About Doorways

Meet Our Staff

We personally visit all of the villas we represent. Our staff loves to travel, explore, inspect villas and collect information about the surrounding areas. With our first-hand knowledge, we offer assistance not only in choosing a villa but also in planning the best ways to enjoy your stay there.

Kit Burns - President and Owner

Kit graduated from Bryn Mawr College and earned a Masters' Degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in the field of travel for the last 35 years and founded Doorways Villa Vacations in 1994. She loves to travel, take photos, paint and travel with her kids and grandkids, now numbering ten! 

Susan Russo - Senior Travel Advisor

susan russo

Susan has been working with Doorways since 2006. She first met Kit while attending Villanova University. Since then, Susan has lived in both Rome and New York.  She speaks Italian and holds dual citizenship.  Susan is passionate about creating unique travel experiences and facilitating moments that guests will remember for life. 

Ceci Chissell - Accountant

Ceci was born in Acapulco, Mexico. Like everyone at Doorways, she loves to travel. Ceci is fluent in Spanish. In addition to her work at Doorways, Ceci is raising two adorable children.