Meet The LANDED Family
Born an adventure seeker, Erynn has explored many parts of the world out of desire to understand and connect with people of all cultures. Before she and John started LANDED in 2006, Erynn was the CEO and President of an international humanitarian organization focusing on South America where she quickly grew to love the people and the landscape. Erynn has a passion for writing and shares some of their family’s adventures at Tropic of Candycorn. She can often be found leading gelato missions on her 1974 BMW R75/6 with a sidecar full of four happy daughters.
John Montgomery was born traveling; he’s the son of two U.S. Air Force officers, and his childhood spanned the USA and Far East. When he and Erynn married, they began dog-earing their passports together. Even after the arrival of their fourth daughter, the journeys continue. When he needs a break from the feminine energy of the family home, John escapes lobo solo to locations remote, undiscovered, and extreme. Prior to founding LANDED, he survived 16 years financing hotels and other commercial real estate. These days, he smiles a lot.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Lindsay was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Having traveled extensively in Latin America, her position as LANDED’s Director of Operations is a perfect fit. During her college years, Lindsay studied in both Nepal and Thailand, two destinations that will always be dear to her heart. Lover of camping, rafting, dark chocolate, and popcorn, Lindsay is happiest under a clear night sky.
DIRECTOR OF TRAVEL DESIGN
Jesica was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lived for 31 years before moving to Lima, Peru. She worked in the hotel industry for 10 years before becoming a Concierge at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires—a position that helped her discover her passion for travel design. Jesica strives to make each trip an amazing life experience. When she’s not working, you can find her exploring the city, enjoying a round of mate with friends or reading in the park.
Daniela grew up in Quito, Ecuador. She studied Tourism Administration at SEK International University, and has been working in the tourism industry for the last seven years. While she has traveled extensively throughout South America, Middle East and Europe, the Galapagos is her biggest passion. She loves traveling and exploring new destinations with her growing family. In her role as an Operations Specialist at LANDED, she enjoys creating memorable trips for people from all walks of life.
Estefanía de Diego
Estefanía was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she still lives today with her husband of 14 years, their lovely 3-year-old daughter Sofia and another beautiful baby girl on the way. Since her first encounter with tourists, Estefanía realized her passion for helping people. Discovering an equal love for travel during time spent in Europe, she decided to pursue a career in the travel industry. After completing her studies in Hotel Management, Estefanía worked at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires for 8 years, helping guests make the most of their stays. Now working for LANDED as an Operations Specialist, Estefanía takes great pride in helping others discover the wonders of Latin America.
Sofía was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From a very early age she spent her holidays in Patagonia where she lived a few years later and still comes back every year. She loves getting to know new places and finding new things in places she has been before. She studies Visual Arts in Buenos Aires and adds her creativity to everything she does. She now puts this into practice as an Operation Specialist at LANDED, making tailormade trips in Latin America. In her free time you will probably find her painting, doing yoga or eating dulce de leche.
Mailen grew up in Buenos Aires and graduated in Tourism & Hospitality. She started to develop her passion for travel design by planning her family holidays every year. After completing her studies, Mailen worked for 3 years at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, where she enjoyed helping guests create memorable stays. Now as an Operations Specialist at LANDED she continues to make every effort to craft unique travel experiences. When she’s not working, you can usually find her exploring the city with her bicycle & searching for new restaurants to eat delicious food.
Rachael works at LANDED as an Experience Specialist. She’s a white chocolate chip eating, hiking enthusiast from Salt Lake City, Utah. Rachael enjoys yoga, outdoor adventure, camping in the mountains and living life to the fullest. Rachael loves swimming with sharks and dolphins in the Galapagos Islands. In 2019, she spent her honeymoon in Costa Rica.
Emmy holds a BA in English from Brigham Young University and works at LANDED as a content creator, developing web pages and writing blog posts. A native of Salt Lake City (and part of Snowbird royalty), she spends winter weekends skiing and summer weekends exploring Southern Utah. When not outdoors, Emmy enjoys singing in her apartment and is proud to admit that she still watches every season of American Idol.
Michael was born in Virginia but got to Texas as fast as he could. He works at LANDED as a Marketing Specialist, and loves helping people discover the amazing things LANDED can do for them. Michael holds a BBA in Marketing and Management from Texas Tech University and MMC in Global Strategic Communication from The University of Florida. In his free time, Michael enjoys exploring the world—discovering nature, trying new foods, and spending time with his lovely girlfriend Nikki and their dog Ralph.
At LANDED, each travel request is personal. After all, you’re trusting us with your most precious currency—free time with the people you care about. By getting to know you, we’ll create the most memorable, most exceptional trip of your life.