As we enter our 10th year, Brand g has a lot to celebrate. We’ve grown from a two-man company offering one vacation to a five-person staff hosting 12 different trips around the world each year.
But we couldn’t do it without the hard work and talents of these fairly awesome individuals. They’re not in it for the money – well ok, maybe a little money (a girl’s gotta eat) – they’re in it because they love travel, they love people, and one or two of them love wearing drag in foreign countries. (Don’t ask.)
Jeff Gundvaldson & Brian Van Wey
The former President (Jeff) and Director of Marketing (Brian) of RSVP Vacations, they’re the co-owner’s of Brand g. But these aren’t guys who lie around on chaises being fed grapes. (Not that they’re opposed to that.) They design vacations, negotiate deals, and spend ungodly numbers of hours every week making sure that Brand g is a well-oiled machine.
On any given Brand g vacation, you’ll likely have either Jeff (and his equally handsome husband, Troy) or uber-social Brian onboard, making sure our vendors go above and beyond and that you’re having a great time. I don’t personally know how they maintain such energy and good humor, but I suspect crack is involved.
Johnathon hails from the U.K. and lives in Bonnie, Scotland. Johnathon has a wealth of management and customer service experience, and has even served royalty whilst working with British Airways, so he knows how to treat a Queen!
Many of you know him as the hilarious, warm and fun host on Brand g trips around the world. However, when not hosting, he is busy planning future trips and working hard to enhance the Brand g experience.
Nick also hails from RSVP, and brings a fabulous level of organization – not to mention charm and cuteness (#metoo) – to the company. Nick is in charge of reservations, and he makes sure you get the cabin you ordered, that your trip fees are exactly as quoted, and that every other detail of your vacation is handled with care and love. Nick is a find.
And yes, he’s as annoyingly upbeat as his photo suggests.
I (the author of this post) came to Brand g in an unusual way: I won the annual free cruise giveaway in 2016. I loved the experience so much, I went to work for the company! As a former Fox Television marketing executive, I handle all the advertising, social media, newsletters, and blog posts and articles. Like this one.
I’m also an author. My first memoir, Where’s My Wand? was developed as a sitcom for ABC, and my second, Excuse Me While I Slip Into Someone More Comfortable, just came out a few months ago.
When I’m onboard, I also enjoy making sure guests have a great time. Even if I have to dress in drag to do it. (Seriously, don’t ask.)