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.
Jeffrey is our go-to quality assurance guy. He handles testing all of our new features, squashing bugs, managing our customer support, and managing our website. His passions outside of work include game development, watching horror movies with his girlfriend and their two dogs, and cooking. He has been a member of the TravelStorys team since January, 2021.
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.
Todd comes from many years producing audio for public radio, podcasts and a tech-based start up. He loves the immersive opportunity TravelStorys provides for audio storytelling — the marriage of audio and technology to deepen our connection to the physical world around us.
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!
Jennifer, our Marketing Manager, has worked in marketing for over 15 years. Coming from a different industry, Jennifer realized very quickly that everyone has a story to tell no matter the industry. Working for TravelStorys fulfills some of Jennifer’s joy of traveling. The different stories in our tour library inspire her to want to visit all our tour destinations to experience their stories firsthand.
Jade is the Director of Sales, with experience managing global teams and multimillion-dollar project initiatives. Her background in sales strategy, sales training, and account management informs her mindful but competitive approach. Jade is fueled by her passion for understanding the nuances of storytelling, and the joy of connecting people to history and culture. She considers herself a "forever student," eager to both build on her academic foundations in sales, project management, and SCRUM methodology, and stays in tune with the latest sales strategies through continued coursework for her Master’s thesis in Business Administration. Jade serves on the board of several non-profit organizations and spends time giving back to her local community by aiding small business owners with consultations.
Beau Diaz is a Software Developer Intern from Colorado, currently enjoying his time as a new father and playing video and board games. A UCCS graduate, he brings a passion for software development, a strong problem-solving ability, and an eagerness to make a lasting impact in the tech industry.
Alexandra is our dedicated Account Manager with an extensive background in sales, boasting a decade of experience. Alexandra is excited to bring her expertise to the table, focusing on expanding the rich tapestry of stories available to enhance travelers' experiences in new destinations. As a passionate traveler, Alexandra intimately understands each journey's transformative magic. She recognizes the meaningful impact of knowing the histories and untold stories of new places. From navigating vibrant cityscapes to finding serenity in the heart of nature's embrace, Alexandra's firsthand experiences and profound appreciation for the world's diverse cultures and landscapes make her the ideal guide to uncover new and compelling stories.
Historic Hudson River Towns - TravelStorys Tours Launch