Member Since November 2020
I've worked in online travel since 2001 in markeplaces, metasearch, tours, and hotels. Creator of the hotel industry's first small business loyalty program - Starwood Preferred Business. Avid traveler - 45 countries, 6 continents. Mountain sport enthusiast. Dog friend. Map fan. Curious ponderer. Enjoy igniting energy, building, meta ideas, systems thinking, organizing, nature and balancing difficult things. Causes I care most about: Education | Economic Empowerment | Environment My Mottos: - Visio. Virtus. Virgo. Veritas. - "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." TR - Create more value than you consume. - Think big. Start small. Move fast.
We connect people with well-planned, experiential trips. PURPOSE: Bring wonder, joy, learning, and connection through better and more frequent travel. MISSION: Fostering a community connecting travelers with wonderful places, people and experiences. INVESTORS: Backed by top travel and tech investors including NFX, JetBlue Ventures, Stanford StartX, Sand Hill Angels, New York Angels, & the cofounders of Hipmunk, TripIt, Trulia, Sherman's Travel, Lastminute.com, JetBlue and Google Now. TEAM: Founding team and advisors were previously leaders at Viator, Intrepid, Bain, Starwood, Kayak, Yelp, Liftopia, All Trails, TripIt, Trainline, Hotels.com, OneFineStay. RECOGNITION: Winner of the Phocuswright Innovation Battleground - travel tech's premier startup competition. "Top 6 Travel App" Washington Times, "Top resource for tours" Frommers. Travelstride is the most comprehensive search engine and reviews platform for professionally planned vacations and trip planners - the Airbnb or Houzz of the category. We were all born to explore and yearn to connect more deeply with people and places, yet the hassles of planning the logistics stops millions of people from their dream trips each year. Whatever wonderful travel means to you, Travelstride provides the simplest path to finding your perfect trip with the right balance of comfort and adventure. We are building the most engaged community marketplace for wonderful travel, made easy. We've influenced 3 million+ travelers and host 50,000+ professionally-planned trips - from private tailor-made vacations to group tours, cruises, & independent adventures. With itineraries across every continent planned by 1,500+ local experts and global companies, everyone can find the perfect trip for their style and budget. Powered by expert advice and traveler reviews, WE ENABLE PEOPLE TO EXPLORE NEAR AND FAR WITH CURIOSITY, CONFIDENCE & CONNECTIONS.