TripShock.com is a privately held company located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. TripShock offers travel booking services for various locations along the Northern Gulf Coast. As of 2016, the company has over 140 tour and lodging providers in popular destinations including Destin, New Orleans, Panama City Beach, and Gulf Shores. TripShock continues to have success by offering a wide range of great travel products that consistently satisfy and meet the demands of modern travelers.
Let's Meet The Gang
Greg FisherCEO & Co-Founder
Over the past five years, Greg has played a pivotal role in designing the infrastructure for the website. In addition, Greg has contracted over 75 key travel partnerships and kept the company ahead of the trends. Greg's professional background is in hotel management and internet marketing so TripShock! was a great opportunity for him to utilize his communication and marketing skills in a very competitive industry. Greg is a graduate of the Rosen College at UCF Orlando with a bachelors in Hospitality Management. Greg enjoys reading biographies, watching college football, and hanging out with friends and family. Connect with Greg on LinkedIn
Alex BenkoCTO, Partner
Alex is the CEO of Atlantic Silicon Inc., which is the web development firm responsible for getting TripShock! where it is today. The experience Alex brings to the company is focused on creating a better infrastructure that can bring the company to the next level. Connect with Alex on LinkedIn
Keone McHughVP of Operations & Regional Market Manager
Keone started her career in tourism and lodging in the Florida Keys. After moving to Northwest Florida, she has honed her management and customer service skills while working at different hotel properties. As a hotelier, Keone gained experience in many different aspects of the business, including helping guests find fun and exciting things to do and see while on vacation. In 2015 Keone was awarded with the Heart of Tourism award for her ongoing work in tourism and growing market sales for her business partners. With her knowledge and experience she has helped TripShock! grow to one of the largest tour and activity booking agencies on the Gulf Coast. Connect with Keone on LinkedIn
Peggy BenoitMarket Manager - New Orleans & Plantation Country
Peggy has been active in the tourism industry for over 25 years. She was employed by the Bayou Lafourche Area CVB for over 15 years promoting her home parish of Lafourche as well as the entire state of Louisiana. In 2009 she graduated from the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College where she received her certification as a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP). She is an active member of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association where she currently serves on the Membership Task Force Committee. In 2007 she was designated as a Louisiana Certified Travel Professional (LCTP), by the association. In addition to working for TripShock! Peggy is also the Director of Sales for the Carmel Inn & Suites in Thibodaux, LA. Connect with Peggy on LinkedIn
Alan RobertsBusiness Development & Sr. Market Manager - Coastal AL & West FL
Central Florida's East Coast is home to some of this country's most unique economic resources. The Kennedy Space Center and Elon Musk's SpaceX call this area home, for example. Port Canaveral, one of the busiest cruise ship terminals in the world, attracts close to 4 million passengers a year. And Cocoa Beach's Ron Jon Surf Shop, the flagship store in the company's ever expanding retail presence, has been a tourist destination for over 40 years. Florida's strong synergy between commerce and tourism has fueled Alan's imagination since visiting Orlando's Disney World during its opening week. Recently re-planted to NW Florida from New York City, where he worked for several Fortune 500 companies, Alan firmly believes it's every Floridian's duty to welcome visitors with a friendly expression and a sunny smile. It's practically bred into his Brevard County-based DNA: Disney, Nature, & Activities.
Rebecca A. IsonMarket Manager - North Florida Central
Rebecca grew up in a small town outside of Cincinnati, Ohio and developed a feverish case of wanderlust after traveling extensively throughout Europe and the United Kingdom in her early teens. After living in St. John in the USVIs, Las Vegas, and San Diego, and backpacking around the world, she is happy to have found a home in Santa Rosa Beach. Rebecca nurtured her love of travel throughout her careers in gemology and digital marketing, and is grateful to be a part of the TripShock team! In her free time, you’ll find Rebecca pursuing her MBA, oil painting, playing with her canine-children, catching some live music, or lounging on the sugar sand beaches and turquoise waters of 30A that she calls home. Connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn
Sarah SimonDirector of Sales and Groups
Sarah came to TripShock! after spending over 15 years in the retail and customer service industry. Needing a new challenge and using her vast knowledge from growing up in the charter fishing and boat rental business along the Destin harbor, Sarah has helped develop an amazing team of booking agents at Tripshock!. Her knowledge and integrity made her the top booking sales agent in 2013 and 2016.
Shon AtkinsGuest Service Manager
Shon first realized his love for travel and tourism when he joined one of the very first online travel agencies in his hometown of Milwaukee, WI. He rapidly excelled within the company as one of the top sales people with a passion for building the dream vacation for his customers. He has since worked for major hoteliers, gaining valuable knowledge and skills in areas of call center management, hospitality, reservations, training, and sales. Shon is a terrific addition to the team and is committed to providing the absolute best customer service and reservations experience for our customers as they create their very own dream vacations.
Mike FisherContent Manager
Joining the team full-time in August 2015, Mike comes from a strong background of web development, graphic design, and content creation. Tripshock's social media presence, website banners, as well as travel blogs all fall under the watch of the Content Manager. Mike began working for TripShock part-time while pursuing a music career in Austin, TX, and regularly performs in the Austin area. To hear Mike's music or to catch a local show, visit Mike Vincent Fisher Online