Born in Dublin, Liz is still passionate about the city she still calls home, but her heart belongs to Italy. She’s traveled widely in Ireland and Scotland, and besides being an expert in all things Ireland, she’s also worked in the tourism business all her professional life.
Maggie got the travel bug after studying abroad for three semesters in Perth, Australia, and London, England. After graduating, she moved to Tokyo, Japan, and taught English for three years. Her #1 travel trip for someone who has never been abroad is to not wait for others to be available to travel. Remember that we grow by getting out of our comfort zone!
Born and raised in Muckross, Killarney, Kate lived in Cork city for many years. She’s also lived in Brooklyn, New York, for a few months as well as Toronto, Canada. To Kate, there is nothing more exciting and wonderful than jumping headfirst into experiencing a new country and culture.
Emily grew up learning French and an obsession for learning other languages. If given the chance, she would go to France to immerse herself in the language and culture. As a former brewer, Emily is well versed in the beer world. While she is new to the travel industry, she’s driven by her passion for making people happy.
Traveler to all 50 states, 81 countries, and seven continents, it’s hard to believe Art has a long bucket list to go, but he does! He’s been longing to explore the world since he was a kid in southern West Virginia. An educator by trade, his goal was to educate kids and encourage them to dream, and now he does that for all of us.
Our details guy. What started as planning every detail for his own trip, then later trips for family and friends, turned into a new career as a travel agent, where he was quick to take advantage of the perks, traveling all over. He wants to adventure to Europe, but New Zealand’s at the top of his bucket list.
From a small town where going overseas was out-of-the-ordinary to a study abroad semester in Cambridge, England. From backpacking Asia and the Pacific Rim for four months to living in Japan for a year. When Rachel got back she knew her calling—working in travel!
Janet likes to travel vicariously through her clients, giving them a little “tough love” in the process to make the right decision for their trip. She has been planning travel professionally since 1994 and has specialized in Europe (emphasis on Ireland and the UK) since 2002.
Kelley started working in the travel industry right out of high school for a US flagship airline, later moving on to entertainment travel, then as a hairstylist, before returning to his first love—travel. With more than 20 years travel experience, 10 have been spent customizing international trips.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Jax enjoys discovering and exploring our beautiful world. Growing up, having the ability to meet new people and learn different cultures was always a dream, and being a part of what she loves—the Travel & Tourism industry—has made that dream a reality.
A small town girl from upstate New York, Gracie’s love of travel wasn’t truly discovered until her senior trip in high school. She’s now traveled to seven countries, but she hopes to travel to every destination currently pinned on her Pinterest board one day. Her hands-down favorite? Italy.
A seasoned traveler hailing from Birr, County Offaly in Ireland, Jane’s wanderlust began when, out of nowhere in her early 20s, she decided to pack her bags and move to Dubai to work for Emirates. Her favorite places vary by interest. Food, Cape Town, South Africa. For her eyes, Venice, Italy. And for spontaneity and fun, Bangkok, Thailand.
Originally from Connecticut, Jill grew up exploring the East Coast which led to her wish to venture south for college at Virginia Tech. There, the desire to travel grew as she learned the ins and outs of Hospitality and Tourism Management. She’s visited Ireland and Italy, but that’s just the beginning!
Pebbles is no stranger to travel, having experienced Finland, Sweden, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Italy, England and Wales. Her favorite was Sweden—she found the quality of life there to be incredible and the people nice and friendly. If you’re looking for a European dish to try, Pebbles recommends Pitka: a cheesy and buttery Bulgarian bread usually baked for Christmas.
Margo has traveled to Russia, Turkey, Greece, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Ireland, and Northern Ireland and takes every opportunity to experience more of the USA and the world, but her favorite city is Barcelona.
Traveling has always played an important role in Rosa’s life and she has traveled internationally extensively. She has many years of experience in the hospitality, travel, and tourism industries and wants other people to have the same amazing travel experiences she’s had.
The list of countries Monica’s visited is lengthy and impressive. From a study abroad year in France and living in Europe, to going to school in London and a year in New Zealand working in a hotel, she now loves to share her passion for travel and connecting people all over the world.
From a college student trying to earn a free trip to Cancun for Spring Break to a 20+ year career in travel, Bryan loves every minute of the travel business. His passion for Ireland and a new vision for travel opportunities led him to create amazing travel experiences, launching Tenon Tours in 2007.
