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Debbie Ewan
Debbie was born, raised and educated in Illinois and has since resided in California, North Carolina and Ohio. While working in Illinois, part of her job to was make travel arrangements and plan events. This started her yearning for travel. In North Carolina, she worked for a travel agency in the bookkeeping department. Then, when her family moved to California, she had the opportunity to work for Storer as a Tour Director. She has led numerous one day and extended tours and traveled extensively with her family. According to Debbie, “The best part of traveling with Storer is the people you get to meet. Every trip is different.”



Rose Furtado
Rose is a lifelong resident of Stanislaus County and grew up on a farm on the rural side of Modesto. She married a local dairy farmer and became a homemaker while raising her family of three children. Rose was very active in her church and local community. She was a 4-H leader and involved in PTA and Little League Baseball. She is now the proud grandmother of seven little girls. Rose has been directing tours for Storer since 2000 and is well known for her professionalism and pleasant demeanor. In her leisure time she enjoys shopping, gardening and spending time with her family.



Shannon Runca
Meeting new people and visiting interesting places has always been a favorite pastime for Shannon. Working for Storer as a Tour Director has given her the opportunity to make her pastime her full-time enjoyment. Shannon is a graduate of the University of San Francisco. After deciding to make a career of tour directing she graduated from ITMI, an institute primarily emphasizing Tour Services. Shannon’s other interests include theater, sports, movies and books. Her passion is music. She possesses an eclectic collection of 78’s to CD’s, including Baroque Classics to Jump-n-Jive to Jazz to Dolly Parton … and everything in between. Shannon enjoys traveling the world, but loves the United States and all that it has to offer.



Doreen Souza
Doreen was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and immigrated with her family to Southern California. Her parent's desire to travel was passed down to her and her wanderlust continues to this day. She grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from the University of Southern California. In 1978 she moved to California’s Central Valley and lived in Patterson and then Modesto where she was introduced to her neighbor’s brother, Manuel, who she married a short time later. She currently resides in Hilmar. In 1999 Doreen graduated form the International Tour Management Institute and finally indulged her desire to travel when she came to work for Storer Tours.



Jane Veneman
After 30 years in education, Jane decided to “hit the road” and pursue her passion for travel. She enjoys the wonderful people she meets on tour and making their travel dreams come true. When not touring, Jane volunteers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and loves to scuba dive, take long walks, try new recipes and read. She and her husband of 26 years have traveled to many parts of the world. They reside in Salinas, California and have two grown children.
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