Meet the LANDED Family.


Photo of LANDED co-founder Erynn Montgomery on her classic BMW motorcycle with her four daughters split between the sidecar and bike

Erynn Montgomery

Co-Founder

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

Co-Founder

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.

Lindsay Schou, Director of Operations at LANDED, posing with her daughter in a raft surrounded by tall green trees on a calm river, wearing a green hat with sunglasses, daughter wearing pink floppy hat with red life jacket

Lindsay Schou

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.

Daniela Morales, Operations Specialist at LANDED, standing in front of a snowy cliff in a purple polo

Daniela Morales

Operations Specialist

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.

 

Jesica Cardone, Operations Specialist at LANDED

Jesica Cardone

Operations Specialist

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. 

Estefanía De Diego

Operations Specialist

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 Peña

Operations Specialist

Sofía was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From a very early age she spent her holidays in Patagonia. She later moved to Chilean Patagonia for a few years, and now returns during high season. She loves finding new places, and discovering new things in the places she knows well. She studies Visual Arts in Buenos Aires, and adds creativity to everything she does. In her free time you will probably find her painting, doing yoga, or eating dulce de leche.

 

Mailen Batula

Operations Specialist

Mailen grew up in Buenos Aires and graduated in Tourism & Hospitality. Her passion for travel design began at home when she would plan her family holidays every year. She worked at the Park Hyatt Hotel for three years and realized that helping people during their vacations felt truly rewarding. Now, as an Operations Specialist at LANDED, she continues to make every effort to create unique experiences while designing trips. When not working, you can find Mailen riding her bike around the city and searching for new restaurants and delicious food. When on holidays she loves to visit places where she can snorkel and swim in the sea.

 

Rachael Johnson, Experience Specialist at LANDED, snorkeling in the Galapagos in a purple wetsuit, black goggles and black snorkel

Rachael Johnson

Experience Specialist

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. The craziest thing Rachael has ever done is swim in the Galapagos Islands with dolphins and sharks.

Emmy Gardiner

Content Creator

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 Seymour, Director of Marketing at LANDED Travel, preparing to zipline in the Texas hill country wearing an orange helmet, blue shorts and a gray shirt, backed by a large tree overgrown in vines

Michael Seymour

Marketing Specialist

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.