Our Advisors are passionate about their work and the special relationship we create with our clients. We’d love for you to get to know us better.


Patty Zesut - Owner/Travel Advisor

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Hello and welcome! I’m so happy you are interested in our services and that you’d like to get to know us better. Growing up in a military family, I learned from an early age that I enjoyed exploring new places. Having lived all over the United States and three years in Australia opened my eyes to the wider world and sparked an enduring love of travel.

After attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for my undergraduate degree, I applied for and was accepted to the Walt Disney World Resort College Program. I had so much fun that I returned for two more College Programs and a fourth stint on an Advanced Internship with the Travel Industry Sales & Marketing office.

Despite my love of the travel industry, my career took a slight detour after the events of 9/11. I felt called to serve and joined the US Navy as a Supply Officer. Four years and four countries later, my commitment ended. I got married and decided to use my GI Bill funds to pursue a law degree. A few more years, and a couple of kids later, I could no longer ignore the pull of the travel industry. I joined Time Is Now Travel as an associate agent in 2017 and have not looked back. Exemplary Travel Advisors was born shortly after. It is my passion to bring exceptional travel advising to my clients every day.

Contact me soon to find out how I can help make your next vacation the most memorable yet.

  • Specialties: Orlando, Disney Destinations around the world, and Family Travel

  • You can email Patty at patty@e-t-a-travel.com


Independent Affiliated Advisors

We invite you to also get to know our independently affiliated Travel Advisors. These are highly qualified professional that have been trained by and work exclusively with Exemplary Travel Advisors. Each of them has their own specialties so be sure to read their bios to find out what type of travel or destination(s) they are most passionate about.


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Pat Hogan - Associate Advisor

My travels began courtesy of Uncle Sam.  I was a midshipman in the U.S. Navy when I was allowed a short visit to Italy as part of a required summer training cruise.  Rome, Pompeii, and Capri captured my imagination and my heart. My Navy career eventually allowed me to indulge my love for travel with stops throughout the United States, as well as Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, the Caribbean, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand.  

I left the Navy in 1997 and recently retired from my second career in higher education.  Most of my travel involves visits with grandchildren, but this summer included three weeks in Greece and northern Italy, followed by some delightful time in Arkansas!

I am always happy to share my interest in travel with others, and I am honored to be a travel associate with Exemplary Travel Advisors.   In case you were wondering, Patty Zesut is my daughter and has been one of my favorite travel buddies her entire life. My focus is river cruising, but I am hoping that you will allow me to support all your travel needs.

  • Specialties: River Cruising

  • You can email Pat at pat@e-t-a-travel.com.


Amanda Reddick - Associate Advisor

Bio, Photo, and Contact Information Coming Soon!

  • Specialties: Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruises

Become an affiliated associate agent

If you love travel, enjoy researching new products and locations, and have an exceptional sense of what it take to provide exemplary customer service, please contact us using the form below.

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