The trip.me team | Who we are
CEO | Head of Operations
Background: Sandra joined the trip.me team in 2013. Here she drew from past experiences working for traditional tour operators and incoming agencies in Ecuador, the UK, and Germany. Sandra is passionate about travel - especially to Latin America - and loves to see more and more travelers join the trip.me community. Her goal is to carry the trip.me way of travel further into the hearts of travelers worldwide.
German | Languages: DE, EN, ES
Travel fact: Sandra once snorkeled with hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos Archipelago.
Head of Marketing
Background: After getting in contact with trip.me at a travel exhibition in 2015, Edgar decided to join the team in Berlin. He felt the need to offer travelers a unique experience to bring them in direct contact with local experts. At trip.me Edgar combines his passion for travel, marketing, and data.
Edgar is proud to be Dutch and has strong emotions when they Dutch national sports teams play their games. Unfortunately for him, he has to support Germany during the world cup in 2018 ;)
Dutch| Languages: NL, EN
Travel fact: Edgar loves to visit football games when he is traveling. Edgar and his friends were the only tourists in a stadium of a game of Bangkok United. He also went to the famous derby of Medellin (El Clásico Paisa) in Colombia.
Co-Founder, Head of IT
Background: Stefan is passionate about Software Development. Luckily, he was able to bring this together with his passion for travelling by working in a travel agency for many years. That allowed him to work in different countries, mainly in beautiful Colombia. Now, he's responsible for the technical side of the implementation of all the great ideas of the trip.me team.
German | Languages: DE, EN, ES
Travel fact: The day he climbed the Cotopaxi in Ecuador (not to the top), Stefan forgot his own birthday and only remembered in late afternoon. He had worked late the day before and was so happy travelling again.
Background: After graduating with a Masters in Communication and Media Studies Meike ventured off to explore other cultures and countries on a 9 months trip around the world. Back in her home city of Berlin she started working in the Marketing field and is very excited to be able to combine her passion for travel and marketing at Trip.me.
German | Languages: DE, EN
Travel fact: Meike tries to travel by herself once a year as it helps her experience a new city like a local and makes it much easier to get in touch with people.
Background: After her study for travel agent Anna finished a study in Business management. During this study, she had a lot of experiences in the travel industry in Germany and mainly in other countries. At trip.me Anna works closely together with the local destination experts in the English and German speaking market to bring more travellers in direct contact with the real experts.
German | Languages: EN, DE
Travel fact: Anna likes to discover and taste the local cuisine of all destination during her travels.
Background: Ron studied Advertising and Marketing Communications in Canberra, Australia. After obtaining some valuable experience in Account Management, he had decided to continue his professional experience abroad in Berlin, bringing with him alongside his huge passion in travelling the world. At Trip.me, Ron now works to help travellers around the world have the best and most memorable experiences.
Australian | Languages: EN, CN
Travel fact: Every time Ron sets foot in a new place, he tries to get himself lost just in order to try and find his way out again.
Background: Elisa studied Romance Languages and Literature in Bamberg, Germany. She defines herself as a citizen of the world, she left her home country Italy at the age of 20 and since then she has stayed in 8 different countries. Traveling and discovering new cultures is her biggest passion, that is why she loves working in the tourism industry, in which she has gained so far over 6 years experience. At trip.me she helps agencies to grow their business and travelers to have their dream trip.
Italian | Languages: IT, DE, EN, ES
Travel fact: Elisa is always curious to have the most authentic experiences while traveling so she didn't say no to a dish of crunchy fried grasshoppers in chili powder offered to her in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Background: Shirley started working in the industry as a Tour Leader in Africa Middle East and Asia. After 5 years of traveling around, she worked for over 7 years at a tour operator in Amsterdam. Since October 2017 she is living in Berlin and recently started with her new challenge at Trip.me with a focus on the Dutch-speaking travel market. Her favorite destinations are Madagascar, Namibia, and Uganda.
Dutch | Languages: NL, EN
Travel Fact: Always try to connect with the local people and learn from their culture, customs and especially enjoy the nature.
Background: Saeed studied Software Engineering in Damascus, Syria. After getting some work experience in Syria, he moved on to work in Turkey. Then he decided to come to Germany in order to increase his knowledge and face new challenges. At trip.me he works in our IT team on offering the best services for our destination experts and travelers.
Syrian | Languages: AR, EN
Travel fact : Saeed is interested in visiting ancient places to expand his knowledge about cultures and histories and he is very curious to taste different countries dishes and try all food recipes to discover their secrets of love and life.
Chair, Board of Advisors
Background: Cofounder of Moz, Gillian is a globe trotting speaker, author, and startup whisperer. Host of CEOcoach at WebmasterRadio.fm, Gillian is best known for her ability to build highly engaged global brand communities.
American | Languages: EN, with smatterings of DE, FR, SP
Travel fact: Gillian is known as SEOmom to more than a million digital marketers in approximately 100 countries. She's the founder of SearchCycle, a growing event that brings technologists, digital marketers, and entrepreneurs out, from behind their desks, to cycle in cities - and between cities - around the world.