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James Hey is co-owner of Southwest Coaches, Inc, Southwest Tour & Travel. Jim has been in the family business all his life from washing busses to driving busses to current ownership and management. Tom and Jim Hey purchased the company from their Mom & Dad in 2000 and have continued with the family values and professional business skills passed on from their Mom & Dad.

Jim Hey, Owner, Charter Requests
jameshey@iw.net

Tom Hey is co-owner of Southwest Coaches, Inc, Southwest Tour & Travel. Tom has been in the family business all his life from washing busses to driving busses to current ownership and management. Tom and Jim Hey purchased the company from their Mom & Dad in 2000 and have continued with the family values and professional business skills passed on from their Mom & Dad.

Tom Hey, Owner
thomashey@iw.net

Connie VanderPoel recently joined Southwest Tour & Travel as the Office Manager after pursuing other interests for five years. Connie was the Office Manager from 1999-2012 leaving to pursue other interests. The draw of  working and traveling with all of our valued guests brought Connie back to Southwest Tour & Travel. Connie has experience in both motorcoach travel as well as airline, cruise and vacation packages and looks forward to helping you with all your travel needs.

Connie VanderPoel, Office Manager
connie@swtourandtravel.com

Lori Oftedahl works in our Leisure Travel Department and joined Southwest Tour and Travel in June 2013 and with her extensive travel experience you will find her an excellent resource.    Lori can assist you with cruises, vacation packages, airline tickets, and more.  She also specializes in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons.  Lori assists in our Motorcoach Department researching and writing our yearly motorcoach tours as well as planning independent tours for school groups, churches and other organizations.

Lori Oftedahl, Travel Consultant
lori@swtourandtravel.com

Jessica Hennen works in our Leisure Travel Department and joined Southwest Tour and Travel in May 2018, with her youthful exuberance and  customer service orientation she was a great addition to our staff.    Jessica can assist you with cruises, vacation packages, airline tickets, and more.  She also specializes in Destination Weddings and Honeymoons.  Jessica assists in our Motorcoach Department researching and writing our yearly motorcoach tours as well as planning independent tours for school groups, churches and other organizations.

Jessica Hennen, Travel Consultant
jessica@swtourandtravel.com

Pam Vik is our Tour Reservationist in our Motorcoach Department and is usually the first person you talk to when you are signing up for a tour.  Pam will happily answer any questions you may have on any of our Escorted Motorcoach Tours.  She will also take you through the reservation and payment process. Pam also handles all the client travel insurance for our Escorted Tours.

Pam Vik, Tour Reservationist
pam@swtourandtravel.com

Vickie Kiley works as a Tour Coordinator in our Escorted Motorcoach /Tour Development Department researching and writing our yearly motorcoach tours as well as planning independent tours for school groups, churches and other organizations. Vickie specializes in tours throughout the United States and makes sure that from start to finish each moment of our tours are thoroughly enjoyable.

Vickie Kiley, Tour Coordinator
vickie@swtourandtravel.com

Deb Thooft is the Motorcoach Charter and School Bus Dispatcher for Southwest Coaches. If you need a quote for renting a motorcoach, questions on school bus routing, have moved or made daycare changes, Deb is your go to person. Deb’s years of experience in this department has allowed her the ability to professionally handle the challenges that come with the school bus industry.

Deb Thooft, Bus Dispatcher, Charter Requests
debbie@swcoaches.com

Sue Nybo works in our Southwest Coaches department. If you need a quote for renting a motorcoach, questions on school bus routing, have moved or made daycare changes she can assist you. Sue also assists with quotes and the design and routing of tours to ensure efficiency and cost control.

Sue Nybo, Motor-coach Coordinator
sue@swtourandtravel.com

Rob Purrington works in our Southwest Coaches department. If you need a quote for renting a motorcoach, questions on school bus routing, have moved or made daycare changes he can assist you.

Rob Purrington, Motor-coach Coordinator
rob@swcoaches.com

Minnesota Motor Bus Division

Curt Luetgers is the Manager of Minnesota Motor Bus Inc. in Fairmont, MN.

Curt Luetgers, Manager, Minnesota Motor Bus Inc.
curtluetgers@mnmotorbus.com

Jim Jensen, Office works in the office at Minnesota Motor Bus Inc. in Fairmont, MN.  Jim drives bus when needed and works with Payroll, AP/AR

Britnie Miller, Administrative Assistant works in the office at Minnesota Motor Bus Inc. in Fairmont, MN.  Britnie works with Charter Orders, Quotes and all other office duties.

motorbus1@mnmotorbus.com

Travis Luetgers, Shop Foreman for Minnesota Motor Bus. Travis plays an integral part in the repair and servicing of the company equipment as well as driving as needed.