The Team

The individuals are what makes Travel With Barb what it is today. Learn about our amazing team members below.

Office Team

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Barb Mock

PRESIDENT

Email: barb@travelwithbarb.com

Phone: 402.614.9793

Fax: 402.614.9743

Barb received her CTA certification from Travel Careers Institute. She has earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The Empire Registry of Executives and Professionals includes Barb as an outstanding business professional. In 2016 Barb was proud to be honored as one of the Top 10 Influential Women in Student Travel. In 2020, she was awarded the Groups Today Tenacity in Travel Award. As of 2021, she is a Certified Student Tour Planner.

Barb was a high school band director for 11 years. Under her leadership, the group traveled extensively. She sees the value in you being the educator, while Travel With Barb handles the logistics. She is a past board member of the Nebraska Music Educators Association, the conference coordinator for Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, a weekly volunteer with a large high school band program, and a current member of SYTA (Student Youth Travel Association). Barb finds her greatest joy in bringing people together and empowering them as a team, both at Travel With Barb and during her volunteer work at local high schools. Her passion for helping individuals grow into the best possible versions of themselves is what motivates and inspires her.

Jen Orvis

BUSINESS MANAGER

Email: jen@travelwithbarb.com

Phone: 402.614.9793

Fax: 402.614.9743

Jen started her career in the vocal music classroom, where she saw firsthand the way travel opened the eyes and the minds of young people. Her passion for merging student travelers and inspirational destinations only increased when she began working as a Tour Director for Travel With Barb in 2004. She is proud to serve as the company’s Business Development Manager. Travel can change young lives; this is Jen’s main focus. Groups Today, the Community for Group Travel Professionals, recently featured Jen as one of the ‘Top 10 Next Gens’ and wrote a feature profile showcasing her passion about the student travel industry.

Amie PrendeS

VENDOR COORDINATOR

Email: amie@travelwithbarb.com

Phone: 402.614.9793

Fax: 402.614.9743

Amie comes to Travel With Barb as Vendor Coordinator with over ten years of experience as a teacher at both the middle and high school levels. As a dedicated staff member of high school marching bands and director of show choir competitions, she understands and appreciates the needs of young travelers and finds inspiration in their excitement for new adventures. She is also a passionate musician working with many students on an individual level. Amie will use her masters in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management to ensure a seamless travel experience for all those embarking on a journey planned by the Travel With Barb team. She has traveled the world with her own children and witnessed the how new scenery and experiences foster positive changes in perspective. Amie looks forward to delivering an exceptional experience to our TWB clients!

Amazing! We had a lot of timing issues before the trip that Travel With Barb was able to fix right away. We had a phenomenal and knowledgeable tour guide. This is my first time working with Travel With Barb, and I will definitely go with them again. I heard this saying before and now I can say that they are “the best in the business”.

Harley Mohlman, Director of Band Activities, Broken Bow High School

Tour Director Team

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Ben

Becky

Dan

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Doug

Jen

Nick

Jonathan

Katie

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Kyle

Landon

Matt

Mary

Rob

Ryan

Scott

Teresa

Tommy

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Vanessa

We had a very good experience with Travel With Barb, and we will certainly look in to them again. They were flexible, honest, patient, understanding, and ethical when it came to doing what they thought was best for the students.

Matthew Gunter, Director of Choral Activities, Yutan High School