Christian Carella: Founder
Christian is an avid traveler having visited close to 50 countries. He previously worked in the travel industry for Thomas Cook Airlines along with a variety of online travel startup companies, building up a wealth of knowledge over the years within this sector.
A native to Australia he lived in London for 14 years before moving back to Sydney. Christian is passionate about all things trekking and has been on many treks across the globe.
Christian founded Trekking Spot with a strong vision of combining his passion for travel mixed with providing effective and improved business standards within the online adventure holiday industry.
James Owen: SEO Manager
James has been involved in SEO projects since 2007. He has led many SEO projects for well known brands in the Travel sector such as Marriott, Intercontinental Hotels and Hotels.com. He was previously the SEO manager for Hotels.com. James recently joined the team at Trekking Spot.
Currently lives in London, United Kingdom which is where he grew up. Loves anything to do with technology and is also a fond traveler.
James helps us with our internal SEO audits, development, strategy creation and implementation including all aspects of technical SEO and link building.
Sam Spray: Tour Sales Manager
Sam previously worked for the internet giant Yahoo and managed a team of three sales managers & two support staff across a variety of media brand partners. His team delivered the best company wide sales results & YOY growth (+24%) during his time in this position.
Grew up in the UK before moving to Australia, he is a total fanatic about hiking and has just completed some of the worlds greatest adventures including Everest Base Camp and Machu Picchu treks.
He joined the team at Trekking Spot and heads up the sales department directly working with our customers from all over the world, he loves helping people decide on the best companies to book with and has a wealth of information on the many treks we offer across the globe. Sam is our customers best friend!
Yuni Sastro: Partnerships Manager
Yuni has been involved in a number of business projects over the years, most notably for the education industry in Indonesia and has personally kick started and been instrumental in a number of ecommerce concepts. Previously worked as a tour manager in the island of Bali, Indonesia.
She was originally born and raised in Bandung on the Javan island of Indonesia before moving and living in Amsterdam, Netherlands for five years. She currently lives in Sydney and is studying a business degree at the University of Sydney. She can hands down beat anyone in a chilli eating contest. You have been warned..
She joined our team at Trekking Spot and looks after the relationships and partnerships between us and the many hiking tour operators across the globe that have partnered up with us. Her key skills lie within communication and her ability to work alongside these companies, process information and their requirements and effectively bring that across to our platform.
Daniel Lowe: Sales Consultant
Dan has a strong passion for travelling and New Zealand is his country of choice for the coming months. Having developed a number of skills whilst working in Hospitality earlier in his career, Dan now enjoys working in Sales & Customer Service environment allowing him to lead an outgoing and active lifestyle.
Born and bred in Ipswich, UK, Dan has visited a number of countries including Canada, America, Australia and Fiji. Besides travelling, Dan likes to keep fit and from a young age football has been his passion.. He sticks by his local team Ipswich Town through thick and thin and also plays competitively back home!
Dan joined the team at Trekking Spot with the ambition of helping us to grow our business while also having a keen desire to meet new people and begin trekking across the world. He loves helping our customers decide on the best trekking holiday to suit their needs.