Jerry & Angie Varner
Owners of Making Memories Tours
We started our Missouri travel agency in Washburn, Mo., in 2009, with the goal of providing comfortable motorcoach tours offering interesting places to see and experiences at a great value. We always have a ball laughing, playing games and making new friends along the way. We would love to hear from you with your ideas, suggestions.
Ragan has now joined the Making Memories Team as the group sales and marketing manager. Her primary responsibilities are to communicate the values, benefits and opportunities Making Memories Tours has to offer with church leaders, senior activities directors, and various club and group leaders across the U.S. She is also responsible for our monthly e-newsletter and social media department.
She taught Jerry the ropes in the tour business. To Angie she is Mom, and to Jerry, she is the best mother-in-law in the world. Di would love to hear from you.
Mandy’s acquired chaos-management skills come largely from raising her five children.
Her goal is to set foot on all seven continents and 100 countries; so far, she has five continents
As a retired English teacher, she loves a good story. The stories collected during her many travels range from visiting the Library of Congress to Maspero's in New Orleans where Andrew Jackson signed the treaty to end the War of 1812. New Orleans of course, begged a visit to Cajun country for some mouthwatering seafood and an evening of Zydeco! Exploring ghost towns, Colorado Native American dwellings and the cliffs overlooking Big Sur, Suzanne has found America to be a blessing that provides a story and adventure alike at every turn.
While this beautiful country is a true marvel to behold, the world has astonishing stories to share. Because Suzanne travels and is willing to experience the awe and mystery of other places and peoples including cathedrals, architecture, graveyards, artistry, landscape, languages, various modes of travel and unique cultures, to name a few, which provide opportunities she just cannot get at home. Suzanne's personal motto can be summed up like this, "Every location has a story that speaks to those who will listen."
Prior to that position, Marty kept busy juggling schedules of not only her own three teenagers and husband but also the students, teachers, and principals as the secretary at Cassville, Mo., Middle School.
Marty and Scott are extremely blessed to be the parents of three wonderful adult children and their spouses. And then God blessed them again when He made them grandparents to four fabulous grandchildren; two granddaughters, and two grandsons. Yes, life is a “grand” adventure!
Making Memories Tours is thrilled to welcome our long-time friend, Marty, to our team. We are certain you will benefit from her attention to detail. Just a few minutes with Marty and you will quickly realize her love for people. With confidence, we know you too will quickly come to love her just as much as we do!
Her natural enthusiasm is evident in her attention to detail, professionalism and the occasional appreciated surprises she “springs” on her travelers. From Tulsa to Tanzania, from the Antarctic to Australia, Patti Beth treats each trip as an adventure to be fully experienced and enjoyed.
While the safety of those she is entrusted with to guide is her number one priority, she focuses on her travelers getting the most enjoyable, fun-filled and rich experience during their adventure. The number of trips, places and countries she has shared: numerous; the photos and videos of her trips: countless; the memories: priceless. We welcome travel professional Patti Beth Anderson to Making Memories Tours!
She has a passion for travel and loves to help each guest decide and plan their dream vacations. Her favorite quote is: “Don’t live the same year for 75 years and call it a life.” She is always up for new ideas, adventures, and travels. She has been married to the manager of Roaring River, Joel, for 27 years. She has one amazing son and a beautiful daughter-in-love, who blessed her with her first grandbaby, Roman. She also loves her fur-baby, Mayzie Rey. She spends her spare time serving as a volunteer for Roaring River. Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, kayaking, camping and anything that includes a beach.