About AM/FM Leisure & Adventure Travel

So happy you found your way here- we're excited to meet you.
We are Felix and Anneke Marchese, co-owners of AM/FM Leisure & Adventure Travel. As the parents of two special needs adopted kids, we have unique knowledge and personal experience to aid in your travel plans, no matter the obstacle. Devoted foodies and craft brew lovers, we can suggest great places to fill your belly, too.

We've been a team for over 17 years, having first met each other in 1998. We've called the greater Phoenix valley area home for over 10 years, and in 2017 made the leap to relocate to Central Oregon after beginning our family's journey in Northern California. After struggling with infertility for years, we were blessed to adopt our two(not so tiny anymore) miracles! After several career path, location, and family switchbacks, we found our way down the road less traveled, and realized our dream come true- the opportunity to turn our family's love of travel and exploration into a thriving business. 

We've added to our team over the years, but we've stayed committed to keeping things family-run and operated. It's our hope that our love and passion for life, travel and knowledge is contagious, and that you find yourself as incurable as ourselves!
Afterall, wanderlust is our job!​


Anneke Marchese
Owner, Travel Professional & Planner

With a corporate training background (insurance and restaurant) and a degree in psychology, Anneke can adapt to anywhere, as long as it's not too far remote. Anneke loves cultural activities, events, and story-telling. Meeting locals is always a highlight for her. She excels at rest and relaxation- live music, good food, generous pours, spa & resort stays, farm-to-table; she appreciates the finer things in life. Having grown up in the San Francisco Bay Area is probably to blame for her metropolitan preferences. A detour in Sheboygan, Wisconsin for 5 years takes credit for her love of beer- and good people!

Kelly Frank
Travel Professional & Planner

Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, Kelly has called the major metropolitan area of Phoenix her home for many years now. Formerly a customer service manager for a large corporation, Kelly is a natural at making sure things go smoothly. She's happiest when creating and crafting- whether home decor or travel itineraries! Kelly has spent time at many of the luxury hotels and resorts throughout the Southwest, and can't wait to share her favorite spots with you. 

Stephanie Germain
Travel Professional & Planner

With a medical background, Stephanie has a passion for care and a calm head when under pressure.  Stephanie was born and raised in San Jose, California. Then she married her high school sweetheart, Jeremy, a United States Marine, stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Together they moved from North Carolina to Virginia, then back to California from the desert, and then to the beach and is finally calling Bend Oregon home for the last 4 years.

Stephanie loves all things pop culture and enjoys weekly trivia with friends. You can always count that she will play a board game or three since she does have a collection of almost 80 of them to choose from.  Stephanie's favorite part of traveling is meeting new people and learning about new cultures.  No matter what your needs are, Stephanie's top priority is helping you make memories to last a lifetime!

Clay Adams
Travel Professional & Planner

Meet Clay. A native to Colorado, Clay has extensive knowledge of the State’s unique adventure and leisure offerings. A business graduate and former soccer player at the University of Colorado, Clay has worked in sales and real estate both in the US and abroad. He has over three years of experience living and working in Puerto Vallarta, México, where he bolstered his knowledge of cultural sensitivity, Latin American vacationing, and the Spanish language. Now residing near his family in Fort Collins, Clay appreciates cooking and leading an active lifestyle. Clay’s passion is to arrange memorable and life-changing vacations for you and yours

Felix Marchese
Owner, Manager of Operations

With a background in the insurance industry (commercial property claims) and the restaurant industry (front and back of house, full operations management), Felix thrives in nature- hiking, fishing, camping, rafting, skiing, ziplining... you name it! Having grown up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is probably to blame. No adventure is too risky for Felix, as long as the day is finished with a craft brew and better company

Mark Frank
Travel Professional & Planner

A native to Arizona, and the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, Mark enjoys all the unique adventures the southwest and desert has to offer. With a background in animal health sales, Mark loves to travel with his family, and has traveled extensively as a business and corporate traveler himself. He's very knowledgeable about luxury hotels, golf resorts, as well as craft beers, and good eats. He most enjoys finding the special beauty about each destination he visits. 

Rachael Allen
Travel Professional & Planner

With a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management and a background working for two major leaders in the hospitality industry (Disney & Marriott), Rachael is committed to making vacation magic for every one of her clients. Originally from Norfolk, VA, Rachael currently calls Greenville, SC home. When she is not traveling, she loves seeing Broadway shows at the Peace Center, listening to 90s music or curling up with a good book and a cup of tea. Rachael’s passport is her most treasured possession and she is passionate about helping others experience different cultures, meet new people, and make amazing memories that last a lifetime!