Our Support Team
Beth Nosal, Administrator:
I was born and raised in Lincoln, NE. My hobbies are cooking/grilling, biking, being with family, and traveling! I have a beautiful daughter who is 26 and a handsome son who is 12. I have been blessed with 3 adorable grandchildren. I have spent most of my adult career working in childcare. I have been with Executive travel for 8 years now and in that time I have been living out my dreams! My most memorable trips as a tour host have been New York City, a 13-day cruise around Nova Scotia and Quebec and the Canadian Rockies Mountaineer train to Vancouver. I am so excited to see what my new adventures will be with Executive Travel and Women of the Midwest.
Angella Christianson, Administrator:
I was born in Dallas, TX, but as a child, I was raised in 5 different states. I married my husband in Colorado; his job relocated us to Nebraska, where we have raised our two adult children. I enjoy watching movies and any kind of sport events, emphasizing baseball and football. From 2006-2020 my family and I fulfilled a bucket list adventure by visiting every Major League Baseball stadium in the US and Canada. Recently, we traveled to Aruba, which was a fantastic trip, and we hope to return very soon. I can’t wait to start my new journey with Women of the Midwest / Executive Travel and assist our travelers and friends with their dream adventures.
Julia Glenn, Administrator:
I am a Nebraska native, born and raised in Lincoln. I have wanted to be in the travel industry for as long as I can remember. I am currently a full-time student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Secondary Family and Consumer Sciences Education. I have always been fascinated with traveling, adventure, and discovering the world’s beauty. My most memorable vacation was a cruise through Europe, where I first remember being astonished by the breathtaking scenery and culture. I have been with Executive Travel for two years. I have worked with the Group Department for one year and have loved every minute of it! Join us and let’s get lost in the beauty of the world together!
Liset Garcia-Bates, Advisor & Ticketing Agent:
I grew up in Los Angeles, moved to Ohio in my mid-twenties, and I now live in Northern Kentucky near Cincinnati with my husband. I enjoy the outdoors, and my hobbies include running, biking, going on hikes, and kayaking. I have two sons; my oldest is 30 years old, and my youngest is 25. I’ve been in the travel industry since my senior year in high school, and have been with Executive Travel for four years now. To say I love to travel is an understatement! I enjoy meeting people and learning about their cultures; we are all unique. I’ve been fortunate to have visited a few beautiful places in my life like Tahiti, Hawaii, Italy, France, and Spain, but that’s only the beginning. Come, join us – let’s explore the world together!
Polly Welmaker, Group Department Director – The Americas:
I was born in Midland, TX and am the daughter of two successful entrepreneurs (Mother Patsy Welmaker owned Adventure Travel). I started in the travel business at age 16 as a ticket delivery girl and worked my way up in the Corporate travel world, working as an Account Manager for the Pepsi-Cola account (100 million in annual business). I took a break from business to move to Costa Rica – and fell in love with Central and South America. Next, I traveled extensively through Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Panama, and Honduras. Following this, I worked as the Shore Excursions Director and Public Speaker on cruise ships on the Mississippi and the Columbia and as a Cruise Director in China on the Yangtze River. I’ve been fortunate to travel all over the world, and now I get to share that knowledge and my love for touring with the wonderful Women of the Midwest.
Rebekah Lassen, Marketing Support:
I grew up in Austin, TX and moved to Nebraska in 2008 to attend Concordia University-Nebraska. Upon graduation, I married a Nebraska native. We have two children, a son (age 7) and a daughter (age 5). We enjoy spending time on our acreage north of Lincoln, gathering with friends, and watching our children enjoy a variety of activities throughout the year. In prior years, my family enjoyed 12+ years of cruise reunions to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Virgin Islands, and more. Most of our travel remains domestic these days, but as the children get older, I look forward to traveling more. I am excited to be back with Women of the Midwest / Executive Travel, working alongside a wonderful team, doing what I love!
Anne Fuldby-Olsen, Founder:
I was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1993, I moved to Athens, Greece, where I married Tony. Living in a city with over five thousand years of history is not only fascinating but also very inspirational. I have spent more than 33 years in the travel industry, been blessed with traveling all my life, and visited more than 30 countries and, after moving to Greece, I built a Destination Management Company. Since March 2012, I have been a part of Executive Travel, and since January 2015, I have directed the Group Department, utilizing my extensive travel experiences. I am blessed with a worldwide network of collaborators, allowing me to create unique signature journeys.
The idea of Women of the Midwest arose when I realized that close to 70% of the travelers joining our escorted tours were women. Along with my solid local network over the past 11 years (I spend half of my time in Lincoln, NE) and a handful of enthusiastic Nebraska friends-of-heart, Women of the Midwest was born in 2018, and the dream of offering journeys solely to women became a wonderful reality.