About Us4 Seasons Vacations | Albert Lea, MN
David Nelson, President and owner of 4 Seasons companies is an Albert Lea native. After graduating with a degree in business management he joined 4 Seasons, a family business, in July of 1980. He and his wife Michele have three daughters and three grandsons. David has traveled to Mexico and the Caribbean over 30 times and has also visited Europe, taken several cruises, and crisscrossed the United States on his motorcycle. Several trips to Alaska and Hawaii are also included in David’s travels. Along with 4 Seasons Vacations, the Nelson family also owns sister business, 4 Seasons Coffee.
Larry is from the Hollandale area and has been in the travel industry since 1978. After graduating from Northwestern College, he served 2 years in the US Army and taught high school business classes for 7 years in northern Iowa. He began his travel experience as a Tour Manager with an international tour company out of Chicago before returning to Minnesota in 1984. Larry brought sales, domestic and international travel experience to 4 Seasons and has been with the company since.
Larry’s 30-plus years as a Tour Manager has literally taken him around the world several times hosting travelers to New York, Canada, Mexico, Scandinavia, Asia, Africa and Australia to name a few. Larry also enjoys introducing destinations like the Panama Canal, Alaska and Hawaii through a cruising experience. Larry enjoys being with people and helping them get the most out of their 4 Seasons vacation. Not only does he assist them on the trip but also with the planning of the adventure so they get the most out of their tour destination.
When Larry isn’t traveling, he’s enjoying time with his Dad and other family members in the Hollandale area. He also enjoys being owned by his black lab Max, living on his family farm just outside of Albert Lea.
Tammi began her career in travel as a leisure vacations agent with 4 Seasons in 1992. She managed All Continents Travel for 12 years until 4 Seasons purchased it in 2008. She has been interested and excited about travel since her first flight her family took to California at the age of 7. Tammi has one teenage daughter who shares her love for travel.
Tammi has guided many groups on cruises, Mexico and Jamaica. She is a Disney and Sandals specialist and plans leisure trips worldwide. Her travel experience includes: Ireland, Alaska/Caribbean Cruises, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, many destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, along with most of the United States. Her favorites are Mexico and the Caribbean. She loves to snorkel, horseback ride on the beach, catamaran cruise and watch sunsets on the beach while listening to the waves.
Tammi is available Monday – Friday to help you with your travel plans.
Joyce has lived in the Albert Lea area all of her life. She has worked in the service or travel industry for 40 plus year. She is a former manager of a McDonald’s Restaurant and the Albert Lea Senior Center where she started planning trips for the Seniors.
She has worked at 4-Seasons Vacations since 2005, escorting motor coach trips, having escorted over 100 trips across the U.S. & Canada. Traveling to places like Niagara Falls and Toronto Canada. Washington D.C., Savannah, Alaska, New York, U.S. National Parks, Branson, & Key West to mention a few. Many friendships have been made and had a lot of repeat travelers.
Joyce and her husband Ray have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, which keeps them busy going to activities and birthday parties. She and her husband have been active in various Service organizations in Albert Lea and the State of Minnesota. They love to camp in the Summer and spend a couple of weeks in Mexico in the Winter. Traveling is so rewarding to learn about our what our United States and Canada have to explore.
Sara caught the travel bug as a child. Her family traveled to 48 states via motorhome. After graduating, Sara did eventually make it to Hawaii and Alaska.
While living in Southern California, Sara began her career in travel. She worked for a company selling discounted airline tickets, and then for a full service travel agency.
Sara moved back to the Midwest in 2006 and is working at 4 Seasons in the retail travel agency. She is delighted to once again be working in a field she is so passionate about.
A couple of favorite destinations for her are Bermuda (for the pink sand beaches), Italy (for the food and architecture) and Tahiti-Moorea-Bora Bora (words just can’t describe) Her dream destination is Thailand (someday!).
Sue has been with 4 Seasons Vacations in the accounting department since 2001. She grew up in southern Minnesota. After living in Colorado and Texas for over 12 years, she came back to Minnesota.
Sue enjoys gardening and golfing.
Sandi has been with 4 Seasons since September 2017, working in Accounting. She grew up in Hayward, MN, lived in Minneapolis for 20 years, then moved back. She loved living in a small town while growing up, but when she traveled it made her want to see even more places. Sandi has been to almost every state, has been overseas to England and Scotland, and most recently on a winter vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico.
She feels blessed to have three beautiful daughters, and loves when the four of them can spend time together. Sandi also loves the outdoors (as long as it’s on or near a lake!), the indoors (shopping in a mall), and traveling anywhere!
Cindy grew up in the small town of Grand Meadow, MN, and while growing up, traveled throughout the US with her family during their summer vacations.
Cindy’s knowledge and experience includes coordinating sales and incentive trips for a Fortune 500 company as well as medical presentations for a national foundation throughout the country.
Cindy and her husband have eight children between them and fourteen grandchildren. They love spending time with them and spoiling them! Cindy loves planning trips and has a hard time choosing a favorite vacation as she feels that every destination has something wonderful to offer. She always feels that the tour she is currently planning is the best one…until she begins planning the next one!
Brenda is the newest addition to our friendly staff here at 4 Seasons. Even though she has only been with us since March 2019, Brenda brings over 33 years of customer service experience with her. She is excited to help customers connect to a tour or trip of their dreams.
Brenda and her husband, Stan, have 2 children Brittany and Cody. Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking road trips with her husband Stan. Brenda’s most memorable trips to date were a Caribbean Cruise and an all inclusive trip to Mexico, but she is hoping to add to that list in the very near future!