The LANDED Team
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 John needs a break from the feminine energy of the family home, he escapes lobo solitario to locations remote, undiscovered, and extreme. Prior to co-founding LANDED, John financed hotels and other commercial real estate for more than 15 years. These days, he smiles a lot.
DIRECTOR OF TRAVEL DESIGN
Jesica was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lived for 31 years before moving to Lima, Peru with her soon-to-be husband and Hutch, their Golden Retriever. Ever since a child, Jesica was mesmerized by the hotels she stayed at with her family, which made her seek a professional career in the hotel industry. She worked at boutique and luxury hotels for ten years before becoming a Concierge at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires—a position that helped her discover her passion for travel design. Jesica is passionate about nature, wildlife, travel, and foreign cultures, and strives to make each trip an amazing life experience. When she’s not working, you can find her exploring the city, doing any kind of sport, or designing her next adventure.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
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. Ever since young Sofía’s dream was to travel the world, try every food, and get to know as many cultures as possible, and she’s done great progress since. She loves getting to know new places and finding new things in places she has been before. She studied Visual Arts in Buenos Aires and adds her creativity to everything she does. She now puts this into practice as LANDED’s Director of Operations, making tailormade trips in Latin America. In her free time, you will probably find her painting, embroidering, doing yoga, or eating dulce de leche.
Lisette was born in Cartagena, Colombia, but has been an avid traveler since 19. She has lived in different parts of the world—Buenos Aires, Glasgow, Paris, southern India, and Rio de Janeiro. Her passion for traveling led her to the tourism and hospitality industry, where she has been working for the past five years. Her favorite part of her career is being able to show the best of her country and culture to foreigners, and helping them to have meaningful experiences they’ll always remember. Lisette’s interests include learning languages, looking for that perfect angle with her camera (she’s passionate about minimalist architectural photography) or obsessively planning her next trip.
Daniela was born in Quito, Ecuador, and has traveled around Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. During her travels, she has learned to appreciate the vibrancy of other cultures, nature, and food. Daniela loves exploring Ecuador and the world with her son, Francisco, as well as taking care of her cows in the Cotopaxi area, dancing salsa, biking, and running. She studied Tourism Administration and has been working in the industry for more than ten years. Nowadays, as a Travel Designer at LANDED, Daniela is thrilled to customize once-in-a-lifetime adventures in her native country and the rest of Latin America.
Estefanía de Diego
Estefanía was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she still lives today with her husband of 15 years and their two young daughters Sofia and Bianca. Since her first encounter with tourists, Estefanía realized her passion for helping people. Discovering an equal love for travel during her 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 eight years, helping guests make the most of their stays. Now working for LANDED as a Travel Designer, Estefanía takes great pride in helping others discover the wonders of Latin America.
Ana María Baldioceda
Ana María was born in San José, Costa Rica, where she lives with her husband Mauricio and their two teenage kids. Ana completed her BA degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management in Houston before she returned to Costa Rica. For the past 15 years, Ana held positions in tourism and hospitality designing travel experiences in her natal country. Ana was part of Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality’s management team for eight years before joining LANDED, where she fully developed her passion for sustainable travel and authentic service. Ana enjoys combining her passion for creating experiences for others and exploring new adventures with her family.
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 three years at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, where she enjoyed helping guests create memorable stays. Now as a Experience Specialist at LANDED she continues to make every effort to craft unique travel experiences paying attention to every single detail. When she’s not working, you can usually find her exploring the city with her bicycle & searching for new restaurants to eat delicious food.
Rocío Ortíz de Elguea
Rocío was born in Bariloche, Argentina, where she currently lives. Before going back to her hometown, she lived in Buenos Aires where she studied Hotel and Business Management; as well as in Mendoza, at the foot of the Andes mountain range. She also lived three years in Costa Rica, because, who wouldn’t want to live on the beach at least once in their life? She had the opportunity to work with Hyatt Hotels everywhere she lived and spent seven years working in the hotel industry providing the best experience for traveling guests. Now in Bariloche, she uses her spare time for any outdoor activity available according to the season: hiking, kayaking, skiing, or her personal favorite: climbing.
Ines was born in Argentina, but her Spanish is more Castilian after living in Barcelona for six years. Ines graduated from Hotel Administration and worked at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires before she decided to take her passport around the world. She lived in Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Vietnam, and Spain before moving to Mexico City, where she currently lives with her husband and two adorable kids. With all her travels, she fell in love with learning from foreign cultures. Now, as an Operation Specialist at LANDED, she shares that love by creating unique travel experiences. Besides being an avid traveler, Ines treasures her time with her family.
Marina was born in Naples, Italy. She spent her childhood in Florida and moved to Buenos Aires, where her family is from, as a teen. Marina also lived a year in Panama, three years in Costa Rica, and spent most summers in Uruguay. Because of her constant moving, she learned to appreciate different cultures, languages, and lifestyles, which motivated her to follow a career in Tourism & Hospitality. She has worked in hospitality for over ten years, most of them at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires and the Andaz Costa Rica. Marina spends her weekends planning her next vacation, at the movies, playing board games with her family, or having a glass of wine with friends.
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.