Meet our Team

Gateway Travel & Cruise has been helping with travel plans since 1945! In planning travel, it is the experience that really counts.

With more than 70 years in the travel industry, our dedicated staff has proven us to be leaders in the travel market. We demonstrate our commitment with affiliations such as CTC (Certified Travel Consultants), ACC (Accredited Cruise Counselors), CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), and MVP (Midwest Agent Vacation Partners) and MAST (Midwest Agents Selling Travel). In conjunction with these affiliations, we give you the client, a level of expertise that is most uncommon in other travel agencies.

We invite you to call, e-mail or stop by the office to see first hand how Gateway's experience and professionalism join together to make a difference in your travel plans.


Stacey SchroederStacey Schroeder

Stacey has been with Gateway Travel since 2004. Stacey took the travel agency over in January of 2011. She is a Certified Travel Consultant, as well as specializes in many areas such as: destination weddings, honeymoons, family vacations and group travel. She looks forward to helping you soon with your next exciting adventure.
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Robert KoenesRobert Koenes

Robert is part owner of Gateway Travel & Cruise. He loves to travel and help people learn about the exciting places to travel.
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Barb KoenesBarb Koenes

Barb is the one and only Susie home maker. She is a behind the scenes person. She is the one that makes all of our yummy treats for all of our events and bus trips and runs errands for all of us when needed.
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Mary Jo DopsonMary Jo Dopson

Mary Jo joined Gateway Travel in 1983 when she was 22! She is a certified Travel Consultant and an Accredited Cruise Counselor. Travel agents are everywhere, but Mary Jo stands out with her years of experience and love of helping others with their highly deserved vacations. Call or write Mary Jo and let the journey begin!
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Jackie GerlachJackie Gerlach

Jackie has been the Bookkeeper at Gateway Travel & Cruise since 2011. She enjoys her job, those she works with and the customers she meets. She has a husband Randy and lives in Nachusa with two Beagles.
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Jackie GerlachStacey White

Stacey is our outstanding outside agent in Dyersville, Iowa.
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Denise ManginDenise Mangin

Denise started as the Travel Concierge at Gateway Travel in April 2016.
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Nikki RuffNikki Ruff

Nikki is our outstanding outside agent in Charlotte, Iowa.
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Dea BanowetzDea Banowetz

Gateway Travel and Cruise welcomes back Dea. Dea is our outstanding outside agent in DeWitt, Iowa.
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Karen SchmidtKaren Schmidt

New to the travel industry, Karen joined Gateway Travel April, 2019. She enjoys traveling and would love to help you plan your next adventure.
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Erin SheridanErin Sheridan

Erin is an outside agent based in Muscatine, Iowa. She is new to Gateway Travel starting in August 2019, though no stranger to planning vacations. Italy, Thailand and Peru are just a few of the 30 countries she has explored. Erin has been passionate in trip planning for herself and friends for over ten years and looks forward to helping you plan your next trip.
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