We’re a diverse bunch! We’ve come from many parts of the country and the globe; we speak many languages, and we’ve traveled the far corners of the planet, from Atacama to Zanzibar. Most of us work at our Mountain View, CA headquarters as well as the Zicasso Denver office. Meet the team members here!
Lucky me! My job allows me to explore my big passions: travel, food, photography, and wildlife. I love the adventure of discovery when I travel. For food, my favorite destinations are Italy and Malaysia, where I grew up. Most of all, I love African safaris--the wildlife and scenery create a photographer’s paradise!
Having traveled to over 60 countries, I treasure the moments that I am immersed in the wonder of nature, cute wildlife included. I love being able to form a genuine connection with local people and life, whether it be following a leopard and her cubs in Botswana to discovering a Tibetan monk’s life journey.
Originally from Southern California, I left home in 2004 to spend eight years in Asia and South America before relocating to the Bay Area. When I am not busy working or traveling the world, you can find me exploring the Marin Headlands, listening to 80s music or baking oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with my grandma.
I lived along the East Coast but recently spent three years in Madrid teaching English, eating endless amounts of tapas, and dancing away the weekends. Next came a new adventure in California, and along with traveling, I love to explore social media, find new local dessert hot spots and relax at the beach with a glass of sangria.
While born in Taiwan, I have spent most of my life in California. With 13 years in the hotel industry before joining Zicasso, I now enjoy spending time with my family and taking quick weekend trips to Disneyland. My ultimate goal is to visit all the Disney Parks around the world!
I’m lucky to have family all over the world! I grew up visiting relatives in various countries and along the way, I fell in love with traveling. One experience that had the most significant impact on my life was studying abroad in New Zealand. Every day was a new adventure. I earned my scuba certification, went bungee jumping, skydiving, and hiked across the islands.
I am an American born Chinese with love for travel, as long as it includes awesome food, particularly noodles. My favorite destinations so far have been Japan and Thailand, and when I am not traveling or dreaming of my next destination, you will find me looking for and trying out the next best restaurant.
Born and raised in Northern California. Growing up, my family always encouraged me to travel. Once I studied abroad in Bolzano, Italy and backpacked through Europe, I became addicted. I love to surf, spearfish, kayak and relax on the beach. My passion for the ocean and traveling eventually influenced me to spend eight months living and working in Australia.
I grew up In the Southeast and spent most of my time climbing in the mountains of North Carolina. I've traveled all over the U.S. for climbing, had plenty of adventures, and made many awesome friends along the way. Now I have my roots in Denver colorado where I can get into the mountains almost every weekend.
I am Minnesota born and raised, but currently loving my life in the mountains of California. My dogs are my cooking assistants in everyday life, but as an animal lover and foodie, I try to explore the cuisine and the wildlife of the countries I visit. Next up is South Africa!
From getting to know Hawaii like the back of my hand to spending several weeks in London, I first fell in love with travel as a child during my family’s yearly road trips to Mexico. I’m a Northern California native, and I like to bake, hike and eat burpees for breakfast.
My interest in travel began as a child when I traveled with my family throughout California, and eventually a good portion of the USA. My current travel goal is to go to Australia and Japan. As they were recommended to me by my father who was stationed there while in the Navy
I am a Palo Alto-native who recently returned to the Bay with my husband, after a few years in NY. My passion for both travel and photography emerged while studying abroad with Semester at Sea, and have since visited nearly 50 countries. I formerly worked as a photo editor at Surface, Travel + Leisure, and AFAR. I'm best known for my string-cheese-obsessed dog, Tucker.
I took a year abroad to Florence, Italy when I was in college without ever having been out of the country before. I craved adventure, excitement, people, and above all else, food. I found it all, and have been to 45 countries since. As someone with an overactive sense of fantasy, I always love when the world surpasses my imagination.
Travel and languages fascinated me while growing up in Savannah, GA. My career has allowed me to live in Paris, London, Prague and Zurich, learning French and Czech along the way. I love sharing travel with clients because it broadens us in pivotal and exciting ways! I have a dream job in Silicon Valley, working with an innovative team in travel. And in an office full of dog-lovers--well, that’s just “gilding the lilly”!
A California native, I grew up traveling thanks to my father's career in the airline industry. One of my earliest childhood memories is our family trip to Panama, so it is now important to me to travel with my husband and two boys. I have been to 20 countries so far, and our list is always growing.
Born in Portland, raised in Baltimore, I always felt like a natural West Coast gal and moved to San Jose in early 2000. My lifelong passions include singing, cooking and making art. But I am never happier than when I’m hanging out with the coolest kid on the planet, my trusty sidekick, Twyla.
