Preston Epstein is Chairman and Owner of Celebrated Experiences. Preston lived in Italy during the 1950s while serving in the US Army, and he married Leni in Verona in 1957. In 1990 they launched Celebrated Experiences. After all these many years, they're still passionate about travel, family and serving our clients.
Jonathan Epstein is President and Owner of Celebrated Experiences. Jonathan lives for personalizing beautiful experiences in the UK, Ireland and Italy. When not at work, Jonathan can be found hiking or cooking for his family on his Big Green Egg. He is passionate about wine, beer, scotch whisky, football (both types) and photography.
Ty Horn is Chief Operating Officer and works closely with our hotel and agency partners. He has over 15 years of experience in sales & marketing in luxury hotels. Ty is a big fan of his husband, dog, tennis, football, hiking, and full bodied red wine and peat whiskey.
Ashleigh Kent is Senior Director, managing our England Division. She enjoys all things British, from its rich history to the evolving food scene. As much as she wishes she was a Londoner, she can’t wait to throw on her wellies and get out into the countryside! Ashleigh has been with our team since 2008.
Kathy Pachman has been with Celebrated since 2007 and is Vice President, Reservations. She focuses on itineraries that combine destinations such as the popular Scotland/Ireland combo. When not designing trips, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family and has never met a Michelin Star restaurant she didn't like.
Bekah is our Vice President of Sales & Travel Agency Partnerships and is based in Charlotte. Much of Bekah’s time is spent traveling with our hoteliers and visiting travel advisers. She has enjoyed 11+ yrs in the industry, which has taken her from the southeast to Ireland to the Caribbean. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her golf game get progressively worse, running & great pinot noir!
Eoin is our Director of Sales, based in Belfast, working with our Hotel Partners across the destinations, and Travel Advisors in North America. He has had a fantastic 11+ year career in hotel management in 4 and 5 star properties. He lives with his partner Graham, and little black pug, Buddha! He comes from a family of award-winning chefs and loves to cook, travel long-haul and collecting rare gins! He is also a board member of the Institute of Hospitality in Ireland.
Lorri D’Amico is Director of Celebrated Italy. She lived in Umbria for 18 years raising her family, working at hotels and tour guiding. Of course, these experiences gave her a lifelong love for La Dolce Vita. For the past decade, she has designed itineraries to Italy for clients. She is actively involved with her local Make-A-Wish chapter as a fundraiser and wish granter and has had the privilege and pleasure to plan Wish Trips for kids who want to go to Italy.
Anna Longfellow is Director of our Italy Division. Anna has lived in six countries, including Italy, where her love for all things Italian began – beautiful properties, food, wine, fashion and art are her loves. She enjoys sharing her passion for travel with everyone she meets.
Patricia Levensalor is the Vice President of Company Culture & Talent and the Director of our Scotland Division. She got the travel bug early in life, but her love of the UK began when she traveled abroad in college to Oxford. Patricia’s favorite things are travel, fashion, wine, family and her feisty Chihuahua, Lola!
Jennifer Fenton is the Vice President of Performance & Achievement and the Director of our Ireland Division. She has traveled to Ireland extensively and loves everything about Ireland, especially the many friends she has made there. Aside from traveling, Jennifer loves spending time with her wife, decorating, Alabama Football, baking and her two dogs (Teddy & Sadie).
Olive Roberts is Director of Golf, Groups & Special Projects at Celebrated Experiences working primarily on family & special interest itineraries. She is based in Cork and worked previously at hotels in the UK & Ireland for over 20 years. She loves traveling, laughing, music and enjoying the outdoors with her husband and two children.
Kirsty is our Director of Exceptional Experiences, based in the glorious English countryside just outside of Royal Tunbridge Wells with her husband and two young children. She specializes in all things British and designs itineraries that are not only tailored to each client’s individual passions but can bring a little of the “out of the ordinary” to make for a truly exceptional trip. Kirsty loves good food and wine, and when she is not sampling the latest new restaurants she is cooking for her friends and family.
Neelam has more than 15 years of experience in all facets of accounting. She feels strongly about leaving a positive imprint on people's lives through professional and personal relationships. She lives with her significant other and 2 wonderful boys in Atlanta, GA. In her spare time, she loves to experiment with new recipes and spend time with extended family.
Margaret Baker is a senior member of the Celebrated Italy team and has over 10 years of experience designing itineraries for clients. As a Navy wife, she has traveled the globe and moved more times than she can count. She also enjoys entertaining, hearing the sound of laughter and is passionate about travel.
Lisa DeRemer is our newest Italy Destinations Specialist! With over 7 years of Italian travel planning experience, we are more than thrilled to add her to the team. She began in the hospitality industry behind the front desk of a hotel and later went on to become both a corporate and leisure travel agent, while also working with a private jet chartering company. When not working, she is usually found on a sports field cheering for her son during all of his high school football and baseball games.
