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Kathleen Gardner Tansey, CTC, ECC, DS
20825 142nd Ave SE, Kent WA 98042
Business/Cell 253-630-7755 - Email:

Employment History

Group Travel Specialist        1996 to Present
(Arrange specialty tours & cruises for families & organizations)

CWT-Travel Center, Inc.
11116 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Tacoma WA, 98499

Phone 253-564-4385 or 253-383-8000,


Priceless Sunset Journeys
20825 142nd Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042

Phone 253-564-4385 or 253-383-8000

Phone 253-630-7755,  (self-employed)


Gateway Travel,

Interurban Parkway, Tukwila, WA  (Out of Business)

 Travel Instructor       1985 to 1999
Taught industry basics with THE TRAVEL INSTITUTE textbook, computer reservation systems, and destination geography, formulated  curriculum, supervised work-study program     

Green River Community College
Auburn, WA  98092-3622, phone 253- 833-9111  


Renton Technical  College
3000 NE 4th St, Renton, WA 98056 phone 425-235-2352)


National School of Travel
Bellevue, WA  (Out of Business)                                                     

Senior Agent  1987 to 1996
Arranged leisure & corporate domestic/international travel w/computerized system                     

Uniglobe Benson Travel
Renton, WA (Out of Business)  


Eurolloyd Travel, Inc
Seattle, WA (Closed Seattle Branch)


Magnolia Travel
Seattle, WA (Better offer nearer to home)


Flagship Travel, Inc
Kent, WA  (Out of Business)                 

Travel Agent  1977 to 1987
Sold independent and group domestic trips & cruise travel as both a front line and outside commissioned agent, learned reservation & invoicing systems as introduced incl. Sabre, Apollo, Wspan

Fairwood Travel, Inc
Renton, WA Better offer (Office has since closed)


Action Travel, Inc
Renton WA (Office sold and later closed) 

Travel Experience

Cruise:  Alaska, Mexico, Caribbean, Sacramento & Mississippi Rivers, New England, Baltic & Mediterranean
Attended:  School at Sea, ARTA Conference, Several Cruise-A-Thons, and over 100 ship inspections.

Domestic:  Frequented: Alaska, California, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington, D.C.
Visited: Virginia, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, British Columbia, Alberta, Florida, other states & provinces

International:   Mexico, England, Canada, China, Israel, Turkey, Denmark, Greece, Ireland & Scotland

Certificates:  From CLIA (Cruise Line Inter. Assoc.); Accredited Cruise Counselor 94, Master Cruise Counselor 97, From The Travel Institute (ICTA); Certified Travel Counselor 90, Destination Specialist, Elite Cruise Counsellor Certificates


Bachelor of Education          1971
Speech & Theater Major, Recreation Education Minor, Education

University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43606 1.800.586.5336

Post Graduate Work             1972-85
Classes & workshops to update WA state teaching credentials

Volunteer Service

St. Stephen the Martyr Parish:  Lector, Various Commissions & Committees including fundraising projects

Seattle Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women:  Vice-President, Secretary, Organization Chairman

Past Service:   Boy Scouts of America, Community Association Newsletter editor, Alaska Visitors Association

Talents & Skills

Public Speaking, MS Word, Excel, and Publisher 2007, Organization, Map & Directional Skills, Networking


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