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Executive Team

As the leader in private jet journeys for more than 25 years, the TCS World Travel executive team represents some of the most experienced travel professionals in the industry.

Shelley Cline

Shelley Cline

President

Shelley Cline, with TCS World Travel since 1993, is responsible for strategic planning to maintain the company’s position as the world leader in private jet expeditions. As the company continues to grow and innovate, Shelley sees her role as ensuring TCS World Travel retains the culture of operational excellence and superior customer service that sets it apart.

Jennifer DuBois

Jennifer DuBois

Vice President of Operations

Jennifer DuBois has over 20 years of experience delivering unforgettable experiences for our guests. Jennifer oversees the overall operation and product development for the TCS World Travel brand and our partners like National Geographic and Four Seasons.

Stephanie Byington

Stephanie Byington

Vice President of Marketing and Product Development

Stephanie Byington is a senior marketing and innovation leader with deep expertise in consumer insights, brand building, digital marketing and product innovation. She is responsible for leading TCS World Travel’s product development strategically driving the company’s marketing tactics to grow customer acquisition and retention.

Chris Kollas

Chris Kollas

Vice President of Sales and Business Development

Chris Kollas is responsible for the company’s revenue, strategic partnerships and account management. Chris has over 20 years of strategic sales experience where he helped build and scale emerging companies both domestically and abroad.

Elisabeth Nelson

Elisabeth Nelson

Managing Director, Luxury Custom Travel

Elisabeth Nelson is responsible for setting the strategy and executing the growth plans and operations for custom travel. She has extensive experience with brands like Starbucks and Bed Bath & Beyond, and ran her own startup in the luxury service sector.

Steve Gomez

Steve Gomez

Vice President of Technology and Digital Services

Steve Gomez is responsible for the company’s digital and technology strategy. A 20-year technology and digital professional, Steve has experience with marquee brands like Microsoft, T-Mobile, ING Direct and has been a local investor in technology start-ups.

Expedition Staff

Our experienced expedition teams travel with you on your journey to ensure that the logistics of this complex trip run smoothly. They will assist you with activity options, help you make dinner reservations for dine-around evenings, and answer any questions you may have along the way.

Richard Butler

Richard Butler

Expedition Leader

Richard has worked on more than 50 private jet trips for almost two decades, traveling to 125 countries on seven continents. Learn more about Richard.

Susan Cegavske

Susan Cegavske

Expedition Leader

Susan left the corporate world to pursue her passion for travel and has lived in India, Italy and the Alaskan bush. She has been an expedition leader on numerous private jet trips. Learn more about Susan. 

Eszter Foldvary

Eszter Foldvary

Expedition Leader

Eszter Foldvary has led expeditions by train, cruise ship and jet. She led her first private jet expedition in 1993. Learn more about Eszter.

Lynn Garrison

Lynn Garrison

Expedition Leader

Lynn’s twenty-plus years of experience runs from travel director to safari leader. Lynn has served on numerous private jet trips. Learn more about Lynn.

Johanne Gordon

Johanne Gordon

Expedition Leader

Johanne has led over 30 journeys to more than 100 countries on all seven continents. Her specialty is private jet journeys. Learn more about Johanne. 

Jill Peacock

Jill Peacock

Expedition Leader

An avid outdoor enthusiast, Jill has been an international travel director for the past 20 years, working as part of the expedition team at TCS World Travel and scouting new destinations. Learn more about Jill. 

Ester Pereira

Ester Pereira

Expedition Leader

Ester Pereira has served as expedition leader on numerous private jet trips. She speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian, and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology. Learn more about Ester.

Guest Relations Team

Our Guest Relations team is available to answer any questions you might have before booking a journey. They love to talk to our future guests and share information about our exciting expeditions.

Kristina Gordon

Kristina Gordon

Guest Relations Manager

Kristina Gordon has over 25 years of experience in hospitality, travel and sales. One of the highlights of her career was working on Paul Allen’s private yacht, traveling across the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Atlantic.

