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.



Ruth Neufeld

Ruth has been with South East Travel since 2005. Researching travel details is always an exciting venture for her. She has years of experience booking holiday packages, flights, and corporate travel.

Her travels have brought her to many interesting places throughout North America and the Caribbean. It is hard for her to pick a favourite place because each destination has its own charm – Cuba is known for its history, awesome white sand beaches, and genuinely friendly people. . .Puerto Vallarta has that lovely Mexican flare.

Her love of travel started as a child when the family would go on long road trips. She is a strong believer that travelling is one of the best gifts you can give to your children.

In her leisure time Ruth enjoys gardening, DIY projects, crafts, listening to live country music, and spending time with family and friends.

Ruth is looking forward to researching and planning a new destination for you.


Maria Schulz

Maria began her career with South East Travel in Fall 2010. She has travelled all over Europe, and loved Greece most of all. The friendly people, good food, and endless miles of aquamarine coastline made wonderful memories to bring home. She has also visited Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, Montego Bay in Jamaica, Las Vegas, and many more destinations in the U.S. and Canada.

She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and listening to music.

Maria also speaks fluent High German and Russian.



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!