TravelStorysGPS, LLC, is a Wyoming-based, woman-owned SAAS company that develops highly accessible, trusted technology for presenting place-based, authentic content to orient, inform, and inspire people in real time as they travel.
The company’s patented, award-winning mobile platform, TravelStorys™, enables location-based organizations to create high-quality, mini-podcast-like audio content about local places and travel routes. The audio launches automatically – hands-free – as travelers approach sites of interest, without the need for cell service or Wi-Fi. Accompanied by an exhibit hall of images, videos, and weblinks, these engaging audio tours are presented collectively on the user-friendly TravelStorys app.
They can also be enjoyed remotely for trip-planning.
With over 65 clients (ranging from businesses and tourism agencies to cultural, recreational, and educational organizations), TravelStorysGPS is continually adding to its tour library. To date, it has produced 4,000 mini-podcasts in more than 200 audio tours in 36 states and 3 countries.
Story has used her expertise starting and growing innovative nonprofit organizations to develop her mission-driven SAAS company, TravelStorysGPS. She founded the company with the goal of producing quality geolocational mobile content to enrich travelers’ experiences and deepen their connections to place. Drawing on her strong network of travel, community, and domestic and international nonprofit organizations, plus ten years of mobile app experience, Story has piloted the company to the forefront of a growing industry focused on developing innovative mobile technology to create quality storytelling experiences for travelers. She leads a skilled, experienced, and passionate team serving businesses, communities, and nonprofits nationwide.
Before joining TravelStorysGPS, Catherine was the commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. Prior to that, she had a distinguished career in the insurance and financial services industry, including various leadership positions at Aetna and ING. In 2008, Catherine was named CEO of ING U.S. Retirement Services, one of the largest defined contribution plan managers in the United States, with more than $280 billion in assets under management and administration. She is the chair of the board of Outward Bound USA and a member of Hampshire College’s board of trustees.
Christie loves a good story and believes that they are found everywhere if you keep your eyes and ears open. Her background includes work in community radio, independent film and print journalism. The common thread is her passion for the art and technique of crafting a compelling narrative, no matter the medium. At TravelStorysGPS, she’s excited to tell stories through a multi-media approach, blending cutting-edge technology and the age-old tradition of oral storytelling.
David has been a software engineer and mathematician since 2008. He graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science. David has brought more than 20 products to market, from mobile apps to Xbox One games, and contributed to many open source projects including Unreal Engine 4. In 2016, David joined the TravelStorys team.
Matt is a software engineer from Aurora, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Innovation in Game Design and Development, with a minor in Computer Science. Matt has been a member of the TravelStorys team since 2017.
Liz is a writer, researcher and editor for TravelStorys, and a journalist who started her career as a member of The Discovery Channel’s Original Production Unit, researching and editing scripts for and coordinating production of a wide range of documentaries. Since then, more than 500 of her articles have been printed in national publications. Liz currently serves as a contributing editor for Practical Horseman magazine, copy editor for Circ Inc., research assistant for Conservation Consulting.
After teaching mathematics for 15 years at high school and college levels, Amy and her family moved to the Wyoming area for a new adventure. The mother of two young boys, Amy sees the use of technology to tell stories and make connections to history and nature as an exciting opportunity and a natural fit. Amy enjoys supporting the TravelStorys team and providing excellent customer service for our clients.
Abby partners with clients to help them grow their business, brand and mission. After spending eight years in the B2B and B2C sectors working with businesses internationally, she joined TravelStorysGPS. With a passion for enriching people's experiences and storytelling, she's excited to use technology to deepen their connection to the world. When Abby is not working, you can find her hiking and exploring new places!
Catherine is the bookkeeper for TravelStorys. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Catherine moved to Jackson, Wyoming 10 years ago to pursue her love for the outdoors and give guided horseback tours in Grand Teton National Park. It is here that Catherine learned the importance of a good story and how it can connect people to the area around them. While she intended to only spend a summer in Wyoming she quickly fell in love with the area and decided to stay. Catherine has a strong background in bookkeeping & office management. She spends most of her free time reading, hiking & hanging out with her dog, Red, and cat, Leopold Bloom. She is very excited to be part of the TravelStorys team!
Leveraging expertise in sales, marketing, and business development to help transform and energize teams. Jim is a player/coach that has worked in diverse industries throughout his career including manufacturing, finance, hospitality, and distribution. Builder and leader of world class, high energy, high performing sales and marketing teams. Jim's mission is always to lead by example and contribute to organizations where people want to work and not have to work. Jim lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife Diana, 3 dogs, two children and spends his free time, hiking, biking, and hanging out on the lake, as well as tending to his bees.