Harmon Travel Staff

Managmement

  • Bob Harmon

    MCC, CTC, President

    Bob Harmon has been in the travel industry for as long as he can remember. His parents Earl and Eleanor Harmon started Harmon Travel in 1957 the year Bob was born. He recalls passing out flyers and arranging brochures in the basement of their home as a young boy. Geography was learned firsthand as he traveled with his parents on many wonderful family vacations around the world. Harmon Travel is recognized locally and nationally and with Bob Harmon at the helm embracing all the multiple changes in travel over the years. Bob Harmon has lived entirely in Idaho and is proud to be The Official Travel Agency for Boise State Athletics. You may have seen Bob on local television stations while being interviewed about Boise State Football especially in bowl season and you will certainly find him proudly wearing blue and orange in the office during our Boise State Fridays even in off season. Bob and his wife Barbara have molded Harmon Travel to be one of the most reputable travel agencies in Idaho. Recently Harmon Travel was recognized in USA Today as having one of the best music cruises in the industry. For over 25 years Bob has worked with Tammy Selee, producer of Concerts At Sea oldies cruise, and together they have entertained thousands from all the world as far away as Finland with legendary artists such as Paul Revere and The Raiders and many others, because of Bob’s passion for rock and roll and Tammy’s expertise this cruise is so popular that it sells out early. Bob Harmon believes in giving back to the community and supports many causes especially The Ride To The Wall foundation. You can feel assured with Bob’s firm handshake and genuine smile that he will do his very best to make sure his travel advisors are the best in the industry.

    Email: BobH@harmontravel.com

  • Barbara Harmon

    Harmon Travel VP

    Barbara Harmon works with her husband Bob Harmon in the daily office management. Together they have used the same foundation formed by Bob’s parents Earl and Eleanor Harmon in 1957 to provide the best travel consultants and excellent customer service. As a couple who loves to travel together they have encouraged all the office staff and travel consultants to travel and experience firsthand the fabulous vacations they are designing for their clients. Barbara and Bob are proud supporters of the Boise Chamber of Commerce, Boise State Athletics, Skal, and many other organizations in the travel industry. Concerts At Sea is Barbara’s passion as it was at a Paul Revere and The Raiders concert where she met Bob. Her love for the 50’/60’s rock ‘n roll era music is why she is so passionate about the annual rock ‘n roll cruise and you find both of them actively promoting the event at many venues in Boise and across the USA. Barb’s Midwest (Missouri) values and family first attitude shines through when you visit Harmon Travel. Be sure and introduce yourself to her when you come in to Harmon Travel.

    Email: BarbaraH@harmontravel.com

  • David Harmon

    Group Department Manager

    David Harmon has been involved in the family travel business for nearly 40 years. He is instrumental in planning and the logistics of group tours. As the Official Travel Agency for Boise State Athletics David is responsible for arranging the BSU away game group travel. He has also handled the group travel for numerous Boy Scouts of America. Harmon Travel has escorted thousands of Boys Scouts over the years to the National Jamboree expertly designed by David. David has lived all of his life in Idaho and is a lifelong fan of Boise State Broncos. When you book your trip to the Boise State away games you can be assured David has done his very best to get you to the game on time.

    Email: DavidH@harmontravel.com

  • Mary Ellen Cook

    Corporate Department Manager

    Mary Ellen has been in the travel industry for over 28 years, 5 of those years with Continental Airlines and 23 years with Harmon Travel. Mary Ellen is from Pocatello Idaho, and considers Virgin Gorda and Fiji as her favorite travel destinations. Mary Ellen is currently manager of the Harmon Travel corporate department.

    Email: MaryEllenC@harmontravel.com

  • Kathleen Kelley

    Accounting Manager

    I have been in the travel industry for 38 years. The first 14 years were spent as a Travel Consultant and the last 24 years in the accounting department here at Harmon Travel. I enjoyed my time as a Travel Consultant and was able to travel to many destinations including Hawaii, Mexico, Europe, China and Australia. I found my true calling working in the background in our accounting department and have never regretted making that change. Our business continues to evolve and I enjoy the challenge of trying to keep up.

    Email: KathleenK@harmontravel.com

Corporate & Leisure Travel

  • Andrea Espinosa

    Private Travel Designer

    Named “TOP 30 AGENTS UNDER 30 IN THE US" By Travel Agent Magazine - 2018
    Certified Signature Travel Expert – Accredited 2015
    Member of Signature Young Advisors Committee
    Hablo Español
    Webpage: harmontravel.com/andreae

    If you’re anything like me you have a strong desire for travel! You want experiences that are transformational, unique and the vacation you’re finally going on to be everything you have been dreaming of and then some more…
    I know how valuable your leisure travel time is and how frustrating the process can be to some, not know where to start? That’s where I come in! I’m here to help design your travel dreams, without you having to do any of the leg work! I curate travel experiences specifically designed for you and your travel needs.
    Let’s get you out there exploring the world & I would love nothing more than to bring your travel dreams into reality! Let’s plan it!

