Our Team

  • Lea Baisburd

    Independent Contractor

    With over 30 years of experience and after learning 5 languages, I can truly acknowledge that I’ve had my share In experiencing travel first hand and sending clients to the correct places. Not only do I coordinate travel for many top company execut...

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  • Talya Cohen

    Luxury Concierge

    Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, I later moved to Sydney, Australia with my family where I spent 18 years of my life.

    When a once in a lifetime travel opportunity presented itself to come live and work in the USA I took the opportunity with op...

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  • Martha Escobar

    Luxury Travel Advisor

    I was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. I moved to the US in 2001 where I have been living and working for 15 years. Since a very young age I have always had what the Germans describe as "wanderlust," a need to travel and see the world.
    I have bee...

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  • Becky Knorpel


    I have been working at Forest Travel since February 2001....

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  • Alexandra Vega - Navia

    Leisure and Corporate Travel Specialist

    I am a very proud Colombian who joined Forest Travel in October 2010. It has been a great experience to be able to make the dream of travel become true for several clients and friends. Specialized in leisure with ability to assist executives with the...

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  • Marilyn Kucher McCourt

    Home Agent---Luxury Travel Consultant

    You've just found your Luxury Travel Consultant and Consummate Dream Facilitator. I am a Virtuoso Travel Advisor affiliated with Forest Travel in Aventura, FL. Call me with your vaguest vacation desire. Or feel free to research your ideas on your own...

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  • Debbie Heim

    Corporate and Leisure Senior Travel Specialist

    Joined FOREST TRAVEL 25 years ago. She uses her skills in the areas of sales, the majority of her attention is spent on growing the corporate end of the business through the expansion of new corporate accounts. An expert in Luxury and Adventure trav...

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  • Ramon Ludena

    Corporate Travel Specialist

    I'm originally Peruvian but have lived in the US for over 15 years.
    Travel has always been my passion, and I'm one of those few who happen to actually work in the field that enjoys.

    Being a Travel Consultant comes easy to me, because I'm offering...

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  • Rosa Maria Conroy

    Accounting and Operations Manager

    I have been with Forest Travel for about 10 years, I manage the Accounting and Operations department of Forest Travel. I was born in Peru but I have been living in Miami for 23 years and I love to travel and take Cruises. As an Accountant I love numb...

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  • Nayeli Abreu

    Aviation Administrator Learn More
  • Carmen Stinson

    Corporate Travel Director Learn More
  • Marcelle Malca

    Director of Group Sales

    I was born in Cali, Colombia and had the wonderful opportunity to move to Miami, Florida in 1999. Later, I attended Loyola University New Orleans, where I acquired my degree in Mass Communication, and through various experiences, I found my passion f...

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  • David Mendal


    I have had the pleasure of being President and CEO of Forest Travel Agency since 1984.
    My involvement in the tourism and airline industries began at the early age of 9, when I worked at Avianca Airlines' reservation center in Bogotá. At 16, while ...

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  • Martha Hernandez

    Corporate Manager / Travel Specialist

    Soy Martha Hernandez, y quiero decirles que me siento muy orgullosa de formar parte de el gran equipo servicio y ventas de Forest travel.

    Por mas de 10 anos, he tenido la oportunidad de crecer, aprender y finalemente formar parte de una de las m...

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  • Juan Jose Lozano

    Leisure & Corporate Travel Advisor

    I was born in Colombia where I've also lived for most of my life. By the time I received my bachelors degree in business administration and marketing I moved to the US. I have worked in different industries, always in positions directed to sales and...

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  • Sonia Lucia Villamizar

    Corporate Travel Consultant

    I began my career 25 years ago with the Airline Industry. Today I continue to pursue my passion but on the other side of the business, as a corporate travel advisor.

    I joined Forest Travel 9 years ago and today I manage our Latin America Corporat...

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  • Vanessa Flores

    Luxury Leisure Advisor

    I was born in Quito, Ecuador but was raised in one of the most jaunt cities in the world; Miami, FL and here is where my appreciation of traveling and learning about different cultures tremendously cultivated my desire to plan and prepare my clients ...

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  • Stacy Weigant

    Director of Diamond Luxury Division & Luxury/Exotic Travel Designer

    Stacy Weigant is the Director of Luxury and Leisure Sales at Forest Travel, a Virtuoso agency headquartered in North Miami Beach Florida. In addition to managing a team of luxury agents, she also handles vendor relations for hotels, cruises, tours an...

