Kylie Chenn - Director of Operations / Independent Travel agent Kylie has spent the last three years living abroad, leading tours across the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management where she studied Business Strategy and International Development.  Further, she attended the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to study Social Innovation and Business Strategy and has spent the past three summers living in Portugal, India, and Malawi.  Her international experiences and love for cooking led her to found acanela expeditions,  providing individuals the opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on cultural experiences around the world.  kylie is a licensed seller of travel and registered travel agent with cruises and tours unlimited.  Follow Kylie's Adventures here:  www.wokingtheworld.com

Kylie Chenn - Director of Operations Independent Travel agent

Kylie has spent the last three years living abroad, leading tours across the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management where she studied Business Strategy and International Development.  Further, she attended the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to study Social Innovation and Business Strategy and has spent the past three summers living in Portugal, India, and Malawi.  Her international experiences and love for cooking led her to found acanela expeditions,  providing individuals the opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on cultural experiences around the world.  kylie is a licensed seller of travel and registered travel agent with cruises and tours unlimited. 

Follow Kylie's Adventures here:  www.wokingtheworld.com

Elizabeth J -  Director of marketing Liz has been traveling since she was a little girl.  Coming from a 1st generation Chinese family - they have instilled a love of traveling, food and hospitality into Liz. She's been to every continent in the world except for Africa and Antarctica (But those are on her "upcoming trips" list!) Liz graduated from Brigham Young University's Advertising Program and found her passion in account management and client success with a mix of traveling through BYU's study abroad programs.  She worked at numerous advertising agencies on the east and west coast and is finally settling her roots down in Los Angeles with her husband. 

Elizabeth J -  Director of marketing

Liz has been traveling since she was a little girl.  Coming from a 1st generation Chinese family - they have instilled a love of traveling, food and hospitality into Liz. She's been to every continent in the world except for Africa and Antarctica (But those are on her "upcoming trips" list!) Liz graduated from Brigham Young University's Advertising Program and found her passion in account management and client success with a mix of traveling through BYU's study abroad programs.  She worked at numerous advertising agencies on the east and west coast and is finally settling her roots down in Los Angeles with her husband. 

Hannah H - Content creation / marketing intern Hannah is an undergraduate University of Southern California, where she studies political science and comparative literature. She picked up a love of exploring at a young age, and always enjoys seeking out unique cultural and educational experiences abroad. She has spent time in Europe and Africa, and hopes to continue filling up her passport in the years to come. After joining an Acanela expedition to Finland and Estonia in January 2016, Hannah is thrilled to now be working with the Acanela team and learning more about innovation within the travel industry!

Hannah H - Content creation / marketing intern

Hannah is an undergraduate University of Southern California, where she studies political science and comparative literature. She picked up a love of exploring at a young age, and always enjoys seeking out unique cultural and educational experiences abroad. She has spent time in Europe and Africa, and hopes to continue filling up her passport in the years to come. After joining an Acanela expedition to Finland and Estonia in January 2016, Hannah is thrilled to now be working with the Acanela team and learning more about innovation within the travel industry!


Tate Drucker - Photography  Director Tate has been an avid traveler since she first studied abroad at 15 years old and began selling photos to keep herself sustained and constantly moving on the road. Since then, her photos have been featured in 20+ various publications and online networks, including Thought Catalog and National Geographic. She is also active with writing; and is the author of a novel and in the process of finishing her second book.   Her path has taken her to 65+ countries around the globe, on an unwavering pursuit of stories, backcountry guiding and adventure, and a constantly changing horizon. She currently lives in San Francisco in the field of environmental and conflict photojournalism, with the ultimate goal to produce something significant with her camera in hand.

Tate Drucker - Photography  Director

Tate has been an avid traveler since she first studied abroad at 15 years old and began selling photos to keep herself sustained and constantly moving on the road. Since then, her photos have been featured in 20+ various publications and online networks, including Thought Catalog and National Geographic. She is also active with writing; and is the author of a novel and in the process of finishing her second book.  

Her path has taken her to 65+ countries around the globe, on an unwavering pursuit of stories, backcountry guiding and adventure, and a constantly changing horizon. She currently lives in San Francisco in the field of environmental and conflict photojournalism, with the ultimate goal to produce something significant with her camera in hand.

Haley Littleton - Travel Writing Director Mixed in with this obsession to explore has always been a deep love and reverence for words, people, and stories, which led Haley to study English Literature and Creative Writing. After undergraduate, Haley spent time living in Amsterdam before entering graduate school at the University of Denver and receiving her Master's in English. Haley has been published in various journalistic and creative writing publications but, most recently, writes for Alpine Modern Magazine.  Haley has spent the last six years writing, editing, and working as an editorial assistant on publications ranging from the outdoors to politics and literature. Haley's interests hover around environmental impact, outdoor adventure, non-fiction narratives, and ethical traveling. Whatever interesting and strange foods she gets to eat along the way the better. With an interest in environmentalism, climbing, backcountry skiing, and craft beer, Haley plans to always keep Colorado as a home base. 

Haley Littleton - Travel Writing Director

Mixed in with this obsession to explore has always been a deep love and reverence for words, people, and stories, which led Haley to study English Literature and Creative Writing. After undergraduate, Haley spent time living in Amsterdam before entering graduate school at the University of Denver and receiving her Master's in English. Haley has been published in various journalistic and creative writing publications but, most recently, writes for Alpine Modern Magazine. 

Haley has spent the last six years writing, editing, and working as an editorial assistant on publications ranging from the outdoors to politics and literature. Haley's interests hover around environmental impact, outdoor adventure, non-fiction narratives, and ethical traveling. Whatever interesting and strange foods she gets to eat along the way the better. With an interest in environmentalism, climbing, backcountry skiing, and craft beer, Haley plans to always keep Colorado as a home base. 

Conor MacNeill - Photography Director Conor is a fine-art, travel and destination photographer. His photography takes him all around the globe where he is renowned for his landscapes, cityscapes, and astrophotography. From Northern Ireland, Conor has been interested in photography for over two decades and has built up an impressive portfolio of images from around the world.   His passion for travel has led him to over 50 countries so far, with this list ever-increasing. He not only visits the main destinations and puts his unique photographic twist on things, but manages to capture the essence of a country by visiting the paths less-travelled. He also has a passion for iPhone photography and has amassed a large audience on his Instagram.  He speaks at numerous conferences, runs international workshops, and works with big clients such as National Geographic, BCC, and The Guardian.

Conor MacNeill - Photography Director

Conor is a fine-art, travel and destination photographer. His photography takes him all around the globe where he is renowned for his landscapes, cityscapes, and astrophotography. From Northern Ireland, Conor has been interested in photography for over two decades and has built up an impressive portfolio of images from around the world.  

His passion for travel has led him to over 50 countries so far, with this list ever-increasing. He not only visits the main destinations and puts his unique photographic twist on things, but manages to capture the essence of a country by visiting the paths less-travelled. He also has a passion for iPhone photography and has amassed a large audience on his Instagram.  He speaks at numerous conferences, runs international workshops, and works with big clients such as National Geographic, BCC, and The Guardian.


Bheem Singv - Acanela India Director

Chris Mweetwa - Acanela Southern Africa Director

Abdul Hemedi - Acanela Eastern Africa Director

Chetana Loy - Acanela Southeast Asia Director

Predrag Turnic - Acanela Eastern Europe Director