TravelStore's Executive Team

Brian Crawford

President & Chief Executive Officer

Brian started his career in travel in 1989 as a corporate travel agent focused on entertainment and production travel. After joining TravelStore in 1992, Brian co-managed our Downtown Los Angeles branch and later took charge of our IT operations. With an interest in interior design, Brian has also handled the remodel, relocation and redesign of several of our offices. Brian is a member of GBTA and the Online Travel Technology Committee.

In his free time Brian can often be found doing various outdoor activities from hiking the hills above Los Angeles to dining al fresco at the beach.

Trudy Flores

Chief Operating Officer

Trudy’s first travel job was with a ski-tour operator, which then led to leisure and corporate travel. She loves every facet of the travel business and loves to travel herself.

Prior to Patterson Travel being acquired by TravelStore in 2004, Trudy served on the Signature Marketing Committee (2002-2004). Trudy served on the Executive Board of Runnin’ for Rhett, and since 2001, has been a member of the Event Committee for SACTO, which is now known as The Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council.

Trudy’s all-time favorite destination is Kenya. The smell, sound and taste of the food on a safari are hard to put in words. Being on a safari is a serene and spiritual experience.

Trudy lives in Sacramento with her spouse, as do her two sons and their families.

Doris Reiss

Sr. Vice President, Leisure Operations

Doris started her career in travel as a tour escort on the East Coast, which launched a life-long love of travel. In her 20s, Doris served as a Russian Interpreter in the US Navy during which time she lived overseas in Turkey and Spain. She completed a BA in Russian Area Studies and Business Management at the University of Maryland, and an Executive MBA at the University of Connecticut.

Doris has held various positions throughout the US with both Corporate & Leisure Travel Companies as Manager of Call Center Operations, Quality Control Manager, Director of Key Accounts, VP of Organizational Development, VP of Implementations and VP of Account Management.

Doris is also a certified ESL/TEFL instructor as well as a RYT500 hour Yoga Instructor, She has taught Business, English and Philosophy courses for local community colleges. Professional Awards include: 40 under 40 winner – Hartford, CT Business Journal, Remarkable Women in Business Nominee – Hartford, CT Business Journal, Graduate of Business Professional Mentorship Program – Orange County Business Journal.

Jim Wright

Sr. Vice President, Corporate Sales

Jim started his professional career in commercial banking while in college at USC, followed by a position with the Trust and Investment Management Divisions of First Interstate Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Over 30 years ago Jim was offered an opportunity to head up the corporate and entertainment sales division of Hoffman Travel, now BCD Travel. After 10 years of successful sales with over $100 million in new business, Jim was recruited by TravelStore.

Jim lives in Moorpark with his two young daughters. In addition to work and family life, Jim is passionate about triathlons and marathons and has completed over 15 marathons and over 100 triathlons, including 5 full Ironman triathlons.

Lynette Dominguez

Vice President, Marketing

Lynette began her career in the travel industry with TravelStore in 1994.  She is an alumni of Occidental College in California where she majored in Philosophy and English Literature.

Lynette has held a number of different positions within TravelStore.  She began in the administration department, then after nearly 20 years as a travel advisor and general manager for TravelStore’s Beverly Hills location, she moved into the marketing department where she now leads our marketing team.

Lynette lives just outside Boulder, Colorado with her partner, their two teenage sons, two dogs and a cat. In her free time, in addition to traveling the world, you will find her hiking, camping or fishing with her family in the Rocky Mountains or operating as a communications officer and sniper in military simulation airsoft events around the country.

Jeane Burgos

Vice President, Finance

Born in Brazil, Jeane came to the US in 1994 as a partner of a family restaurant business. In 1996 she has shifted careers working in various areas of the Travel Business, as an accounting clerk, controller and as a travel agent. In 2003, she has joined TravelStore where she is currently managing and overseeing all its financial operations.

Jeane holds a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in physical education. On her free time, she can be found on the beach, swimming, playing beach tennis, outrigger canoe, experiencing new restaurants and caring for Luke, her adorable Goldendoodle dog.

Wido Schaefer

Chairman & Founder

Before starting TravelStore in 1975, Dusseldorf-native Wido Schaefer began his travel career working for German airline Lufthansa. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 1972, Wido became a teacher at West Los Angeles College and handled the air and charter business at World Express Travel. He has been awarded the Leader in Luxury Travel Award by Travel Agent magazine, the Diamond Award from SoCal ASTA and was honored to receive the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Wido has served as a member of the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Advisory Board, Travel+Leisure Advisory Board, Ritz-Carlton Hotels Advisory Board, Starwood Luxury Hotels Advisory Board and Shangri La Hotels Advisory Board, among others.

Wido lives in Aspen, Colorado with his spouse and their extended families.