Agents & Associate Agents

Focus on Travel has over 45 agents and associate agents that cover travel destinations all over the globe. Our associate agents have their own agencies and work with Focus on Travel to give you a great variety of agents and cover many destinations and travel types. Whether you are looking for an agent for your business, family or group travel, honeymoons or independent trips, we have a specialist for you! Call or main office number for assistance or contact your agent directly by phone or email.

Focus on Travel
(503) 646-3700

Karen Aurand

Karen specializes in corporate travel as well as family, vacations and group travel.

Carol Bailey
Phone: (541) 921-3122 or (208) 448-1135

Plan your next vacation escape with a professional travel agent with 30 years experience arranging everything from U.S. tours to world cruises to stays in exotic destinations. Having traveled to Egypt, Crete, Greece, Israel and most of Europe many times, I know how to make sure you get the most out of your invesment in exploring new places. My specialty is helping you plan a personalized European itinerary. Contact me for more information and I will put you on my travel info email contact list to receive regular travel tips and valuable updates on special travel deals that occur frequently.

Connie Barry
Phone: (503) 643-5059

Connie has a lot of experience in corporate travel as well as groups, cruises and Hawaii.

Julie Blackman, CTC
(503) 708-7441
Julie has worked in the travel business for many years as a certified travel planner. She loves to travel the world and help people plan their vacations.

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Bruce Burcham
Bruce has worked in the travel business for 39 years, in all facets of leisure and business travel. He especially enjoys working with Hawaii and Europe.

John Clarno
John specializes in Hawaii travel.

Joanne DeChaine
Joanne specializes in family travel, honeymoons, vacations

Debby Droukas

Debby Droukas
(503) 678-1114

Debby has worked in the travel industry since 1988. She has had lots of experience with couples planning their destination weddings or honeymoons or both ….particularly to Mexico. She enjoys making your travel plans ones that will be remembered for a long time. Mexico, USA or Hawaiian destinations are her specialty



Sally Fasulo
Sally specializes in family travel, Europe, cruising and more.

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Jill Garvey

12727 SW Iron Mountain
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 442-4301

Jill lived in France for a few years and travelled extensively throughout Western Europe.  She has a special fondness for the authentic boutique hotels and bed and breakfast establishments.  She has also visited many ski resorts and travelled in most major US cities countless times.  Her favorite thing is to walk the streets, visit museums, partake in the authentic cuisine of the area she’s visiting and shop.  She also works for a law firm and has started helping with business travel arrangements too.

Gwen Haney
(503) 481-1867

Gwen has been in the travel industry for many years. She has traveled all over the world. Call or email her to help you plan your next vacation!


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Paula Heiberg, CTC
PJ’s Travel in association with Focus on Travel
P O Box 785, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: (503) 866-3977

Paula has been in the travel industry for over 35 years as an agent & agency owner and has vast travel experience having travelled to all seven continents. She graduated from Portland State in 1969 and in the intervening years has completed requirements to become a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC), an Aussie Specialist (Australia), and a Hawaii Specialist. She has also been very involved in the leadership of several travel organizations over the years. She especially enjoys arranging tours to Europe & the South Pacific as well as all types of cruising.


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Paula Hobble

Paula graduated from the University of Washington and quickly began her travel career at United airlines. She has traveled all over the world and even lived in St. Thomas chartering a boat through the Virgin Islands. She opened Focus on Travel in 1986 and has been busy planning trips ever since.



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Lesley Hobble

Lesley is the office manager at Focus on Travel. She loves to travel, especially to warm destinations.  She also loves to help people plan their vacations, weddings and honeymoons.





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Jacob Hobble

Jake works in the office at Focus on Travel and is very skilled with all things computer oriented as well. He has traveled to many destinations all over the world.




Carolyn Hoffman 

Carolyn specializes in Hawaii, Cruising, honeymoons, family travel, Las Vegas and more!


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Carolyn Horne 
Time To Travel Tours
Phone: (503)684.5997 Cell: 503.484.4882

Group travel focus for family gatherings (destination weddings, cruises, Disney packages. Non-Profit Organizations – Community trips (increase non dues revenue), Corporate (incentive, team building), Special Interest Groups – Golf Cycling, Sports events, gardening, hobbies, history and food focused groups.
Destination focus – Fiji, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Sandals & Beaches Resorts in the Caribbean, European Golf Trips, Worldwide Cruising, and Hawaii.

Kim Howell

Kim has worked in the travel industry for many years. She specializes in family, groups, corporate travel, cruising, honeymoons and more.


