experience means she knows exactly which destinations and properties to pair her clients with—Leslie has traveled to Mexico more than 20 times, frequently visits Turks & Caicos, Aruba, Punta Cana, and the Bahamas, and has explored Hawaii on multiple trips as well. She is an AM Resorts Master Agent and a Sandals & Beaches Specialist. Outside of the office, you can often find Leslie at Beaches Turks & Caicos, a personal favorite, with her husband and high school sweetheart Sean and their two teens.

Leslie Stetler

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+ Mexico & the Caribbean
+ Hawaii

Donna has been designing honeymoons, family and couples’ getaways, and destination weddings to spellbinding regions around the globe since 2015. In the age of online travel bookings, Donna feels honored when clients new and old come to her for a personal touch to vacation planning. Her biggest travel “save” involved her daughter’s trip to the Greek isles; when a storm left her daughter stranded on Mykonos without a hotel room or ferry ticket, Donna worked with her favorite suppliers to quickly secure a room at a “sold out” hotel and a ferry ride to Santorini the next morning.  


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Nikki works with families and couples to design bond-building journeys to Mexico, the Caribbean, and beyond. Before planning travel professionally, Nikki earned a Masters in Education and worked as a programmer and recruiter in IT, where she developed her excellent listening skills that she utilizes with her travel clients today to curate deeply personalized travel experiences. She currently serves on her local school board and has a special passion for family travel; as the mother of four kids, Nikki knows that travel has the incredible ability to foster curiosity in young minds.  


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Jenene is one of a kind! Undoubtedly, the best travel partner our family and company have experienced. Personally, I’ve been working with Jenene for over a decade. Her commitment to providing exceptional customer service is unrivaled. What’s so unique is that it’s just part of her, she’s as authentic as they come. I’m not surprised her business has grown the way it has, she’s passionate, smart, savvy and knows her industry and loves her customers. When Jenene is involved in planning our corporate reward trips and/or our family vacations I have great peace of mind...and that is rare these days. I cannot thank her enough for the countless times she’s confirmed every fine detail, come to our rescue, fulfilled our crazy requests, and gone WAY above and beyond!! The added value you will receive by working with Jenene is truly priceless!

Erika L.

We will never plan another vacation on our own. Jenene planned a flawless and seamless once in a lifetime trip to Italy for our honeymoon. The best hotels in the best locations, private drivers, first class trains, the best tour guides and we didn’t waste a minute standing in a line. Finally, she basically rented out an entire lemon farm for us and the family taught us how to cook some of their family recipes. It was worth every penny. Rome, Florence, Positano in that order! We can’t wait for Jenene to plan our next trip. Thank you for your attention to every detail and your thoughtful design. You’re a rockstar Jenene!

Ron K.

As Vice President of a successful organization and a lover of travel, I and my company have been on several trips over many years for both business and personal reasons. Jenene and Travel With Awestruck have proven to be the reason our trips are so enjoyable from start to finish. Every detail is taken into consideration. Jenene and her staff really care about those they are working with, whether taking care of a larger group of 200+ people or smaller intimate groups of 4-6 people. The personal touch is why we keep coming back to Travel With Awestruck year after year. Jenene’s knowledge and insight of the places we are traveling to have been invaluable to us. I have and will continue to recommend Travel With Awestruck to any individual or organization who is looking to make travel arrangements. Thank you, Jenene and Staff, for always taking care of me and my colleagues at Ohio State Waterproofing.

Frank b.

Jenene was incredible to work with and made planning our honeymoon stress-free. Her knowledge and experience were impressive as she helped us build an itinerary of world-class accommodations and over the top activities at the best prices possible. Even when we had to cancel our trip at the last minute due to a family situation, she made that process simple for us and began right away to rebuild our trip with new dates. Every one of her recommendations was a home-run, and we had the trip of a lifetime. Using Jenene is a no-brainer.

brian c. - island hopping in hawaii

Five stars is not enough credit for how easy and amazing my experience was working with Travel With Awestruck and Jenene. I was referred to Jenene by multiple people for planning my trip to Europe. I spoke with Jenene on the phone and told her my plans for my trip. She made everything so easy and saved me thousands of dollars. She booked everything we wanted and then some extras also. We had private pickups to and from airports and hotels. Even while overseas she kept in contact with us to make sure we had the best trip. I will never use anyone else and would recommend her to anyone planning a trip. She is the best hands down. Book with her!

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