Mandala Adventure’s has assembled a superb team of individuals who work the desks at World Headquarters in Salt Lake City. Let us brag about our exceptional people.
After spending several years in the adventure travel space leading the sales efforts for an Asian Travel company, Taylor has set his sights on delivering a first class experience for those souls looking for adventure. Taylor brings with him to Mandala Adventures an extensive sales and management background covering both the adventure travel and high-tech marketplaces. Taylor drives the vision of Mandala Adventures.
The Utah native earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah in political science. He has lived on both coasts (San Francisco and Maryland) and on two continents, spending his youth in Europe while his father served in the U.S. Foreign Service. Currently living in Salt Lake City, Taylor continues to find adventure in the rugged country around the Wasatch Front.
A son of the Rocky Mountains, John is a fourth generation Montanan. His family still ranches on the family homestead in Montana’s Crazy Mountains, located in the Yellowstone River drainage. Occasionally, John finds himself there on horseback assisting with the annual roundup.
Expedition Services Manager
Angela has lived in and absorbed languages, cultures, sights and sounds throughout the world. She is fluent in Indonesian, Mandarin and Fukian.
Coming from a family of travelers and outdoorsmen, Jason was bound to make a living in the travel industry. He is a mountain guide by trade and has led groups on adventures to Mexico, South America, Europe, and the red rock deserts of Southern Utah. During his early years of seeking “wide open spaces”, Jason moved to Utah to finish his degree in Tourism and Recreation, and was first employed at Mandala Adventures as the office mail boy. Since then, Jason has been experiencing life and has come full circle to become apart of the Mandala Adventures family once again.
After receiving his M.B.A. from the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona where he also studied Japanese, he moved to San Francisco, working in the International Shipping arena and relishing the diverse cultural influences of the city by the bay. His interest in Asian culture drew him to Japan where he resided in Tokyo teaching Spanish and English. Ira has also studied French, Portuguese and German.
International Air Desk Manager
Cel (pronounced “seal” which is short of Cecelia) began her career in travel management 25 years ago, and has done everything from management to booking leisure, corporate and group travel. She telecommutes to Snow Lion from her home in Golden, Colorado where she lives with her husband and two teenage boys. Connected to Mandala Adventures via the magic of technology, she manages contract and published airfares to a variety of far-flung Asian gateways for Mandala Adventures travelers.