September 7th 2014

There are some new smiling faces at The Wayfarers' base in Rhode Island, ready to say 'Hi' to our friends old and new. Deirdre Opp and Anna Skubiak have joined the Newport team, bringing a huge amount of experience and expertise to make sure your vacations are truly unforgettable. Deirdre comes to us from WIMCO, based in Rhode Island, where she was Villa Specialist. She has also been director of Development and Events, Newport and New York Yacht Club Sailing Events Manager. She will be taking over from Nancy Eckert as sales administration manager and is set to be a first point of contact. Left to Right: July Allpress, Anna Skubiak and Wendy Houle Judy Allpress, Anna Skubiak and Wendy Houle Anna, who will be specialising in business development, sales and marketing, has a wealth of experience in the travel industry. In a dozen years with Orient-Express Hotels Ltd, latterly as Director of Strategic Partnerships, she has worked with many luxury travel brands and accounts. Previously she worked with Abercrombie & Kent International as marketing manager. Other members of the team are vacation expert Judy Allpress, sales and admin assistant Marina Graves and Wendy Houle on the Travel Desk. Marina Graves Marina Graves The Wayfarers' co-founder Michael West said he was delighted to welcome Anna and Deirdre to the team. 'We know from our guests that the service they get from our team in Rhode Island is such an important part of their experience with The Wayfarers,' he said. 'I am so pleased that Anna and Deirdre are joining us. Their combined experience means that we will be able to give an even better service and make The Wayfarers' experience even more enjoyable for our guests.' The team is waiting to hear from you on 1-800-249-4620, or request a booking online at

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