more about us
Each of our team of credentialed independent contractors treats trip planning as an individual experience, not as a transaction.
who we are
Even though Big Creek Travel was founded within the last decade, the company's roots started growing nearly forty years ago. Our founder, Lauren Schultheiss, grew up in the industry and is a second generation entrepreneur and agency owner. With affiliates located across the country, Big Creek Travel's team of independent agents brings a depth of knowledge to many different types of vacations from cruises to theme parks to all-inclusive resorts to customized tours throughout the world.
Founder & CEO
Lauren lives with her husband, Brian, and their two children in a northern suburb of Atlanta. When she isn't traveling, Lauren enjoys cheering on the Atlanta sports teams, studying photography, working on genealogy, and reading mystery novels.
meet our founder
Lauren Schultheiss founded Big Creek Travel on the foundation of integrity, inclusion and innovation, and applies these values to every decision she makes. She puts an emphasis on providing educational opportunities and practical marketing support to her team of independent affiliates to help them grow their businesses. She also mentors agents new to the industry and those looking to move from agent to agency owner. As a travel executive, Lauren brings a strong business and marketing background to Big Creek Travel. She spent over a decade working in senior management for a large corporation, holds a paralegal certificate, earned an MBA from Colorado State University, and holds an advanced certificate in marketing from the University of Georgia.