The Manifest team collectively shares a passion for travel, different and diverse. We know that time away is important. We have committed ourselves to the creation of a company that provides a new, innovative way for our members to experience a variety of offerings where planning is no longer a concern. Our passion to deliver these experiences extends to the very fabric of why Manifest was created – with the promise that we deliver to our members new and exciting trips that change the way they can enjoy life.
Just as important as our passion for travel is our commitment to member satisfaction and exhilaration. Our mission at Manifest guides us to take on any challenge that stands between you and fulfilling adventures.
When selecting a name and creating a brand promise, we felt that "Manifest" embodies everything we want to be for our members -- your path to the vacations you’ve always wanted to spend with family and friends. "Manifest" in its noun form refers to those traveling on a particular flight, which is an homage to our chapter-based membership. In its verb form, "manifest" refers to the act of making something happen – we hope to help you manifest your dream travel lifestyle.
“Distinct,” “unmistakable,” “open,” “prominent” and “revealing” are just a few of the synonyms of the word Manifest, and they only begin to convey our commitment to transforming our members' lives through their important time away from home.
Jeff Potter, Founder and CEO
Born in France and living abroad for much of his upbringing set the stage for Jeff's passion for traveling and experiencing different cultures. His travels have since taken him to all corners of the world including the Galapagos Islands, the Dalmation Coast, and Vietnam just to name a few. During his travels, as he was exposed to new settings and adventures, it strengthened his belief that much was yet to be discovered within a matter of hours of where he lives. This progression of thought is the premise for the travel experiences offered by Manifest - you don't have to go far to go beyond.
During his extensive career in aviation and hospitality, which included CEO roles at Frontier Airlines, Exclusive Resorts, CMH Heli-Skiing, and Surf Air, he fortunately achieved some successes, but more importantly lessons learned - all of which have been incorporated into the foundation of Manifest to ensure that our member experience exceeds all expectations.
Kelly Tompkins, Chief Product Officer
Kelly has decades of experience and expertise in pioneering the development of leading travel technology companies. Prior to joining Manifest, Kelly founded AdventureLink, the first-ever SaaS platform for booking multi-day tours. Kelly also founded LeisureLink, which pioneered the ability to book vacation rentals through major GDS and online travel services. Kelly is an avid traveler and a former member of the Canadian National Cycling Team. He brings a passion and depth of knowledge to deliver a world-class technology platform for Manifest’s members.
Dan Cohn, VP of Corporate Strategy
Dan has always enjoyed travel and adventure, and the opportunity to combine his passion with his vocation led him to Manifest. He is excited to apply his 15 years of aviation industry involvement to ensure an incomparable luxury travel experience for Manifest’s guests.
Prior to Manifest, Dan worked as an aviation consultant partnering with airports, communities, and other stakeholders to help increase commercial air service across the US. Before consulting, he spent six years in finance and strategic roles with Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines. Dan lives in Golden, CO with his wife, Rachel, and their two young sons. Family time includes flyfishing, golfing, and spending time in the Colorado outdoors.
Margaret Harrell, Director of Business Operations
Margaret began her travels working in the airline industry at a young age in Colorado. Flying to Colorado Ski Resorts and small Midwestern towns made for great experiences and exploration. Later, she worked for the major airlines, servicing most of the US and broadening her travels from west to east coast. Taking full advantage of when travel was easy, fun and affordable for an airline employee and her family both domestically and internationally.
During Margaret’s airline years, she worked in various positions including reservations, aircraft scheduling, overseeing daily operations, dispatch and crew scheduling. Her expertise was focused on Revenue Management and Pricing.
Cam Thiel, Director of Member Services
Cameron has loved to travel for as long as he can remember. After spending over 2 years in Central America after college, he knew his path would include travel. Cameron has worked with United Airlines, Exclusive Resorts, Inspirato, and Rothschild Safaris. He comes to Manifest with a passion for travel, and a deep knowledge of the industry, with 20 years of experience.
Hannah Major, Director of Experience Development
Hannah’s love of travel and hospitality coordination began in Hawaii with the Four Seasons Hualalai after she graduated from the University of Denver with her bachelors in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management. After completing several department rotations in the company’s Manager-in-Training program she returned to her home state of Colorado to begin work for the luxury destination travel club, Exclusive Resorts. After nearly 6 years of curating & executing member trips and building meaningful relationships with vendors and members alike, Hannah joined Manifest. Hannah’s passion for travel supersedes her other interests, but in between moving and traveling she loves to spend time with her dog, hiking, camping, snowboarding, riding horses, and exploring any available body of water via surfboard, standup paddle board, snorkeling or just good old swimming.
Nick Kane, Project Manager
Nick's interest in aviation began early when he received his pilot's license at age 17. After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in Geography and a minor in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Nick pursued the world of flight working in operations and member-facing capacities for Clay Lacy, Tuxedo Air, and Surf Air. Nick came to Manifest because of well preserved relationships from these previous employers and brings a passion for logistics, aviation, and project management.
Fathom & Draft, Design Partner
Fathom & Draft is a potent design shop located in Greenville, SC. Their team has served in senior leadership roles in venture-backed startups over the last 15 years and they bring that experience to bear for each one of their clients to help them achieve real business results. We are over the moon at how Fathom & Draft has turned our corporate ideals into a visible design language.
VOCA, PR Partner
VOCA Public Relations specializes in the areas of travel and hospitality, luxury, lifestyle, residential and commercial real estate, and food and beverage and serves these clients using a small, dedicated team of senior-level publicists. Given their extensive domain knowledge and shared passion, VOCA has proven to be an incredible asset in sharing the Manifest message.