Aspire Founders

Amy McMurrey, ATC, CTC, DS

Ann McMurrey

As owner of Precision Travel located in Dallas,Texas, Amy is a seasoned 38-year agency veteran commanding a strong team of luxury advisors.

Amy has served multiple terms on the Virtuoso Hotel and Onsite Committee boards as well as serving on the Virtuoso Member Advisory Board.

The Precision Travel team of highly experienced advisors holds top tier status with many of the industry’s most elite hotel groups and international tour operators.


Cristina Buaas, DS, ECC

Cristina Buaas

Cristina Buaas is the founder of CSB Travel in Houston, Texas. Cristina is a member of the Virtuoso Member Advisory Board and holds the #1 position for Virtuoso client reviews in the network.

She is a top producer in four Virtuoso communities. Her decades of personal travel experience are the basis for her method of Inspired Travel Planning.

Her background is in commercial banking followed by seven years as a regional property supervisor for a real estate development and management firm. She combines these skills to lead a strong team of luxury advisors.


Helen Papa, ACC

Helen Papa

Helen created TBH Travel located in the New York metropolitan area building on a strong customer base, especially in the family travel arena.

Helen is a CPA and was the CFO of a public company prior to entering the travel business. Her business background has served well in developing TBH Travel into a highly regarded agency in the New York City market.

She has won two Virtuoso top producing advisor awards for her sales volume and commitment to travel education and development. Helen also served on the Walt Disney Travel Company advisory board. She is a visionary and leads a team of independent contractors in the tri-state area and southern US.


Kathy Burns Lamphier, ACC, ASA, CTC

Kathy Burns Lamphier

In 1988, Kathy founded Posh Travel in Greenland, New Hampshire after several years of managing a large leisure and corporate agency, overseeing 17 offices.

Kathy and her team of 13 advisors have strong sales in upscale travel, adventure, and cruise markets. Kathy is 1 of 50 within the USA to hold the prestigious ASA (Accredited Space Agent) certification for the Virgin Galactic Space Program.

A member of Virtuoso since 1997, she is the only Virtuoso member in her state. Kathy has served two terms on both the Virtuoso Hotel and On-Site Committees.


Nancy Cutter, CTC, DS

Nancy Cutter

Nancy has been leading Court Travel Ltd. situated in the heart of uptown Charlotte for over 30 years. Court Travel is the only Virtuoso agency in the Charlotte market.

Utilizing skills from her medical background, Nancy directs her staff of in-house advisors with the same attention to detail to create their customized FITS for the adventure and cultural markets. She is well known for her passion in the niche exotic travel and cruise markets and enjoys multiple Virtuoso “top producer” spots.

Nancy is in her second term on the Virtuoso Air & Insurance Committee and is the creator and author of the Virtuoso advisor training program “Travel Basics” for new advisors entering the travel industry.


Patty Perry, MCC, DS

Patty Perry

Patty Perry, owner of Cruise Vacations International, calls the greater Washington DC area, Maryland home. Patty has served two consecutive terms on the Virtuoso Cruise Committee; a term on the Virtuoso Voyages revamp committee; and several times as a Virtuoso Voyages certified host.

Her strong sales record has always led the pack with her strong sales record earning numerous top producer awards across a number of cruise lines. Patty is also proud to have cultivated a “Virtuoso Cruise Icon” on her team. Her insight extends into skillfully integrating customized pre/post packages with cruises, personally specializes in European destinations and customized experiences.

Patty is a five-time Virtuoso Chairman’s winner and a Virtuoso Voyages and Adventures top producer.