As we reflect on 2019, one of our team's best discoveries was finding one of our newest team members!
Meet Isabelle Finly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Exclusive Product & Founder's Journeys
A little background:
I grew up in Clarksburg, West Virginia with my parents & my younger sister. I went to college at the University of Mississippi (hotty toddy!). When I graduated, I headed down under to live, work, & travel in Australia. Upon moving back to the U.S., I chose Charleston, South Carolina. I began working in events, which is what I had always enjoyed doing. I eventually found my way to Belmond, a luxury hotel/travel company. I worked for 3.5 years, between their worldwide hotels & their luxury trains & river cruises. Life took me to Guatemala in early 2019 for a Spanish immersion/volunteer program. When back in the U.S. over the summer, I ventured down to Sarasota to meet Malaka, Ryan, and the ATI team. A few months later - here I am!
What are your key accomplishments in your field/on the job?
You always feel so accomplished when you work, plan, and execute an experience for someone that they may not have been able to do otherwise. Especially, when they return with amazing memories and had a wonderful time.
Why did you choose to work in this industry?
Travel and experiencing new things brings me so much joy, so I hope to pass that along to our clients.
What’s your approach to customer service?
The client is always right! Even if they're not ;)
What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference?
I would like to think he would say that I go above and beyond to ensure everyone I know and love is happy and taken care of.
Describe yourself using only film titles.
Must Love Dogs, Eat Pray Love, The Bucket List, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
What’s the best piece of advice you've ever received?
Run your own race. Whether it’s with jobs, relationships, or life in general, just because someone else is following a particular path doesn’t mean you have to do - or even want to do - the same thing.
What’s the last song you listened to?
Soulfight - the Revivalists
Is there something that excites you so much it keeps you awake the night before?
Early morning flights to somewhere NEW!
Describe the most incredible view you’ve ever seen.
Seaplane flight over the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.... OR scenic helicopter over the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
What’s your pizza order?
This is very important. Of course, it would depend on what type we are having/from where we are ordering. Neapolitan-style would be a classic Margherita with fresh mozzarella, basil, & tomato sauce. If we are going to thin-crust, wood oven - white base, fresh arugula, prosciutto, Roma tomatoes, parmesan cheese. Everyday, NY or Jersey style, would be cheese, pepperoni, sausage, jalapeños, & feta.