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Meet Our Team of Agents

Let our FABULOUS team take the stress off of you when it comes to planning the perfect vacation!


Stephanie Strauch

Owner/Founder - Lead Agent

I was born and raised in Yorktown, Virginia, but I moved to a small town in Georgia ten years ago. Growing up I spent the Summers in West Palm Beach, FL with our Grandparents. I absolutely LOVED the beach! Being so close to our Country's history where I grew up, I developed a fondness for Colonial Williamsburg & Jamestown Settlement. I always had a season pass to Busch Gardens & Water Country! When I went to college at George Mason University, I then developed a love for our Nation's Capital, and the surrounding cities. I would take weekend trips to New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cedar Point, etc. That's where my travel bug developed! I enjoy traveling to new places, trying new cuisine, and making memories with my husband, Justin, and our 3 children. We just recently drove across the country and visited Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Sedona, the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, and much more!

I am honored whenever a client chooses Castles and Cruises to help plan their dream vacation. I look forward to helping you plan yours as well!


Kelci Wood

Travel Agent

Hi my name is Kelci Wood. I currently live in Knoxville, TN. I am a mom of 3 amazing kiddos and a Coast Guard wife. My passion of travel has been in my bones since I was 11 when I got my first pen pal letter from Germany. This sent me traveling by myself starting at the age of 12 going across country, Europe and all the North American continent. I not only have a huge love for adventure, but I am a huge foodie! I went to culinary school in Louisiana and created a bakery catering to coffee shops in the PNW. With the passion of travel, food and family I love to create the best adventures for all to remember.


Jessica Forestiere

Travel Agent

Hi! I’m Jessica, and I’m from Yorktown, Virginia! I’m a mom to two girls, and a dog mom to a Chocolate lab. I have been a History and Social Studies Teacher since graduating college in 2005. I love learning about and exploring new places, and like to research places where we’re traveling. I love the beach and being on the water, so I really enjoy cruises! I have been planning my family’s vacations for years, and I’m excited to help others and share my experiences!



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