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!

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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
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Theresa Scalzitti
Chief Operating Officer
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
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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
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Scott Koepf
Chief Strategy Officer
Scott Koepf is Chief Strategy Officer with Cruise Planners supporting the growth of the Cruise Planners® network by leading the Training and Events teams and exploring new... Read More
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Phill Guerra
Vice President of Technology
Phill Guerra is the Vice President of Technology at Cruise Planners. Known as the Taskmaster, Phill’s top goal is to provide our Travel Advisors with the tools they need to succeed. Read More
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Nikki Hetzel
Vice President of Finance
Nikki Hetzel is the Associate Vice President of Finance at Cruise Planners and is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years of experience. Read More
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Ana Parodi
Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Ana’s ability to bring a group together to accomplish a project while multitasking is a talent she mastered while raising 3 kids. Read More
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Jeffrey Sherota
Vice President of Operations
Jeff is a 27-year travel industry veteran and when it comes to heightening the customer experience, he is nothing short of obsessive. Read More
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Stacie Faulds
Associate Vice President of Marketing
Stacie joined Cruise Planners in 2016 and oversees a passionate team of marketing professionals and graphic designers who voraciously, and creatively, develop an ever-evolving portfolio of consumer marketing programs. 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.

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Dan Hicks
Director, Franchise Development
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
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Katja Rosado
Senior 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
Mark Junette
Mark Junette
Franchise Development Manager
Mark Junette joins Cruise Planners with over 25 years of Sales & Marketing experience in the travel industry and has worked as an advocate for agencies with travel companies such as Collette Tours, Contiki Vacations, and SCENIC Luxury Cruises & Tours Read More
Jamie Hundley
Franchise Development Coordinator
Hobbies: Shopping and reading. Favorite vacation spot: Any island. Bucket list: Thailand, Italy, South of France. Fun facts: I'm currently studying theology with plans on becoming a Dr in the field. I love acting and I'm a jewelry connoisseur. My definition of Cruisitude: Be who you are and own it! Read More