Jason's primary educational background is in History and Philosophy. He received an MBA (with Distinction) from the Unversity of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He spent the early part of my professional career in business development, primarily in the branding, advertising, and the creative industries. He moved into senior management and worked in tourism development. His current consulting work involves strategic and capital planning, organizational change management, and economic development in the tourism, property development, industrial, and advertising industries.
Mandy is the company financial controller. She was educated in New Zealand, and moved to the US in late December 2018. She gained experience in management, financial, and tax accounting for small and medium businesses while working for a full-service accounting firm. Mandy works closely with account managers, suppliers, and partners to ensure timely payment and accurate financial reporting.
The Central Region will be led by Kina Guyton who is a talented, growth focused consultant who is known for exceeding customer expectations and proven results. Kina is an experienced business leader who has crafted the strategy for both start up brands as well as some of the world’s most recognized. Recently, at Walgreens Boots Alliance Kina led the growth of a multi - million dollar product portfolio. Kina shaped her brand management skills at leading firms such as Colgate Palmolive and Coty Beauty and also shaped the long term growth plans for emerging firms such as DERMAFLASH, Bare Escentuals and BORBA. Kina earned an MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business and a BS - Finance degree from American University.
Takapuna, Auckland. Making me a rare born and bred Aucklander.
Remember Bulletin Boards and life pre-email???
It was the bottle opener, but now I guess it’s screw caps…
Bucks Lake. CA. No phone, no internet, no people. But please don’t tell anyone so it stays a secret.
San Francisco California, USA. My parents drove to the city(we lived nearly an hour away) because my mum heard they served wine to the patients… she is not going to be impressed that I shared this but I love this about her.
I am a ‘digital tourism geek.” I love reading a variety of digital tourism and marketing forums and devour websites like TNOOZ, eyefortravel and Skift daily trend reports
VR – Virtual Reality. It isn’t really future technology, it’s available and used already but it is its potential for tourism that I find so exciting. I believe it offers the most emotive and engaging marketing tool to date. It allows those that can’t travel for whatever reason whether it’s financial or physical, to experience other destinations, which opens up the world to a whole new audience. It’s so good on so many levels.
Any place off the map. I enjoy cities but crave natural landscapes with ocean views or open plains, mountains and wildlife to see experienced with my husband.
Digital Acccount Manager
My dog (Lola), Sunscreen, and my camera.
Anywhere in Europe with delicious food!
When I was a little I wanted to be a vet. When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a tornado chaser. As an adult, I found my groove being a Marketing guru for Tomahawk!