Brooke Johnson
(503) 570-7626



Brooke Johnson has been traveling since she was 18 and donned her backpack for a 2-year journey around the world. Her passion for travel has taken her to over 100 countries, across 6 continents and totally around the world 2 times.
Brooke has been in the travel industry since 1990 designing and leading trips. She has consulted with travel companies and started several successful businesses. An avid adventurer, collector of folk art and textiles, a cook, and wine aficionado lead her to search out markets to discover local crafts, unique spices and tantalizing foods. Because of her interest in gardening, flora and fauna and natural medicine she seeks the exotic and roads less traveled.
Brooke enjoys international trip planning as well as helping you find the cruise that is right for you. Should you prefer a river cruise, ocean voyage, yachting adventure or an exploration journey, she knows how to find the correct option for you. Perhaps a villa in Italy is more your style. Private car and driver? No problem! Brooke LOVES to fulfill your dreams!
Many of Brooke’s clients have been working with her since 1990 and have been pleased with her knowledge, service and expertise. It’s all about YOU, she listens, advises and works with you to create the experience you wish to have.

Cheryl Jones

Cheryl Jones specializes in corporate travel as well as leisure travel.

Shubba Joshi
Shubba specializes in India travel.
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Bob Koeber

Itchin’ to Travel
Phone: 503 246-0734

Bob has over thirty years experience to plan your next vacation. Cruises and Hawaii destinations are his specialty.


Pam Maclennan

Pam is a very experienced travel planner. She specializes in world travel, diving and honeymoons.

Hattie Mead
Hattie specializes in Hawaii travel as well as leisure vacations.

Marcia Miller – Group Travel, Europe

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Barbara Nelson

Barbara has worked for over 20 years in the travel business as an agent and agency owner. She mainly specializes in Hawaii, Europe(both escorted and individual travel), and cruises. Barbara loves to travel and work with clients to help plan their vacations.



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Roger Patteson

Destination Your World
Phone: (503) 459-2949

Destination Your World is a small boutique travel company specializing in personal service for your individual journey. The owner, Roger Patteson, has 20+ years of travel planning experience visiting over 30 countries and 22 weeks cruising on various size cruise lines including tall ships to exotic destinations.
Travel specialization: Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Western Europe, and Cruises

Shirley Reeves

Shirley has been in the travel business for over 36 years and specializes in group tours. She also plans independent tours in the international market

Beverly Ringer
Beverly specializes in cruising, group travel and more!


Joan Sher, CTC
Phone: (503) 248-9870

Joan Sher, CTC, is a certified travel consultant who has been an independent travel agent for 27 years. She has experience booking all types of travel, but primarily specializes in upscale, luxury travel for individuals and groups. Whether the client wants a cruise, riverboat, land tour, private guide service, and/or just a hotel reservation, Joan is available to work with the client to make sure their travel is exactly what they want. She can design a trip to fit every person’s need and desires. She loves to do the necessary research to make sure every trip is special. Joan also has many LGBT clients who appreciate her interest in finding places where they will feel comfortable. Joan’s motto is “just go away, hassle free.” Call Joan and you will be taken care of by a professional.
Joan is active in the community. She is a member of PABA (Portland Area Business Association), a board member of Triangle Productions, Institute for Judaic Studies and the Historic Hollywood theatre. She is married to Paul Sher for over 49 years and they have 3 married sons and five grandchildren. Paul and Joan share many interests including traveling together, however, one of their major passions is watching films and attending film festivals. Joan also worked for years at the Portland Oregon Visitor’s center in downtown Portland and loves helping people plan a visit this beautiful city where she has lived for the last 20 years. So, whether you live in Portland with out of town guests or are visiting Portland from somewhere else, call Joan to maximize your time and to make your visit memorable.

Lynda Schumacher
Let’s Talk Travel
Let’s Talk Australia/New Zealand
Let’s Talk Africa
503 255-4319

Lynda has been in the travel industry since 1979.  Currently she specializes in travel to the South Pacific and Africa.   She quit counting how many times she’s been to the Southern hemisphere when she crossed the International dateline the 25th time.  Tourism Australia has awarded her The Opal Award 8 time (only 5 are given out annual in North America) and to date is the only agent in the North America to receive the global Chairman’s Award.  She loves to develop itineraries that suit her travelers dream trips.  So if you are dreaming of surfing Bondi Beach in Sydney, hearing penguins as the waddle up on shore outside Melbourne, photographing the amazing scenery of New Zealand, enjoying a low cost/no cost day in the capitol city of Wellington, or seeing giraffes in the wild on the Masai Mara in Kenya, Lynda is the one you should trust your travel plan to.

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Lisa Williams
Lisa specialized in family travel, honeymoons, cruising and more. Contact her to start planning your great getaway today!

D’Ann Workman

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