Harmon Travel Staff

Managmement

  • Bob & Barbara Harmon

    MCC, CTC, President

    Bob Harmon MCC, CTC, President along with his wife Barbara own and operate Harmon Travel Service Inc. Bob has been in the travel industry most of his life. His parents Earl and Eleanor Harmon started Harmon Travel in 1957. Together Bob and Barbara carry on the legacy of being one of the most reputable travel agencies in Idaho. Harmon Travel is proud to be The Official Travel Partner for Boise State Athletics and have arranged Boise State fan travel for decades. Harmon Travel is also proud of being recognized by USA Today as having one of the best music cruises at sea. Concerts At Sea LLC is an annual rock and roll cruise that highlights original bands from the 50’s/ 60’s. Both Bob and Barbara are passionate about travel and are dedicated to providing the best travel advisors in the industry. Harmon Travel is proud to be members of Boise Chamber of Commerce and ASTA , ARTA, NTA, BBB, Boise State Alumni and Signature Travel Network. Thank you for placing your trust in us for over 60 years.

    Email: BobH@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

  • 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

  • Corey Atkins

    Leisure Travel Consultant

    Traveling and exploring the world has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember! I love visiting new areas of the world, meeting locals and making new memories. I have been fortunate enough to visit over 50 countries on 6 of the 7 continents (Can’t wait to visit Antarctica!) and had the opportunity to embark on a 23 month trip around the world that was filled with countless memorable adventures.
    During my travels, I’ve been able to visit some amazing places and have some incredible once-in-a-lifetime experiences. These include diving the Great Barrier Reef, camping in the Amazon Jungle, kayaking with whales in Alaska and hiking amongst Orangutans and Komodo Dragons in Southeast Asia!
    I am passionate about using my travel experience to design and plan outstanding trips to wow my customers and create their own memories to last a lifetime! I truly care about making your vacation the best it can possibly be and work hard to make sure each trip is unique and exceeds all expectations.
    I moved to Boise, Idaho from Orlando, Florida where I had lived for most of my life. When not planning my customers’ next trips, I am usually outside Skiing/Snowboarding, Whitewater Kayaking, or Mountain Biking.
    I would love to help you plan your next trip - whether it's a shorter extended weekend or maybe that immersive expedition you've always dreamed of- I strive to make them all unique and curated just for you!

    Email: CoreyA@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

    Group 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

    An Oregon native, I moved to Boise, Idaho in 2011 to finish my college career at Boise State University. Though I initially imagined myself moving on after graduation, the natural beauty, heart-warming people, and eclectic tones of the city anchored me in Boise. I have since built a family and established my career here. When I'm not making travel dreams come true for my clients, I'm spending time with my family and friends. We're an outdoorsy bunch, so we're either wood-working outside or fly-fishing in a nearby river, going camping, or working with the horses on my mom's farm. We like going on spontaneous adventures and experiencing new things together. Just as I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, I get great satisfaction from designing dream vacations for my clients. Whether it's a long-overdue honeymoon, a family's first trip together since 2008, or a once in a lifetime three-week European adventure, they're all special and meaningful. For me, it's all about designing the perfect vacation for those specific clients: customizing the details to fit their needs, interests, and desires, and adding unique activities or moments to enhance their experience. It's those special details that will spark fond memories and make the vacation the trip of a lifetime.

    Email: TahniD@harmontravel.com

Luxury Travel

  • Mary Doyle, CTC, ACC

    Private Travel Designer

    Specializing in Africa, Small Luxury Cruising, River Cruising, & Tailored Custom Designed Travel Itineraries.

    Member of APTA (Association for Promoting Travel To Africa)

    As a Private Travel Designer I specialize in tailored and customized vacations for my clients to create memories to last a lifetime. My expertise is in Africa. having completed the South Africa, and Tanzania Specialist Certification. Recently returned from Kenya May 2018. My passion is to create "Extraordinary Experiences" for my clients.

    With 40 years of experience, I’ve traveled to 6 continents and traveled numerous times to Africa, and Europe. Have sailed on over 50 cruises. I have a passion for small intimate ships, the likes of Crystal, Silversea, Regent, and Azamara with certifications for each of them.

    Having attended several international conferences she has had the opportunity to network with luxury suppliers around the world that she works with directly. It’s all about connections in this industry.

    If you have a dream vacation, I can put all the components together for you with my connections, such as a surprise birthday in the Maasai Mara with native dancers around the campfire with champagne, imagine that? In this every evolving world of travel, it’s so important to know the people in the right place when you need some assistance.

    Call me to curate your next dream vacation……….

    Email: MaryD@harmontravel.com

  • Mary Montgomery Nielson, CTA

    Private Travel Designer

    Harmon Travel Platinum Level Winner 2016, 2017, 2018
    Top Travel Designer of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018
    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
    New Zealand Signature Travel Expert Select
    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