Speakers

Annslie Bigbee

Packing Expert and Regional Director, Briggs & Riley

The daughter of a diplomat and a portrait artist, Annslie Bigbee has been travelling abroad since she was five and has always had a passion for suitcases and packing. Having attended schools in Nigeria, Morocco, Pakistan and the United States, Annslie developed a commitment to giving back to others in many ways, including teaching at an inner-city school, serving as a rural development agent in the United States Peace Corps and teaching nutrition and animal husbandry in the remote district of Nkondo, Uganda. Here in the United States she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity on Women Build events. Annslie ran a luggage store in Del Mar, CA for 13 years and has sold Briggs & Riley for almost 20 years. She is currently the Regional Director of South Pacific Sales for Briggs & Riley, the only remaining family-owned luggage company in the United States. She lives in Solana Beach and enjoys gardening, cooking, running half marathons and riding her beach cruiser on PCH and up Torrey Pines.

Jessica Blotter

CEO & Kindness Curator, KindTraveler.com

Jessica Blotter is a journalist, speaker, advocate for the greater good, and CEO & Cofounder of Kind Traveler, the first ‘Give + Get’ hotel booking platform that transforms travelers into a force for good that benefits communities, animals, and the environment.

The moment she discovered that the love of travel can’t be separated from the state of the world on a trip to Belize in 2012, her four-year journey to create Kind Traveler began. Blotter led research and development of the brand and business model, and now leads the Kind Traveler team in offering a meaningful way for purpose-driven travelers to benefit both local and global communities. Travelers ‘give’ to a local or global charity; as reward for their donation, they ‘get’ an exclusive rate to book directly with the world’s best hotels and unique properties. 100% of the donations raised on the Kind Traveler platform are given to charity.

As a journalist with a heart for travel, sustainability, social impact, and animal welfare, she has contributed to Fast Company, CBS Los Angeles, Hospitality Design, One Green Planet, Green Lodging News, Spa Finder, Darling Magazine, Examiner, Destination Luxury, and the BLLA (Boutique Lodging & Lifestyle Association). As a reporter, she has interviewed many celebrity activists including Russell Simmons, Willy Nelson, Bob Barker, and Ian Somerhalder on behalf of Animal Defenders International, WildAid, and the Humane Society of the United States.

As a speaker, she’s presented on the stages of TEDx Culver City and regular contributes as a panelist with various professional hospitality associations and events.

Through her accomplishments with Kind Traveler, Blotter has been featured in The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Afar Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more.

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Angel Castellanos

Travel Ambassador, AngelsTravelLounge.com

Angel Castellanos, Travel Ambassador (www.AngelsTravelLounge.com) is a passionate world traveler, travel writer, influencer and nationally recognized speaker dedicated to help people travel smart, well and often. He has over 15 years of experience in the travel industry as a tour guide, retailer, buyer, travel consultant and brand agent. Traveling to over 49 countries on 5 continents (and counting), Angel travels 6-8 weeks internationally each year and draws on his experience and frequent travels to teach “Smart Travel” and equip travelers with the skills they need to make travel easy and enjoyable. Angel has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Fox News, Univision, Frommers Radio, USA Today & Travel & Adventure Show as “America’s Newest Travel Expert”.

Twitter: @angelstravels
Instagram: @angels_travels
Snapchat: @angeltravels
Facebook: @thetravelamabassador

Chef Bruce Chen

Chef Bruce Chen grew up in Taiwan and move to California at age of 14, his favorite food from Taiwan was their traditional Popcorn Chicken. As a child, he watched his relatives prepare Popcorn Chicken countless time from scratch. 

In 2013, Bruce decided to follow his dream and take a four month culinary journey back in Taiwan, where he visited local street market and learned Taiwanese food traditions from local cooks.  In 2014 he opened a Taiwanese restaurant in Irvine, CA, name after most popular snack from Taiwan, “Popcorn Chicken”. In his restaurant, he serve traditional Taiwanese street snack, from popcorn chicken to chicken heart.

