About Us & Our Experts

ShermansTravel Media is a leading publisher of top travel deals and vacation destination advice.

Founded by James Sherman in 2002, ShermansTravel Media has built a loyal audience among travelers who share a passion for the best travel deals on flights, hotels, vacation packages and cruises.

Our experts screen hundreds of travel deals each week and publish the best ones in our flagship product, the popular travel deals e-newsletter, Shermans Top 25, which reaches millions of subscribers every Wednesday. Meanwhile, our team of editors and writers are constantly criss-crossing the globe to bring you the latest travel advice.

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Executive Team

Mark Bloom

President

Mark joined ShermansTravel in 2010 as the Head of Marketing and Business Development prior to being appointed President in 2017. Prior to joining ShermansTravel, he started his early career as a marketer at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, where he tapped into his French-speaking skills and culinary interests. An avid traveler, Mark has visited 48 countries and 46 U.S. states (and counting...). When he’s not taming rhinos in Kenya, the New Jersey native is expanding his bucket list and adding to his mental database of airport codes. The fitness enthusiast also continues to grow his arsenal of kitchen tools and hones his culinary passions as an active home cook.

Editorial Team

Laura Motta

Head of Content and Editorial

Laura Motta has been with ShermansTravel since 2011 and has served as its Director of Publishing since 2014. She began her career as a travel writer and editor as an expat in Europe, where she enjoyed macarons in every flavor imaginable and got sunburned on many French and Italian beaches. Before and since, she has held staff positions at Everyday Health, NBC, and Travelzoo, and counts Sardinia, Palm Springs, New Orleans, and Marseille among her favorite travel destinations. Follow her travels on Instagram at @lauramariamotta.

Lauren Dana

Editorial Assistant

Lauren is ShermansTravel's Editorial Assistant and is a recent graduate of Syracuse University. (Go orange!) She comes to us from Bustle Digital Group, where she was previously an editorial fellow. Lauren is a Long Island native who enjoys online shopping, exploring NYC, and — of course — booking spontaneous weekend trips. Her travel bucket list includes Egypt, Greece, Australia, Iceland, and Italy. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @laurenvdana.

Anne Roderique-Jones

Contributing Editor

Anne is a freelance journalist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has a column in SELF and is a contributor to USA TODAY and Apartment Therapy. Her writing has appeared in the print and/or online versions of Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Vogue, Town & Country, Saveur, Southern Living, Marie Claire, Men's Health, and The Knot, among other outlets, and has been nationally syndicated.

Christina Garofalo

Contributing Editor

Christina is a Brooklyn-based writer covering travel, food, and culture. Follow her travels on Instagram at @C_Gar8.

Account Management Team

Jaymie DeGaetano

Director of Client Experience & Products

Jaymie has been with ShermansTravel's deals team for more than six years, most recently as Director of Account Management. Jaymie grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Over the last decade, he has traveled to more than a dozen countries, with Brooklyn, New York as his home base.

Christine Dayao

Lead Account Manager

Christine Dayao is ShermansTravel's resident Disney expert, who recently achieved her dream of becoming a Disney Vacation Club member. When she's not planning a trip to Walt Disney World or writing about the Most Magical Place on Earth, find her exploring the Big Apple or spending downtime with family and friends.

Shevin Tantula

Account Manager

Washington, D.C.-area native Shevin discovered his love for travel at a young age, regularly visiting his family's homeland of Sri Lanka, and often stopping in Europe en-route. He ventured to Los Angeles for his bachelor's degree, and London for his master's degree. Before joining ShermansTravel, Shevin served as a digital producer for Modern Luxury Media and also freelanced for Skift, TravelTripper.com, and BlackboardEats. A voracious traveler, Shevin has visited more than 30 countries across six continents.

Kelly Wilkinson

Project Manager

Kelly is a Tampa native who studied at the University of Central Florida before moving to Brooklyn. Her favorite trips so far have been Seoul, South Korea, and driving the length of the Pacific Coast Highway. When she's not traveling, she can be found at the nearest coffee shop.

Christian Vargas

Account Coordinator

Christian is a New York City native and an avid New York Yankees fan. His favorite trips so far have been to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. When he's not traveling, he can be found exploring the wonders of the tri-state area with family and friends.

Sales Team

Whitney Man

Sales Director

Whitney is Sales Director at ShermansTravel and has been in media ad sales for 10 years. Previously, she worked on brands such as Men’s Journal, Conde Nast Traveler, In Touch, Life & Style, and more. In 2017, Whitney left her job to fulfill her dream of traveling to Europe, where she visited 25 cities in four months. When she’s not working, you can find Whitney reading, listening to true crime podcasts, cooking, and eating her way around the world, one country at a time.

Josee Lindner

Digital Sales Manager

Josee started working in media back in 1996 and has represented multiple publications including The Knot, Brides, Travel Holiday, and more. She has represented ShermansTravel since 2006. Her favorite way to travel is by cruise, since there’s no driving involved, and it's an opportunity to easily discover different destinations, while also getting to relax and unwind. In addition, Josee is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys kayaking, fishing, and hiking as well as four-wheeling in her Jeep with her friends. She loves spending time with her husband of 30 years, her daughter, and her new son-in-law.

Cathy Goepfert

Sales Director

Cathy is a native Long Islander and loves any destination by the water. She joined ShermansTravel this year as a Sales Director in the NYC office. She's had an extensive career in media and platform sales and has worked with companies including The New York Times, Penske Media, and Meredith Corporation. Her next bucket-list destination is South Africa.

Engineering Team

Hugo Bento

Web and Product Developer

Hugo has been working as a web and product developer for 13 years, and has a university degree in design. He’s passionate about creating good and beautiful products. He also loves gadgets and electric vehicles. Pretty soon, Hugo hopes to commute to work via an electric unicycle. Hugo is based on Portugal and enjoys travel. Last year, he took a three-week road trip through Italy. He loves the beach in the summer, and, in the winter, loves to snowboard. In the coming years, Hugo hopes to explore southeast Asia.

Nuno Duarte

Web and Product Developer

Nuno’s web development career started in 2011, and he joined the ShermansTravel team in 2015. His preferred method of transportation is by motorcycle, but for long distances, he likes to travel by plane. In his spare time, Nuno enjoys playing board games with friends and family.

Marketing Team

Katy Borisova

Senior Marketing Analyst

Katy is a Senior Marketing Analyst and has been with ShermansTravel since 2012. Her favorite destination to visit is the Pacific Northwest. Katy has spent time living in New York, Colorado, Washington, and North Carolina. Her bucket-list travel destinations include Hawaii and Japan.

Gregory Kehres

Integrated Marketing Manager

Greg has lived in NYC for over 16 years and is proud to call himself a "New Yorker." Throughout his professional career, Greg feels fortunate to work with companies that he's loved, and is excited that his newest venture involves all things travel.

Ismael Araujo

Assistant Marketing Manager

A Brazilian native, Ismael speaks four languages and is a frequent globetrotter. So far, he's visited 20 countries (his favorite was Greece). Next up on his bucket list? A trip to Southeast Asia.

Accounting Team

Aleksandr Froymchuk

Staff Accountant

Aleksandr joined ShermansTravel Media as a staff accountant. He comes to us from Louise Blouin Media, an art magazine and book publishing company. In his free time, he likes to explore different destinations with his husband and son. He said that the most unreal experience for him was to see an alligator in the St. Lucie River at the ClubMed resort just this past year.