MEET THE TEAM
Hello! I’m Elizabeth the owner and founder of Souvenir & Far. I built this company to help YOU travel better, whether near or far…. (Get it? SouveNIR & FAR)
I am an expert travel advisor. I’m not a typical travel agent (I don’t rely on commissions, no sales quotas, or kickbacks - I won’t “sell” you anything, which allows me to be completely unbiased.)
I am a bilingual, dual nationality French-American. My professional background ranges from foreign governments, embassies and consulates, to Selfridges department store in London, England. I've lived in, worked in, and traveled to 53 countries.
Heather is a globetrotter, has extensive business experience with a master's degree from Johns Hopkins, and is my right-hand woman.
She's a born problem-solver with a "heck yes I'll get it done" attitude (and a WICKED sense of humor!)
Her areas of expertise are: Costa Rica, Iceland, Spain, Hawaii (she lived on Maui and worked at Kea Lani), and Australia (she's married to an Aussie and lived there for four years!)
Kerri is our hotel and resort reservation specialist. She coordinates hotel quotes with room and price options and then seamlessly books your choice, getting you upgrades, complimentary meals, and other valuable perks.
Her perfectionism and love of research probably comes from her pursuit of a master's degree in library science! She also puts together beautiful itineraries in our high-tech but user-friendly format. She is a prolific traveler, but her area of expertise is Ireland-she has visited 13 times!
Liz is our Caribbean specialist.
She grew up going to the BVI/USVI and calls it her “happy place”.
After college, she sailed around the world, (even crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans), crewing on luxury mega yachts in the Caribbean, South Pacific, Mediterranean, and the USA (yes, like the show Below Deck!).
Her passion for well-decorated and designed hotels helps us find beautiful, one-of-a-kind properties for our clients in the Caribbean… and beyond!
Ambroise is our constant travel companion.
He will go anywhere, any time. He loves private guided tours, science museums, and donuts. His role at Souvenir & Far ranges from Chief Marketing Officer (choosing photos for my Instagram), Chief Security Officer (testing suitcase locks), and our Chief Bed Tester at every hotel I inspect.
His ongoing quest is to find the world's best Shirley Temple and the current winner is Muriel's in New Orleans.
Gontran is our CFO, Head of Accounting, and Legal Advisor.
He's the one who writes our contracts, pays our taxes and bills, and to be honest, keeps us all out of prison. (Just kidding!)
Full disclosure: He's also my sexy French husband :)
Madeline: My daughter, AKA "the unpaid intern," is a constant traveler, acting as my eyes on the ground in whatever country she is visiting. She is currently living in Korea.
Theo: My oldest son. This acorn had fallen so far from the tree, it rolled down the hill! He hates travel! However, he has a sound business head and is always giving me great advice.