Melissa Currey

President, Cooking 4 Life

Melissa specializes in taking old unhealthy recipes and reinventing them to be healthy.  She has been a healthy chef for 24 years and together with her husband Scott have had their Cooking 4 Life, Inc. office for 11 years in Kearny Mesa, in San Diego. She is plant based certified through e-Cornel University. She is also an affiliate partner for the Cancer Project and is trained in Cancer and Diabetes prevention cooking. She has appeared on Channel 6, 8  and Channel 9 on television, preparing healthy foods, numerous times. This is the 4th year she has presented Healthy Cooking at the Travel and Adventure Expo. She has also demonstrated healthy cooking at The Healthy Living Festival, The Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club as well as the Successful Aging Expo and other venues. We offer the following Healthy Cooking classes at our office:

Wayne Dunlap

Plan Your Escape®

Wayne Dunlap of Plan Your Escape® is a featured travel speaker and award-winning travel photojournalist and blogger with over 151,000 social media followers. Having visited 100 countries on 6 continents as well as 45 U.S. states, Wayne and his wife, Pat, show people what is worth seeing and unique easy-to-use strategies how to travel for half the cost for all levels of travel from budget to luxury and 100’s of other unique travel tips. Wayne’s popular travel blog (UnhookNow.com) was chosen by TripAdvisor: Top 25 Travel Blogger to Follow 2015 & 2016 as well as other awards: Top Couple Travel Blogger and Best Boomer Travel Bloggers to Follow. Recently, the Dunlap’s rented their home and traveled the world for the past 5 years. Articles about them and their unique travel tips has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, ABC News, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, & many others. The Dunlaps love to inspire others to travel and are active speakers with presentations at large travel shows such as the Travel & Adventure Show (the #1 series of travel shows in the U.S.), San Francisco Travel Show, and The Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show. Wayne is author of the 5-star rated travel book Plan Your Escape®, Secrets of Traveling the World for Less Than the Cost of Living at Home, a travel columnist for the Huffington Post, and radio co-host. The Dunlaps were TV hosts of the travel show Plan Your Escape® aired on the CW network. Before starting their travel adventures, Wayne was a business owner, executive of high-tech companies, and an Economic professor after his PhD program at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is listed in Who’s Who Among American Professionals.

Here are Wayne Dunlap’s contacts to learn more and sign up for free travel tips and bargains:

TripAdvisor Top 25 Travel Blog:  www.UnhookNow.com
Facebook Travel Page:  www.Facebook.com/PlanYourEscapeNow
Twitter:  @wdunlap   https://twitter.com/wdunlap

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Peter Greenberg

Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter and Producer and CBS News Travel Editor

A multiple Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is Americaʼs most recognized, honored and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known in the industry as “The Travel Detective,” he is the travel editor for CBS News, appearing on CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, and Sunday Morning, among other broadcast platforms.

The consummate insider on reporting the travel business as news, Greenberg hosts the television show, “The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg,” airing on Public Television. The series offers 42 half-hour episodes with cutting-edge travel information and insider tips you need to know before you ever leave home, plus in-depth reports on the good, bad, and yes, even ugly aspects of travel.

Greenberg also produces and co-hosts an ongoing series of acclaimed public television specials, “The Royal Tour,” featuring personal, one-on-one journeys through countries with their heads of state. Along with such figures as the King of Jordan, Prime Minister of New Zealand and presidents of Mexico and Peru, Greenbergʼs newest special features the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Among other television projects, Greenberg is creator, co-executive producer and host of CNBCʼs specials “Inside American Airlines: A Week in the Life” and “Cruise Inc: Big Money on the High Seas,” and is co-executive producer of “Baggage Battles,” airing on the Travel Channel, and The History Channelʼs two-hour special “Lost Magic.” On radio he hosts the nationally syndicated show “Peter Greenberg Worldwide,” broadcast each week from a different remote location worldwide, and is heard on hundreds of radio stations across the U.S.

Greenberg is also author of The New York Times best-selling Travel Detective series. His most recent book, The Best Places for Everything, comes in the wake of such titles as Donʼt Go There! and The Complete Travel Detective Bible. Currently editor at large of Global Business Travel magazine and a contributing writer to Watch, he has also been a featured guest on CNN, “The OʼReilly Factor,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and “The View.”

