Triporati's team is dedicated to finding creative ways to help you find the best vacation destination.

  • Jim Hornthal
    Jim Hornthal — Chairman and CEO

    Jim was the founder and chairman of Preview Travel, and served as the founding vice chairman of from 2000-2002, when Sabre acquired the publicly-traded shares of Travelocity. With over 20 years of marketing and strategy experience in the travel industry, Jim has been instrumental in launching Triporati, and building their world-class management team.

  • Sharlene Wang
    Sharlene Wang — Chief Product Officer

    Sharlene was the vice president of product management with Preview Travel. At Preview Travel, she was responsible for the management and development of all Preview Travel's products. Sharlene has worked with Triporati since its inception, defining and building the product.

  • Patrick Middleton
    Pat Middleton — Chief Technology Officer

    Patrick has over two decades of experience in software development, systems integration, and technology management. Most recently, he was VP of Infrastructure and VP of Engineering at mFoundry - a provider of mobile application development solutions. Pat began his online travel experience at Preview Travel where he served as Chief Architect and Chief Technology Officer. Pat has played an integral part in the launch of Triporati, Inc.

  • Patrick McKeever
    Patrick McKeever — VP of Engineering

    Patrick has over 12 years experience in computer systems analysis, configuration and management. He served as Director of Systems Architecture at Preview Travel and Travelocity, where he was responsible for the performance and scaling of vacations, cruise, destination guides and ad serving systems. Prior to his time at Preview Travel, Patrick managed the operations of global credit risk analysis systems at Bank of America. Patrick most recently worked as Infrastructure Manager at mFoundry.

  • Larry Habegger
    Larry Habegger — Editor-in-Chief

    Larry is cofounder and remains executive editor of Travelers' Tales, where he has edited or coedited dozens of books since 1993. As a freelance writer for three decades and syndicated columnist since 1985, his work has appeared in many major newspapers and magazines. He joined Triporati early and recruited and manages our extensive team of expert writers and bloggers.

  • Darya Mead
    Darya Mead — Managing Producer

    Triporati's managing producer and blogger, Darya wrote and produced travel content for network and cable television for more than 10 years at Preview Media, Preview Travel, and CNX Media in San Francisco. She has written and produced for Tech TV and other broadcast, cable, online and retail outlets. Photo and video shoots have taken her around the world. Fluent in French, Darya has lived and worked in both England and France.