Eneida Stripling is our Accounting Specialist and has been with us for the past year, and has a wide range of accounting expertise. When not working to make sure our agents and hotels are paid on time, she spends a vast amount of energy being the best mom and wife for her family of three. She enjoys old school reading (non e-books), cooking Central American cuisine, and watching old law and order shows.
Sue Terry has been in the travel business since 1983 and is a key member of the Celebrated Italy team. She loves being surrounded by family, friends and her adorable dogs. Sue enjoys knitting for charities and traveling to find new yarn stores!
Meagan Howarth has only been in travel for a few years but has enjoyed every minute of it. She works on the England team and specifically loves to plan driver and guide experiences. Meagan has loved her inspection tours to the UK and is so passionate about England that she married an Englishman!
Nicole Baratelle works with Jonathan on creating customized itineraries. She has a degree in nutrition and is very focused on unique culinary experiences. She moved to Atlanta to escape Northeastern winters and loves traveling to the UK. When not at work, you can find Nicole on a beach, cooking, reading, or playing with her dog Kona.
Audrey Humleker works in our Ireland Division. She graduated in 2014 and spent time studying in Italy, England, and France. When not trying new restaurants and exploring Atlanta, she enjoys cooking, needlepoint, photography, speaking French, and wishing she could tag along on every trip she helps plan.
Caitlin Wells is new to the travel world and loves it! She is responsible for sending our documents out to clients. Originally from Atlanta, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Some of her favorite things include coffee, adding Sriracha to everything, and most importantly her dog.
Originally from Surrey, Joanna is now based in London, where she has worked in luxury travel & hospitality for the last 8 years. Joanna’s appetite for travel & food go hand in hand, she is a firm believer that the best way to get to know a new place is through the local cuisine. She’ll try anything once! She lives in leafy south west London with her husband, where they enjoy trying new recipes in their tiny kitchen & curling up in a cosy pub to plot their next adventure!
Sawyer joined our team after completing a degree in Tourism Development & Management at Arizona State University and has experience in both Travel Agent & Hospitality roles. Traveling has always caught her attention and has propelled her towards achieving a life-long career within the industry. She looks forward to any opportunity to experience a new destination!
After graduating from Georgia State, Mary Beth jumped into the travel and luxury hospitality industry and hasn't looked back. At Celebrated, Mary Beth most enjoys working on itineraries that combine our destinations, such as Ireland/England combinations. In her free time, she likes listening to podcasts, brunching and trying new breweries.
Emily Beene came to us after graduating from the University of Mississippi and works with our Ireland and Scotland teams. On weekends, she enjoys getting to know her new home of Atlanta by eating and drinking her way through it. In her spare time, you can find Emily cooking, reading, checking out local breweries, and watching crime shows/documentaries.
Carrie is a recent graduate from Auburn University and works with our confirmations team, sending our documents out to our clients. Carrie has had a love for travel as long as she can remember and is always up for an adventure. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching Auburn football, and spending time with her friends and family
Maria Alvord joins us after six years of retail management and is eager to bring her passion for customer service and drive for results to the Celebrated Family. She studied in England as a part of her B.S. degree and has since enjoyed trips to Italy, Ireland, Wales, Spain, Croatia, and even Australia. When she is not assisting Lorri in the new Cleveland office, she can be found relaxing on her couch and re-watching standup comedy specials.
Madie works in our Ireland division, helping to build itineraries and develop trips for our clients. She is new to the travel world but loves to experience new places and things! She graduated from Florida State in 2017 and in her free time enjoys exploring her new city of Atlanta, as well as trying fun restaurants, spending time with friends, and days spent in the sun.
Olivia Chesak works in our Scotland division. While she is new to the travel industry, she has always enjoyed experiencing new places, food, and people! In her free time you can find her taste testing Atlanta’s endless amount of restaurants or exploring the outdoors with her beloved fur-baby!
While in school at Temple University, Dakarai Campbell developed his love for the industry. Throughout college, Dakarai worked for Hyatt Hotels, completing their Management Trainee Program. Present day, Dakarai has joined the team as an assistant in order to tap into a new spectrum of the industry.
Avril works in our Cork office with Olive working on Golf, Groups and Special Projects. She is married with three children and a Poochon named Kenzie. Avril loves reading, gardening, spending time with her family and when not enjoying the magic of Ireland, she enjoys holidays in Italy.
Trish works in our Cork office with Olive and Avril. She is married with five children and an anxious Yorkshire Terrier. Trish loves walking, cooking and spending time with family and friends, sharing a glass of wine and good conversation. Trish also loves weekends away with her girlfriends, seeking out quirky places to stay in off the beaten track locations.
Truman followed Jonathan to Celebrated in 2006. When not preparing sales and marketing plans, Truman lays around a lot, licks windows and patiently waits for guests to stop by the office. He is passionate about 19th century English literature, Scottish history, Italian sports cars and Guinness. Truman is single.