Chris & Angela
Founders & Owners
Chris & Angela moved abroad from the United States with their two children in 2001. Their time in the Mediterranean region surrounded by the beauty, history, and culture inspired them to start a travel company that helps others experience that too.
Though born and raised in Georgia, Turkey has become a second home. Above all, they are passionate about bringing freedom, confidence, and delight to their staff, suppliers, and customers.
MICE Sales Director
We call her our “Queen of Conferences.” With great attention to detail and professionalism she serves meeting and event planners from start to finish. She specializes in taking excellent and personal care of thousands of event guests every year! Her enthusiastic spirit and highly competent mind are treasured by both our clients and our team.
Having lived and studied abroad throughout her life, she brings a valuable international perspective to our office. She and her husband have two adorable kids that keep them on the move.
Tour Operations Director
Elif is the lead tour operations designer for Sojourn.
She has been working in the travel industry for over 20 years and has experience working with English, Dutch, and Turkish speaking companies.
With her strong support as their mom, her son is now studying in North America and her daughter is an accomplished gymnast.
Umay manages Sojourn's funds, accounting, and every other financial detail for you with great care and honesty.
She is a wonderful mother to her teenage son. Umay is a loving and caring person who helps remind all those in her life that people are more important than tasks. And her smile can be read through her emails.
Ümmühan is our deep Turkish culture expert. She makes sure all of our visitors are greeted and provided with tea and coffee. She also keeps our team well hydrated and healthily fed. She is the smiling face of hospitality in our office. She has three kids, one of whom is now a nurse. She has been part of training our interns in Turkish culture and connecting them with local life.
Tour Operations Assistant
Right hand to Elif in all matters with your reservations and communications, he works to be sure every detail is arranged perfectly for your tour.
He has super dad status in our eyes as he partners so gracefully with his hard working wife to raise their daughter.
We are deeply familiar with how labor intensive and complex planning conferences abroad can be for the organizing team. Let us alleviate your task list and provide you with the custom event experience you want, using the networks and connections we've been forming since 2000.