Kieran grew up in Killarney, Co. Kerry. As one of the tourism hotspots in Ireland, he was destined to be in the hospitality industry, and has worked in nearly every role. He’s drawn to the sun and the sea, loves seeing all the different cultures in the world, and helping everyone to see that reality, too.
True to Tenon’s roots, Ireland will always hold a special place in Maggie’s heart, she keeps going back. In fact, one of her favorite travel memories includes getting engaged in Waterford, Ireland.
From climbing the Slieve League Cliffs, coasteering off the coast of County Sligo, and swimming in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, to the activity that Stephanie says takes the cake—zip lining across Slate Country in Northern Wales followed by a visit to Bounce Below, an underground trampoline park—it’s safe to say that our National Sales Manager has fully explored our destinations.
Liz has traveled to an impressive and envious 17 countries—France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Wales, England, Scotland, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, India, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Netherlands, and Monaco.
When we say Linda’s been everywhere, we mean it—Greenland, Iceland, Norway & Svalbard, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, England, Switzerland, Austria, France, Lichtenstein, Italy, Greece, Poland, Ecuador & Galapagos Islands, Argentina, Chile, Antarctica, South Africa, Namibia, China, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, Aruba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and most of the US. But her heart is in Norway.
Gavin was born in Boston to Irish parents and moved to a small Irish town called Carndonagh in County Donegal, Ireland, when he was three years old. Growing up in Ireland, he had the privilege to travel across Europe from a young age. Gavin has worked in the luxury travel field since 2018, creating trips to Italy, Ireland, England and Scotland. He loves helping people experience different parts of the world that he has been fortunate to see.
Born in small-town central Virginia, Emily grew up hoping to see bigger cities and stretches of scenic coastlines. While she hasn’t traveled as much as she’d like, her month in Ireland was the perfect start. She assists with Tenon’s marketing initiatives.
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Corey spent his formative years in Colorado, including receiving his degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder. Corey’s first professional foray into the travel industry was on a luxury trail line from Denver to Moab and since then has included travel planning and concierge roles in Colorado and Florida.
Growing up in Pennsylvania, Robin spent her summers vacationing in Delaware. Since then, the state that was once her ‘summer home’ has now become her permanent residence. Although she is new to working in the travel industry, she has always longed to explore the world and dreams of traveling to Italy.
Courtney hasn’t traveled as far as she would like, but has big plans to see what her next adventures will be. So far her travels have taken her to Canada, Bermuda, Bahamas, Ireland, Scotland, and England.
Natasha’s career in travel began as things often do—through connections. Having known a few members of the Tenon team from high school, her first international trip was with us. She really got insights into what our travelers experience while abroad, and her passion and fire for travel was sparked.
Born and raised in Killarney, Co. Kerry, John is the third generation in his family to embrace the hospitality industry. He studied Tourism Management at the Dublin Institute of Technology, worked in hotels for more than 10 years, and would love to spend a week in New York.
Born in Denver, CO, and raised in the very touristy/beach town of Mazatlán, México, Gabriela (Gaby) has been to many places, but she absolutely fell in love with Switzerland. She has a true passion for finding the best way to connect the [travel] dots and loves to share her experiences.
Like many on the Tenon team, Liz’s favorite place to visit is Ireland. No surprise, given her roots tracing back to County Clare. With her education and background in digital media and writing combined with a passion for travel, Liz oversees our marketing efforts.
Camille has had the privilege of living in 8 countries and has traveled to 30 on five different continents. She believes that travel truly enriches: that it changes you in unanticipated ways when you’re present in the moment and open to discovery. This is why she is passionate about helping people live their travel dreams and travel milestones.
Leah’s passion for travel was ignited on her first major trip abroad, a high school trip to Australia. Her goal is to visit every territory/state in Australia in her lifetime at least once and she’s been helping others make their travel dreams happen at Tenon Tours since 2018.
Simmi’s love for travel was planted at a young age on her family’s infamous roadtrips, and it only continued to grow from there. From living abroad in Israel, Australia and Morocco, to traversing the globe and exploring new destinations, Simmi turned her passion for travel into a career and loves sharing her knowledge and experience with others!
Born and raised in Boston, Liza’s love of travel grew from her post-college travels to Ireland and Paris. Her accounting career began after college as a billing specialist at a private Boston bank, and she’s happy to be a part of Tenon Tours, where travel and accounting collide.
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