My only goals with Savvy Navigator are to have me and my team a) simplify our clients’ lives, and b) make our clients’ lives more interesting and fabulous!
I am the Savvy Navigator. A twenty-five-year veteran of the travel industry, I began my career at the age of 8, memorizing seating configurations on the newly launched 747. I went on to book all of my family’s holidays, college friends’ years abroad, and more honeymoons than Club Med. Over a decade with American Airlines, I concentrated on perfecting the customer experience, creating innovative inflight cuisine, pioneering airport automation, ticketless travel, and setting up the oneworld marketing alliance. From 2010 until 2014, I was the founder and managing partner of AfricanSafaris.com, which I recently sold to my business partners (but still run the USA offices for them)! As I again reinvented myself in the travel space as The Savvy Navigator, luxury-travel enthusiast and go-to guy, I now help my clients plan amazing trips using our global network of Virtuoso™ preferred partners.
I’m a native Texan, and received my MBA from the JL Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. When not traveling the globe to uncover luxury travel experiences, I commute between Manhattan’s West Village in NYC and Hollywood, CA. And sometimes my spouse and extremely chill Golden Retriever, #CarlNYC, are in tow.