Our Team

About Denise

I'm Denise, founder of Travel Brilliant - I make your vacation an unforgettable experience. It's my job to ensure that you find the perfect destination for a family vacation and tailor one-of-a kind experiences so everyone in your group has fun.

Everyone deserves a vacation, and I'm here to make sure you get one. You may plan your trip once every year, but I do it multiple times per day! It can be hard for some people to relax on their vacations when they have so much planning stress - that's where my services come in handy because I take all the worry off of your shoulders so you can enjoy yourself while still feeling like everything is taken care of.

I’m an avid traveler and have been all over the US, Caribbean, Central America, and Europe. I have visited many of the locations I recommend and have personal relationships with the vendors we use.

My personal travels have brought me through tiny Mediterranean villages and lush tropical rainforests staying in places off the beaten path. I love to experience the culture first-hand and can help you find itineraries that are luxurious AND authentic.

Let me help you plan your next great adventure, let me help you travel brilliantly!

Contact Denise at 716-417-7824 or denise@travelbrilliant.net

Denise Ambrusko-Maida
Denise Ambrusko-Maida, Founder/Agent

About Thea

With over four decades of experience in the travel industry, I am passionate about helping people plan their dream vacations. From Jamaica to Italy, I have personally explored numerous countries across the globe, collecting memories that will last a lifetime. My enthusiasm for travel and discovering new places shows no signs of waning, and I look forward to many more years of helping others create unforgettable experiences.

Contract Thea at thea@travelbrilliant.net

Thea Terranova- Agency Administrative Support
Thea Terranova- Agency Administrative Support

About Victoria

I am a passionate and experienced travel agent with over 30 years of expertise in the industry. I have helped thousands of clients plan their dream vacations, whether it’s a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a cultural exploration. I specialize in customizing travel packages to suit your preferences, budget, and needs. I have extensive knowledge of various destinations around the world, including Europe, Africa, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean to name a few. I can also assist you with booking flights, hotels, car rentals, tours, cruises, insurance, and other travel services. I am committed to providing you with the best customer service and ensuring your satisfaction.

Let me help you discover the world and create unforgettable memories!

Education:  Certifications: Certified Travel Associate from The Travel Institute1, Certified Destination Specialist from The Travel Institute2, Certified Cruise Counselor from Cruise Lines International Association3 Certified Sandals Specialist Rail Specialist including Rocky Mountaineer, Amtrak, Via Rail, Europe and Australia.

Contact Victoria at 716-208-8466 or victoria@travelbrilliant.net

Victoria Wakefield- International Travel Specialist
Victoria Wakefield- International Travel Specialist

About Joy

My name is Joy and I have been working part-time with Travel Brilliant since 2022.  I am a certified Disney Travel specialist and would love to help you plan your next trip.  I especially look forward to helping any Disney first timers.  I still get misty eyed just walking through the gates at Epcot or the Magical Kingdom. I am a classic Disney visitor and really enjoy all the nostalgic rides.
I am the proud single mom of a 3 year old who i am very busy planning her first magical experience. I look forward to planning yours!
Education: Disney Travel, Universal Studios, Aruba Destination Specialist
Contact Joy at 716-909-2172 or joy@travelbrilliant.net
Joy Falzarano- Family Travel Specialist
Joy Falzarano- Family Travel Specialist

About Corina

I'm Corina and I love to experience the world! Day to day you'll find me running my dog grooming business with my team, but I am also travelling every chance I get. I love planning vacations almost as much as the experience itself. My favorite places include everything from US National Park Sites (I have a lifetime goal of visiting all 423!), to Walt Disney World, to South Africa! I look forward to helping you get the most out of your time on your trip.
Education: Disney Travel, Universal Studios, Royal Caribbean
Contact Corina at 716-472-5704 or corina@travelbrilliant.net
Corina Stammworthy- Disney & Cruise Travel Specialist
Corina Stammworthy- Disney & Cruise Travel Specialist

About Tressa

Hello my name is Tressa, and I have a passion for all things Disney. On an average day you can catch me listening to the latest Disney themed podcast or researching the Disney news of the week. I have 2 children ages 7 and 4 who we recently brought to Disney for the first time, and there is nothing like experiencing Disney through the eyes of your children. I hope to help you and your family plan some of your first great Disney experiences together and take away some of the stress that can come with that planning! Whether it’s Disney on a budget, that lavish trip you’ve always dreamed of, or the thought of relaxing on a cruise but still having the magic of Disney, I can’t wait to help you plan that special vacation.

Education: Disney Travel & Universal Studios

Contact Tressa at 716-730-1374 or tressa@travelbrilliant.net


Tressa Dole- Disney Travel Specialist
Tressa Dole- Disney Travel Specialist