Meet the Team

edita_krunic Edita Krunic, President
Edita has over 30 years of travel experience, and has traveled all over the world. Formerly a travel agent and airline sales manager, Edita has advanced degrees in development economics, international relations and international marketing. She is a recognized expert in faith-based travel and special interest tours, and frequently works as a Tourism Development Expert for USAID, the European Community and various tourist boards. Her favorite travel quote is, “Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by”.  (Robert Frost)
marienna Marienna Kosovich, Operations Manager
Marienna has worked at Select International for over 18 years. Marienna is Eastern European, speaks Slovak and has been to almost every destination Select International features and beyond! Before joining our company, Marienna operated her own travel agency in New York City and worked closely with many high profile clients. At Select International, Marienna oversees all operational aspects of the business. Marienna’s favorite travel quote is, “A journey is best measured by the friends you make, rather than the miles.” (Tim Cahill)
Rita_profile Rita Dupres, Sales Associate
“It is a blessing to be working with Select International Travel. My name is Rita Dupres. I have five children and two grandchildren. I am from Rapid City, South Dakota, most of my life has been spent here and in western South Dakota, I also lived in Ohio for 7 years. I worked for the federal government for 30 years and recently retired, and started to pursue a second career. Some of my hobbies include coaching, teaching confirmation and RCIA, and working in many ministries in my parish (St. Therese the Little Flower). My motto in life is “Make it to heaven and take as many people as possible with me!” I look forward to serving my community, helping people chose the right pilgrimage, traveling and seeing where will God lead me next!!”
christopher_moore Christopher Moore, Group Travel Consultant
Christopher has over a decade of experience in international travel, including destinations such as Asia, Europe, and South America. With a theology degree and a keen interest in history, he believes travel is the key to understanding who we are and where we’re going. Christopher represents Select International in the Western United States, and works to give more groups – whether religious, educational, or cultural – the opportunity to have a life-changing experience through travel. His favorite travel quote is “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” (Mark Twain)
murphy Marianne Murphy, Senior Group Travel Consultant
Murphy, as we call her around the office, has worked in the travel industry for over 25 years. She has extensive group operations experience and owned a travel agency for over twenty years, which catered to scholarly and celebrity clientele. In addition to making all land and air arrangements for our clients, Murphy also leads our customer service and special relations department. She has traveled throughout Europe as well as to many exotic islands and is an expert on cruise travel. Murphy’s favorite travel quote is, “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”  (Lao Tzu)
aleksandra Aleksandra Odzakovic, Innovative Solutions Consultant
Sasha is the youngest team member. She recently finished her graduate degree at Rutgers University. She works on developing creative media and marketing solutions for our clients. Well traveled for her young age, Sasha recently completed a study-abroad program in Romania and has an interest in history and art history. Sasha’s favorite travel quote is, “Not all those who wander are lost.” (J. R. Tolkien)
 susan Susan Prendergast, Senior Group Travel Consultant
Susan comes to us from New England where she spent the past 12 years working in the travel industry providing leisure and corporate travel for her clients. Her love of research offered her clients fascinating journeys of a lifetime; she takes pride in finding that “out of the way” destination or site that most do not seem to discover. Susan has traveled extensively in Europe and has been to Asia and Africa. Her favorite travel quote is, “You can’t have a favorite place until you’ve seen them all.”- Qantas Magazine Dec. 2008.
facejillian Lisa Morris, Pilgrimage Group Coordinator
After over 20 years with Delta Airlines and raising my family I now feel a call and pull to serve Our Lord and His church through the experience He has blessed me with through extensive world-wide travel. Following my years with Delta Airlines I have been able to go on many pilgrimages with our diocese to places such as Lourdes, Paray-Le-Monial, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, the Holy Land and more. I have organized and led several mission/pilgrimages to Kenya and Uganda, Africa serving on the US Team for the Apostolate for the Sacred Heart.  I am so grateful to be a part of Select International Tours…bringing people together to share in His glory through pilgrimages/travel around the world…Thank you Select International Tours for this opportunity to serve!
facejillian Jillian Roth, Pilgrimage and Group Coordinator
Jillian is a Virginian by way of New York.  She and her husband have three children and have a goal of taking them to visit every country they can.  Jillian has worked as a registered nurse specializing in labor and delivery, pediatrics and special needs.  She has been a clinic nurse at a local diocesan school.  Jillian enjoys being an RCIA team member at her local parish (Holy Trinity in Gainesville VA), traveling, music of all kinds, reading and sports. Jillian loves people and is always ready to lend a helping hand. She believes that one’s faith, by nature, involves other people and believes through pilgrimage faith will grow.  Her favorite quote is “We cannot control the wind, but we can adjust our sails.”
Deacon_Tim_in_Italy Deacon Tim Kennedy, Clergy Liaison
Deacon Tim Kennedy was ordained Deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey. He is a sought after conference speaker and has preached throughout the Archdiocese of Newark as well as in the (Arch)Dioceses of Philadelphia, New York, Miami, Paterson, Trenton, Metuchen, Orlando, El Paso and Waterford-Lismore in Ireland. Deacon Tim is a retired Chief of Police, who is happy he can combine his love of ministry and travel to help pilgrims come close to their Faith through pilgrimages.
DChartoff150 Debbie Chartoff, Pilgrimage Coordinator
Debbie brings her experience as a travel consultant and sales representative to Select International Tours with a background in leisure, corporate, and government travel. Originally from New York, she moved to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky over twenty years ago where she and her husband have raised their two children. Debbie has traveled extensively, and feels blessed to have shared many of those journeys with her family. She believes a trip begins when the planning starts, not when the destination is reached. She welcomes the opportunity in helping others along their memorable journey.“NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman

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