Meet Our Team

Meet The Nations Travel Team

Kristine Nations, CTC

President/Luxury Travel Advisor

Kristine is the founder and President of Nations Executive Travel Service, Inc. She is a Certified Travel Consultant with in-depth training and experience as a customized international itinerary specialist and luxury travel advisor. Kristine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations. She has lived in both the United States and the United Kingdom. She has 25+ years of experience in meeting and event planning for groups from 10 people to over 3,000. Kristine is the senior corporate travel planner for key accounts.

Kay Hubbard

Leisure Travel Advisor

Specializing in leisure sales, Kay is a certified cruise counselor with Princess Cruise Lines, Cunard Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. She has also graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Kay recently completed the Switzerland Specialist course. She has worked with the agency for 20 years in the roles of a travel consultant, assistant meeting planner, on-site event coordinator, and group specialist.

Melanie McCoy

Corporate & Leisure Travel Advisor

Melanie creates customized itineraries for both domestic and international travel.  Her personal globetrotting experiences help influence creative and detailed holidays for clients looking for specifically tailored experiences.  Melanie holds a Bachelor’s degree from CSU Long Beach in Marketing. She is an excellent resource for finding the next perfect group tour or cruise to fit your dream vacation. ​

Elisabeth Nations

Corporate & Leisure Travel Advisor

Ellie brings a wealth of experience to the agency having visited over 60 countries.  She works part-time as a general agent, selling both corporate and leisure travel while attending University of Alabama full-time.  She is also a support specialist for back-office tasks such as document preparation, itinerary creation, and financial accounting. She is a Disney College of Knowledge Graduate and a Princess Cruises Commodore. Ellie manages the agency’s travel blog.

Madeline Nations

Administrative Support

Madeline is an administrative support specialist. She assists with our market research, document management, and event planning. She has completed specialty training with the Disney College of Knowledge, Marriott Corporation, and Princess Cruise Lines. Madeline has traveled extensively in 6 of the 7 continents (Antarctica trip planned for 2021) and plans events as well as both individual and group travel. ​

Mirelle Narcizo

Travel Advisor

Located in Santa Catarina, Brazil, Mirelle works on the corporate side arranging business travel as well as inbound tourism to South America. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and Hotel Management and an MBA in Marketing and Business Management. She has over 15 years of experience in the commercial front office, sales, and management. Mirelle has lived in Brazil, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She’s enjoyed personal travel throughout Europe, Central America, South America, and North America. ​ Mirelle is working on becoming SABRE certified.

Nina Baker

Executive Assistant
Independent Travel Advisor

Nina has traveled to Germany, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Japan, Thailand, and China. Through travel, she has experienced how to connect and immerse herself within a completely different culture and community of people. The geography, land, wildlife, food and vast differences between cultures are what she craves to continue to discover in life. Nina developed a love for travel and adventure in high school when she went on a month long, technology free car camping trip throughout the Southwest of the U.S. Nina grew up in Placer County most of her life, swam competitively for ten years and keeps busy hiking, road-tripping, working out at the gym or just hanging out with family while away from work.​ Nina has completed her Masters of Adventure with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

Laura Rettinger

Independent Travel Advisor

Laura began her Travel and Tourism career with a 4-year position with Norwegian Cruise Line running the children’s department onboard the SS Norway.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Travel and Tourism and a Master’s in Education and is currently working full time as a teacher and pursuing her travel passions with Nations Executive Travel Services.  She has experience traveling in England, Scotland, Italy, France, and Thailand and holds a Masters of Adventure from Royal Caribbean University.

Jon Ingraham

Independent Travel Advisor

Jon’s travels include The Netherlands, Greece, Australia, Peru, The Caribbean, New Zealand, Asia, Italy, England, Spain, Wales, and France among others.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Family and Children’s Ministry as well as a Master of Arts in Education from William Jessup University.  Jon has extensive experience in events and directing tours. For the past three years, he has been the Director of Children’s Ministry while spending any free time he has traveling or planning travel for others. Jon’s current certifications include Princess Commodore, Masters of Adventure with Royal Caribbean, Master’s for NCL, and is a Disney College of Knowledge graduate.

Sara Budde

Independent Travel Advisor

Sara has always had a passion for adventure and travel. She has traveled much of Australia, parts of western Europe and the US. Residing in her home state of Minnesota she enjoys planning action-packed itineraries as well as relaxing getaways from Minnesota winters.  Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development & Family Science and International Studies with a minor in Extension Education. Experiencing new cultures, languages, climates and landscapes drives her excitement of new places.

Arlene Smith, CTC

Independent Travel Advisor

Arlene has worked in the travel industry for over 25 years working business and leisure travel.   In addition to living in both Southern California & Northern California, Arlene has lived in Phoenix, Houston, Oahu, Salt Lake City, New York City, Toronto, Mexico City, and Brighton, UK.  Her passion for travel has brought her multiple cities within 18 countries (including the USA).  She has been scuba diving in Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean & Australia’s great barrier reef.

She is certified in Princess and Norwegian Cruise Lines and working on her certifications for Disney College of Knowledge, Viking River Cruises and other high-end cruise lines.  She plans to specialize in Adventure Travel & Tours as well as high-end cruising.

Lisa Robertson

Independent Travel Advisor

Lisa dreams of travel and is excited to assist in making her client’s travel dreams come true as well.  She has toured Israel and Panama and has a keen interest in selling cruises, Latin America and Ecotourism. Lisa has specialist training with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Hilton Hotels. Her hobbies are spending time with her husband of 25 years and two adult children, reading, exercising, and exploring new destinations.

Contact Nations Travel

Nations Executive Travel Service, Inc.
PO Box 70, Folsom, CA 95763
CST# 2033046-10
Telephone +1-916-984-9400
Fax +1-916-984-9065
Email us at sales@nationstravel.net

Nations Travel Team

Kristine Nations, CTC/President
kristine@nationstravel.net
Kay Hubbard
kay@nationstravel.net
Nina Baker
nina@nationstravel.net
Madeline Nations
madeline@nationstravel.net
Melanie McCoy
melanie@nationstravel.net
Elisabeth Nations
elisabeth@nationstravel.net
Mirelle Narcizo
mirelle@nationstravel.net
Jon Ingraham
jon@nationstravel.net