Meet The Team
Veronica Kastukevich | President • owner • travel consultant
Specializing in: Honeymoons, Destination Weddings, Sandals and Beaches Resorts, Hawaii, Caribbean, Mexico and South Pacific.
About Me: My passion for travel started as a young child. My grandparents were world-travelers and took me on adventures all over the world. As I entered college, I realized that my best childhood memories were my family vacations so I embarked on making travel my lifetime career and never looked back. After obtaining a college degree in Travel Administration, I was hired for my dream job at American Airlines and the journey took me to places I could only have ever imagined. As life continued and I married and started a family, I realized I wanted to be a full-time mother and still keep my full-time exciting, dream travel profession. In 1997, Custom Travel was founded and 20 years later the business has grown to be a top award winning agency. It is a true family business, my adult children now both work full-time with me every day. Imagine what a "Happy Mom" I am with a job and my children beside me doing what I love every day.
Favorite Destination: Hawaii, Turks & Caicos (the beach!) and Fiji
Number One of the Bucket List: Greece
Never goes on Vacation Without: My IPhone to share my photos with my family, friends and clients
Favorite Travel Quote: "The best things in Life are the people we love, the places we've been and the memories we've made along the way. To Travel is to Live"
KYle Kastukevich | AGENT
Specializing in: Caribbean, Europe, South Africa, Hawaii and Alaska
About Me: After graduating from Uconn (many national championships ago), I always knew that I would enjoy being in the sales industry. However, I was unsure of which sales job would be best for me until I found myself with an amazing opportunity to sell the best product in the world, travel. After many years at Custom Travel, I have had the pleasure of working with thousands of clients. Every client is looking for a different vacation and therefore I find myself learning something new every single day.
Favorite Destination: Italy and South Africa
Number One of the Bucket List: Alaska
Never goes on Vacation Without: New England Patriots Hat
Favorite Travel Quote: "“We all need of a six month vacation, twice a year!”
Brianna Spinnato | Agent
Specializing in: Hawaii, Caribbean, Mexico, Cruises and Honeymoons
About Me: I started my journey in the travel industry being raised in a home where my mother was a travel agent. Because of her, I was lucky enough to travel the world and experience a variety of amazing, exotic destinations. After being a litigation attorney for four years, I could not stop thinking “What if I was a travel agent full time?”. I made the career change and have not looked back! The best part of being a travel agent is helping clients plan their dream vacation and hearing all about the incredible memories they make once they return home.
Favorite Destination: Turks and Caicos
Number One of the Bucket List: Italy
Never goes on Vacation Without: A good book and my running shoes.
Favorite Travel Quote: "The only trip you will regret is the one you don’t take"
OLIVIA SUTHERLAND | AGENT
Specializing in: Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Cruises
About Me: I have been an agent since August 2016. I was a long time client of Custom Travel and have done family travel since I was young. I made a career change and made the decision to do this because I have a love for travel along with being familiar with planning and organizing events. After experiencing a life changing event I wanted to make it a point that I need do things that bring me happiness and allow me to create wonderful memories that I can’t forget. Not only does travel bring happiness to me, but I enjoy hearing the stories of my clients coming back rejuvenated and having them tell me the memories that they have created during their vacation.
Favorite Destination: Culebra, Puerto Rico and Vieques, Puerto Rico
Number One of the Bucket List: Australia
Never goes on Vacation Without: Workout clothes and sneakers! Somehow, someway I make it a point to hit the gym, go for a run on the beach, or get some pushups in on the beach.
Favorite Travel Quote: "If something good happens travel to celebrate. If something bad happens, travel to forget it. If nothing happens, travel so that something happens."
Kate Martino | Outside AGENT
About Me: I have been a travel agent since 2011. I have always enjoyed traveling and have been lucky enough to see a lot of the world, starting at a young age with family vacations. I am a full time Spanish teacher and absolutely love being able to teach my students about the Hispanic world. I spend my summer vacations traveling with family and friends and trying to see as much of the world as possible. I love to help my clients decide on the perfect destination!
Favorite Destination: Spain (& All of Europe!)
Number One of the Bucket List: Fiji & Tahiti
Never goes on Vacation Without: Good camera and an extra memory card!
Favorite Travel Quote: "Let the world change you and you can change the world"
Karen Morcaldi | Outside Agent
About Me: I love to travel and experience new places. I love being a Travel Agent because it enables me to share those experiences with others and help them find and plan their dream vacations. I have traveled many places with my family such as Disney, cruises and many islands. While I love spending vacations with my husband and my favorite vacations are those I can spend with my entire family. I have a lot of experience with family vacations as I have been traveling with my kids since they were 6 and 4. They are now in their twenties and I still travel with them. I have been to many different islands, Jamacia, Aruba, Turks and Caicos, Bermuda, Bahamas, Mexico, Dominican Republic, St Thomas, St John and others in the Caribbean. I also love to travel within the US as well including Las Vegas, California, Arizona and Florida.
Favorite Destination: The Caribbean.
Number One of the Bucket List: Hawaii
Never goes on Vacation Without: As a travel tip, I would never go on vacation without making sure my passport is up to date. So if you wish to travel please make sure you allow plenty of time to get your passports!
Favorite Travel Quote: “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop
Michelle Cerra | Outside AgenT | Disney Specialist
About Me: Hi, I'm Michelle! I am a wife and mother to 4 very active Disney obsessed kids and have been a Disney Agent for 4 years. I have traveled to the Disney Parks ever since I was a kid with my parents and siblings, so my love of Disney continued when I had my own family. We have traveled to Disney as a family since 2011 and love everything that Disney has to offer. I absolutely love helping my clients plan there Disney vacations and help them make lasting magical memories.
Favorite Destination: Disney World
Number One of the Bucket List: To one day be able to take my family on a Adventures By Disney Touring Vacation
Never goes on Vacation Without: I never go on vacation without my camera
Favorite Travel Quote: "Wherever you go, go with all of your heart"
Doreen Pruitt | Outside Agent
About Me: I always had the desire to be a Travel Agent because I love travel. When Veronica advertised a class in the paper ten years ago I jumped at the opportunity. It certainly was one of my better decisions. It brought Custom Travel and everyone involved with the agency into my life. It made me able to get through some tough times and come out feeling that I can do anything with their support. I gained a new family and friends. I feel that I can offer all my clients more knowledge of travel than they could ever get through the internet, by being part of such a great Agency. What I do not know, I can certainly find out.
Favorite Destination: Alaska
Number One of the Bucket List: Australia
Never goes on Vacation Without: I never go on vacation without enthusiasm and wonder!
Favorite Travel Quote: “The world is a book, and those who don't travel only read one page.”