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Choosing an agent who is part of The Travel Agent Next Door means you are 100% guaranteed that your professional travel consultant is well travelled as well as educated on a huge number of travel styles, options and experiences.  When an agent chooses to be a part of The Travel Agent Next Door network, they are connected with the best brands, hotel chains, airlines, cruise companies, touring companies and more.  Each travel professional associated with The Travel Agent Next Door is incredibly passionate about travel and providing you with the holiday of a lifetime that will fit your needs and budget.  Make the right choice and book with us today.

Stacey Knight

Stacey Knight

Lives in Calgary, AB

Travel is my Passion!! I have been in the travel industry for the last 25 years. This includes working for 2 different airlines in many different roles both customer facing as well as behind the scenes on the tarmac handling baggage and directing aircraft. This experience gives me a very unique insight into all aspects of travel.

Every clients needs and desires are different and I truly strive to meet each and every one of them. Through ongoing conversation and follow up with clients I can recommend and give valuable travel advice. Whether it be a relaxing beach holiday, an extreme adventure, cruise, destination wedding or group travel, I am excited to help you achieve all your travel needs.
Being an avid traveller, I have travelled far and wide to all corners of the globe by air, sea and rail. I enjoy seeing new places and experiencing new adventures and LOVE helping my clients do the same. I have been told that I wear my heart on my sleeve, have a very infectious laugh and tend to laugh often.
As the saying goes " I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list ".



Kim Lake

Kim Lake

Lives in Grande Prairie, AB

With over 30 years in the travel industry, making her clients “Travel Dreams” come true, is extremely important to Kim. She has been described by her clients many times, as “going above and beyond” for them.

Having travelled to many destinations around the world, from Turkey, Bulgaria, Tahiti, Australia and hundreds in between, her experience is invaluable.
Whether you are looking for a quiet place to rejuvenate, a family holiday, destination wedding, cruise, adventure travel or just completing the “Bucket List”, Kim would be HONORED to help you make that dream happen.
When not working, you can usually find Kim with her “fur babies” of cats and Golden Retrievers, Sadie, Lunar, Maggie and Milo.



Jacenta Hawco

Jacenta Hawco

Lives in Grande Prairie, AB

BIO NEVER COMING....She will not post anything on here! lol

This is her in the picture when she renewed her vows in Jamaica. She is a wedding and group specialist. Call, email or text she will be happy to help.



Kevin Pikkert

Kevin Pikkert

Lives in Red Deer, AB




Eugenia Taylor

Eugenia Taylor

Lives in Wembley, AB

My name is Eugenia Taylor – which you probably already knew! I am having a challenging time writing my bio – its hard to toot your own horn!

I’ll give you some of my background – I am a travel agent! No, a real travel agent, I attended Grant McEwan college and graduated with a travel diploma. I was lucky enough to work at travel agency while I was attending school. I also worked at a variety of travel agencies in Edmonton, Cold Lake and Grande Prairie. I worked for about 7 years in agencies and then worked from home for about 3 years when my kiddos were very young. I did take a long break as I was busy helping grow three little people and I am now closing in on the teenage years so I am able to jump back into my travel career.

I am now back to the career that I loved! I loved helping people and hearing about their trips (even if I couldn’t plan it) – I love researching projects and of course I want to travel everywhere because of this! I am a very detail orientated person which can be a negative or a positive depending upon who I am dealing with. I will always give you 100% of my time and energy. I am also not a pushy travel agent, I will always follow up but never force you to purchase something you do not want.

I am specializing in families – I understand the struggles of travelling with five or more people in a family. I understand the struggle of fitting five comfortably in a room or a cruise cabin – you don’t want to break the bank while you are trying to have enough space for everyone. I may not know it all, but I guarantee I will research allot and do the best that I can. I also have a talented team of co workers who are always able to help – we are a wonderful team that way!

Oh yeah – I have travelled too! I have visited Hawaii, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico – Mayan Riviera, Australia and New Zealand. I have cruised the Caribbean and Alaska. I have also visited the “happiest place on earth” – Disneyland and Disneyland Paris! I have backpacked parts of Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden). I have also shopped with the best of them on the strip in Las Vegas!