Scott Leviton

Scott Leviton

Guest Relations Director

Over his 18 years with the company, Director of Guest Relations Scott Leviton has helped thousands of guests discover their perfect trips. He has traveled to more than 100 countries on all seven continents. Learn more about Scott. 

Carruthers, Lucia

Lucia Carruthers

Luxury Sales Coordinator

Lucia has over 10 years of experience working in the luxury hospitality industry. Her passion for exploring, as well as her experiences of traveling around the world, allow her to help guests select the trip that is right for them.

Guest Services Managers

When you book an expedition with TCS World Travel, you are assigned a personal Guest Services Manager who will be your point of contact from then until departure. He or she will guide you through the process of preparing for your upcoming adventure and be available to answer any questions you might have.

Adam Briehl

Adam Briehl

Guest Services Manager

Since 2013, Adam has had the privilege to get to know and help hundreds of guests prepare for unique travel experiences. The most rewarding part is meeting the guests before they depart—their excitement is always palpable.

Angela Lim

Angela Lim

Guest Services Manager

Angela Lim has worked at TCS World Travel since 2014. She works directly with guests, preparing them for their upcoming adventure and ensuring their trip is a comfortable and memorable experience.

Jackie Robertson

Jackie Robertson

Guest Services Manager

Jackie assists and supports guests through the entire trip preparation process, from beginning to end. She has been to 15 countries and one of her favorite experiences has been seeing all the animals in the Serengeti.

Chloe Thomas

Chloe Thomas

Four Seasons Global Guest Services Manager

Chloe has been working with the Four Seasons Private Jet Experience since 2014. She loves preparing guests for their journey by helping them to imagine each destination they will visit.

Lisa Whiteman

Lisa Whiteman

Director of Guest Services

Lisa fulfills her passion for ensuring a seamless pre-trip experience for our guests by leading the guest services team. She has traveled for the company in different roles, serving as check-in staff, assistant journey manager and advance staff.

Bonenfant, Jenna

Jenna Bonenfant

Guest Services Manager

With a passion for travel and hospitality, Jenna brings more than 10 years of professional experience and a background in luxury hotel brands to her role. She enjoys working personally with guests to ensure they have everything they need for a memorable journey.

Ahva Pordel

Ahva Pordel

Guest Services Manager

Ahva Pordel comes with an extensive background in customer service. As a Guest Services Manager, she is here to assist and support her guests from the moment they book their trip until long after they return home. Her favorite places to travel are Italy, Greece and anywhere throughout Southeast Asia.

Jonah Golan

Jonah Golan

Guest Services Manager

With a passion for culture and travel, Jonah has 12 years of experience in tourism and hospitality. He has lived, worked and studied in Argentina, Italy and Brazil. He speaks Portuguese and Spanish and enjoys working with guests to provide the best experience possible on their journeys.

Luxury Custom Travel Consultants

Our in-house travel consultants have deep destination knowledge in hundreds of countries. Through our connections, we are able to provide the kind of special access that goes far beyond ordinary travel agent services.

Alexandra Cancro

Alexandra Cancro

Luxury Custom Travel Consultant

Having traveled to over 22 countries, Alexandra helps create beautiful itineraries for clients around the world. She has been at TCS World Travel for three years and hopes to make your vacation an unforgettable one.

Anna Hawley

Anna Hawley

Manager, Travel Consultant

Anna has perfected the art of arranging unique experiences for her guests. From chartering a jet for a family in China to arranging exclusive golf course visits in New Zealand, she can help make your dreams a reality. As the Heritage Concierge, she helps people reconnect with their roots on custom ancestry journeys. 

Kate Mayer

Kate Mayer

Luxury Custom Travel Consultant

After backpacking though Europe, and now having visited close to 50 countries, Kate turned her love of travel into a career. Working at TCS World Travel for over six years, she enjoys helping her clients explore the world and discover unforgettable cultures, sights and cuisine.