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  • Miriam Omphroy

    Accredited Space Agent / Private Travel Manager

    I was born in Panama but have lived most of my life in Miami.
    My career in the travel Industry started at a very young age when I worked for an airline, since then I have not stopped and today I consider myself a lifestyle travel designer.
    I love d...

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  • Cristina Alcazar

    Corporate Manager / Luxury Travel Advisor

    I'm Cristina Alcazar, i was born in Venezuela and I have lived in USA since 1999.
    My career in the travel Industry started in Venezuela at the University with my studies on Business Administration in Tourism, and working for United Airlines for 4 ...

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  • Mercedes Carciente

    Air Sales Manager

    I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. I got my bachelor’s degree in Business in Tourism. I moved to the US 19 years ago and since then I have been working for Forest Travel. I have worked for all Forest’s departments and eight years ago I ...

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  • Barbara Gonzalez

    Accounting Assistant

    I have been working in the Accounting Department at Forest Travel for 2 years. Accounting and numbers are truly my passion. While working at Forest Travel I have seen the energy that our whole team brings to the table; no single department can work w...

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  • Liora Manilof

    Director of Leisure Sales & Marketing /Luxury Lifestyle Manager

    I was born and raised on the small Caribbean Island of Curacao. Growing up, I had the greatest desire for travel to different countries and experience their cultures.

    With over ten years of experience planning specialized and detailed itineraries...

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  • Magnolia Quintana

    Special Services

    I have been with Forest Travel for 14 years. I am in charge of the Special Services Department, which involves:
    Process of passport and visas
    Redeem Miles Programs
    Special Shows and Events
    Travel Insurance
    Special Transportation

    I manage some...

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  • Claudia Viola


    I have worked in the travel industry for over 10 years. I am proud to be a part of the Accounting Department here at Forest Travel. I love the fast-paced environment of working in a travel agency; no day is every the same. Our company continues to gr...

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  • Angie Vasco

    Air Department

    For the past twenty years I have been a Travel Advisor providing Corporate clients quick solutions for their fast paced travel needs.
    In the leisure side of the business, love to listen to clients tell me their travel dreams and help make them a re...

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  • Patty Rojas

    Air Department

    With 7 years of experience in travel, and specializing in Corporate travel, agencies, luxury cruises, corporate/sporting events and incentive travel. I can vouch that I have gained much experience in these fields. With that experience and devotion I ...

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  • Rebecca Fihman

    Luxury Travel Advisor

    With over 27 years of experience within the travel industry I have a lot to bring to the table. I know that planning a vacation can be a bit chaotic at times. Why not let me handle it for you? I have the expertise and knowledge that you need to plan...

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  • Alfredo Schmulson

    Corporate Travel Advisor

    Born and raised in Colombia. Got my bachelor's degree in Business Administration in CESA School of Business (Bogota, Colombia).
    After working for 6 months in the steel industry at Steckerl Aceros, I had the opportunity to moved to Miami and start wo...

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  • Carlos Edery

    SVP of Forest Travel and Affiliates

    Travel Advisory is a form of Art.

    I'm not going to say that I am a Da Vinci when it comes to travel, but thanks to the amazing team around me, we are able to deliver impeccable service and enhanced value to a level that our clients do consider us ...

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  • Carlos Federspiel

    Corporate Luxury Travel Associate Learn More
  • Claudia Beraha Yohros

    Luxury Travel Consultant

    Caribbean Born, Ivy League Educated, Global Travel Expert...

    I have been in the travel industry for over 15 years, and it has become my passion. I am primarily focusing on Luxury and Exotic Travel but I can assist you in designing anything from a...

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  • Luz Casabone


    Let me plan your dream vacation!

    I have been working within the travel industry for 27 years. My favorite part about the travel industry is having the opportunity to immerse yourself in different countries and cultures. Forest Travel has given m...

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  • Linda Silver

    Travel Stylist

    Travel Stylist
    …your personal concierge to the world

    Are you truly passionate about how you travel? Do you want to live like the locals and dine like royalty? Would you like to perfect the art of getting lost deliberately? If so, there’s onl...

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  • Marilyn Khoudari

    Cruise Specialist

    I was born and raised in Bogota Colombia. I have acquired my degree in Advertising and Marketing. I later received a wonderful opportunity to relocate to the wonderful United States of America in 1993.

    My travel experience specializes in the Crui...

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  • Valentina Pereira

    Travel Specialist

    I am a member of the Forest Travel Team since 2004. I have had the pleasure of working in the travel industry for 15 years, and in tourism with the Hilton and Hermitage chains since 1992. During these 20 years I have learned about the industry with a...

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