Our Team

We believe that the only way to offer truly great trips is to ensure that our team are true destination experts. Unlike many large travel companies, our team is solely focused on this region of the world, ensuring that each trip is created with an insider’s knowledge of the destination. Each member of our team has storied histories in Scandinavia and know the best hotels, restaurants, activities, and hidden gems to visit on your trip.

When you travel with Scandinavian American Tours, you’ll understand that our team has flown, driven, biked, sailed, railed, eaten, and experienced our way around every inch of Scandinavia, and we’re dedicated to bringing you the best experiences of each!

Let our team do the work and plan your vacation: from booking flights and accommodations to all the small details, we’ll make this vacation a truly memorable one!

Tom Casey

Passionate about custom travel and creating unique travel experiences for his clients, Tom founded Scandinavian American Tours’ sister company, Old Sod Travel. Tom is a longtime expert on travel to Ireland and the British Isles, and, more recently, has explored many regions of Scandinavia—including Norway, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. Tom continues to run Old Sod Travel along with helping manage Scandinavian American Tours.

Katheriona Dowling

An Irish native, Katheriona joined Old Sod Travel in 2016 and recently took over as Director of Operations for both Old Sod Travel and Scandinavian American Tours. She ensures that every traveler finds the itinerary that fits their individual needs and ensures a world-class experience! Katheriona and her family continue to return home to Ireland to visit family and explore their beautiful island. When not traveling or at her desk, Katheriona can be found on the tennis court, pounding the pavement, or, most likely, driving her kids to sports.

Kirsten Brusse

Kirsten is originally from Germany and enjoys traveling with her family. She utilizes her personal trip planning experience to create memorable custom trips for her clients they will talk about for years to come.

Kelly Purnell

Kelly’s love of travel begin in high school, after being involved with an international exchange program, both as a host family and as a student abroad to Finland. She’s loves people and detailed planning, a perfect combination to create a trip of a lifetime!