Meet Our Staff

Debbie Carpenter
Owner, Travel Consultant

I fell in love with travel as a young girl hearing missionaries speak about the people and the cultures in far away places. I have been blessed to travel and to experience many destinations in my 28 years in the travel business. A few years ago, I bought Camarillo Travel and it has been my joy to lead this knowledgeable team of Professional Travel Advisors.

Favorite Places: Israel, Ireland, Alaska, Europe, the Canadian Rockies, Australia, London, and our own great country, the USA, to name a few.

Specialties: I am a specialist in River Cruising, which is my favorite way to travel through Europe.

My Bucket List: An African Safari.

Email: Debbie Carpenter

Debra Hurst
Travel Consultant

Specialties: Custom itineraries worldwide, river cruises, adventure travel. I know Ireland inside and out. Ask me about Italy!

Local Tip: Use local transport, buses, subway, or streetcar to get the big picture of any new destination. Shop where the locals shop, eat where the locals eat! If I find out you are at McDonals in Rome, you're in trouble.

My Best Advice: Be a traveler, not a tourist, pack your bag, then take half the stuff out.

Adventures Still Undone: India, Trans-Siberrian Express, Mongolia Yurt Safari.

Email: Debra Hurst

Artis Bauer, CTC
Travel Consultant

I grew up with the philosophy: "Travel is the best education." This job has given me the opportunity to learn and to experience many different cultures while traveling throughout the world.

With over thirty-five years as a Travel Consultant, I have had the opportunity to plan many wonderful vacations. With each trip that I have helped to plan and to research, I have learned something to make the next trip better. I continually learn from my clients when I hear about the memories and experiences they enjoyed on their special trips.

Email: Artis Bauer

Janet LaMacchia
Travel Consultant

Specialties: Custom designed, unique packages that make my client's destination POP!, luxury ocean cruises and river cruises, and worldwide contacts.

My favorite things: Meeting local people and dining where they dine and afternoon tea.

My best advice: To take the hotel business card in your wallet - easy to show the driver if you are having language issues. Also, schedule a massage the first evenings arrival or the next morning.

My favorite destination: London - What's better than Harrods for shopping and their food court, afternoon tea at Goring, and dinner at Rules?

The most memorable trip: I planned for my client was a family of six following Formula 1 races in Belgium and Italy.

On top of my bucket list: A trip to Paris and a a stay at Le Bristol - meet the resident cat, dine at Epicure, and take home their Hermes bath products.

My areas of expertise: Rocky Mountaineer Rail, Tahiti, Ireland, and getting my client's VIP'd.

Email: Janet LaMacchia

Billee Mabry
Independent Consultant

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Nikki Baldwin
Independent Consultant

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Teri Hubert
Independent Consultant

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Kathryn Estomo
Independent Consultant

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Carol Krabill
Independent Consultant

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Karen King
Independent Consultant

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