Our Inbound Destinations Ambassadors are the heart of our team; contributing to every aspect of our magazines as seasoned writers, photographers, videographers, and specialists in production…
Tom Madden, Miami • Senior Contributing Writer • Food, Wine & Travel Tom attributes his illustrious career to luck, hard work, and a non-stop focus on achieving his goals. From newspaper reporting to front page news – he has interviewed celebs from Mohammed Ali to President Nixon. Today he is CEO of an award-winning media relations company, an inveterate blogger, author of countless published articles and books, and creator of several TV series.
Richard Booth, Miami • Senior Contributing Writer • Food, Wine & Travel Richard is a native Floridian. He has spent decades working in the wine and spirits industry – 35 yrs at Southern Wine & Spirits of America where he was instrumental in building it into the largest alcohol and beverage distribution company. Today, he parlays that expansive knowledge as a consultant for new start up brands and concepts. Over the years, Richard owned multiple casual restaurants. He is passionate about travel and has traveled the globe.
Bernie Holmstock, Ft. Lauderdale • Contributing Writer • Sales and Marketing Bernie is a travel enthusiast, blogger, and web development entrepreneur. Currently inhabiting the trendy Las Olas area of Ft. Lauderdale, dining, enjoying wine, and shopping the boulevard as a means to a better understanding of the nuances of local culture. Bernie is a cigar aficionado.
Theresa St. John, New York • Contributing Writer Theresa is a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Saratoga Springs. She loves to travel and has been published in numerous on-line, in-print and in-flight magazines over three hundred and fifty times. She loves to write about architecture, history, beer, wine, haunted places, and people. She has two sons and is a proud Noni to six (yes six) grand-dogs!
Ross Browarnik • Contributing Writer Ross has operated his own boutique advertising and marketing firm servicing clients in N. America, Caribbean and Latin America (Le Meriden and Hyatt Hotels; Mazda; Royal Caribbean Cruise Line; Bahamas Tourist Board; Florida Department of Tourism and more). He’s an interim adjunct professor teaching ‘Advanced Advertising Writing and Design’ at UM Wolfson School of Communication. And, he is the recipient of numerous local, regional and national industry awards!
Chanelle Hayes, Nevada • Contributing Writer Chanelle is a Las Vegas-based writer with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Nevada. She has more than ten years experience covering nightlife, entertainment, dining and shopping. Her work has been published widely in print publications such as Exhibit City News, Las Vegas Business Press, Las Vegas Magazine and Locale Magazine. A true Las Vegas insider!
Irene Moore, Miami • Contributing Writer Irene Moore is a free-lance writer specializing in food, wine, and luxury travel. She holds an Advanced Sommelier/Mastery of Wines Certification. Over the years, she wrote a monthly style column, “The Personal Shopper,” for W magazine, tourism guides about Florida locales, and articles for 30+ glossy magazines (New York Observer, Trillionaire, Women’s Wear Daily, etc). She was Editor-in-Chief of Where Magazine and Where Guestbooks for 10 years. Irene is the President /Co-founder of Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s S. Florida chapter. She has lived in 5 different countries and through her writing, has evolved as an expert in culinary tourism and oenotourism. She currently designs private, immersive, food and wine experiences in the Mediterranean region for an exclusive clientele.
Janet Crouch, Kansas • Production Janet is a seasoned art director with over twenty years of design experience. She’s worked for six publishing companies designing layouts for local and national magazines. With a strong editorial esthetic, she understands the goals of a publication and always finds creative visual solutions to interest readers. Janet serves clients from coast to coast. See our beautiful magazine covers!
Charles Radlauer • Senior Editor Wine & Spirits Charles was a renown Plastic Surgeon in Miami for 25 years. After retiring, he earned a St. Thomas University law degree and taught at several universities. He’s an avid gastronome and wine connoisseur; an ardent wine collector (45 years); a wine and spirits educator; and has organized and judged National Young Sommelier Competitions for La Chaine des Rotisseurs, the prestigious International Food and Wine Society. As former Wine and Spirits Editor for Entertainment News and Views, his column ‘Splendor in the Glass’ earned a dedicated audience. His articles have appeared in Gastronome magazine and many South Florida magazines.
Joseph Nachio, Florida • Contributing Writer Joseph is a Panamanian American from South Florida. He is an MBA double graduate from the University of Notre Dame; with a specialization in finance, leadership, and management concentrations. Joseph has engaged in entrepreneurial and consulting endeavors within the culinary and hospitality industry for over a decade. With a passion for celebrating unique experiences and exploring different cultures, he enjoys documenting his travels as a writer and hobbyist photographer.
Felix David Tirado, South Carolina • Production Felix has been in the graphic arts industry for over twenty-five years. Over the years he has designed new catalogs, brochures, marketing tools, and website designs. He has collaborated with numerous major publications such as Ocean Drive Magazine, Expo Guia, Mementos USA and Cigar Aficionado Magazine. He collaborates with us on our Inbound Destinations website.
Ron Kalver, Florida • Production Ron’s prowess is in video production as a videographer, video operator and video editor. He has solid studio and field production experience in corporate, broadcast and news environments. His background includes working at several local stations and television networks including Ion Media Networks, PAX-TV, Discovery Latin America and the Pan American Sports Network.
Elliot Gourvitz, New Jersey • Contributing Writer Elliott is an attorney working in New York and New Jersey, specializing in International Law. His profession allows him to explore regional cultures and cuisine around the world. Although his appetite for food, wine, and travel started as a hobby years ago, it never abated. He believes that food and wine are inspirational in bringing people together. He is always searching new experiences.
Steve Bacardi, Florida • Sales & Marketing Director Steve is a native Floridian. He was the original Editor/Publisher of Travel Host Magazine Miami and author of leading Real Estate books. He’s currently the managing member/broker of Premier Realty Homes and Seahorse Communities of Southwest Florida. Steve lived in Europe for many years and brings us intimate knowledge of international travel and dining.
Joe Johnson, Florida • Production Joe has voiced local and national radio and TV commercials, narration, and on-hold messaging for over thirty-five years. He hosts a nationally syndicated Beatles radio program “Beatle Brunch”. Nearly all his voice work is recorded in his home’s full-production studio. His voice tracks can be found on everything from audiobooks to film trailers. Joe is ‘The Voice” of our destination videos!
Dario Monte, Florida • Video Journalist Dario’s love of the outdoors, motorcycling, fishing, and boating led him to exploring the United States and Canada over the years. Aboard his luxury motor coach, his “on the road” experiences have given him the opportunity to meet folks from every walk of life and share his passion about the responsible use of our natural resources. He will offer his insights as to why we should love and appreciate the great outdoors.
Michelle Van Slyke, New York • Contributing Writer Michelle has a passion for all things travel. She spent over ten years working as a freelancer. With the intention of writing exclusively on travel, she became certified in Internet and Social Media Marketing. Over the years, her experience in managing a timeshare resort honed her insights into the ins and outs of the hospitality industry. Today, she feels that she’s a lifelong learner; taking courses in her field and traveling with her husband and 2 teenage sons.
Inquiries to join our team: Editor.InboundMagazine@gmail.com