Meet the Team

Executive Team

Our executive team has hundreds of years of experience in the travel industry, and they’re much more than just figure heads. Each one is actively involved in the business on a daily basis and dedicated to your success. Get to know them during our trainings, convention, bootcamps, agent summits, weekly webinars- the list goes on and on. Quite simply, they are here for you!

Michelle Fee
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Long before home-based businesses were even heard of, Michelle Fee, a young mom, travel advisor, and visionary founded Cruise Planners, an unconventional business model designed to change the travel world. Read More
Vicky Garcia
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Owner
Vicky Garcia always knew she was meant for the travel industry, and her fierce drive and philanthropic spirit help keep Cruise Planners at the top. Vicky Garcia has spent more Read More
Brian Shultz
Chief Information Officer
As the resident tech guru, Brian Shultz oversees all the technological innovations developed at Cruise Planners. Under Brian’s decade of leadership, Cruise Planners IT team has grown from a few Read More
Theresa Scalzitti
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Theresa Scalzitti chose to bring her talents to Cruise Planners after a two-decade-long career at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. where she championed travel advisors. In her previous role at Royal Read More
Scott Koepf
Vice President of Strategic Development
Scott Koepf is Vice President of Strategic Development with Cruise Planners supporting the growth of the Cruise Planners® network by leading the Training and Events teams and exploring new opportunities for Read More

Franchise Development Team

Our franchise development team is the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. They are here to guide you through the travel franchise process and see how Cruise Planners can be the perfect match for your lifestyle and goals.

Tony Bello
Franchise Development Director
Hobbies: Music, playing guitar, writing and recording music, traveling, flight simulators, tech freak, cooking, video games, family Favorite Vacation Spot: Quiet, clear ice blue beach anywhere Bucket List: Ireland and Read More
Dan Hicks
Franchise Development Manager
16 years in Franchise Sales & Development. Previous executive positions with Lady of America Fitness Centers, NutriSystem, and Kenny Rogers Roasters. Favorite Vacation Spot: It’s a toss-up between Barcelona, Spain; Read More
Don Luria
Franchise Development Manager
Don has specialized in Franchise Sales & Development for 28 years. He previously worked with Subway and Quizno’s, and was Director of Franchise Development with CruiseOne.   Hobbies: Music, sports, Read More
Laura Martin
Franchise Development Manager
South Florida native, Laura was born and raised in Miami and Key Largo. Both her parents were school teachers; her mother from Cuba and father a New Yorker. She graduated Read More
Dan Chiafair
Franchise Development Manager
30 years in Franchise Sales & Development. Former Associate Publisher of Rolling Stone and held executive positions with Esquire magazine and GQ. Also held marketing positions with Procter & Gamble, Read More
Diane Chiafair
Franchise Development Manager
35 years in the travel industry, retired VP of Franchise Development with Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, former Director with CruiseOne, and previous travel agency owner. Hobbies: Travel Read More
Katja Rosado
Franchise Operations Manager
Hobbies: Traveling, spending time with my husband and 2 kids. Favorite Vacation Spot: Spain and going on a cruise. Bucket List: Tour through Europe with the Family, California wine tour. Cruisitude™: Dream BIG Read More
Meche Roeder
Franchise Coordinator
15 years in the travel industry and former Franchise Manager with CruiseOne. Hobbies: Dancing, traveling, bowling, watching Brazilian soap operas Favorite Vacation Spot: Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast in the Read More
Susan Speranza
Franchise Coordinator
Hobbies: Seeing a good movie, watching football, crocheting, shopping, and being a personal shopper for Eileen in accounting Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere I can have fun and enjoy myself Bucket Read More

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