    Email: AndreaE@harmontravel.com

  • Baylee Ellis

    Leisure Travel Consultant

    Certified Signature Travel Expert- 2018
    Central America Specialist

    I am a graduate of the University of Idaho with degrees in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. I spent four months studying abroad in Costa Rica, traveling to Nicaragua and Panama as well. I also traveled to Honduras on a medical mission in 2014 with 40 people, traveling around the country and providing medical care to the country's most vulnerable, and continue to have contacts in the area. I was a Girl Scout for 12 years, and in 2012 I traveled to London with 25 Girl Scouts to one of four Girl Scout World Centers. I have a lot of experience in traveling with small groups, solo, and large groups, and am very familiar with volunteer groups. Traveling has been a long time passion of mine and I absolutely LOVE planning vacations. I am well versed in ecotourism, sustainable development, and am ready to plan your next environmentally friendly vacation!

    Email: bayleee@harmontravel.com

  • Ben Shelley

    Leisure Travel Consultant

    Sales and management of travel. Providing outstanding service and enhancing relationships with clients through repeating exceptional experiences. I have spent the past 18 years dedicated to providing travel services that are a step above what I would expect for myself. Specializing in Luxury travel, but also budget minded, and highly skilled in family oriented travel. Destination expertise world wide. Emphasis in the Caribbean, Europe, and the U.S. I can also manage group bookings as well as escorted tours.

    Email: BenS@harmontravel.com

  • Callee Hanamann

    Leisure Travel Consultant

    Certified Signature Travel Expert – Accredited 2015
    Certified College of Disney Knowledge Specialist – Accredited 2015
    Certified Universal Orlando Resort Specialist - Accredited 2016
    Awarded "Top 30 AGENTS UNDER 30 in the US" By Travel Agent Magazine – Accredited 2017
    Member of Signature Young Advisors Committee

    Callee's Webpage: www.harmontravel.com/CalleeH

    Callee is a Boise State University graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. Her love and passion for Walt Disney Travel and Universal Studios Destinations shine through the dedication and time she continues to spend learning all aspects of her specialty in this travel niche. Callee also has a deep passion for cruising as she has already sailed on 14 cruises thus far and dreams of sailing on an Around the World cruise. From driving around the country and camping while growing up, to sailing the crystal blue waters on luxury cruise ships, to spending weeks upon weeks in the wonderful Disney and Universal Theme Parks, Callee has gained such powerful knowledge with her travels and continues to learn every day. She is determined to design the perfect vacation for each individual that creates everlasting memories each and every time. Whether it is a Walt Disney or Universal Vacation, a cruise, group travel, or a three week European vacation, Callee is sure to create the very best fit vacation for you! “The best way to learn is to travel.” - We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us…

    Email: CalleeH@harmontravel.com

  • Dee Carr

    Leisure Travel Consultant

    Dee has been in the travel industry for 37 years. She was born in Bismark, ND but has called Boise, Idaho her home for 37 years. Her most amazing and interesting trip was to India, but she loves to travel to England and Scotland. Dee is specializing in setting up tours based on books and movies. The most popular are currently based on the Twilight series & PBS's Downton Abbey.

    Email: DeeC@harmontravel.com

  • Donna Watson

    Leisure Travel Consultant

    "WOW! I have been doing this since 1966! I am from Idaho, Born here in Boise and raised in Nevada. I went off to work for the Airlines and then to travel agencies. I ended up in California to raise my family but decided Idaho was a better place to raise the kids. I have traveled to many places in Europe, Caribbean, USA , South America, Australia, New Zealand, China, and the Philippines. I've also taken several Cruises. I would say my favorite spot is New Zealand. I don’t have a favorite place I like to book necessarily since I truly appreciate the challenges of all the worldly possibilities!"

    Email: DonnaW@harmontravel.com

  • Katrina Hegge

    Golf Travel Specialist

    Katrina's webpage: harmontravel.com/KatrinaH

    From the moment Katrina picked up a golf club at the age of four, she knew her destiny and by the young age of thirteen she had started traveling to golf tournaments nationally. Her compassion and competitive spirit guided her through many tournaments in which only a very few qualified for. Thousands tried and Katrina competed at The U.S. Women’s Amateur, and made the cut at The U.S. JR Girls, and The U.S. Public Links. She played collegiate golf at the University of San Francisco and she graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Administration with a minor in finance. One of her proudest moments was winning the Fresno State Lexus Classic, where 18 teams and 90 women competed. She shot a fantastic 73-72-71 to win the title by 3 and cemented her way into collegiate golf history. Through her golf career she has played golf on many renowned golf courses such as Pebble Beach and the Olympic Club in California to Sawgrass in Florida. She has played golf on many courses throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico and her favorite golf course is Kapalua Resort in Maui, Hawaii. Katrina’s passion for golf and travel has brought her to Harmon Travel. If you are looking for the travel expert who can communicate golf with you, Katrina is the one. Her dream is to stand on the Swilcan bridge at St. Andrews to experience the Old Course at its finest. With her determination and abilities her dream will come true.
    “As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”-Ben Hogan

    Email: KatrinaH@harmontravel.com

  • Tahni David

    Leisure Travel Consultant

    Tahni joined the Harmon Travel team in November 2017. An Oregon native, she transplanted to Boise, Idaho in 2011 to attend Boise State University, and stayed for the people, the surrounding beauty, and the family-oriented atmosphere. Though new to the travel industry, Tahni brings with her over ten years of customer relations experience, invaluable knowledge in customer service, and a deep desire to help others. She enjoys spontaneous adventures with her family, event planning, and photography.

