Meet Our Team

Our team of luxury travel specialists that have more than 30+ years of knowledge within South America’s travel industry. Our local insight of South America’s most inspiring places is unrivaled. From luxury cruises to the Galapagos Islands to intrepid Amazon adventures, we specialize in crafting one-off trips designed especially for you. Eager to get planning your South American adventure? Meet our team of of travel experts that will make that happen! Contact us and get the ball rolling…

Mery Calderón
Founder and President

Mery fell in love with tourism as a young girl, working in her parents’ souvenir shop in Cusco…

Cinthia Puente de la Vega
Operations Director

Cinthia works behind-the-scenes with our expert Travel Designers and operations team to ensure that each and…

Alex Baca
Customer Service Manager

Alex is the smiling face waiting to greet you at the Cusco airport, and is the reassuring voice that calls…

Andrew Figari
Marketing Manager

Andrew works in promoting Kuoda’s mission: Providing unforgettable private journeys to Peru and South America…

Jesús Ramos
Travel Designer

Jesus brings over a decade of experience to designing and customizing luxury itineraries. He is also an expert in planning…

Urpi Herrera
Travel Designer

Urpi will work closely with you, paying attention to every detail of your journey, to create your ideal travel itinerary…

Thomas Adams
Travel Designer

Tom works closely with you to design the perfect itinerary to Peru, and makes sure all details are in place for your arrival…

Céline de Visser
Travel Designer

Céline will help you create your ideal and unforgettable holiday: from honeymoons, to journeying with …

Molly Krifka
Travel Designer

Molly works with you one-on-one to insure that your trip to Peru, Ecuador, or Bolivia meets your every expectation…

Tom Carroll
Travel Designer

Tom first fell in love with Peru in 2008 after visiting Cusco and then spending the following year travelling around the country…

Mariela Hurtado

As Kuoda’s main accountant, Mariela makes sure all of our operations are financially secure, to ensure that…

Cleydy Calderón
Logistics and Experience Coordinator

Cleydy is in charge of making the Kuoda office work like clockwork, by ensuring that the team has everything they need…

Nadia Vizcarra
Chief Financial Officer

Nadia makes sure that Kuoda works financially, and she loves that she gets to do this for a company…

Verónica Oliart
Reservations Supervisor

Verónica ensures that all the hotels in our Kuoda itineraries are reserved, reconfirmed, and then reconfirmed again…

Lisbeth Contreras
Reservations Coordinator

As the Reservations Coordinator, Lisbeth works directly with all of our Kuoda providers to ensure flawless fluidity…

David Ortega
Logistics Manager

David is in charge of making sure your itinerary is logistically seamless, and that all of your trains, flights…

Jason Ayerbe
Customer Service Coordinator

Jason is another smiling face waiting to greet you at the Cusco airport. Jason makes sure things run smoothly…

Maria Elena Motohasi
Accounting Assistant

Born and raised in Cusco, Maria Elena’s family heritage traces back all the way to the islands of Japan…