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Meet Our Team

Laurie Eisenbeis
Program Manager
701-838-1000
Laurie joined Direct Travel/Satrom Travel in May of 2018. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from NDSU in Fargo (Go Bison!). Before joining Direct Travel, she was the Development Director at Shiloh Christian School for 6 1/2 years . Laurie previously worked at the ND Republican Party and Eisai Pharmaceuticals. She has traveled to England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Mexico, Caribbean and around the United States. Laurie's favorite destination so far is Salzburg, Austria. Laurie has a big love for travel and hopes to add many more places/events (including the Kentucky Derby) in the future .
Jennifer Leingang
Manager & Travel Consultant
701-258-5000
Jennifer joined Satrom Travel in September of 2015. She has a bachelor's degree in Apparel & Textiles from NDSU in Fargo and a certificate in Meeting & Event Management. Before joining Satrom Travel, she was an Event Planner for many years working with non-profit groups and within the hospitality industry. Jennifer is a huge fan of Walt Disney World and calls it her "happy place". She has been to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and actually completed her college internship as a cast member at Walt Disney World in 2004, and completed her first RunDisney Half Marathon at Walt Disney World in November of 2016. She has traveled around the United States, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, and Guatemala and hopes to add many more places to her list in the future.
Ann Scheig
Minot Travel Consultant
701-838-1000
Ann has been employed with Satrom Travel for 20 years. She has been to every US state except South Carolina. She attended one semester of high school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ann has cruised all around the Caribbean and Alaska. She has also been to France, Holland, England (where she lived for four years) Mexico, Jamaica and Canada. Her most memorable vacation was visiting New York City and Washington, D.C just a few days after 9/11.
Cheryl Feltner
Minot Travel Consultant
701-838-1000
Cheryl has been in the travel industry since 1987. She has a degree in Marketing from Eastern Illinois University and loves to travel, see new places, learn new customs and try new food and drink! She lived in Amsterdam for a few years and loved that experience. More recently she has been busy checking things off her bucket list! She's been to The Great Wall in China, The Parthenon in Athens, The Eiffel Tower in Paris and The Empire State Building in New York...just to name a few. She's stood on the top of an extinct volcano, watched whales breaching in Mexico, ridden a horse on a beach in Ireland, held a koala in Australia, cruised the gorgeous Mediterranean sea, hiked the Cinque Terre in Italy and enjoyed more food and drink that she probably should have. She is always looking forward to many more experiences as she believes you should expand your view, eat the food, drink the wine and take the trip!
Denise Bakkum-Barney
Travel Consultant
701-258-5000
Joe Satrom
Consultant/Tour Escort
Joe Satrom has been involved in the travel industry in some capacity for nearly four decades. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University. He served as North Dakota Tourism Director in the 1970s and was on the National Board of Travel Industry of America and the Old West Regional Commission. He was awarded the state’s highest tourism honor, the Greater North Dakota Association’s Tourism Award. He served as the Friendship Force Chairperson for North Dakota and organized the first exchange visit between Bismarck and Hamburg, Germany. He has served on committees for the National Tour Association. He was the first Chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. He served as TRMF Chairman a second time and for many years on the Board. Joe was a delegate to a White House Conference on Tourism. He has traveled extensively in the United States and around the world. He was co-owner of Satrom Travel & Tour for 38 years, before the sale of the company to Direct Travel, for which he continues to host group tours and cruises.
Photo was taken in Norway.
Katherine Satrom
Consultant/Tour Escort
701-258-5000
Katherine has been in the field of travel for nearly four decades. A graduate of North Dakota State University, she holds a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University. In addition to travel, her past experience includes administrative positions with the University of Mary and North Dakota state government, involving communications, marketing and advertising, administration, and coordination of human resources. She has served on the Old West Regional Commission Advisory Committee on Tourism, the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce board and Aviation Committee, and the state board of the Greater North Dakota Chamber. She was a delegate to a White House Conference on Small Business, and has served on the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation board. For 14 years, she had a travel segment on Prairie Public Radio. She has traveled extensively in the United States and around the world. She was co-owner of Satrom Travel & Tour for 38 years, before the sale of the company to Direct Travel, for which she continues to host group tours and cruises.
Photo was taken in Keukenhof Gardens, Amsterdam
Nicki Head
Minot Travel Consultant
701-838-1000
Nicki has been with Satrom Travel for 3 years. She majored in Broadcasting with a minor in Marketing. She has lived in England and New Mexico. Nicki has traveled to Miami, Los Angeles and Hollywood (people watching in Hollywood was her favorite trip), Las Vegas, and Carlsbad Caverns. Nicki would like to visit the island of Tahiti someday.
Photo taken in Jamaica.
Sherri Johnson
Minot Travel Consultant
701-838-1000
Sherri joined Direct Travel/Satrom Tours in 2016. She graduated from Minot State University in Business Management and has a minor in Special Education. Sherri has previously been in the travel business for 4 years. Her specialties are Disney Vacations, Sandals Resorts, and Las Vegas.

Tour Guides

Carol Jean Larsen
Tour Guide
Carol Jean has been escorting tours for Satrom travel for 35 years. She has hosted tours to Nova Scotia and the British Isles, and has led our NYC Theatre Tour more than 20 times!
Gloria Little
Tour Director/Bismarck Travel Consultant
Gloria has 20 years experience in the travel industry as both a Travel Consultant and a Tour Director. Gloria loves to travel, and you will enjoy traveling with her as she shows you some of her favorite destinations.
Joe Satrom
Tour Guide
Joe Satrom has been involved in the travel industry in some capacity for nearly four decades. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University. He served as North Dakota Tourism Director in the 1970s and was on the National Board of Travel Industry of America and the Old West Regional Commission. He was awarded the state’s highest tourism honor, the Greater North Dakota Association’s Tourism Award. He served as the Friendship Force Chairperson for North Dakota and organized the first exchange visit between Bismarck and Hamburg, Germany. He has served on committees for the National Tour Association. He was the first Chairman of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. He served as TRMF Chairman a second time and for many years on the Board. Joe was a delegate to a White House Conference on Tourism. He has traveled extensively in the United States and around the world. He was co-owner of Satrom Travel & Tour for 38 years, before the sale of the company to Direct Travel, for which he continues to host group tours and cruises.
Photo was taken in Norway.
Joe Wiegand
Tour Guide
Joe Wiegand entertains audiences nationwide with his portrayal of President Theodore Roosevelt. He has performed for audiences in all 50 states- including a performance at the White House! Since 2012, he has portrayed TR in Medora, ND for the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. Joe's Theodore Roosevelt shares stories full of adventure, laughter, and inspiration!
Susan Lundberg & Stephanie Delmore
Tour Guides
Sisters Susan Lundberg, left, and Stephanie Delmore have tirelessly contributed to the cultural landscape of Bismarck and Mandan through Sleepy Hollow Theatre & Arts Park and countless other endeavors.
Tammy Rohde
Tour Guide
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