About Us 

Meet Our Staff

Welcome to the "Meet Our Staff" section for UNIGLOBE Professional Travel, St. Louis, Missouri.  We invite you to meet our staff of professional consultants who will work for you to find the best travel alternatives for your budget and travel needs

Mary L. James: President & Owner

Mary L. James, President and Owner, entered the travel business in March, 1993, as owner and founder of UNIGLOBE Professional Travel, after thirty years of public school teaching at the secondary level in the areas of French, English, reading and learning disabilities. Since her entry into the travel industry, she has built her business by providing superior service and by participating in many community events and industry training.

Mary has traveled extensively to many parts of the world including most of Western Europe, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, Russia and the Scandinavian countries. Her cruising experience is extensive having gone on cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska, Greece, Scandinavia and India as well as having personally inspected more than 30 ships.

She has served on the board of the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce working with various committees as well as having served as President in 1999. She has completed the training to become an Accredited Cruise Counselor, as well as Destination Specialist for Hawaii and Israel. Mary's special expertise is independent travel to France as well as to other countries in Western Europe. Her education includes a B.A. from Washington University, an M.E. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.

You may reach her on her personal e-mail: maryljames@hotmail.com

Kristin Kostecki: Co-Owner & Manager

Kristin Kostecki, Co-Owner and Manager, joined UNIGLOBE Professional Travel soon after its opening. Having attended Apollo reservations training and TRAMS (accounting) training, she manages all corporate accounts. Her skill and personal characteristics make her a favorite with all clients.

During undergraduate school she participated in a Semester at Sea program from the University of Pittsburgh and visited Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Ukraine, Egypt, Spain and Venezuela. Her personal travels also include France, England, Switzerland, Turkey, Mexico, and Jamaica, as well as cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska.

Her personal knowledge about the needs and preferences of each account keeps our clients calling back again and again. Her undergraduate education was completed at Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences.

You may reach her on her personal e-mail: uniglobekk@hotmail.com

Christopher Roth: Travel Consultant

Christopher Roth is one of our full-time travel consultants. He joined UNIGLOBE Professional Travel in 1999 and offers his clients over 25 years of experience in the travel industry having worked with military and government accounts, and corporate and leisure travel.

He has completed training to become a Destination Specialist in the areas of: Holland, Small Ship Adventures, Alaska, Disney, Australia, New Zealand, and Gay and Lesbian Travel. He also has experience and expertise in the area of convention and meeting planning. He has traveled to many parts of the world including Spain, Holland, Mexico, Canada, Germany and Alaska as well as to many parts of the United States.

His education includes an Associate Degree in Horticulture from Ohio State University. He participates in animal costuming and volunteers at the St. Louis Zoo.

You may reach him on his personal e-mail: furtravel@hotmail.com

A. Pauline Smith, Travel Consultant

Pauline Smith provides UNIGLOBE with a wealth of experience from her many years of personal travel and from her experience with many clients. Some of the more exotic trips she has taken are: East African safari, Ecquador and Galapagos Islands. She is one of our part-time sales consultants. She has completed the extensive training to become a CTC (Certified Travel Consultant). Her personal travels include over 90 countries in the world and many cruises!

She may be reached at her home: 314-843-3832 or via email at: wsmith@cs.com

Jackie Lombardi, Travel Consultant

Jackie Lombardi is a part-time sales consultant. She has completed training with the St. Louis Travel Academy and as well as the training to become an Accredited Cruise Counselor. She has taken many cruises, has inspected many other cruise ships, and has traveled to Europe as well as to many parts of the United States. She has the expertise to help you with many vacation destinations.

You may reach her at her home: 636-728-1133 or her e-mail: jlombardi@aol.com

Mary Darris, Travel Consultant

Mary Darris is one of our part-time sales consultants. She joined us in 1997 as an apprentice while she was completing her degree in Travel and Tourism from Forest Park Community College. You will find her at the agency on Monday and Tuesday evenings and on Saturday. She can help you with vacation travel and cruises as well as family reunion groups. She has traveled to Mexico and Jamaica and to many parts of the United States. You will enjoy her friendly manner and her helpfulness.
You may reach her at home at: 314-355-6670.

UNIGLOBE Professional Travel
9245 Watson Industrial Park
St. Louis MO
63126 United States