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Jeanie's Journeys Jeanie Johnston Owner
Jeanie Johnston

Owner/Travel Expert

612-229-5276

M-F 9am-5pm

Jeanie is the creative genius behind Jeanie's Journeys. She has traveled the world as a Flight Attendant and Tour Director.  

About 10 years ago, Jeanie realized that most group tours currently operating were just cookie cutter tours ~ they all seemed to be the same. They were also incredibly expensive. In response, Jeanie founded CrossPoint Tours, working out of the Youth Director's office at her church! She began designing amazingly fun, unique and affordable tours. As her business began to take off, she moved out of the church building and re-branded her company as Jeanie's Journeys. Jeanie designs all of her tours, not working with a middle man, so all of her tours are very affordable.....and with Jeanie as the Tour Director, all the tours are super fun! 

Favorite Place traveled to: Venice, Italy

Favorite Food: Green Olives

Dave Johnston Jeanie's Journeys
Dave Johnston

Sales Manager

David Johnston is a life long Minnesotan who grew up in Richfield, MN.  He has been married to Jeanie Johnston since 1980, and together they have two married children and two grandchildren. David & Jeanie live in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood of St. Paul with their two cats. David graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and from Bethel Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. He served for 42 years as a pastor in churches throughout the Twin Cities Metro area and outstate Minnesota. He is completing his studies for his doctorate from United Theological Seminary of St. Paul. David has taught history to senior groups in community centers throughout the Metro area over the last 20 years, and has also taught seniors through Augsburg College of the Third Age and SMSU (Marshall, MN) Gold College. Dave and Jeanie and have traveling together with their family and friends all over the world for the last 40+ years. Dave’s favorite travel destination is Israel, and he looks forward to many more years traveling with his friends in the Jeanie’s Journey Community/Family. 

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Podium with Hearts and Balls
Holly Reese

Chief Marketing Officer, Graphic Designer & COO

Holly takes care of all the behind the scenes stuff at Jeanie's Journeys. From creating the branding to maintaining the website, to invoicing and anything else. Having been with the company for over 10 years, Holly likes making your adventures come to a reality. 

Favorite place visited: Ireland (of course on a Jeanie's Journeys tour)

Snowflake
Robin Rummel

Tour Leader

Info on Robin Coming soon!

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Monica Ramirez-Beisang

Tour Leader

Monica, our newest Adventure Guide, brings enthusiasm with her wherever she goes! 

 

A Saint Paul 'Eastsider' her entire life, Monica has been a part of the community for years. Working at restaurants, 3M and retiring after 35 years of corporate life with Ecolab. She has worked with local non-profits serving older adults, she loves people!


Learning to live a very authentic and intentional lifestyle, she loves serving people and she enjoys engaging folks in robust discussion over a wide variety of subjects, making light of hot topics and reminding us to enjoy the present moment.  

 

An advocate for health & avid learner, Monica is an American Arthritis Foundation and evidenced based educator always ready to guide anyone through a good morning stretch routine. She is also enjoying learning to cook as her husband had been cooking up a storm in the kitchen for the last 35 years. Have a recipe? - do share!  

 

Extremely family focused, Monica and her husband love spending family weekends at their property with their 3 married children and 5 grandchildren; camping, 4-wheeling, hiking, boating and fishing. She loves to baby sit but is always up for traveling.

Favorite Place traveled to: Arizona and the Sedona Red Rock State Park and their seven vortexes, Oak Creek Canyon and the William's train ride to the Grand Canyon's South Rim.

Place they want to visit: Ecuador and Patagonia

Favorite Foods: Potato pancakes, fettuccini Alfredo, chicken enchiladas and CandyLand cheese popcorn.

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