Meet the Team

Meet the Tripbound Team

Tina Williams
Tina Williams

CEO & Founder

Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
Alma mater: Old Dominion University
Hobbies: Traveling, entertaining and photography
Favorite travel memory: Babymooning down the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California
Preferred travel companions: Husband, daughter and "Nana"
Dream vacation: Anywhere there's turquoise blue water and sunshine

Tripbound’s Co-Founder and CEO, Tina balances the day-to-day operations of the business with the team’s long-term vision for the future. A graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelors Degree in Human Services Counseling, Tina has a unique ability to connect with Tripbound’s customer base. Her favorite place to travel with Tripbound? Orlando, Florida, where she loves to visit with her husband and young daughter, and usually a number of extended family. When she isn’t working you can find Tina managing play dates and after school activities for her 1st grader, and planning her next vacation.

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Kim Pietsch
Kim Pietsch

Operations Director

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Alma mater: University of Virginia
Hobbies: Yoga, cooking and baking
Favorite travel memory: Snorkeling in Cozumel, then having amazing margaritas off the beaten path
Preferred travel companions: My hubby
Dream vacation: Touring Italy

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Kim has been a Virginia resident her entire life. In her spare time she loves trying out new recipes and exploring all the fun things Williamsburg has to offer with her husband, two young sons, and Puggle. When she gets time to herself she enjoys practicing yoga. A former wedding planner, Kim understands the value of quality customer service. Her next travel destination will be to Puerto Rico for her sons to experience the majesty of the Caribbean Sea! 

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Megan Whaley
Megan Whaley

Lead Resort Specialist

Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
Alma mater: Liberty University
Hobbies: Traveling, pool time with my kids, organizing, drinking wine by the fire and finding great deals
Favorite travel memory: My honeymoon to Walt Disney World
Preferred travel companions: My husband, kids and best gal pals
Dream vacation: All-inclusive resort in the Bahamas

Megan is a California girl, although she has lived in Williamsburg almost her entire life. She is a graduate of Liberty University where she studied Business Finance. Providing excellent customer service is a huge priority to Megan, and she brings more than 10 years of customer service experience to the Tripbound team. In her free time, Megan enjoys trips to the beach and spending time with her husband, two children, and dog Lucy. She also enjoys drinking coffee, organizing, and finding awesome shopping deals. Megan's travel wish list includes a trip to Hawaii and exploring the mountains in Colorado.

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Hannah Chapman
Hannah Chapman

VMS Support Services + Resort Specialist

Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
Alma mater: Virginia Commonwealth University
Hobbies: Baking, organization/labeling, and shopping for any & all things baby
Favorite travel memory: NYE 2016 at Walt Disney World with my husband and daughter
Preferred travel companions: Husband, daughter and wine
Dream vacation: A week in Mykonos

Hannah, a Williamsburg native through and through, recently rejoined the Tripbound team after taking some down time to plan and execute both (yes, two) of her weddings to her husband and to welcome the birth of their daughter last summer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University and enjoys interacting with and assisting owners and travelers alike as well as getting her feet wet with new product development. When she's not working, changing dirty diapers, singing the theme song to PAW Patrol or coupling her husband’s mismatched socks, she takes pleasure in baking, binge-watching old Jeopardy episodes and spending time in the great outdoors with her family. Hannah has her eye on Tripbound's WorldMark West Yellowstone for her next family adventure.

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Nicki Brokaw
Nicki Brokaw

Customer Support

Hometown: Louisville, CO
Alma mater: University of Colorado Boulder
Hobbies: Working out, hiking, reading, shopping and puzzles
Favorite travel memory: Seeing the black sand beaches in Maui
Preferred travel companions: My husband, kids and parents
Dream vacation: Ireland

Nicki is a Colorado native, but has had the opportunity to travel often as a military family. Having earned an undergraduate chemistry degree with a minor in biochemistry, and a Master’s in Teaching, she brings a wealth of problem-solving and critical thinking skills to the administrative and customer support team at Tripbound. In her spare time, you can find her exploring Colonial Williamsburg with her family, visiting the numerous parks around town, or working out. She also enjoys solving puzzles and reading to exercise her mind. Next up on her getaway list? Taking her kids to Disney World and escaping with her husband to St. Maarten.

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Lyra Hale
Lyra Hale

Administrative Support + Resort Specialist in Training

Hometown: Montevideo, Minnesota
Alma mater: Olivet Nazarene University
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, acting, and traveling
Favorite travel memory: Getting engaged in Ireland
Preferred travel companions: My husband
Dream vacation: Norway

Lyra, a fan of exploring new cities herself, brings a serious knack for organizing, multitasking, and attention to detail to her role as Tripbound's calendar manager. She's, without a doubt, dedicated to ensuring that availability for each resort is up-to-date to match more travel-loving families with their perfect vacations. As an English Education major, Lyra is seriously passionate about literature and theatre. And, whenever she has a spare moment, you can find her hanging out at theme parks, trying new restaurants, and cooking. Up next on her travel wish list? New York City because, well, pizza and bagels! Need we say more?

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Caroline Sibley
Caroline Sibley

Resort Specialist

Hometown: Charleston, SC
Alma mater: Virginia Commonwealth University
Hobbies: Writing, museum-hopping, reading, and makeup
Favorite travel memory: Getting lost in Florence
Preferred travel companions: Her mom and sisters
Dream vacation: Hitting up the big cities in Japan

From Florida to Montana, Caroline has lived all over the U.S.—and did a stint in Italy. She’s a Charleston girl at heart, however, and is happiest in the middle of cities with lots of culture and no shortage of things to do. She brings her love of adventure and skill for research to the role of Resort Specialist, and is always happy to find the answers to whatever questions travelers have on their minds, no matter how obscure. When she’s not reading about her favorite artists or writing stories, Caroline is plotting a trip to the Wyndham Kona Hawaiian. Why? Because she needs to cross Hawaii off the list!

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What Our Travelers Are Saying
Shirley Janea West M
Sep 26, 2017
5.0
Fast response time and very friendly staff, this has been the easiest booking I’ve ever done, I’m looking forward to our vacation even more so because it was so easy!!
Nicole Bibeault S
Jun 23, 2017
5.0
Great customer service and so easy to book my room, with a ton more options than on VRBO or Expedia and a great rate!! This was for business, but I will definitely use them in the future when I can finally travel for pleasure.
Natasha B
May 14, 2017
5.0
I used Tripbound for the first time and am absolutely THRILLED with the experience. We were able to book a 6 night stay at Wyndham Bonnet Creek for our Disney Vacation for a fraction of the cost compared to other sites. I will consistently use Tripbound for resort stays from here on out! Thank you so much for impeccable service!
Mallory Brooke R
Mar 06, 2017
5.0
Great experience! And they had an answer for any questions I may have had in minutes. Saved me the VRBO fee. Can't wait for a Branson get away! We were able to save money on a place to stay and have more money to have fun with!