Travel Weekly named him one of the most influential people in travel, along with Bill Marriott and Richard Branson. In 2012, he was inducted into the U.S. Travel Associationʼs Hall of Leaders for his contributions to the travel industry. Among his other honors, Greenberg received a News & Documentary Emmy Award as part of the “Dateline” team for outstanding coverage of a breaking news story, “Miracle on the Hudson.”

He began his career in journalism as West Coast correspondent for Newsweek in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He won a national Emmy Award (Best Investigative Reporting) for his ABC “20/20” special on the final orphan flight out of Vietnam, “What Happened to the Children?” He also is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, and an Excellence in Broadcasting Award from the Aviation Space Writers Association of America.

Greenberg is a sought-after expert speaker and moderator. He is a keynote speaker at annual summits for the World Travel and Tourism Council, the Global Business Travel Association and Virtuoso. He is also one of the chief moderators at the World Economic Forum and the Global Tourism Economic Forum. Along with a recent TED talk, he is a guest speaker at events which have been hosted by Visa, Bloomberg, AARP and numerous other B2B and B2C organizations.

His website, PeterGreenberg.com, is one of the leading travel news resources for consumers and industry insiders alike. When he is not traveling the globe, Greenberg also serves as an active volunteer firefighter in New York.

Ashley Heimbigner

Tourism Sales Manager, Visit Anchorage

Born in Anchorage and raised on the Alaska outdoors, Ashley Heimbigner can’t wait to share highlights from the 49th state! Whether you seek trailheads or tasting rooms, glaciers or grizzlies, Ashley can point you in the direction of your dream Alaska adventure.

Rob Hill

Owner and President of Downunderguru

Rob Hill, owner and President of Downunderguru, has traveled to over 50 countries on 6 continents, but developed a passion for Australia and New Zealand after his first trip there almost 20 years ago. A former practicing attorney, senior executive, and successful entrepreneur, Rob translated his fascination and appreciation for this part of the world into Downunderguru, helping others experience what he considers to be so affirming about travel Down Under. A certified specialist by both Tourism Australia and Tourism New Zealand and a two time winner of Tourism Australia’s Opal Award for industry excellence, Rob returns to the region regularly to expand his knowledge of the varying experiences, accommodation and people that make travel to this part of the world so special.

Jacqueline Hodge Jackson

Regional Manager, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism Southeast Region

Jacqueline Hodge Jackson is currently the Regional Manager for the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of tourism Southeast Region.  She has dedicated the last 26 years to the Department of tourism by passionately promoting the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jacqueline started her career with the Dept. of Tourism in the position of Administrative Officer, moved up to a Sales Representative position, and after five years in the Sales  position, she was ultimately moved into the position of Regional Manager.

Jacqueline is responsible for fulfillment and distribution of all promotions, collateral materials, and marketing tools to support marketing efforts and promoting travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands to consumers and the Travel Trade industry, which generates business revenue and enhances the image of the destination. Jacqueline was recognized in 2004 by Black Meetings and Tourism as an up and coming professional. Her greatest strengths are her creativity, her drive, and her passion to give back to the islands she loves. Jacqueline’s guiding principle is to show how much you care and keep giving it your all.  Her favorite quote continues to be “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”.

Ron James

Executive Editor/Publisher Wine Dine & Travel Magazine

Ron James is the “wine, food and travel guy.” He is a nationally award-winning print and online journalist, graphic designer, television producer and radio personality. The native Californian’s nationally syndicated wine and food columns have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world. He has been managing online editor for Time Warner, The San Diego Union-Tribune and San Diego Magazine. His current print and digital magazine, Wine Dine & Travel, is read by hundreds of thousands of travel enthusiasts around the world. Ron has personally earned dozens awards for journalistic excellence for his travel writing and photography.

Johnny Jet

Editor-In-Chief, JohnnyJet.com

Johnny Jet travels around 175,000 miles and visits over 20 countries each year. He and his website JohnnyJet.com have been featured over 3,000 times in major publications, including USA Today, Time, Fortune and The New York Times, and he has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, PBS and recently hosted “Hot Spots 2012” on the Travel Channel.  JohnnyJet.com has been named “one of the top best money-saving web sites for travel” by Budget Travel Magazine, while the L.A. Times calls it “one of the top 10 essential travel resources on the internet.” Sign up today for Johnny Jet’s free weekly travel newsletter at JohnnyJet.com and follow him live on Twitter.

