These multi-media mavens continually develop new and creative ways to work across the changing media landscape, from digital broadcast to visual storytelling to written press.
Co-Founder, Visual Media Director
Meet Laura, the Indiana Jones of Adventure Travel Photography and the recent addition to the Discovery Channel UK’s “20 Richest People in the World List”, people who are rich in life experiences that is. It is no surprise that Laura turned her life of travel, adventure, and exploration into a profession.
A self-proclaimed jet-setter at heart, Laura has been a globe-trotter from an early age having grown up internationally with two parents that worked for the CIA. She graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in Photojournalism and Art Photography and in 2003 founded Beautiful Day Photography, based in Los Angeles and specializing in destination weddings and events. Her ability to channel her storytelling into a chic, vibrant perspective, has made her a veteran international photographer, shooting over the past 17 years on 6 of the 7 continents.
Laura has been published in over 25 publications worldwide and is presently the lead photographer for Novica/National Geographic, shooting all of their catalog work and training their in-house photographers around the world. Laura also teaches, mentors, and inspires other photographers through her travel workshops and seminars. Laura loves to blend her love of photography, social media, and writing as a regular Travel photojournalist for the Huffington Post, Venuelust, Laura Grier Travel, and now as the
co-founder of Jetset Collective Media.
Co-Founder, Marketing and Media Director
Meet JoAnn, Entrepreneur and Master wedding planner on the board of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). After receiving her degree in Public Relations, she joined a PR firm where she planned events for major corporations as well as private clients.
Over the years, JoAnn's international success has made her the guru of destination events and the co-author of The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings. Modern Bride magazine named her as one of their Trendsetters of the Year and she was also recently recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Wedding Planners in the world!
Social Media Director
Meet Nastasia, AKA Dame Traveler. A Labor & Delivery nurse turned travel blogger, she has leveraged her passion for travel and photography by founding Dame Traveler. Dame Traveler is a curated women’s travel blog and community where female travelers can inspire and connect with one another.
Her eye for stunning visuals has helped her build and curate her popular Instagram account, @dametraveler with over 280,000 followers. Nastasia manages a large network of other travel bloggers as well as creating content on her other travel Instagram account, @nastasiaspassport. Proudly joining forces with Jetset Collective Media, her travel community continues to grow. You also have seen Nastasia featured in Vogue, Forbes Travel, Elle, AFAR, Travel & Leisure and more.
Cinematography and Design Director
Meet Shannon, an Adventure Travel Cinematographer and Owner of Hoo Films Wedding Cinematography. Filmmaking has led her to traveling the globe specializing in Weddings, Drone Cinematography, and Resort Promo Videos. Shannon’s work is fueled by a passion for storytelling, infusing creativity in each curated piece. In Southern California, the Hoo Films team has become one of the most desired filmmakers and have been published in US Weekly, Huffington Post, Destination I Do, The Knot, and many more. Shannon also serves as a speaker and mentor to many in her industry. Beyond weddings, Shannon’s travel work has brought her to 5 continents, shooting for numerous hotels and tourism companies. Besides these incredible travel experiences around the world, she’s had the honor of working for some amazing clients, including Reese Witherspoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers, USA Olympians, John Wooden, and many more. Shannon is also a triathlete known to swim with Jaguars and jump in the Amazon River, so there’s no adventure too wild! Shannon and her team of cinematographers and pilots are ready to capture your story, whether its a destination wedding, business promo, commercial, or uniquely curated vision, every film is freshly woven with your individual story.
Editorial Content Director
Bella has worked as a brand, marketing, and innovation consultant for 12 years across the globe. She has a BA with a Masters in Media & Communications, English & Asian Studies from the University of Sydney. She has partnered with some of the world’s largest companies; helping to reinvent their brands, shape their innovation pipelines and shake up their company’s culture. She is an expert in challenger strategy and upstream thinking. She has a penchant for travel and brings a global perspective to her thinking, having worked and lived in Sydney, London, New York and most recently, LA.
Bella is also highly active in the entrepreneurial scene and is the founder & CEO of the quirky company Never Liked It Anyway. Passionate about startup business, she helps early stage companies sharpen their vision, articulate their business plan and attract investment. She also writes for The Huffington Post, Forbes Inc, and other outlets about entrepreneurship, innovation and ideation. Bella has her first book hitting shelves in March 2017, and an accompanying product in June.
A true connector, Bella loves to bring people together and draw out their ideas and insight. She’s at her best with a big fat challenge and a room full of strangers!