Renee VanDrent

Renee VanDrent

Luxury Custom Travel Consultant

After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine, Renee shifted from using her marketing degree to a career in travel. She launched the inaugural private Tran-Siberian Rail journey, guided tours in Europe and now enjoys customizing journeys around the world.

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Clara Pellham

Director, Custom Travel Experience

With over 20 years of travel experience, Clara has a love for travel that has taken her to 17 countries. She is excited to be using her passion to lead and support the Luxury Custom Travel team in crafting unique, personalized itineraries. 

Lori Goodwin

Lori Goodwin

Luxury Custom Travel Consultant

Dedicated to the transformative power of travel, Lori has 14 years of experience in luxury and adventure travel planning. She creates exceptional, life-changing and uniquely customized itineraries for her clients, and remains ever-curious about the world and innovations in travel.

Sarah Sievert

Sarah Sievert

Luxury Custom Travel Consultant

Sarah spent five years in Europe working for local destination management companies, which sparked her passion for travel. She specializes in designing custom itineraries and will help guests develop and realize their dream trips.

Teen Advisory Panel

Our Luxury Custom Travel department can design journeys to appeal to every generation in the family. The well-traveled teens on our Teen Advisory Panel work with our consultants giving tips and insights to make your next family travel experience a great one. Learn more about our Teen Advisory Panelists here.

Anna Teen Advisor

Anna

Age 14, Texas

Has lived all over the world—Peru, Indonesia, Chile, Washington DC, and Mexico—and her family loves to travel. So far, she has visited all continents except Antarctica. Enjoys shopping in remote fairs or markets, because you never know what you can find.

Charlotte Teen Advisor

Charlotte

Age 15, United Kingdom

Has lived in the UK, Netherlands, United States and Chile and traveled extensively with her parents. Many of these trips involved road trips off the beaten track. Her family enjoys windsurfing so they travel to countries for that as well. Loves remote places like the Galapagos Islands and Lanzarote.

Devan Teen Advisor

Devan

Age 14, Netherlands

From the US, but has lived in Amsterdam since he was 11. Loves being less than two hours away from over 10 countries because he can experience so many different cultures, try new food, and meet people from all around the world. Favorite trips include a safari in South Africa, a journey through Egypt, and trips to India, Nicaragua, and Turkey.

Josie Teen Advisor

Josie

Age 17, Washington

Her mom is in the travel industry, so she has had opportunities that have ranged from spending the night on an iceberg in Antarctica to swimming with sharks in Bora Bora. She just returned from a year on her own as a high school exchange student in Spain.

Maya Teen Advisor

Maya

Age 15, Indonesia

Born in Jordan and has lived in Turkey, Chile, India and Indonesia. Travels vary from taking a catamaran trip to secluded beaches in Thailand to biking in France and Holland. Enjoys seeing classic attractions like Buckingham Palace and also shopping in street markets.

Marcos Teen Advisor

Marcos

Age 14, New Jersey

Has traveled to all seven continents. Enjoys trips that combine activity with a little history and culture. Loves wildlife: safari in Kenya, orangutans in Borneo, Komodo dragons in Flores, unique animals in Galapagos and penguins and whales in Antarctica.

Seirra Teen Advisor

Sierra

Age 15, Washington

Has lived in the US, South America and Europe and has visited 42 countries. Enjoys places like Vietnam, Brazil, Italy, and Dubai with unique cultures, food, geography and people. Loves immersive activities like the baths in Budapest, mask-making in Venice, safari in South Africa or biking in Asia.

Trent Teen Advisor

Trent

Age 16, Washington

His family takes a couple of large trips a year to a different part of the world to see new countries. He has also lived in Europe, where he appreciated having the rest of the continent so close by. He prefers active vacations in places like Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland and Virgin Gorda.

