About Us


029 copyDonna Mantie, President


I have been in the travel business since 1986, and in 2002 I purchased both local agencies and merged them into Newberg Travel and Cruise Inc. I have had the opportunity to travel extensively and especially love to cruise both ocean and river cruises – I have experienced all the major cruise lines. I have been to all the Hawaiian islands, Alaska many times and also traveled to Europe, Mediterranean, Israel, S.E. Asia, Mexico, Central America, the South Pacific and the Galapagos Islands. And I must not forget Disneyland, DisneyWorld & Disney Cruise. My experiences let me help you find the right vacation for you. About once a year, I also lead small groups of different types on vacations to exciting destinations… Please contact me if you would like to receive special emails with information on my group trips.

030 copyBrian Kolb, Travel Consultant


I have been with Newberg Travel since 2007. I work with most of our corporate clients, and I enjoy helping them meet their travel needs while also providing solutions that help their bottom line. Most of my travel has covered Hawaii, Mexico and California. I enjoy helping clients plan vacation experiences that they will always remember. Let me know how I can help with your travel needs.

009 copyChris Lakey, Travel Consultant


I joined Newberg Travel in August, 2012. I have been to a variety of destinations including the Caribbean, Bermuda, Australia, South East Asia, Fiji, Hawaii, Disneyland/DisneyWorld, Alaska and Mexico. I enjoy using my travel experiences to help clients plan the vacation that’s right for them. I also have experience working with corporate clients. Let me help you put together your dream vacation.

025aopyNichole Thrasher,Travel Consultant


I joined the team at Newberg Travel December of 2016. I have always had the desire to travel and explore new experiences. Costa Rica, Italy, Mexico, Disneyland/Disney World as well as several states are some places I have already checked off my bucket list. I enjoy planning vacations for my clients, whether it is a weekend getaway to Las Vegas or a cultural experience abroad.  Let me know what I can help you plan.

IMG_0105aCherie Ellingson, Travel Consultant


Travel changes your life! I love to help others enrich their lives with adventures and culture. I began working in the travel industry 20 years ago after years of extensive travel. Now, sharing experiences and travel knowledge with clients who want to explore corners of six continents and back roads is a joy. I have taken groups to the Orient, Europe, Eastern Europe, South America, and Africa. I will be happy to help plan any individual or group trip to make your travel dreams come true.

I work from my home office and will help find a special travel experience for you. Call 503-434-3118.

037 copyAlice Dettwyler, Office Assistant 

I work part time helping out with accounting and many other tasks. I enjoy working at Newberg Travel because I also love to travel. I have traveled to many of the states in the continental US, as well as Hawaii and Europe. My husband and I love to cruise and have cruised with many of Donna’s groups. We’ve cruised to Caribbean, Mexico, Panama Canal, Alaska and Hawaii, as well as on our own did a Trans Atlantic cruise to Europe.