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The Myght Network Team

  • Javier Valdez

    Javier Valdez

    CEO

  • Vanessa Valenzuela

    Vanessa Valenzuela

    West Coast Lead

  • Lindsay Booth

    Lindsay Booth

    Director of Community Engagement

  • Jenny Tsong

    Jenny Tsong

    Director of Global Exploration

  • Rebecca Valdez

    Rebecca Valdez

    Ecosytem Manager

Javier Valdez

CEO

Javier Valdez is the Founder and CEO of Myght, travel consulting company and host agency focused on creating socially and environmentally responsible travel experiences and supporting new travel agency entrepreneurs with a focus on sustainability. Javier founded Myght on the belief that thoughtful partnerships between socially conscious organizations, professionals and travelers has the power to transform the tourism industry into a force for good. In addition to creating positive change in the tourism industry, Javier is passionate about giving back to his local community. Javier understands the life changing power of education and travel, therefore dedicates a portion of Myght’s time to support youth travel focused non-profit initiatives. Javier is also a supporter and board member of FLYTE, a youth travel nonprofit. Before founding Myght, Javier spent over six years working at a global hotel chain and gained experience in operations, revenue and sales and event management. He holds a bachelors in Tourism and Business Management from Arizona State. In his free time, Javier enjoys exploring new destinations with his wife. 

Location

New York City

Vanessa Valenzuela

West Coast Lead

Vanessa Valenzuela is the West Coast Lead for Myght, Inc. where she manages sales and business development. She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Law from WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and is pursuing her JD in 2020. Vanessa is passionate about spending time with her family and grilling authentic carne asada on the weekends! Fun fact about you: Vanessa is a full-time mom of a 4 year old little girl and currently expecting her second child, who will be here any day now – baby boy!

Location

Phoenix

Lindsay Booth

Director of Community Engagement

Lindsay is a tourism and hospitality professional who has held various positions in the travel industry, including sales and operations. She has lived all over the US and in three countries across Europe. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado and her Master’s Degree in Tourism Management from Colorado State University. Fun fact about you: Lindsay loves Fantasy sports. She is in several football and baseball leagues and even a RuPaul’s Drag Race Fantasy League. 

Location

New York City

Jenny Tsong

Director of Global Exploration

Jenny joins us from the sports industry, as she has worked at US Soccer, San Jose Earthquakes, and most recently, ESPN, overseeing the sponsorship sales business. She is an avid traveler and has visited 32 countries across all 6 habitable continents. In her spare time, Jenny contributes to her personal travel blog, breakingintobusch.com. Fun fact: Through her time at ESPN working on the College GameDay traveling roadshow, Jenny has visited over 22 college campuses. 

Location

New York City

Rebecca Valdez

Ecosytem Manager

Rebecca is the Ecosystem Manager at Myght, Inc. where she contributes her expertise in communications and project management to help keep the operation moving forward. She is passionate about health, wellness, and sustainable systems and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Nutrition Education at Columbia University. Rebecca earned her BS in Communications and Public Relations from Boston University. Fun fact: Rebecca is an avid home cook and kitchen experimenter. Follow along on Instagram at rhwang12!

Location

New York City

Our Mission

Is to create a network of committed travel visionaries giving way to socially responsible organizations, professionals, and travelers to positively impact lives and communities around the world.

Our Vision

A world where all travelers have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the communities they’re visiting.

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