I would love to help you plan your next vacation!



Kim Tillmar

Kim Tillmar

“Life Is Short, and the World is Wide”…..

This was my personal motto even before I began as a Travel Consultant. I truly believe there’s a big, beautiful world to experience and if it makes you happy – experience it!

Most of my working experience was in the oil and gas industry. I started and sold a successful oilfield service company as the sole proprietor, and along the way strived to understand the customers needs and took great pride in the service we provided.

After I travelled to see my son, who was back-packing in Australia, I found myself seeking every opportunity I could for a new adventure, because the experience had such an impact on me.

Since then, I have travelled to Italy, France, Germany, most of the USA, (including Hawaii). I’ve experienced all-inclusive vacations in Jamaica, St.Lucia, Dominican Republic, and most areas of Mexico. My love for Thoroughbred horse racing has taken me to the Kentucky Derby and looking forward to attending the Preakness in May 2018. Being an avid golfer, I have experienced great golf destinations with my family as well.

So, whether you seek a beach destination, culture, adventure, luxury, (by land, sea or rail), sporting destinations and everything in between, if you can dream it, call me. I look forward to assisting in making that travel dream a reality!



Robert Marcoux

Robert Marcoux

Lives in Vancouver, BC

Think back to the good ole days of the 80's.... Yup, that's when I first got my taste of Travelling as I manned the phones in a call centre for a Tour operator that is long gone.

I was sent on weekend getaways to South America and the Dominican Republic to inspect hotels and ensure that the properties were up to our standards. It was the best thing a guy could want for a job.

The Industry changes all the time and we work diligently to keep up with the changes.

From there I went to Airlines working from the Head Quarters of a few great companies. The Flight Passes came in handy when it was time to vacation and I took advantage of getting out there....The bug definitely bit me and I travelled as much as I could seeing the fabulous architecture and sounds and Local hospitality of places like Australia, Hawaii, Mexico. But my favourite, my go to, my home away from home is totally the U.K. Whenever I get the chance I just book flights and head over to explore the hundreds of villages, towns and the Big City of London. Great Adventures, Great Food and of course, Great People will keep brining me back over and over again.

I am what you call a multi type traveller. I can go it alone and walk the streets discovering new sites and restaurants or.....

Escort a group so that we can share our stories as we go.

I can get on a Cruise and wake up in a different city or country each day or....

Fly to a Resort and lay on the beach having Pina Coladas serviced up to me poolside...

I specialize in building itineraries throughout Europe for exciting adventures and memorable holidays or.....

getting you on a Cruise to the Caribbean, The Mediterranean or my favourite, Alaska.

My Motto in life is - Shop Local - Put the Family back in the Family Business!



Karri Robideau

Karri Robideau

Lives in Grande Prairie, AB

First time my toes touched the sand in the Mayan Riviera I was hooked on Travel. I have wanted to be a travel agent since that moment. After years of helping friends find the perfect trip and send them to others to book I finally decided now is my time and was welcomed by compass vacations.
Since 2010 we have been travelling as much as possible! I have traveled to Maui, Mayan Riviera(4 times) Mazatlan, Rio de Janeiro, cruised the Mediterranean on the Norwegian Epic, Barcelona Spain, California, Palm Springs.

Our travel has been both with family, as a couple as well as with my husbands business. We have been to all inclusive and non all inclusive places.

I look forward to helping many others find the joys I have found being around the world.



Sandra Backmeyer

Sandra Backmeyer

Lives in Beaverlodge, AB

My beginnings in Travel started with a two month backpacking trip into Europe after graduation many, many years ago, I was hooked!!

I have been actively involved in helping others travel for 25 years. If you are needing airfare, a weekend getaway or a relaxing all inclusive getaway, I would be thrilled to assist you with finding that perfect place.
My family has always loved to explore off the beaten track and for this reason I also specialize in Adventure Travel. From the Artic to the Andes or Mongolia to Ireland I would love to help you realize a dream trip and to see some of the many wonders of this great world.
With Compass Vacations you can be assured of professional, friendly and competent service. I hope to talk to you soon!


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