In a letter sent to Luxurious Travel Advisor, Backroads founder and president Tom Hale has declared that KC Hoppe has left the company after virtually 20 years. In her absence, Alicia Kjeldgaard will be managing the company’s journey company method and small business development from its Berkeley, CA business office.

“KC has impacted the life of numerous of us here in the Berkeley workplace and around the planet, and her name is woven into the cloth of the travel marketplace much over and above Backroads,” said Hale in the letter. “It’s challenging to visualize how we could have made it by the travails of the past 12 months with out KC’s tireless attempts, and her positivity and warmth will really be skipped. KC has designs to travel and shell out additional time with her partner, Ted. We’re thrilled for what the long run has to supply, and we definitely hope our paths will cross all over again.”

Hoppe started out with the organization in 2013 as the director of travel market relations, right before moving to roles as the visitor products and services manager and then as assistant director of revenue.

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Supporting Kjeldgaard will be Hannah Lawnik on the West Coast and Leigh Sassone on the East Coastline, with each other covering all of the U.S. and Canada. You can achieve out to the staff at [email protected] Kjeldgaard joined Backroads in 2018 as director of small business growth, corporate and group incentive vacation.

Hale also declared that his daughter, Avery Hale, is joining the family small business as its new director of gross sales.

“We are thrilled to be back again in our offices—and back again in Europe!—and 2022 is shaping up to be an incredible 12 months for energetic travel about the planet,” Hale concluded. “The potential appears to be brilliant listed here at Backroads, and we thank you for your ongoing help on the street forward.”

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