Our TEAM

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Randy Downey

The president of Star & Compass Travel, Randy Downey has worked in the travel industry for over 15 years. He has a widely diverse background and has traveled extensively throughout the world. He is truly a master of the craft of professional travel. Randy’s work with Star & Compass includes group and individual sales, travel consultant, tour coordinator, and tour escort.

Randy is a Past Master of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 292 in Los Gatos, California, and is a former Inspector of the 337th Masonic District for the Grand Lodge of California. He is a Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of California, and is a former Director of Ritual for the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of California. He served as the Grand Master’s Chief of Staff for Most Worshipful Ken Nagel in 2009-2010. He is a Past Pharaoh of the Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots. He is also a member of Downey United Lodge No. 220, and El Camino Research Lodge, as well as Starlight Chapter No. 401, Order of the Eastern Star; San Jose Scottish Rite; Asiya Shriners; San Jose York Rite Bodies; San Jose Pyramid No. 9, Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots; and many other Masonic organizations. He is a Senior DeMolay, and a recipient of the Degree of Chevalier and the Legion of Honor.


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BOB MORGAN

Bob Morgan has been a travel professional for more than 35 years. His expertise in the field, his far-reaching business experience, his integrity, and his winning personality, make him a natural in the travel business. He is a former co-owner of Star & Compass Travel, and has recently stepped down from the day-to-day administrative operations of the company. He continues to work as a group travel coordinator, travel consultant, and tour escort. Bob is a Past Master of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 292 in Los Gatos, Calilfornia, and of Santa Cruz-San Lorenzo Valley Lodge No. 38, and he is a Hiram Award recipient. He served as Inspector of the 349th Masonic District for the Grand Lodge of California, from 2009-2012. He is a Past Patron of Santa Cruz Redwoods Chapter No. 273, Order of the Eastern Star, and is a Senior DeMolay.


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BUD RAMSEY

Bud Ramsey is an experienced business professional, and as an associate of Star & Compass, he is a valued asset, by coordinating a number of our group trips. Bud’s current work with us includes group sales, tour coordinator, and tour escort. Bud is a Past Master of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 292 in Los Gatos, and was formerly the Assistant Grand Lecturer of Division III for the Grand Lodge of California. He is a Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar in California. He is a Past Pharaoh of the Supreme Pyramid, Ancient Egyptian Order of Sciots, and is currently the Grand Governer of California, for the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. He is a two-time Past Patron of Starlight Chapter No. 401, OES. He is also a member of San Jose Scottish Rite; Asiya Shriners; San Jose York Rite Bodies; St. Francis Conclave; Red Cross of Constantine; San Jose Pyramid No. 9, Sciots; Zorah Grotto, M.O.V.P.E.R.; Brittania Council, Allied Masonic Degrees, and many other Masonic organizations.


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Micki Downey

Micki Downey has over 30 years of business experience. She works as a group coordinator and tour escort with her husband, Randy, in addition to her work in group sales and marketing. She is a true problem-solver and inventive thinker, and as such, keeps us on track, and helps us in finding new ways to serve the needs of our clients. Micki is also an avid genealogist and finds every opportunity to discuss her passion with her traveling companions.


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Carol Morgan

Carol Morgan assists with every aspect of our work at Star & Compass, though her primary function is as a tour escort, with her husband, Bob. Her dedication, and organization skills, along with her warm personality and infectious laugh make her a true asset in our business.Carol is a Past Matron of Santa Cruz Redwoods Chapter No. 273, and Wild Lily Chapter No. 18, Order of the Eastern Star, and served Grand Chapter as Deputy Grand Matron. She is currently a Grand Representative for the Order of Eastern Star.


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Susan Ramsey

As the newest member of the Star & Compass team, Susan Ramsey has proven herself a natural in the world of professional travel. Her interpersonal and organizational skills have made her a true asset to the mission of Star & Compass.  Susan is a Past Matron of Starlight Chapter No. 401, OES, and a Past High Priestess of Ankh Court, Ladies Oriental Shrine. Her work includes group sales, travel consultant, tour coordinator, and tour escort.