    Email: TahniD@harmontravel.com

Luxury Travel

  • Danielle Stephens

    Luxury Travel Designer

    Certified Signature Travel Expert – Accredited 2016

    National Award - TravelAge West Magazine Trendsetter Award: Rockstar Agent Under 40 - One of two finalist

    National Award - AWARDED "TOP 30 AGENTS UNDER 30 IN THE US" By Travel Agent Magazine in 2014

    2016 – Awarded Harmon Travel’s Top Two Travel Designers

    Elected Board Member - Signature Travel Network Young Advisors

    Elected Editorial Advisory Board Member - Travel Age West Magazine

    Danielle’s travels have taken her around the world - from Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle to the Serengeti in Africa, river cruising in Europe to sailing the crystal blue waters of Thailand. She is passionate about travel and enjoys helping her clients discover the same magic that she finds so enriching. She tailors each trip to the dreams, desires, and interests of her clients. “My own experiences are key to relating to clients’ wants and needs. I have traveled solo, as a couple, with my family, I planned my own destination wedding and lavish honeymoon.” From Destination wedding to luxury vacations Danielle loves to plan it all. She specializes in Destination Weddings, honeymoons, romance travel, Luxury Travel, off-the beaten path destinations, and adventure travel.

    Email: DanielleS@harmontravel.com

  • Mary Doyle

    Private Travel Designer

    Africa Specialist with certifications in Tanzania and South Africa 

    Mary has been in the travel industry nearly 40 years locally in Boise, Idaho. Her passion is Africa, however, she has had the privilege of sailing on some of the most prestigious small luxury cruise ships the world, such as Silversea, Regent, Crystal, and others.
    Her favorite destinations to visit in addition to Africa, are Italy, France, and Greece, and Australia. As a Private Travel Designer, her goal is to create and tailor customized travel arrangements for her clients.
    By attending annual international travel conferences she has an opportunity to network with the best Luxury Travel Agents, and suppliers in the world to enhance her custom travel planning.

    Email: MaryD@harmontravel.com

  • Mary Montgomery Nielson, CTA

    Private Travel Designer

    Harmon Travel Platinum Level Winner 2016, 2017
    Top Travel Designer of the Year 2016, 2017
    2016 Top 25 Performers with Travel Bound
    Finalist for Signature Travel Network’s Michelle Morgan Leadership Award 2017
    “A Word with Mary Nielson” | Idaho Business Review Interview October 2, 2017 | Travelwire News October 2, 2017
    ITLM, Cannes, France 2016, 2017
    Africa Specialist | Micato Safaris and Abercrombie & Kent

    Grace & Grit . . . education for street girls in Calcutta India and those less fortunate in Chyulu Hills Kenya . . . 501(3)c nonprofit family organization | Executive Director

    Travel is a journey away from home involving a truly memorable and powerful experience whether it be Active, Cultural, Natural, Social or Spiritual that will enrich your life and improve the way you connect with the world. As a Private Travel Designer, I specialize in my clients instead of the destination, so that I may meticulously cultivate genuine, transformational, pure life experiences, and tantalizing experiential itineraries tailored to inspiring destinations around the world. I consistently look for “next” destinations and search for inspirational discovery opportunities whether it be to travel along your family’s DNA migration, to reconnect with loved ones and the world, or to adventure out of your comfort level. I catalogue feedback my clients acquire from their travels and refine that knowledge to enhance their next discovery, all the while protecting our planet and communities, culminating in a comprehensive and unparalleled personal travel experience.


    www.harmontravel.com/maryn/

    Email: MaryN@harmontravel.com

Group Travel

  • David Harmon

    Group Department Manager

    David Harmon has been involved in the family travel business for nearly 40 years. He is instrumental in planning and the logistics of group tours. As the Official Travel Agency for Boise State Athletics David is responsible for arranging the BSU away game group travel. He has also handled the group travel for numerous Boy Scouts of America. Harmon Travel has escorted thousands of Boys Scouts over the years to the National Jamboree expertly designed by David. David has lived all of his life in Idaho and is a lifelong fan of Boise State Broncos. When you book your trip to the Boise State away games you can be assured David has done his very best to get you to the game on time.

    Email: DaveH@harmontravel.com

  • Tammy Selee

    Group Cruise Director - Concerts At Sea Producer

    Producer of Concerts At Sea since 1993. Focus is group travel and much of my career has been spent escorting groups all over the world. I have been in the travel industry for over 30 years. I have specialized in group travel, incentive groups and theme cruises. I have loved sharing my travel experiences with clients and always strive to provide passengers with a hassle free and memorable experience.

    Email: TammyS@harmontravel.com