Our Travel Bug is Contagious
Our staff of Destination Specialists are experienced professionals, passionate about sharing the treasures of our destinations. Get to know the Destination Specialists who have lived, studied and traveled throughout these extraordinary lands.
(staff listed alphabetically)
Andrea's focus is sending people off on safari to Africa. Her travels include Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi & Namibia. Her 8-year travel agent career prior to joining Borton Ove...
Richard is our "bean counter" with a quiet reserve and witty sense of humor. He is new to Minnesota, but knows what winter is, having moved here from Michigan. He and his boys are avid Twins fans!
Sarah comes to Borton Overseas with over 20 years in the travel industry. She is able to apply her enthusiasm for specialty travel and attention to detail to the travel arrangements she makes for her ...
Small Ship Cruise Specialist
Marie heads up our Small Ship Cruise Department and Fred. Olsen Cruise Team. She has a wonderfully varied background which has been such an asset to our Borton family. She is an avid camper and loves...
Betina is half Danish. She has lived and worked in Denmark, and has been in the travel industry over 16 years. Betina has traveled to many places in the world, but especially through the Nordic/Scandi...
Linda has lived and studied in Norway and Denmark, and has traveled extensively throughout Scandinavia (& Europe), including Svalbard and Greenland. She has been with Borton Overseas since 1992, a...
Elaine Nelson Peik
A 1997 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, Elaine began her career at Borton in 1999. Elaine is the director of the Scandinavia department and helps with small special interest groups. Elaine&rsquo...
A biology student at Concordia University Wisconsin, Karen is thrilled to be joining the Borton Overseas support team for a second summer. She has called Minneapolis home all her life, but enjoys trav...
Mette moved from Denmark to Minnesota in 1998, where she married her husband who’s also Danish. They both enjoy frequent travels throughout Europe – and of course also Denmark to stay conn...
Office and Communications Assistant
A theater graduate from St. Olaf College, Camryn brings her love for the arts, family, friends and food to the team. She has toured Brittan, France, Germany, and the Continental United States with var...
With a mother born in Sweden and a sister and niece living in Stockholm, Sverige holds a special place in Jeannine’s heart. She has enjoyed traveling through the country many times. Several o...
Jody has a long and diverse background in adventure travel (since 1983), but her heart is deeply embedded in Africa. "There's nothing like stepping out of your tent at dawn..and watching Africa come a...
The newest member of our Africa team, Kristen is always up for an adventure! Whether she’s climbing a 14er in Colorado, exploring the historical sites in Europe or diving into the culture of Ind...
Born and raised in Sweden, Maria fell in love with Minnesota after spending a year as a foreign exchange student in our great state. She has been a travel agent since 1995, and her most recent travel ...
Cass Stillman, CTC
Senior Travel Consultant
Cass has lived and worked in South Africa and Switzerland and has been in the travel business for over 25 years. An active skier and scuba diver, she arranges group and independent travel to Switzerla...
Jan Vatsaas Schubert
Jan has been helping travelers experience Scandinavia since 1981. Born to a native Norwegian and a Minnesota Swede, Jan speaks fluent Norwegian and has lived and studied in Oslo and travelled extensiv...
Katherine’s mother is from Oslo, Norway and her father is an American Scotsman. During her childhood, she lived just outside of Paris and she enjoyed regular visits to Norway. A career in travel...
Senior Travel Consultant
Suzanne’s love of travel started during her childhood in Madagascar when trips back to the USA always included visits in other countries. After her first safari in Tanzania in 1989, she entered ...