About AM/FM Leisure & Adventure Travel


So happy you found your way here- we're excited to meet you.
 
We are Felix and Anneke Marchese, co-owners of AM/FM Leisure & Adventure Travel. As the parents of two special needs adopted kids, we have unique knowledge and personal experience to aid in your travel plans, no matter the obstacle. Devoted foodies and craft brew lovers, we can suggest great places to fill your belly, too.

We've been a team for over 17 years, having first met each other in 1998. We've called the greater Phoenix valley area home for over 10 years, and in 2017 made the leap to relocate to Central Oregon after beginning our family's journey in Northern California. After struggling with infertility for years, we were blessed to adopt our two(not so tiny anymore) miracles! After several career path, location, and family switchbacks, we found our way down the road less traveled, and realized our dream come true- the opportunity to turn our family's love of travel and exploration into a thriving business. 

We've added to our team over the years, but we've stayed committed to keeping things family-run and operated. It's our hope that our love and passion for life, travel and knowledge is contagious, and that you find yourself as incurable as ourselves!
Afterall, wanderlust is our job!​

 

Anneke Marchese
Owner, Travel Professional & Planner

With a corporate training background (insurance and restaurant) and a degree in psychology, Anneke can adapt to anywhere, as long as it's not too far remote. Anneke loves cultural activities, events and story-telling. Meeting locals is always a highlight for her. She excels at rest and relaxation- live music, good food, generous pours, spa & resort stays, farm-to-table; she appreciates the finer things in life. Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area is probably to blame for her metropolitan preferences. A detour in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for 5 years takes credit for her love of beer- and good people!
 


Kelly Frank
Travel Professional & Planner

Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, Kelly has called the major metropolitan area of Phoenix her home for many years now. Formerly a customer service manager for a large corporation, Kelly is a natural at making sure things go smoothly. She's happiest when creating and crafting- whether home decor  or travel itineraries! Kelly has spent time at many of the luxury hotels and resorts throughout the Southwest, and can't wait to share her favorite spots with you. 

 


Mark Frank
Travel Professional & Planner

A native to Arizona, and the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, Mark enjoys all the unique adventures the southwest and desert has to offer. With a background in animal health sales, Mark loves to travel with his family, and has traveled extensively as a business and corporate traveler himself. He's very knowledgeable about luxury hotels, golf resorts, as well as craft beers, and good eats. He most enjoys finding the special beauty about each destination he visits. 

Felix Marchese
Owner, Manager of Operations

With a background in the insurance industry (commercial property claims) and the restaurant industry (front and back of house, full operations management), Felix thrives in nature- hiking, fishing, camping, rafting, skiing, ziplining... you name it! Having grown up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is probably to blame. No adventure is too risky for Felix, as long as the day is finished with a craft brew and better company
 


Tiffany Husar
Travel Professional & Planner

Never a stranger to adventure, Tiffany has lived and traveled all over the United States, primarily growing up in New Hampshire. As a child, she also had the opportunity to live overseas in South America for three years, drinking in a new culture and way of life. Her love of nature, National Parks, hiking, and finding that perfect "off-the-beaten path" soul-spot -- the one where you can sit, breathe, and just BE -- brings balance to her background in the insurance industry. A hobbyist of landscape photography and her desire to share her love of travel and nature with her family brings her joy with every new adventure.


Nikki Simonsen
Travel Professional & Planner

Nikki thrives on travel experiences, and has been to destinations from Aspen to London to Cabo San Lucas and many places in between and beyond. Nikki has had the privilege to live in the California wine country, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Midwest and Florida, and she has a knack for discovering the local popular dining culture and outdoor scenic hot spots. She now calls central Florida her home and is discovering amazing adventures in Orlando, the gorgeous and relaxing sugar sand beaches of the east coast and Gulf of Mexico, and the breezy islands of the Caribbean. Her long history in customer service and travel planning within the corporate sector will ensure smooth travel and fun surprises for your adventure, leisure or business travel.