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 reading
Favorite travel memory: Babymooning down the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California
Preferred travel companions: Husband and daughter 
Dream vacation: Anywhere there's turquoise blue water and sunshine

Tripbound’s Co-Founder, Tina balances the marketing activities of the business with the team’s long-term vision for the future. A graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services Counseling, Tina has a unique ability to connect with Tripbound’s customer base. Her favorite place to travel with Tripbound? Hawaii- where her and her family spent time island hopping and testing all of Tripbound's resorts along the way. When she isn’t working you can find Tina at her daughter's swim meets, reading a business book, or 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: Playing on the beach of a tiny private island with her family in Bermuda
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. Focusing on the daily operations of the company, she enjoys both managing the travel team and folding in with all of the wonderful VMS owners. On the weekends you'll find Kim either at the gym or hanging out around Williamsburg with her husband and two young sons. Her favorite travel spot is Club Wyndham Midtown 45 in NYC, but this year she'll be traveling to the islands of Santorini and Mykonos and the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean!

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Hannah Collins
Hannah Collins

VMS Account Manager

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, has been an enthusiastic member of the Tripbound team since 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Virginia Commonwealth University and enjoys interacting with and assisting owners in day-to-day account management. When she's not working, making snacks for her daughter's Preschool class, decorating her home for the next holiday, or coupling her husband's mismatched socks, she takes pleasure in baking, binge-watching the latest Netflix drama, and spending QT with her family. Hannah has her eye on Tripbound's Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham Nashville for her next adventure. 

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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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Jocelyn Thomas
Jocelyn Thomas

Resort Specialist

Hometown: Bucksport, Maine
Alma mater: University of Maine Orono
Hobbies: Spending time outdoors - from hiking to camping, or even just a day at the playground as a family. Also, watching football (Go Patriots!) and binge-watching a new T.V. show.
Favorite travel memory: Traveling through the Philippines with my family. The islands were breathtaking.
Preferred travel companions: My husband and three children
Dream vacation: Anywhere and everywhere! But Greece and South Africa are high on the list.

I moved to the Williamsburg area this past September, but I traveled to Virginia a lot growing up in Maine, so I'm excited to be back in the area. I was immediately driven to working at Tripbound as I am really passionate about travel, and love working with people to coordinate their dream vacation. It's exciting and fulfilling for me. When I am not working, I enjoy checking out new locations in the area with my family. I'm also always planning our next adventure. Greece is definitely the next big trip for us. It's been a dream vacation for me for a long time as it's just so rich in history, culture, and beauty (plus good food)! I can't wait to make it happen!

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Nicki Brokaw
Nicki Brokaw

Administrative 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

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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Adrienne Sines
Adrienne Sines

Administrative Support

Hometown: Poquoson, VA
Alma mater: Old Dominion University
Hobbies: Running, reading, finding local adventures
Favorite travel memory: A rainy day in NYC when all the museums had outrageous lines, and we ended up soaked at the Central Park Zoo with the sea lions and no one else.
Preferred travel companions: My husband and kids, though I do daydream about going on an adventure all by myself.
Dream vacation: The Azores

Adrienne moved to Virginia almost three years ago from Florida. She's a perfect fit for Tripbound because she has just as much fun in a big city as she does in a small town. She's all about soaking in the local culture wherever you are and appreciating the moment you’re in. When she's not working, she's probably carpooling her two teenagers to sports games and hanging out with her husband Mike, along with their two dogs and cat. She also loves a good home improvement project, and running in local races. Next up for Adrienne? Miami is always on her travel wish list because she loves the vibe and the Florida sunshine.

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Julie Bugh
Julie Bugh

Resort Specialist + Customer Support

Hometown: Gatesville, TX
Alma mater: Baylor University
Hobbies: Traveling with my family, recreating recipes from my favorite bloggers, and shopping
Favorite travel memory: My trip to Key West, FL with my husband
Preferred travel companions: My family and friends
Dream vacation: A beautiful resort in Fiji

Julie was born and raised in Texas, but she has lived in Las Vegas, Seattle, and now calls Williamsburg, VA her home. She has a bachelor's degree from Baylor University in Family and Consumer Sciences. Using her previous years of experience in customer service, Julie looks forward to making Tripbound customer travel experiences great! You can often find Julie in the kitchen creating a fun meal for her family or enjoying a glass of wine on the back porch. Exploring the U.S. with her husband and kids while they are young is a goal she has set over the next few years.

 

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What Our Travelers Are Saying
mcalegan
Sep 01, 2019
5.0
I absolutely love that I found Tripbound to book with. I have used them to stay at the beautiful Wyndham-Bonnet-Creek in Orlando for my Disney trips and I don't think that I will ever be able to stay at a Disney resort again. I am spoiled by the location and luxury of this resort. Knowing that I can book through Tripbound and save money seals the deal for me. I also enjoy that I can make partial payments to book my trips. They are super easy and friendly to work with.
terri z
Apr 21, 2019
5.0
Very Helpful and informative, they answered every question I had and was very patient with me while I tried different places. They also found me a better deal than I was expecting. I will use them again!.
Mrs M
Aug 13, 2018
5.0
Awesome experience!! Team Tripbound made planning our family's summer vacation easier than expected. There were no hangups; our room/accomodations were as described and check- in at the resort was "pressure-free" (i.e, timeshare sales). I'd give 10 stars if I could. Team Tripbound is highly recommended by me & mine!
David C
Apr 27, 2018
5.0
Been using Vrbo, homeaway, and numerous others for approx 20 years. Never had such personal involvement like Tripbound. Best ever!!!