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MEET OUR TEAM

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Katie Steck — Director of Travel and Event Experiences

Katie joined CDT in 2014 as a traveling coach at many of our resort locations before landing at the Omni in Amelia Island overseeing guest tennis vacations. In 2016, she transitioned off court full time to oversee the EXPERIENCE team, guest vacations, and camps across the country. She loves to help create memorable experiences for players at all of our resort locations. You will find her at various events throughout the year, and she is always excited to get back out on the court and see guests in person. 

 

Home: Austin, Texas

Favorite Event: Baha Mar Ladies Retreat

Favorite Resort: Omni Amelia Island Resort

Ladies Retreat Team of Choice: Alley Cats (Don't want to brag but co-captian of back to back Amelia ladies retreat winning teams!)
Favorite Pro Player: Iga Swiatek or Madison Keys 

Joey Hanf — Director of Events and Communications

Joey joined the CDT marketing team in 2016, and quickly became a part of the EXPERIENCE travel team shortly thereafter. A former college tennis player, you can probably find Joey on or off the court competing in something; tennis, padel, golf, video games...if there's a way to compete, he is most likely involved. You'll see him at many of our Signature Events with a clipboard in hand looking more serious than he really is, and he takes great pride in proper water-cooler construction. We're not sure exactly what that means, but you can ask him the next time you see him.

 

Home: Austin, Texas

Favorite Event: Tennis With The Stars Camp 

Favorite Resort: The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Ladies Retreat Team of Choice: Deuces Wild (.....after many losing years with the Hot Swingers)
Favorite Pro Player: Frances Tiafoe 

 

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Megan O'Leary — Sales Manager

Megan joined CDT in 2021 and transitioned into Experience Travel team in 2022. A recreational tennis and pickleball player, Megan brings her 15+ years of sales, customer service, and management experience to the Experience team. She enjoys finding the perfect camp and resort location for all of our racquets travelers and doing whatever she can to ensure they have the best possible experience. You will find her working behind the scenes and occasionally assisting at events to make sure all of the details for a great racquets vacation or event are being delivered. 

 

Home: San Marcos, Texas

Favorite Event: Pickleball and Wine Weekends 

Favorite Resort: Carmel Valley Ranch

Ladies Retreat Team of Choice: Ball Busters 
Favorite Pro Player: Madison Keys 

Touring Team Coaches
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Luana Stanciu — Touring Pro & Pickleball Sales Manager

Luana (Lulu) joined the CDT team in 2021 as a PTU while working at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Florida and Saltaire Yacht Club, Fire Island in NY. While being the Director of Racquet Sports at Owl's Nest resort in New Hampshire, she also joined the EXPERIENCE travel team and fell in love with the custom camp and signature events. Whether it is a tennis or pickleball camp, Luana is dedicated to ensuring that each and every individual enjoys the best possible experience. 

 

Home: Focsani, Romania

Favorite Event: Doubles Bootcamp

Favorite Resort: Omni Amelia Island

Ladies Retreat Team of Choice: Ball Busters 
Favorite Pro Player: Sorana Cirstea & Novak Djokovic

 

ABOUT EXPERIENCE TRAVEL

Founded in 1975, Peter Burwash International specializes in tennis instruction and daily tennis activities for five-star resorts, hotels, and tennis clubs world wide. Founded in 2001 by tennis legend & ESPN Commentator Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson, Cliff Drysdale Tennis is a global, full-service racquet sports management company that provides the ultimate on court experience. In July 2018, Troon, the leader in club management, development, and marketing acquired Cliff Drydsale Tennis, and in December 2021 acquired Peter Burwash International.

 

Experience Travel offers tennis, pickleball, and padel vacations to many of Peter Burwash International and Cliff Drysdale Tennis resort destinations across the world. Our team strives to develop, promote and teach new programs that bring more racquet sports to more people. 

For more information, please reach out to our travel team via email or call 866-397-4040.

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