Meet the Sales Team

Bruce-S Bruce Shulman
Sr. Vice President/Group PublisherEmail Bruce






JayNelsonJay Nelson
Associate Publisher
; Email Jay 
Jay started in the hospitality business more than 20 years ago, having purchased travel agencies to go along with his entertainment security business.  He joined Northstar Travel Group more than 15 years ago as a Sales Representative working out of Hotel and Travel Index’s Miami office and eventually became National Director. Today, Jay is Associate Publisher of TravelAge West and Travel Weekly.





Shannon_TAWShannon Tiger
Associate Publisher/Business Development Director, Northeast & Caribbean; Email Shannon 
Stung by the travel bug at the early age of 20 when she worked full-time at a top-producing travel agency to finance her bachelor’s degree in marketing, Shannon Tiger is undeniably passionate and enthusiastic about all things travel. Now with more than 13 years of sales experience for Northstar Travel Group, she develops and executes integrated print, online, digital marketing programs as well as customized solutions for hotels and resorts, tour operators/wholesalers, cruise lines and tourist offices around the world.




 Neal_HeadshotNeal Tornopsky
Vice President, Digital
Email Neal 
Neal Tornopsky is a 17-year veteran of travel publishing with nearly ten years of focus on digital media. During his tenure at Northstar Travel Group, he has served in various roles including sales, marketing, product development and project management. Overseeing the Travel Weekly and TravelAge West portfolio of digital products, Neal has been instrumental in driving sharp growth in both the usage of Northstar’s digital portfolio and a corresponding increase in digital revenues. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and resides in New Jersey with his wife and three sons.



Doug Spierer Doug Spierer
 Business Development Director, Mid-West & Western; Email Doug


   Audrey WoodAudrey Wood
 Business Development Manager; Email Audrey 
 Audrey joined the Northstar family in 2014 and worked in marketing for two years before moving into sales — first for Travel Weekly in Florida, then moving cross-country to Los Angeles to work with the wonderful TravelAge West team as well as Travel Weekly. Before her move into the travel industry, she taught elementary school in Connecticut and France. Audrey is a graduate of Denison University and enjoys hiking, exploring L.A. and the surrounding Southern California area, reading and, of course, traveling.



Laurie Doerschlen
Sales Manager, HawaiiEmail Laurie
Laurie has represented TravelAge West in Hawaii since 1987, and it is still the best trade publication in the market! Laurie started her ad sales career when she moved to Hawaii and worked as the Advertising Director for the University of Hawaii’s newspaper, Ka Leo O Hawaii, while earning her MBA. 

She has been involved in the travel industry in Hawaii for over 30 years and has expertise in developing innovative marketing programs for partners throughout the islands. Being a military brat, Laurie has traveled the world, but still has a long bucket list of places to visit. She loves going on “road trips” with her husband, gardening, golfing, surfing and practicing pilates.


Cesar Quijas // (c) 2011 TravelAge West Cesar Quijas
Sales Manager, Mexico; Email Cesar
Cesar lives in Mexico City and is married with two sons, two daughters and one granddaughter. He started in the tourism industry in 1969, working for AeroMexico until 1987. Cesar then worked at Quality Inn Hotels from 1987 to 1990, followed by Mision Hotels from 1990 to 1992. Today, he is vice president of sales at TOWMAR, which he joined in 1992. TOWMAR represents media publications, including those under Northstar Travel Group. 



canada tawRosalind Genge and Francoise Chalifour 
Sales Managers, Canada; Email Rosalind or Francoise 
Canada is such a vast country that it takes two to cover it. Rosalind Genge, located in Vancouver, and Francoise Chalifour on the east coast are your tourism and trade experts — bringing all things Canada to the TravelAge West | Family Getaways | Explorer readership.






 Lisa Frobisher
Marketing Manager; Email Lisa
Although marketing manager Lisa Frobisher has been with Northstar Travel Group for almost 20 years, she assures everyone that TravelAge West really is her favorite brand. When traveling, she enjoys taking a pint with her kinsfolk in Ireland or cruising along the California Coast.




Michael-Jackson2Michael Jackson
Production Manager; Email Michael
Heralding from the great metropolis of San Francisco, Michael rolled into Los Angeles four years ago on the second leg of his “Fog and Smog Tour” and settled in the quaint, enchanted hamlet of Hollywood.


Three little known, uninteresting facts about Michael:
1) He was born on January 1, the same birthday as his paternal grandfather.
2) He once had a dream in which he was sleeping (which made waking up very confusing).
3) Fact #1 was a cheap ploy to elicit birthday gifts and greetings.

Michael is a graduate of San Francisco State University having earned the most useless degree offered by any academic institution ever of the world.

When he’s not working, Michael is commuting.

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