Our Team

Lisa Crawford – Luxury Connoisseur

Owner and CEO

An independent agent in the Avoya Travel Network




With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment and travel industry, Lisa has built extraordinary global relationships. Since she was a little girl she has traveled extensively with her family instilling a true love of travel. She continues to visit other countries and resorts both with her husband Ken and daughter Alexie and for her clients. This year has brought her to Costa Rica, Turks & Caicos and St. Lucia for the first time and she just returned from traveling through Italy this summer.

By working with top professionals, attending exclusive events, lodging in the finest accommodations and savoring the cuisine of world renowned chefs, Lisa brings you access to the most inaccessible events, “Meet and Greets,” resorts and experiences worldwide.

It is no surprise that Lisa has become one of the most sought after Luxury Travel Concierges in the industry. Her expertise is unrivaled and it shows in her distinct appreciation for being a pampered guest and in her distinct appreciation for exceptional service and hospitality. Constantly in search of the best experiences to share with her clients, