Tour Escorts

 

Karen Baumann

I am a retired elementary teacher (35 years) with a passion for history and travel. I enjoyboth student and adult trips and have continued to be involved in charperoning my school's middle school trips to Washington, D.C. and other destinations since retirement in 2008. I have traveled with Croswell for many years and I always look forward to meeting new people. I have been escorting since 2017.

 

Bill Ellis
I have been escorting for Croswell with my wife Margie for 15 years. We started travelling with Croswell Tours and met many great escorts, whom we now consider our mentors.

We started traveling in 1997 when I retired from teaching Jr. High & H.S. Science & Biology at Williamsburg for 33 yrs. Margie also retired the same year and therefore we were ready to travel without any worries. We came to the conclusion it was a very good simple way to travel.

My hobbies include gardening, as well as building and making wood items such as furniture to checker
boards. Margie’s loves gardening, cooking, reading and shopping. We both love spending time with our granddaughters.

Our favorite places to travel are New York, Savannah, and Charleston, to name a few. We have travelled many places with Croswell, all which have been a delight to experience. It has been great meeting so many nice passengers throughout the years.

 

Tony Gettler

I am currently a full-time, high school science teacher. Prior to my career, I had some fun and interesting postions within the hospitality and customer service industries. Since I started teaching in 2003, I have been able to travel the country and the world during my time off from school. I have been taking friends and family to locations both domestic and abroad for years. Considering my passion for traveling, becoming a Croswell escort for the next logical step. I have been going on tours with Croswell since 2014 and have been an escort since 2017.

I have traveled to many amazing destinations from D.C. to South Dakota to Anchorage, AK. Even though I have seen much of this country, there are still more wonders to see. I have also traveled to foreign lands. I have hiked along the Inca Trail in the Peruvian Andes Mountains, snorkeled along the coral reef off the coast of Belize, planted a fichus tree in the Malaysian rainforest, and spent the night on the Great Wall of China. From these travels I have learned two things: 1. Live in the moment;you may never stand in that spot again. 2. The world is a book, and those who don't travel read only one page.

 

Maxine Harris

I enjoyed traveling with Croswell as a passengers and began escorting in 2015 after becoming a widow. Being a part of the Croswell team has given me the opportunities to meet other escorts and passengers and visiting the many areas of our beautiful country. Some of my favorite places are Branson, Mackinac Island, Colorado, and Texas. My work career has been in office management where I spent the last 25 years with a local accounting firm. I enjoy family, friends, dancing, and volunterring for Honor Flight (in honor and in memory of  my father and brothers). I enjoy sharing M&Ms on my tours in memory of my husband who retired from the M&M/Mars Factory.


 

Greg Mathien
I have been a Croswell Escort for over 6 years. I also planned & escorted trips for the Taft Theater Usher Group for 16 years using Croswell. Before retirement I was Traffic & Transportation Manager for Senco Products. My hobbies are gardening, traveling, cooking & baking.

 
 

Karen Oesterling
I am a new escort with Croswell, starting in 2015.
I have been a library clerk at the Batesville Memorial Public Library for 20 years and still work there 2 days a week.
My favorite destinations are Phoenix for the Reds Training Camp and Washington, DC.
In my spare time, I love to do counted cross stitch and crossword puzzles.

 

Barb Rayburn
I have been a tour escort for Croswell Tours for 10 years. Before that I worked as a Park Ranger for the State of Ohio at Rocky Fork, Paint Creek, Lake White & Pike Lake State Parks. I retired early in 2009 with 30 yrs. I have also worked for the Highland County Board of Elections for 26 years. I was born in Anchorage Alaska. My dad was a Lt. Col. in the Air Force so we have travelled a lot. I attend St. Mary Catholic Church. I have been married for 31 years, and enjoy my Alaskan Husky Bandit, and my family and friends.

  

Paula Steelman
My journey with Croswell began as a passenger 30 years ago when I stepped off the coach in Nova Scotia. After several adventures, I began planning trips for my senior group. For the past 13 years, I have enjoyed being a tour escort. Prior to working with Croswell, I worked 10 years at P&G in the buying department and then was a stay at home mom. When my daughter started school, I was a substitute teacher and tutor for 15 years. For over 50 years, I have had a sewing business in my home. My hobbies are reading, sewing, and traveling. Some of my favorite destinations are the Black Hills, Mackinac Island, and Branson. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Hope to see you on a future tour!

 

 

Janice Yearwood

I started escorting tours in 2015. I am a part-time teacher with International Langauage Plus, teaching English as a second language. I enjoy travelling to historic places, or anywhere with water and palm trees. My hobbies are reading and sewing on plastic canvas.