Our Team

Deborah Schroeder


Deborah has been with South East Travel since 2002. She specializes in South American travel and is fluent in English, Low German, and High German. Her passion for travel started during high school when she went on a school trip to Brazil.

Deborah has traveled to several destinations in South America, the Caribbean, Panama, a cruise of Greece and Turkey, and most recently a 7-night Disney Cruise in January 2015. She’s also travelled to several destinations in Canada and the U.S. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family camping, gardening, and exploring the outdoors.

As every destination is unique and special, there are so many different destinations to travel to – you simply need to decide where you would like to go.

Feel free to contact Deborah at any time with any questions you may have.



Teona Penner

Teona joined the Accounting department of South East Travel in Spring 2013. She has over 15 years of office experience, with a focus in accounting for 8 years. It is her goal to keep the office running smoothly and efficiently so we can serve our clients to the best of our ability. Having a passion for travel, South East Travel has become a great career for her.

She feels blessed to have travelled throughout Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, and Europe over the last 20 years. She recently visited Curacao, San Francisco, New York, Walt Disney World, and even went on a Disney cruise!



Claire Banman

Claire has been in the Travel Industry since 2010. She specializes in Destination Weddings & Groups as well as Leisure Travel. Claire loves creating custom trips designed just for you to cruise, land tours, all inclusive vacations and everything in between. Claire is passionate about helping each client to have the best possible experience.


Claire has travelled to many different destinations including, Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, China, Italy, Egypt, Jordan, and throughout Canada and the USA including Disneyland. Currently she is planning an Alaska Cruise with her family next. Claire grew up in Steinbach, MB. and has lived in Chilliwack, BC. since 2016. Claire continues to work with her clients from both provinces and is so grateful to stay connected to each and every one.

Feel free to connect with Claire at any time, she is happy to help you.