Meet Our Staff

Joe Virgilio- Agency Owner

I've officially been working in travel since 1986. Traveling allows me to connect with people. Whether it's sitting in a cafe and finding a way to talk with locals or walking through outdoor markets while enjoying the food, travel opens my eyes to different cultures and backgrounds. Travel has helped me discover that everyone has the same dreams for themselves and their loved ones. 

My specialty is river cruising. It's the best! You unpack once, wake up to a new destination, slow things down, and find a cafe to enjoy. The more I travel, the more I'm able to assist with clients' plans. There are many ways to experience travel, it just depends on where you are in life. If find that going with a group is very enjoyable for me and my clients. With age, my favorite travel experiences have changed and they should. I can say that all of my experiences have been rewarding. 

Michele Gottfreid- Manager

I have been in the Travel Industry in various positions for the past 35+ years. I have opened and managed a full-service Travel Agency, worked as a travel marketing director, group specialist, cruise consultant, upscale leisure travel consultant, and as a new agent mentor/trainer. This is an industry I love, not just for the travel, but for the work itself.

I have certifications as an Aussie Specialist, Ocean & River Cruise Specialist, Germany Specialist, Hawaii Specialist and have extensive training on SABRE (American Airlines GDS) system. I have travelled all over the world and would love for you to experience some of the adventures I have. I plan my client’s trips as if they were for my family. You would benefit from not only my 35+ years in travel, but the strong working relationships I have with airlines and tour companies.

Heather Polley- Travel Advisor

I have been in the travel industry for 4 years now. When I was in college, I had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in Rome, Italy. I was fortunate enough to see a lot of Italy as well as other countries in Europe. I caught the travel bug from that experience and have been enamored with travel ever since. I quickly became the go-to trip planner for my family, so a career in travel was a natural fit. 

I specialize in custom European itineraries and river cruises. I've also planned several honeymoons, ocean cruises, and all inclusive resort vacations for my clients over the years. I plan all of my client's trips with the detail and care that I put into my own. 

One of my favorite recent travel experiences happend when my husband and I were in Greece. We were in a restaurant in Athens that had pictures of famous people who've visited over the years on the walls. I recognized a picture of Guy Fieri (one of my favorite celebrity chefs) and mentioned it to the owner because I thought it was so cool! He was so overjoyed that I had recognized Guy Fieri's picture that we had a lovely chat and he insisted that we accept some food on the house! It was such a simple gesture that resulted in great hospitality and warmth. 

Leah Wozny - Travel Advisor

I've always loved researching new places and regions to explore. 3 years ago, I started working with Travel Center and turned my hobby into a career. I am very passionate about connecting with clients and planning experiences that will create lifetime memories. 

I specialize in multi-generational family travel, all-inclusive vacations, and cruises. As a travel agent, we provide more than just planning. We provide support through personal experiences, contatcts with industry representatives, and we care that we book the right property or tour for you. 

One of my most memorable travel experiences was in Vancouver, BC with my family. We took an adventure to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. The bridges take you from tree to tree with some being as high up as 110 feet! It gives you a whole new perspective on the forest and is something I will never forget. 

Jacki Fucarino- Travel Advisor

My love of travel led me to a career in the travel industry 14 years ago. I am committed to helping you plan your dream vacation. I have extensive experience planning groups, custom European itineraries, cruises, and Caribbean all- inclusive vacations.

Having a travel Advisor on your side has unique benefits that you can’t find hunting the internet; I can save you that valuable time and money. I’ll take care of all the details so you can just relax and enjoy your trip!

One of my most amazing travel experiences was in Alaska. I had taken a group of 26 people and we were on a whale watching excursion in Juneau. We came upon a pod of whales that were feeding and breaching. The guide said it was most unusual to see and we were very lucky. It is something we all will never forget. 

Candy Vaskovsky- Travel Advisor

When I first decided to become a travel agent, I first went to travel school. I have only worked in the travel business with Travel Center Inc. for the past 35 years.I had the best mentor, she made me the agent I am today.
My job is one of the most rewarding jobs I could have. My clients are all awesome and I love working with them. 
I can sell all trips from cruises, tours, and land packages all over the world. 
I have had many travel experiences. Three of my favorites were Sandals St. Lucia, Uniworld Venice, and cruising all over the caribbean.

Cindy Zusel- Travel Advisor

2022 will mark my 30th anniversary in the travel business with Travel Center Inc. I love selling travel and advising clients in finding just the right vacation for their needs. 

I have travelled most of the world so I can usually advise from first hand knowledge. If I am unfamiliar with a destination, I will be sure to get the most up to date info available, especially at this time in our world. I specialize in all aspects of travel: cruises, land packages, tours, and generational travel. I find myself now advising the children of my clients. 

I have travelled extensively and some of my most memorable experiences were climbing the Great Wall of China, looking over Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, and visiting the amazing Yellowstone National Park.