Celebrity Travel Speaker Phil Keoghan

Phil Keoghan

Host/Co-Executive Producer, The Amazing Race & Author, No Opportunity Wasted

Phil Keoghan is best known for his role as host of Jerry Bruckheimer’s Emmy Award-Winning television show, The Amazing Race.

Phil’s life has been full of travel and adventure. He started traveling at the age of two accompanying his father, a plant scientist and mother who taught music, in third world countries. Phil started working as an assistant camera operator for Television New Zealand before being picked to host the show Spot On. He has gone on to work in over 100 countries around the world as a motivational speaker, author, television host, actor, producer and cameraman on thousands of program episodes.

A pivotal moment in Phil’s life came after a near death experience at the age of 19 when he found himself lost at 120 feet inside a 22,000 ton ship wreck. Surviving this life changing experience prompted Phil to write a list of things to do before he died and develop a philosophy he calls “No Opportunity Wasted,” or NOW for short.

Phil’s NOW philosophy is about learning how to live while you still have the chance, letting go of the handrails, thinking outside the box and using your imagination as your currency. As an avid adventurer, Phil co-created and co-produced a number of original television series including: Short Sportz, a sports show encouraging kids to get involved in sports; Keoghan’s Heroes, featuring top thrill seekers around the world; E-Team, an environmental pilot; The Human Edge, profiling innovative people for National Geographic; and Phil Keoghan’s Adventure Crazy, shot around the world for the Discovery Channel.

In 2004, Keoghan released the best-selling motivational book No Opportunity Wasted, co-written with American journalist Warren Berger. A television series of the same name screened on the Discovery Channel in the United States later that year: contestants were given 72 hours, a clear schedule and $3000 to achieve a long-held dream or desire. The idea was to sweep aside any excuses of lacking time or money, reflecting Keoghan’s belief that procrastination is the biggest enemy to fulfilling dreams. The NOW TV format was also produced in New Zealand (2006) and Canada (2007).

In 2009, Keoghan kicked off a cycle ride from Los Angeles to New York City, in a multi-pronged mission to take on the biggest physical and mental challenge of his life: spend quality time with his Dad and work towards raising one million dollars for his favorite charity, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Phil’s journey was released as a feature length documentary called The Ride which documents his 40 day 5,300 kilometer adventure. The Ride, screening on Showtime, helped Phil reach his goal of generating a million dollars for the National MS Society.

In 2014, Phil and his team retraced the 1928 Tour de France to honor the first English speaking team to compete in the Tour. Sticking to the same daily schedule, which averaged 150 miles a day, Phil and his team rode the same vintage bikes, twice as heavy as today’s modern bikes, with no gears. Wearing the same old woolen outfits, they planned to literally bring history back to life. This epic adventure was released in theaters at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Phil’s work has earned him numerous prime-time Emmy Awards. He’s also the recipient of a World Class New Zealand Award, The 2011 Dorothy Corwin Spirit of Life Award for services to MS, Celebrity Athlete of the Year at the 2013 Endurance Awards, and a 2012 Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award. In 2014, he was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Originally from New Zealand, he lives with his family in Los Angeles.

April Kirby

General Manager, Brooklyn Girl Eatery

I have worked in restaurants for over a decade, and truly love the hospitality industry. The biggest draws for me are interacting with guests and being able to tap into my creative side by running the bar program. There are always new people to meet and new products to experiment with! Being a San Diego native, I strive to use local products whenever available.

I noticed a shift in the last few years of guest’s awareness and piqued interest in cocktail making methods (also, home-brewing, etc) which is why I wanted to focus on infusions. While it’s unrealistic for the layperson to have a fully stocked home bar, DIY home infusions are very approachable and offer a wide variety of flavors to work with. In addition to infused liquor, homemade syrups and bitters are also fun ways to experiment with fruits & herbs.