Office Dogs

Meet the pooches of TCS World Travel. From ca-nine to five, our four-legged friends enjoy plentiful treats, belly rubs and petworking events with other members of the pack. It’s a ruff life.

Poppy

Poppy

Westie (West Highland Terrier)

My favorite spot at TCS is on the windowsill so I can enjoy the beautiful view of Elliott Bay!  #TCSMOMENTS

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Pomeranian

I am a princess through and through. I enjoy short walks, warm beds and high-end treats.

Olive

Olive

English/French Bulldog

I am a stubborn little bread loaf with a penchant for tummy rubs and creepy stares.

Deuce

Deuce

Pug/Terrier Mix

I am a fierce big dog trapped in a small dog's body. But give me a treat or a belly rub and I'll be your best friend for life.

Chai

Chai

French Bulldog

I am all about the Chai lifestyle, which means napping and eating treats all day long. I love office life.

Mac

Mac

Wheaton Terrier Mix

I think I am a therapy dog… can I take a nap in your arms?

Gozer

Gozer

Havanese

Hobbies include: barking at other dogs on TV, marathon snuggling, getting belly rubs, zooming, dancing on my hind legs, and chicken.

Benjiman

Benjamin

Pure-bred Benjamin

Pet me with your eyes, unless you have a treat. Then you can pet me for approximately 2.3 seconds. I'd rather be playing with my tennis ball.

Diego

Don Diego

Pomeranian

I enjoy long walks on the beach at sunset, snuggling for days at TCS World Travel, and if I were a dessert, I'd be a Peanut Butter Pupcake.

Keefe

Keefe

Boston Terror

I’m highly efficient at cleaning hands and faces.

Valentino

Valentino

Yorkie Mix

I don't always want to go to work, but when I do I awkwardly follow my dog mom around the house in the morning until she makes eye contact with me.

Addie

Addie

Labrador Retriever

Coming into work is pawtastic! I love updating spreadsheets and assisting with sales calls. I get lots of treats, belly rubs and I get to give puppy kisses to everyone who stops by!

Duchess

Duchess

Corgi-Lab Mix

I’m a bit of a snob, but I’ve never met a treat (or person with a treat) that I didn’t like. Don’t let my short legs fool you—when I’m after a snack, I’m as fast as a greyhound.

Zighy Bae

Zighy Bae

Boston Terrier

I am the thief of hearts and my favorite pastime is looking at the Atlas of the Dogs of the World to decide where to travel next! 

Miles

Miles

Lab, Flat-coat retriever, Border Collie…..mix

I am a universal greeter to any two or four legged friends that come by my area. In fact, I am so enthusiastic about being in the office that I only get to come in every once in a while.

Chapman

Chapman

Border Collie

I am a chef’s dog, so all food must go through border collie quality control testing. Yum.

Rue

Rue

Dingo Mix

I was previously named Princess but now they call me Rue which is French for where I came from (the street).  I love peanut butter, any kind of cheese, and being with my mom.  

Thor

Thor

Norwegian Buhund

I like to herd anyone and anything that comes my way.

Louie

Louie

French Bulldog

I’ve been told I’m a French bulldog, but I’m almost certain that I’m actually two parts bunny and one part pig.

Kona

Kona

Coton de Tuléar

Kona is a Coton de Tuléar, a small dog breed named for a city in Madagascar and for its cotton-like coat. She is a total princess who is sometimes lovingly called Coconut.

Harley

Harley

Rat Terrier

I’m the cute spunky sidekick who works for cheese and treats.

Izzy

Izzy

English Springer Spaniel

As a young dog, I have two speeds: full stop and go, go, go! I love coming to the office and think that all people and dogs have nothing better to do than play with me… or give me a belly rub.

Waffles

Waffles

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

I love helping with trips almost as much as I love food! My personal motto is, “Life is short, so are my legs.”

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