About us

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We are a team of experienced travel entrepreneurs with offices in Boulder, San Francisco, and Amsterdam. In the past, we've built some of the world's most successful travel apps with hundreds of millions of downloads, including TripAdvisor, EveryTrail, and TrekkingPartners.

We're excited to now build kimkim, a better way to plan and book travel through the help of a local expert.

For many of us, travel planning has become a painful experience; we spend countless hours researching online and are left with too many choices.

Instead imagine talking with a local travel expert—someone who knows the destination well and can offer curated travel advice, recommending great experiences based on your personal interests.

We believe this is the future of travel: bringing the local expert back into the trip planning process, equipped with the tools to put together a truly amazing trip that you can review and book in one place.

We're excited to be part of your travel experience, whether it's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a short vacation with your family.

Feel free to reach out to us with your feedback, ideas, and travel aspirations!

Meet our team

Joost Schreve

Co-founder, CEO

Yenyi Fu

COO & Head of Product

Chris McCarty

Head of Engineering

Eric Chamberlain

Head of Destination Development

Kate Canney

Content Lead

Chelsey Wallace

Destination Development Manager

Julia Zarski

Destination Development Manager

Lena Sluga

Destination Development Manager

Brittany McNamara

Destination Development & Operations Manager

Patricia Hernandez

Partner Support Specialist

Vinila Chereddy

Product Manager

Calvin Wang

Software Engineer

Brian To

Software Engineer

Yulia Kulyk

Destination Development Manager

Tara Kallembach

Customer Support Team Lead

Samantha Lodge

Destination Development Manager

Yuri Ihnatov

Destination Development and Operations Specialist

Amanda Wu

Design Lead

Mariana Sarciotto

Destination Development Manager

Ioannis Antoniadis

Destination and Operations Specialist

Jessica Jennings

Travel Coordinator

Asad Akbar

Software Engineer

Olivia Lavin

Customer Support Specialist

Daniel Larrea

Onboarding and Training Lead