Richard Liverance, ThM, DMin

Israel Ministry of Tourism, Marketing Director, Western Region USA

Rich has traveled the world since he was a boy, exploring North America, South America, Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Asia, and the Middle East; but of all the destinations where he has been, his greatest passion is for Israel. He is an ordained pastor with advanced degrees in both theology and Bible teaching, and served for more than 25 years in various churches in the United States, always impressing upon his audiences the importance of Israel to world history and the wonder of traveling there. He now serves as the US Western Regional Marketing Director for the Government of Israel Ministry of Tourism in Los Angeles.

Jack Maxwell

Host of Booze Traveler on Travel Channel

A professional actor and adventurer, Jack Maxwell has learned his best lessons, stories and lighthearted jokes in the barrooms of South Boston. He has made guest appearances on hit broadcast television shows such as 24, Lost, Without a Trace and Beverly Hills 90210. Maxwell became a lifetime member of the Actors Studio in 2003, won Best Actor in a Lead Role at the 2012 Pan Pacific Film Festival and was presented with both the Emerald Star and Golden Halo award from the Southern California Motion Picture Council. Additionally, he has shared stage time with Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain in Oscar Wilde’s Salome, as well as the movie, Wilde Salome, about the making of the play.

At a young age, Maxwell made himself an entrepreneur by shining shoes in neighborhood pubs and gin mills, where he would listen to the boozy tales that echoed from above him. This early experience awakened his awareness of alcohol’s magical socializing effect.

In Travel Channel’s original series Booze Traveler, Maxwell ventures the globe to not only get a taste of a country’s alcohol, but to quench his curiosity about what people drink, why they drink it and the stories they tell when they do. At each stop, he connects with locals, immerses himself in regional activities, learns about the country’s unique relationship with liquor and sometimes even participates in the alcohol-making process.

Chef Aaron Obregon

Culinary Supervisor, Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa 

A graduate of from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena California, Chef Aaron Obregon began his culinary career at Biko in Mexico City where he worked alongside renowned chefs Mikel Alonso and Bruno Oteiza. While in Mexico City, Chef Aaron opened his own seafood restaurant where he worked as both Chef and Restaurant Manager and developed a distinct passion for simple, organic and sustainable foods. To share his take on traditional Mexican flavors, Chef Aaron moved back to his hometown of San Diego and joined the culinary team at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa. In his current role as Culinary Supervisor, Chef Aaron oversees dining concepts and menu implementation at the bayside resort, seamlessly blending the flavors of Baja and San Diego.

Mauricio Ponce

Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Cruise Planners

Mauricio Ponce is Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Cruise Planners where he oversees a team of 20 travel advisors who service American Express Gold Card Members. He was previously a Business Development Coach for the central region. Where he assisted franchise owners with growing their business by strengthening their marketing ideas, networking skills and sales techniques. Ponce has ten years of experience in the travel industry, working for Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises as an inside sales representative and then as a full-service travel agent.

Chef Jeff Rossman

Executive Chef and Owner of Terra American Bistro and Catering

Chef Rossman was recently recognized as the Chef of The Year 2016 for the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association. Jeff sits on the Board of The California Restaurant Association’s, San Diego Chapter and the Chair for the Education Committee. He served as President of the Board, and is still Vice President of The Chef’s Celebration of San Diego: a group of local Chefs who raise money for culinary scholarships improving San Diego’s culinary future. He’s also currently on the Advisory Board for the San Diego City Schools Culinary ROP Program and was on the Advisory Board for the SDSU College Of Extended Studies Culinary/Wine Program.

In addition to being the executive chef and owner of Terra American Bistro and Catering, A Bunz Burger Joint and Partner in Shalom Kosher Catering, he worked with Cindy Martin and the Central Elementary School with their Garden project, “From The Ground Up”, teaching kids the values and lessons that come from planting, nurturing, harvesting and cooking their own vegetables.  For his dedication to end childhood obesity, the County of San Diego bestowed upon him an honored distinction for “Sharing a Healthy Future” at the Childhood Obesity Summit, which joined forces with the Garden Project in an effort to take his work county wide. Jeff was asked to consult with the Food Service Directors for the San Diego County School Districts to help their cafeteria programs and improve quality and nutritious value to the kids and is currently with the San Ysidro School District with scratch cooking and sourcing local ingredients. Jeff has also worked with the galley at the 32nd Street Naval Station where he gave a series of classes in culinary basics to help kitchen staff when they get on the outside to help them get civilian jobs.

