Sundance VacationsLeadership Team

We share the common goal of enriching the lives of our customers and each other by helping people experience quality vacations through caring, professional service.
John Dowd
John Dowd
Co-Founder and Owner
 
John Dowd
John Dowd
Co-Founder and Owner

Seeking to change the way that travel companies do business, John co-founded Sundance Vacations with his wife Tina in 1991. Both John and Tina worked within the travel industry prior to founding the business. They took the company from a single office in Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania to a nationally known corporation with 10 locations spread across four states. Knowing the ins and outs of the travel industry gives John a unique advantage over the competition and also allows him to fulfill the mission of Sundance Vacations; allowing people to experience quality vacations and amazing destinations for less. John was named as one of the top CEO’s in the nation for 2015.

Tina Dowd
Tina Dowd
Co-Founder and Owner
 
Tina Dowd
Tina Dowd
Co-Founder and Owner

Tina Dowd co-founded Sundance Vacations in 1991 with her husband John. In her 20 years with the company, Tina grew Sundance Vacations from a small start-up telemarketing office to a leading provider of affordable vacations in the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Tina’s award winning vision has guided the growth of the company straight to the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies List.

Marvin Metzger
Marvin Metzger
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
 
Marvin
Marvin Metzger
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Marvin, CPA, MBA, began his career with Sundance Vacations in 2001 and served as CFO until 2014 when he was promoted to COO. Marvin has extensive financial experience in the hospitality and leisure industries along with manufacturing, healthcare and banking. Prior to working at Sundance Vacations, he was with Tenenbaum’s Travel where he first was a Controller and then later was appointed to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position. Under Marvin’s direction, the wholesale division grew to be one of the largest suppliers for Disney, USAir, and Hertz Rent-a-Car.

Todd Argenziano
Todd Argenziano
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
 
Todd Argenziano
Todd Argenziano
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Sundance Vacations CTO, Todd Argenziano, most recently worked at DBi Services – a Global Leader in Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance. He had been with that company for over 15 years in increasingly responsible roles and brings a great depth of skills and technical insight to our already fantastic IT department. Todd is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, an active member of the alumni society, and an avid Giants fan! He resides in the Mountain Top area with his wife and has 3 sons. Todd enjoys hiking, biking and playing golf when he gets the chance.

Candy Bednar
Candy Bednar
Vice President Business Development
Candy Bednar
Candy Bednar
Vice President Business Development

Candy is responsible for driving the overall product strategy, roadmap, marketing programs and communications. Candy has been with the company for over 25 years and has worked in various departments, giving her the unique ability to develop programs and procedures which benefit the entire organization. She is passionate about bringing superior results to clients with a relentless focus on quality.

Scott Brunnenmeyer
Scott Brunnenmeyer
Vice President Customer Experience
Scott Brunnenmeyer
Scott Brunnenmeyer
Vice President Customer Experience

Scott manages the Customer Experience division for Sundance Vacations. He is responsible for developing partnerships with real estate developers, resorts, and builders across the US and Mexico.  Scott’s military service as a Major in the United States Army, with multiple tours overseas, allows him to keep the company running with an organized focus that is second to none.

Kyle Homer
Kyle Homer
Vice President of Sales
 
Kyle Homer
Kyle Homer
Vice President of Sales

Kyle Homer has been with Sundance Vacations since 2008 where he began his career as a Sales Representative. He was promoted to Assistant Director in the King of Prussia office and then to Director in Parsippany where he expanded the Sales Department to include activities that benefit the company by harnessing sales talent. Kyle is dedicated to Sundance clients, and he has jumped into action to help launch new marketing programs. He willingly applies his exuberant problem-solving skills to assist customers and colleagues alike. Kyle’s focus is to be a positive influence on both the company and clients by putting families on vacations to make memories that last a lifetime.

Denise Miller
Denise Miller
Associate VP of Marketing
 
Denise Miller
Denise Miller
Associate VP of Marketing

Denise’s commitment to our corporate culture helps us deliver on our mission. She has a keen understanding of how great workplaces deliver great service and she charts a course for the company that maintains a focus on our core values. She is committed to inserting fun into every day by providing recognition and celebrating the achievements of her team members. She is willing to go to great lengths to keep the marketing team motivated including dressing in crazy costumes and creating unique contests! Her passion for service and teamwork are evident in every aspect of her 25 year career.

Carrie Hausherr
Carrie Hausherr
Associate VP of Marketing
 
Carrie Hausherr
Carrie Hausherr
Associate VP of Marketing

Carrie started generating leads for the company 12 years ago. Her warm and friendly demeanor with customers combined with an exceptional work ethic propelled her quickly through various management positions on the event marketing team. She applies her decade of field experience to deliver high performing event marketing and online lead generation programs. Currently, she manages critical marketing partnerships with both regional venues and national brands to engage with the public. Carrie maximizes her $5M marketing budget to start potential travelers on a journey that will enrich their lives through travel.

Ron Vaccaro
Ron Vaccaro
Controller
 
Ron Vaccaro
Ron Vaccaro
Controller

Ron was named Controller for Sundance Vacations in 2004. In this role he is responsible for budgeting, business continuity planning and administrative oversight for the company. Ron brings over 15 years of banking and financial experience to the table and continues to develop and revolutionize ways to improve processes and top line revenue.

Tommy Shafer, HR Director
Tommy Shafer
Corporate Human Resource Manager
Tommy Shafer
Tommy Shafer
Corporate Human Resource Manager

Tommy is a seasoned professional with experience in a variety of industries. He utilizes his 20-plus years of experience to manage and develop staff, create process-innovation solutions and contribute to problem resolution for Sundance Vacations. At Sundance Vacations, he is responsible for managing and organizing human resource activities that include: employee relations, benefits administration and policy and procedure development. Tommy has built and developed top talent for employers for over a decade. He and the rest of the human resources team drive our employee-centric culture and Social HR frontiers. Apply today!

Valerie Burke
Valerie Burke
Director of Customer Experience and SEO
Valerie Burke
Valerie Burke
Director of Customer Experience and SEO

Valerie is a seasoned B2B and B2C digital marketing professional who is responsible for executing all of Sundance Vacations unique integrated online communications programs. In her role, she oversees the development and implementation of support materials and services for marketing, communications and public relations needs. As director, she manages the efforts of the social media team and coordinates at strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the company. Valerie uses her expertise in content creation, lead nurturing and digital marketing to achieve Sundance Vacations’ goals of increasing brand awareness, thought leadership and demand generation.

Ed Coppinger
Ed Coppinger
Customer Care and Client Resolution Management
Ed Coppinger
Ed Coppinger
Customer Care and Client Resolution Management

Ed has been with Sundance Vacations since 1997, beginning as a sales associate, and eventually being promoted to Sales Director in the New Jersey Market. Since his arrival at Headquarters, in the Wilkes-Barre location, Ed has taken on a wide variety of roles, including assisting the Permission Marketing department. Ed currently heads up both the Client Resolution department, which was honored with the 2014 Gold Stevie Award for Customer Service Team of the Year and the New Client Services Team which is a Stevie Award Nominee for 2016.

Christina Allen
Christina Allen
VIP Manager
 
Christina Allen
Christina Allen
VIP Manager

Christina has 20-plus years of experience with Sundance Vacations. She has worked in a variety of roles and has an amazing understanding of what it takes to make the company run smoothly. Christina has been promoted multiple times and in her current leadership role, she oversees the VIP team that work with existing long-term clients. Christina is responsible for making sure that our traveler’s needs are met before, during and after sale of our vacation services. Christina works hard and leads her team by example, ensuring that our team performs at the highest standard.