Meet Our Team
Travel Advisor, CEO
My name is Nicole Sicard, Travel Advisor and founder of Paradise Haven Travels. As a lifelong traveler, I realize the importance of taking in the sights and sounds of destinations from across the globe. I am passionate about providing authentic experiences for my clients that give them a piece of paradise every time they travel. More than anything, I hope to show my clients that traveling is a great way to add more happiness to their lives.
Throughout my life, I have had the privilege of traveling to and living in many places across the United States and Europe. In my teenage years, being a part of a military family, I had the opportunity to live in Germany, where I was exposed to a new culture, a new language, and lots of new faces. Those early travel experiences have always remained etched in my memory and continue to inspire my love of travel today.
Equal to my love for experiencing new destinations is my passion for meeting new people and gaining new perspectives from them. I truly believe that traveling is one of the best ways to open your mind and learn something new. As a professional travel advisor with industry-standard certifications, I have the knowledge, expertise, and connections to design your vacation into a personal paradise.
Chief Financial Officer
Hello! I’m Gary Sicard, senior vice president, and chief financial officer at Paradise Haven Travels. As CFO, I oversee the agency's tax and accounting, business support, and financial planning functions.
I have worked closely with my wife Nicole to get Paradise Haven Travels off the ground since the agency started in 2014, and I bring more than 20 years of finance experience in entrepreneurial ventures to the table.
Prior to growing Paradise Haven Travels, I was CFO for several successful service-based businesses, including A Personal Touch at T.K. Spa and Vegan Delight Restaurant. These ventures gave the knowledge and experience needed to help make Paradise Haven Travels a true success.
Having traveled to more than 120 countries worldwide, I’ve loved experiencing the rich cultures and traditions each destination has to offer—and meeting the magnificent people who bring each culture to life.
I’m proud to work with Nicole to bring a world-class team of agents to Paradise Haven Travels so that we can create the highest caliber of vacation experiences for our clients.
My name is Donetta, travel advisor at Paradise Haven Travels. I provide personalized luxury travel planning for individuals, families, and groups.
I am a mother, businesswoman, and avid traveler. My passion for travel was discovered at the age of 10, where I toured the Holy Land with my mother. I visited Egypt, Greece, Israel, Germany, Amsterdam, Bahamas, and Walt Disneyland and World all before the age of 18. As adulthood set in, I’ve continued to travel to many destinations both stateside and abroad.
I believe travel is essential to the soul.
As I work with my clients, it is important that I understand their reason for travel. This information allows me to plan their vacation with purpose and meaning. Allow me to make all your travel dreams a reality, in style.
Hello, my name is Ashley Copeland. Through personal travels and several years of experience in hospitality, I gained a thorough understanding of the logistics, insight, and research that goes into building out a perfect vacation for you and your family. This knowledge and experience—paired with our industry connections and certifications with Disney, Karisma Resorts, and Beaches Resorts—has rounded out my expertise and enabled me to assist in the operations of our family business.
I pride myself on being extremely detail-oriented and hands-on so you can trust I am handling your trip with care behind the scenes. I also believe communication is key, which is why I dedicate plenty of time to supporting your ideas with our team of advisors throughout the planning process.
I like to lead a healthy and holistic lifestyle. I enjoy exercising, reading, and learning about other cultures. And of course, I love traveling! I've visited several destinations, with my favorite being the Dominican Republic and Aruba because of the tropical beauty and generous hospitality. I cherish all the memories I've made traveling with my family!
Hello, my name is Lana Cordner. I am the Administrative Assistant and Travel Advisor at Paradise Haven Travels. Travel is something I grew up doing. As a child every year my mom would make sure my siblings and I traveled to someplace new, whether it was Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Canada, or Mexico. My mother wanted us to see the world and learn new things and meet new people. Now I make travel a priority in my own family. Allow us to make your travel dreams a paradise experience for your family.