I am a native of Santa Cruz, California and enjoy sea glass hunting, beach days, hiking, and reading a good book. My husband and I have three Disney-loving children who keep me busy. We have a lot of fun traveling together, and are always looking forward to our next adventure.
I am a recent graduate from Harvard University with a degree in Neurobiology. My favorite travel destinations include Brazil during the 2014 World Cup and Spain for its mouthwatering tapas and delicious wine. On the weekends, you can find me looking for corgi puppies, playing pickup soccer, or trying out a new recipe with a Korean twist.
Hailing from the Bay Area, I enjoy being curled up with a fantasy book or fixed in a high-intensity board game. While I am infatuated with fictional universes, I am equally as passionate about exploring this one. My next travel destination is yet to be determined because the possibilities are indeed endless.
I am a Brazilian who loves travel, photography, and design. Having been to nearly 30 countries so far, I am always actively looking for my next travel destination. I love how travel inspires me and stimulates my creative side, and my favorite destination so far has been South Africa for its immersive wilderness experiences.
The web is a passion of mine as it gives people all over the world the power to communicate instantly with each other. Nowadays, discovering new places to explore is getting easier and easier. As for my next destination? I think the coast of the Mediterranean is calling my name.
I am Bay Area native who loves all things Disney! My lifelong dream is to visit all Disney parks, and so far, I have visited seven of the twelve around the world. One of my most memorable travel destinations is Tokyo, Japan as I am fascinated by their diverse culture and food.
Coming from my dearest Poland, I now enjoy living in sunny California. My love for travel started in primary school with a trip to the beautiful region of Catalunya in Spain. Since then, I’ve explored many European countries and developed an appetite for more distant destinations such as Cambodia or Thailand. These days you can find me hiking through the U.S. most stunning national parks!
I'm Colorado born and raised with a passion for fly fishing, meat, and travel. Having previously worked in a meat processing plant and as a butcher, I am always looking to find the best cuts of meat to cook up. Next stop is New Zealand or the Seychelles for some of the top fly fishing in the world.
I was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Being an Air Force brat, we moved quite a bit domestically and it was always a good experience. I fell in love with travel when I was planning my honeymoon to Maui. I knew from that day that I wanted to help other couples, families plan wonderful and exciting trips all over the world! I enjoy spending time with my two amazing daughters and love cooking, baking, and chocolate.
My passion for travel came from growing up in the Bay Area. There’s a piece of just about every part of the world here and it made me want to see all the extraordinary places for myself. While I’ve only just begun my quest, I’m not sure anything can top the feeling of standing in the shadow of the enormous Torres del Paine, at the end of the world.
I have always loved staying home, but now live in London, so European travel has taken over. Alongside my husband and two sons, we have been to 11 countries in just the last year, and I love to experience Zicasso itineraries "come to life."
I grew up in Mexico in a close knit family of 5, and I had my first taste of international adventure when I moved to Argentina in 2009. What rocks my world? I love coffee, books, traveling, puppies, cats, and living the California life.
I grew up a tennis-playing Californian, attended UCLA and moved from LA to New York to Boston and back home again. On my first trip abroad, I remember dragging my luggage up the station stairs to see Paris beautifully lit before me. I still seek the awe of that moment in my travels alongside my husband and three children.
I’m a Georgia Peach with a penchant for food, travel, culture, and unicorns, and aim to find myself at the epicenter of experiences related to one or more. When I am not cooking up a storm, traveling, or out exploring, you can find me curled up on the couch devouring a good book or binge watching Netflix.
Growing up in California, my first travel was backcountry camping trips, swimming, and fly fishing. These adventures, combined with trips abroad to visit family, ignited a search for more authentic experiences in remote and foreign lands. After 12 years working in travel, I continue to revel in the thrill of arriving for the first time to an new place.
Whether it is witnessing the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti or enjoying the stillness of nature on an unbeaten path, travel has enabled me to connect with people from around the world to hear their stories and learn about their land. I am eager to share these unique experiences through the handcrafted itineraries at Zicasso.
Born and Raised in Arizona. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a part of the travel industry. Working in luxury hotels for 12 years allowed me the opportunity to travel, meet amazing people and have unique experiences. I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife and daughter, exploring the outdoors and looking for that next amazing destination to visit.
Born and raised in Hawaii, I found my passion for travel as part of the luxury hospitality industry. Having lived and worked in places like Istanbul, Texas, Puerto Rico, and California, the best part has been the friends that I have made along the way. You can find me golfing, surfing, or rock-climbing, and enjoying great food.