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Meet the Consultants

Lisa Barnes

Lisa is the founder of Conversance Travel & Meeting Planning and heads our Meeting Planning Division. She is accustomed to handling complex agendas for demanding clients and pushing the envelope for them.


Lisa specializes in groups, business or leisure, and wellness travel. Whether it's your destination wedding in the Caribbean or you are rewarding your company's top performers with a week in Maui, or a ski trip in Aspen. Lisa has traveled though the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and South Africa and will tailor a specialized itinerary unique to your group's needs and budget.

Lisa is a Certified Well-Being Travel Specialist, by the Travel Institute, AM Resorts Master Agent, Sandals Resorts CSS Certified, RIU Specialist, Jamaica Board of Tourism Specialist, Puerto Rico Board of Tourism Travel Specialist, and St. Lucia Board of Tourism Specialist.

Contact Lisa at: (314) 954-2102 or

Sue Kraft

Sue's motto is: "Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" Wherever your vacation dreams take you, Sue can help you build a journey sure to create life-long, magical memories. A self-proclaimed Disney-fanatic, Sue is quite skilled at designing fun and exciting family vacations to the various Disney properties and navigating those visiting the House of Mouse through the complexities of Disney planning. From choosing resorts that best meet individual family needs to designing customized restaurant recommendations and planning day-to-day itineraries and park touring plans, Sue will ensure a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Her goal is to help princesses and pirates alike take advantage of all that the various Disney destinations have to offer, including shopping, spa and relaxation experiences, and recreational activities. A Disney Destinations Genius, Sue will help make sure your vacation is covered in Pixie-dust and that you don't miss anything. Let Sue help make all of your vacation dreams come true!

Contact Sue at: (618) 972-3381 or

Kristie Ward

Kristie specializes in pleasure travel.  Whether you are traveling with a group, family, friends or just as a couple, she is here to meet your needs. Kristie loves searching for trips and destinations that match her clients' priorities from the budget minded to the exclusive luxury traveler.  She is a Certified Beaches and Sandals Resorts Specialist, AMResorts Master Agent, Disney Destinations Genius as well as a host of many other Travel Industry Specialist Certifications.  


Having lived in The Netherlands with small children, Kristie has a wealth of personal experience of navigating through Europe as a family, a couple or a group of friends.  So near or far, sun or snow, Kristie will take the time to investigate what is perfect for you.  She has traveled extensively herself and enjoys sharing her love of travel by helping others create unforgettable travel memories.  

Contact Kristie at: (618) 978-9378 or

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