Our Board of Directors are advocates for and close advisors of CREST. They are leading practitioners in responsible travel with a strong commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet, and prosperity. They specialize in nonprofit management, fundraising, hotel operations, strategic planning, tour operator management, and other skill sets. Our Board aims to be diverse in backgrounds, skill sets, and subject matter expertise. 

Michael Robbins, Chair | Founding Partner, The Tourism Company
Andrea Pinabell, Executive Committee At-large | President, Southface

Jessica Blotter, Director | Co-Founder & CEO, Kind Traveler
Alice Marshall, Director | Founder & Owner, Alice Marshall Public Relations
Ella Messerli, Vice Chair | Director, All Baja Solutions
Richard Bangs, Director | Founder, Mountain Travel-Sobek
K. Denaye Hinds, Director | Managing Director, JustaTADD, LLC
Gregory Miller, Ex-Officio Member | Executive Director, Center for Responsible Travel (CREST)
Eric Bergstrom, Treasurer | President, Bergstrom Capital Advisors, Inc.
Melissa Biggs Bradley, Director | Founder & CEO, Indagare
Andrea Holbrook, Director | President, Holbrook Travel

Honorary Advisory Board

The CREST Honorary Advisory Board is comprised of distinguished leaders and influencers in the field of responsible tourism. The knowledge, insights, and opinions of these individuals provide valuable aid in advancing our mission and activities. The Honorary Advisory Board complements the Board of Directors.

Elizabeth Becker | Author and former New York Times correspondent
Ewald Biemans | Owner and CEO, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba
Chris Blackwell | Founder, Island Outpost Hotels and Island Records, Jamaica
Dorinda Elliott | Editorial and Communications Director, Paulson Institute and former Condé Nast Traveler editor
Susie Ellis | Chairman and CEO, Global Wellness Institute
Jake Kheel | Vice President, Grupo Puntacana Foundation
Dennis Pinto | Managing Director, Micato Safaris
Sonu Shivdasani | Chairman and CEO, Soneva Group; Founder, Six Senses
Jonathan B. Tourtellot | Founder & Director, Destination Stewardship Center
Kathy Van Ness | General Manager/COO, Golden Door Resort