Meet the Team

    TARA D’AGOSTINO

    OWNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

    SALVATORE D’AGOSTINO

    BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    JAMIE JACKSON

    SALES MANAGER – SOUTH

    OLIVIA LINK

    SALES MANAGER- MIDWEST

    PAT HOLTER

    SALES CONSULTANT- EAST COAST

    JOE MARRA

    INDUSTRY RELATIONS MANAGER

    TIZIANA CAVEZZA

    TECHNICAL, CREATIVE & MARKETING COORDINATOR

TARA D’AGOSTINO

OWNER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Tara, Owner and Managing Director of WanderLuxe Destinations, began her professional career in luxury travel after deciding to transition from the non-profit world where Tara worked for the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, liaising between Seton Hall University and the State of NJ. While travel has always been Tara’s passion, she came to a crossroads where she decided to transition her passion into a career and became a Luxury Travel Advisor with Travelong of Summit in Summit, NJ. As she quickly adapted to the business and her client base grew, Tara was offered a Sales Manager position with Wegner Associates, and began juggling both sides of the trade until fully immersing herself into representation; something she quickly fell in love with! Wendy Wegner and Tara began discussing the succession and future of Wegner Associates, and in March of 2019, Tara acquired ownership, rebranded the company and launched WanderLuxe Destinations on July 1st of 2019.

Travel has been such an integral part of Tara’s life from a young age. Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, her father was a mechanical engineer that traveled the world. She would flip through his photo albums as a child and be in awe of his photos of the Sphinx in Egypt, the Great Wall in China and the Taj Mahal in India. She can remember vowing to herself as young as the age of 5 that travel would be a very important part of her life.

Tara attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and graduated with dual degrees in Political Science and International Studies and minored in both East Asian Studies and Mandarin. Immediately after graduation in 2002, she traveled to China for 6 weeks to begin work on her Masters, exploring Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Dongguan and Hong Kong. Tara always had an appreciation for culture, ethnicity and diversity, however, this trip just solidified that drive within her to make her life one of travel and wanderlust.

Tara resides with her husband, Sal, her children, Salvatore and Ava, and her adorable Himalayan princesses, Lulu Belle and Nala Blu, in Florham Park, NJ. As a family, they travel at least twice yearly to exotic destinations, and Tara and Sal believe that giving their children the privilege of travel will impact both their hearts and minds, shaping them profoundly into the people they will be moving forward. Tara also considers her WanderLuxe family as an extension to her immediate family, as the time spent traveling together, working together, communicating nearly daily and the friendships made are immensely important in her life. As Tara is often quoted, “WanderLuxe is my third baby…and I nurture it the same way as I have my own children”.

In addition to travel, Tara enjoys cooking, gastronomy, wine, cocktails, fashion, interior design and the arts. You can see Tara opening her life and business through her own social media and WanderLuxe’s social media, as living “out loud” is a way we can all connect in the luxury travel industry!

SALVATORE D’AGOSTINO

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Salvatore D’Agostino is thrilled to begin his journey in the luxury travel industry by recently joining WanderLuxe Destinations, a luxury hotel representation company. A New York native, Salvatore has enjoyed a lifelong passion for travel and cuisine, and has wondered in the moments when those two worlds have been able to collide.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing and a minor in creative writing from the prestigious Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He continued his eduction by earning a Masters Degree in Communication from The Ohio State University.

Salvatore spends most of his free time while not traveling or working by being engrossed in a good book, or by trying to perfect his golf swing.

JAMIE JACKSON

SALES MANAGER – SOUTH

Jamie was born and raised in Bucks County, PA (a suburb of Philadelphia), but knew she would end up in the South. She earned her BA from Elon University in North Carolina where she spent a winter term in Greece and semester abroad in London. Jamie and her husband spent 6 years in Palm Beach County, FL before settling in Charleston, SC where they reside with their two boys.

Jamie has a passion for enhancing relationships between advisors, suppliers, and consortia to strategically improve and grow the business for all parties through education and resource development. She believes that travel enables collaboration, innovation, education, and celebration.

OLIVIA LINK

SALES MANAGER- MIDWEST

Olivia joins the WanderLuxe Destinations team with over 8 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry.

As the child of avid travelers, Olivia’s passion for travel was ignited early on. Her parents didn’t let having three children dampen their adventurous spirits; instead, they brought Olivia and her brothers along on their crazy adventures! Ever since, her love affair with exploring the world has grown and deepened.

Olivia graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in International Studies, immediately relocating to Nashville to manage a luxury home-exchange company. Her work there inspired her to pursue a career as a travel advisor, assisting clients in-depth with every component of a trip.

She now lives with her husband Steve, and Fletcher (a 105lb “lapdog” of a Rottweiler) in Milwaukee, WI. When not travelling, Olivia enjoys baking (and eating), photography, reading, hiking, and doing DIY projects around the house.

PAT HOLTER

SALES CONSULTANT- EAST COAST

Pat has built an extensive career in travel with more than 35 years at Leading Hotels of the World where she worked as Senior Sales Manager in the Eastern Region. A proven sales professional with a strong background in the global luxury hotel market, Pat has specialized in account management and sales promotion. Through the years, she has established numerous valuable relationships within the travel trade community and five-star international hotels.

When not working, Pat loves to travel, go hiking with her two rescue beagles, cook for friends and family and explore the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York.

JOE MARRA

INDUSTRY RELATIONS MANAGER

As Industry Relations Manager, Joe keeps the day-to-day operations running ever so smoothly with quick wit and charm. Drawing upon over twenty years in the luxury travel industry with Leading Hotels of the World and the Venice Simplon Orient-Express. As our in-house miracle worker, Joe and his well-established relationships with key industry contacts, helps coordinate the very best travel agency scheduling, and client events.

Joe enjoys spending time at the theater, traveling along the New England coast, taking pleasure in cooking family recipes while entertaining. If it’s summer, you are sure to find him at a New York Yankees game or at one of our local beaches.

TIZIANA CAVEZZA

TECHNICAL, CREATIVE & MARKETING COORDINATOR

As Technical, Creative & Marketing Coordinator, Tiziana has worked in luxury hotel representation industry for many years. For WanderLuxe Destinations, Tiziana manages digital content, creative design, social media and collective reporting. Working alongside our sales team, Tiziana develops and employs marketing strategies based on individual clients needs.

A native New Yorker, Tiziana now enjoys a country-side life with her family. The arts, photography and exploring the outdoors are among her favorite hobbies. As an avid reader, Tiziana has a deep appreciation for literature and is always looking to add to her home library.

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