In addition, the California Avocado Commission has asked Chef Rossman to represent them on numerous occasions around the country for food demonstrations, recipes and as an ambassador of local California avocados.

Jeff also donates his time and product regularly, and has done so for 18 years, to charities and organizations like Mama’s Kitchen, the San Diego Lung Foundation, the National Kidney Foundation, American Liver Foundation, Stepping Stone, San Diego Food Bank, Ordinary Miracles, John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, Taste of The Nation, The San Diego Zoo, The Old Globe, San Diego Symphony, The Natural History Museum, Alzheimer’s Association and many more.

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Patricia Schultz

Author, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Patricia Schultz has a dream job: traveling the globe and writing about it. She is the author of the international #1 bestsellers, 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE (with over 3.5 million copies in print and translated into 25 languages) and 1,000 PLACES TO SEE IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA BEFORE YOU DIE. With these works, she has reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. She was chosen by Forbes as one of the 25 most influential women in travel, and was executive producer of the Travel Channel’s TV show based on her first 1,000 PLACES book.

The second edition of 1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE came out in  2011, with 200 entirely new destinations, 28 new countries, full-color photographs, and more than 50 percent new material woven into the revised and expanded entries. It was completely updated in 2015.

 Patricia’s own wanderlust began on the beach at Atlantic City, when she set off from the family beach blanket seeking adventure and was returned to an apoplectic mother several hours later. “I had heard the siren call of the great, global beyond,” she recalls, “and I had answered. I was hooked. I was four years old.” Fast forward many decades, and Patricia embarked upon her first 1,000 PLACES book, spending eight years compiling experiences and anecdotes. How did she winnow it all down? “The common denominator I chose was a simple one: that each place impress upon the visitor some sense of the earth’s magic, integrity, wonder, and legacy. And sometimes places that were just plain fun.”

Patricia Schultz has written about travel for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Everyday with Rachael Ray, for guides such as Frommer’s and Berlitz and is a contributing editor for Travel Weekly. She is a popular speaker in both the U.S. and abroad. In more than 25 years of travel writing, she has never lost her curiosity or passion. “Some people can speed from New York to L. A. without registering a thing,” she writes. “I can walk around my mid-Manhattan block and come home with a carton of milk and stories to tell. The inherent beauty of the world and the discovery it promises are all around us.”

Shushi Shiraga

Vice President, XCom Global, Inc.

Shushi Shiraga was born in Japan and raised in Malaysia. He traveled internationally quite a lot from a young age, and enjoys to see and experience different cultures. Shushi started working at XCom Global (Tokyo office), the leading Mobile Wi-Fi Rental Service for international travelers, after graduating from school. He was initially assigned to the Technical Support team, helping customers with technical issues, and also raised ideas to improve the service quality through the feedback received from customers. A year later, was relocated to the San Diego office by the CEO, and was assigned to manage the Operations Division…engaged to improve service quality and operational efficiency of Shipping and Customer Care. After 3 years, he was appointed to Vice President and now takes leadership to grow the overall business in the United States market.

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Beth Whitman

Founder and Editor of Wanderlust and Lipstick Wander Tours

Beth Whitman is the Chief Wanderer at Wanderlust and Lipstick (http://wanderlustandlipstick.com) and WanderTours (http://wandertours.com). For nearly 30 years, she has been traveling the globe as a contemporary Wanderer: combining her love for travel with volunteer work, adventure trips, travel writing and business. Beth has completed (twice) the 25-day, 220-mile Snowman Trek in Bhutan (considered the most difficult trek in the world); ridden a motorcycle solo from Seattle to Panama; spent a year traveling through Pacific Rim countries before it was fashionable; and is the founder of the WanderWorld Foundation (http://wanderworldfoundation.org) which helps women and children around the world. Most recently, at age 50, she’s taken up running and during her 50th year completed five marathons including one ultra. This talk is sponsored by ExOfficio and LOWA Boots.