We Are Here To Serve You
The Team here at All Around consists of a number of dedicated individuals whose number one goal is to make sure you have a great time, a safe ride and enjoyable experience. Our passion shows up in all that we do, and our stories reflect the diverse nature of the backgrounds and experiences we bring to our work…
Adam & Jamie Walkup
Floridians, antique car enthusiasts & Company Owners
Adam has long standing ties to the Venice community as he is a native of our town and graduated from Venice High School. Adam and Jamie met while they were both attending Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. Adam was already an integral part of the motor coach business and is now a second generation owner. But don’t worry, Jamie knew exactly what she was getting into; for their second date Adam brought her to the shop to clean the buses! Adam and Jamie pride themselves in being hands on Owner/Operators. Now as a family they have a son that attends Pine View and traveling is their passion. They are active members of the Horseless Carriage Club of America and tour the country in pre-World War I cars. A love of history is a family affair from the places they visit to the vehicles they drive. When they aren’t traveling the back roads of our amazing country they enjoy cooking together as a family and Jamie and their son are dedicated to their “5K lifestyle” as he affectionately calls it.
Lives in paradise, saltwater fanatic & Vice President of Operations
“The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears or the sea” – Isak Dinesen.
Being a Venice Native, this is Paige’s all-time favorite quote and has been since the moment she read it. After studying communications in college she has been a licensed experienced business professional with strong ties to the community she loves. Her local knowledge of Florida and strong customer service background made her a perfect fit for our Tour Department. Paige has been an active member of the Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club for many years, previously holding board positions and chairing fundraisers. Paige and her husband are avid supporters of the Venice Wrestling Program, which is really a family affair because two of her stepchildren and her husband are all VHS wrestling alumni! In her downtime Paige loves to be on their boat, fishing or just riding. If the weather doesn’t permit boating she is catching a football game.
Surfer girl, avid environmentalist & Charter Coordinator
“Home is where the Heart is”
Ashley has found this to be very true as she resides, works and plays here in Nokomis, FL. She proudly joined the All Around family in October of 2018. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her 3 boys surfing, skimming, paddle-boarding and fishing. She is very involved in our community volunteering her time at Mote Marine Laboratory and several other local organizations to help families in need. She is also very dedicated to keeping our coastlines clean.
“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul” – Robert Wyland
Proud grandmother, plant doctor & Charter Coordinator
“One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day!” – Unknown
Diana is a Compliance Administrative Assistant and Charter Coordinator. She is responsible for the Drivers FMCSA PSP (Pre-Employment Screening) and yearly updates on DOT Medicals, MVR’S (Motor Vehicle Report) to keep the motor coach driver’s records up to date. She also charters the motor coaches for schools and groups. Diana and her family moved from Ohio to Florida in 1984. She worked 2 years in Retail, then 25 years in Banking as a Bank Teller and Operations Manager. In 2011 she changed careers, joined the All Around family, and started working in Transportation. Diana enjoys spending time with her Grandchildren, who live local and in Colorado. She also likes nature walks, nurturing orchids, reading, and supports non-profit Veterans and Active Military charities.
Passion for exploration, dedicated family member & Tour Specialist
“Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words” – Christine Caine
Kelly moved to Venice from upstate New York with her husband, son and daughter. She certainly enjoys our southern winters! With 25 years of experience as a professional in the travel industry Kelly is a huge asset to the Tour Department. Kelly could not have chosen a more perfect career because her favorite things in life are visiting new destinations and sharing new experiences while her and her husband are making fabulous memories. Exploration is really a part of her life as she loves to explore all of the great attractions and restaurants Florida has to offer as well. One of her preferred past times is taking her grand-puppy to the dog beach. Near and dear to Kelly’s heart is helping others in need; she spends her free time volunteering at Church or for local non-profits such as TWIG.
Sports enthusiast, member of the WHO DAT NATION, Paw Paw of 3 grandsons & Fleet Manager
Mike is an avid NFL and College football fan from the melting pot of New Orleans. Being from a city with a very large population of gourmet restaurants Mike loves to cook many of the French and Cajun dishes that are popular in Louisiana. In his spare time Mike likes to do small home improvement projects. “When you own a home there is always something to do or fix.” Mike also likes to visit Disney World in Orlando with his wife Julie. Mike became interested in the motor coach industry more than 30 years ago, starting out as a part time driver. This industry “gets in your blood and you become very passionate about it.” There is never a dull moment in this business. Mike has worn many different hats while working in the charter bus business, such as driving, charter sales, working in bus maintenance, switching to the coach manufacturing side and then back to maintenance. Mike states “this industry is all about relationships. It is a very small industry, and I have made lifelong friends along the way.”
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As Lead Coach Detailer Trinity is an invaluable part of the All Around Family. He joined the organization in 2013 only a year after moving to Florida. Originally from California he loves Florida so much because the scenery is quite similar to his home town. He is a proud husband and father of two girls. When he isn’t working he is catching an episode of the TV show The Office or a NY Yankees baseball game. Walking with his daughters along the Legacy Trail is also one of his favorite pastimes. Trinity enjoys being a part of the All Around Family because everyone is so nice and he feels like he is going to his second home, not to work.