Meet the Team
We are a team of passionate creatives who value the journey more than the destination. We believe that trip planning should begin with WHAT TO DO rather than WHERE TO GO. We want to focus on the journey that precedes the destination, the experience we have during our travels, rather than focusing on where we are going. Every Avenue Travel is a travel resource focused on those experiences, activities and memories. We strive to inspire mindful travel and invite you to join us in creating this space by contributing your own stories.
Elena OllickOwner & Managing Editor
Raised in Russia, residing in Florida, Elena spends her time traveling with her daughter, capturing beautiful moments with her camera, playing beach volleyball and learning as much as she can. Favorite activity: adventure Favorite destination: Montenegro Connect with her on her blogs, Every Avenue Life and Our Little Voyages
KristinEditor in Chief
Kristin is a Montessori Mama who spends her days working as a lawyer with at-risk youth and her nights chasing her 4 boys on their latest adventure. She spends a significant amount of time in the kitchen creating healthy, organic, and delicious meals for her family, reading books with her boys, and at the soccer fields. Aspiring to make a difference in lives of others one child at a time, Kristin is passionate about social justice, early literacy, and early childhood education. While she loves scarves and boots, Kristin lives at the world's most famous beach with her husband, kids, extended family, and enough pets to make up a zoo.
Ashley lives in North Carolina with her husband, two kids and Kitty Paw. She’s a work-from-home mom with a natural light photography business and a passion for sharing everything she knows. Since leaving the corporate world, she now spends her time trying to get through elementary school with her daughter, chasing her firefighter loving little boy, writing and finding ways to enjoy life. Visit her website
JoeMarketing Manager & Editor
Joe grew up in Minnesota, so he enjoys any kind of outdoor adventures, but also knows his way around a video game console. He grew up playing many sports as well as fishing with his family. He usually can be found traveling around the world somewhere, writing, taking photos, shooting videos, working out and exploring. He’s been traveling around the world since he was 3 months old and hasn’t stopped since. He also loves to cook and very much loves to eat. He enjoys being quizzed on movie trivia and cannot help but quotes TV/movies in his daily life.
JessicaNewsletter Editor & Writer
Jessica ia a proud working mama to a charismatic little boy. She has a curious heart and is in perpetual pursuit of her next adventure. She loves reading, writing, yoga, functional fitness, surprise dance parties, and worships coffee like a deity. She runs her own photography business, JM Soul Creative. She also runs a CrossFit Kids program at her local gym. Though she lives with Crohns disease and Ulcerative Colitis it has taught her the ultimate life lesson-gratitude. She tries everyday to live by the quote, "When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind”.
LaurenGiveaway Manager, editor in chief for Daily Mom Military & Writer
Lauren is a full-time mom of three girls and a military spouse. She loves to write, run, yoga-it-out, and keep fit. She runs her own business for busy entrepreneurs to help them manage their business and create their brand at Lauren Lomsdale Creative Studios. She also is one half of the YouTube channel, The Dependas, where the craziness of military life is discussed in a funny way.
AnnieSEO manager & Writer
Annie is a travel loving Colorado Native and dog mom to a adorable corgi. She loves crafting, cooking and all things musical theatre. She is a blogger atRocky Mountain Bliss where she shares tips and tricks for living a more blissfullife. In addition, Annie provides SEO Consulting and Training for creative business owners through her digital marketing agency Mae Digital.
AmberSenior Experience Designer & Researcher
Amber lives in Ohio with her husband, two creative, enthusiastic little girls and a precious little boy. She has recently left the corporate world to spend more time with her children. A job that ends up to be much more challenging and fulfilling. She is passionate about her faith, family, art, design, travel, breastfeeding, fitness and sharing with others all the tips and tricks she has learned along the way.
AshleySocial Media Manager & Writer
Ashley lives in North Carolina with her husband, 6 year old little girl, and 2.5 year old son. She has dreamed of being a SAHM since she was a little girl and now enjoys living out this dream by making everyday adventures with her two tiny sidekicks. She loves yoga, fitness, dark chocolate, and wine. She’s an organizer of playdates, school happenings, and girl’s night outs. She’s an encourager of making messes, finding passions, and dreaming the impossible.
SashaOnboarding Specialist & Editor
Sasha, mother of one, never has a dull moment with her wild child and prefers it that way! Previously a law enforcement officer, she is now the spokesperson for a fire department. Sasha lives in Daytona Beach, Florida and enjoys running, shopping, and pool parties.
AndiRecruiter & Writer
She's a country girl at heart with her hubby and ten kids in central Virginia. She raises a small homestead of chickens & ducks with her family while working from home as a Relationship Expert & Mentor for business-savvy mamas - http://www.IAmCoachAndi.com. Her love for writing and photography are expressed here, as a Daily Mom.
Alicia WellsInstagram Manager