• Stacy Fiorentinos CEO

    Stacy Fiorentinos, President of Classic Escapes, honed her skills at providing the best in nature and cultural travel around the world as Wildlife Program Director for a highly-respected tour operator in New York City from 1987 to 2002 and founded Classic Escapes in 2003. Born in Greece, Stacy has lived in New York City for over 40 years. Working with many of the major Zoos, Audubon Societies, Alumni Associations and special interest groups, Stacy has brought the culture and wilds of the world within reach in comfort and style for travelers from all over America and Canada.  She has traveled extensively throughout East and Southern Africa (with over 50 visits), the Americas, the South Pacific, and Asia. In keeping with Stacy’s mission to provide exciting, educational, and fun-filled experiences that nurture and directly support the diverse wildlife and cultures around the world, she has established the Classic Escapes Conservation Fund to ensure that a percentage of all profits go to support conservation and wildlife researchers performing their critical work in the field. Stacy is proud to bring together the finest staff of experts to the Classic Escapes team and together they personify the highest level of service, experience and knowledge in the industry.

  • Diana Fiorentinos VP

    Diana is the Vice President of Classic Escapes and oversees FIT travel, financials, and lends her expertise in other areas as needed. 

  • Kathy Pluas Operations Manager

    Kathy coordinates land and air arrangements for alumni groups. Point of contact between client and land operators.

  • Jamie McCullagh Inside Sales Team

    Jamie assists both Julie and outside sales, working on proposals, creating itineraries and developing new trips.

  • Nichole Silva Director of Sales West

    Nichole manages client relationships throughout the western United States. She works with clients to tailor travel experiences that connect their constituents to their organization.

  • Caressa Crawford Executive Assistant

    Caressa schedules meetings with operators, keeps track of company calendars, and handles all office details.

  • Diane Barney Director of Online Sales

    Diane currently heads the online department. She also works with clients on customized itineraries and flights, and assists marketing and sales.

  • Taisha Tropnasse Air Operations Manager

    Taisha works with airlines, group desks and consolidators to create and maintain flight itineraries for nearly all Classic Escapes trips.

  • Shannon Bennett Marketing Manager

    Shannon is the Marketing Manager, in charge of all digital operations including the website, social media and e-mail.

  • Julie Vriniotis Director of Inside Sales/Office

    Support outside sales initiatives by preparing costings and itineraries for proposals. Works with clients to revise and recost proposals if needed.

  • Lori Charles Operations Manager

    Lori coordinates land and air arrangements for affinity groups. Point of contact between client and land operators.

  • Donna Barfield Director of Sales East

    Donna manages client relationships throughout the eastern United States. She works with clients to tailor travel experiences that connect their constituents to their organization.

  • Katya Rashkova Bookkeeper

    Katya receives reservations and payments, creates invoices, controls all financials for traveling groups, and keeps track of all costs related to the company. 

  • Elaine Wong Production Manager

    Elaine handles the creation of marketing materials and coordinates with outside vendors for all finalized print items.

  • Jeff Boulware Operations Support

    Processes reservations, sends confirmation letters, pre-departure information and final documents. Distributes sales materials and all bound materials.