Our Ambassadors

Lora Black:

I’m a native Nebraskan, having grown up on a farm. I have wanted to travel since I was in grade school, and a fellow classmate got to show his Viewmaster slides of Yellowstone to our class for show and tell! I was so envious. It took me a lifetime to begin my own journeys, and take my own slides! But, now I don’t want to stop! I have a sense of adventure and love to see the art, history and architecture I’ve only read about all my life. I want to share that sense of adventure with fellow women travelers. I love meeting new people, seeing new places and making new friends. I’m an advocate for travel. Come. Join me.

Ann K. Bruntz:

I am a farm & ranch woman with a yen for travel. My work and volunteer activities have allowed me the opportunity to travel around the USA and the world the past 25 years. I want to share a few of those favorite places with you. I am looking forward to sharing a little of the world with a touch of agriculture as we venture out around the world. My interests are beef, agriculture, reading, cooking and making new friends! I am looking forward to exploring the world; near and far with small groups.

Sally Dunham:

Growing up in Eastern Nebraska gave me a love of people and the amazing world God created. As a child, we didn’t travel much, but the family vacations we took, gave me a wanderlust to see more. Then as a teacher, I found that studying other countries in addition to our own wonderful United States only added to my interest. I could travel in the Summer and found that sharing with my students when the new school year began, opened up a whole new world to them of other people and cultures and also encouraged me to travel even more. Travel is so rewarding and I would like to invite you to share with me new and exciting experiences of learning and adventure with Women of the Midwest.

Barb Wallingford:

I grew up in Lincoln in an amazing and wonderfully-large family. In 1981 I married Steve, and we have 3 incredible children and 7 grandchildren. Along with my faith, my family is the heart and soul of my life.

As a teacher, I have taught children from many countries, and have been captivated by their stories of their countries. I’ve been fascinated by their culture’s uniqueness, yet in wonder at how similar we still are. In recent years I have begun traveling more and I can’t seem to get enough… the more places I see, the more I want to go to new destinations! I look forward to forging new friendships and memories with you through travel. I hope you will join me!

Rhonda Wagner:

I grew up in Dodge City, KS, and spent a year living in Adelaide, Australia, with my parents, the kangaroos, and wombats. That opened my eyes to the world of travel, different cultures, and different countries, and I was hooked. I have worked in the travel industry for forty years!

I am married to my husband Terry; we have 6 grown children and 4 grandchildren. We enjoy all types of travel: domestic & international, cruising, and trains. Travel introduces new experiences every time; I’ve made new friends and wonderful memories. I hope you’ll join us for your next adventure!

Lisa Anderson:

I am married to John (32 years) and have two grown children and one grandchild. I have lived in Omaha for 45+ years and consider this my forever home. I am self-employed and have two businesses, Anderson Signs Inc. and AJ’s Café Inc. In 2022, I took my first trip with Women of the Midwest to Iceland where I caught the traveling “bug!” I know my experiences as a traveler will greatly help me as I transition to this new endeavor.

Motto: Travel! As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life is not meant to be lived in one place!

Susan Hanson:

I grew up in southwest Nebraska and, except for attending college, have lived on our family farm in that special place in “the middle of everywhere” all of my life. Family, teaching, quilting, and helping lead young people on musical tours through Europe are just a few of my life’s passions and experiences.

Traveling with women to beautiful, historical destinations is so exciting, and I look forward to being a part of many new breathtaking adventures with them through Women of the Midwest.

Carol Ann Condon:

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, my heart and roots are in the Midwest. However, at an early
age, I knew I wanted to travel and see the world. I joined the airlines and got the opportunity to do
just that. I traveled a lot those first years, and had countless experiences and met many interesting
people along the way. I’ve been married for 30 years and have two daughters in their twenties.

I retired from the airlines after 26 years, some time ago. Since then, I’ve kept busy with various jobs
and interests, but I’ve longed to reconnect with the world beyond my door. Now I have reached
another chapter in my life and look forward to amazing journeys with Women of the Midwest!

Anne Moore:

I was born in Omaha, moved to North Platte, NE, when I was two weeks old, and have lived in
Lincoln, NE, for most of my adult life.

I work in the medical field and enjoy quilting and cooking. I am passionate about travel and have
been enchanted by the journeys I have taken with this amazing group. I have made new friends and
grown as a human being along the way. I have enjoyed learning so much about every place I have
been: Egypt, Jordan, Iceland, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Greece, Mexico, Canada, and
Hawaii. Asia is at the top of my bucket list! I look forward to meeting the wonderful travelers on the
trips I will host in 2024.

Our Ambassadors