Who We Are


What is the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ASTA and who belong?

The Pacific Northwest ASTA/NACTA virtual chapter is made up of ASTA and NACTA members that primarily reside in Alaska, Central and Eastern Washington, Central and Eastern Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. As a chapter, the first fully virtual chapter, we strive to provide a leading-edge virtual platform for education, support, and relationship building. We look forward to connecting with you.

About the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) 

ASTA is the leading global advocate for travel agents, the travel industry and the traveling public. With members representing 80 percent of all travel sold in the United States through the travel agency distribution channel, ASTA is the organization for anyone related to the travel industry!


For more information, visit www.ASTA.org or email .


NACTA was established in 1986 as the original association with a mission to represent the interests of the individual travel consultant, and now has expenaded to all professional sellers of travel.  A premier association for the travel professionals today.


For more information visit www.NACTA.com or email .

Mission Statement

Our mission is to be a community for ASTA members in the Alexandria, VA area to connect and network on travel industry issues.


Upcoming 2018 meetings/events


ASTA Miami to Sea Preview | Miami, FL, Nov 12-15, 2018

Dracula Tour of Transylvania | Romania, Oct 26 – Nov 2, 2018

Nepal | Nepal, November 17-25, 2018





Pacific Northwest Chapter Board of Directors

Flathead Travel Service, Inc.
406-752- 8707 – Office
406-249- 8684 - cell

VICE PRESIDENT Anneke Marchese
CO PRESIDENT AM/FM Leisure & Adventure Travel 
541-414- 2554 – Office
623-866- 2757 – cell

SECRETARY  Jessica Hayes

Pixie Vacations

508-280-4799 Office


TREASURER Cindy Dobler
Flathead Travel Service, Inc.
406-752- 8780 – Office


Heather Kindred
Travel Leaders of Tomorrow
972-629- 4801

Lauren Straub
Authentic Travel
817-914- 5446

Bill Connors
Boise Metro Chamber
208-472- 5220

Laci Lard

Flathead Travel Service, Inc.





Thank you to our Sponsors!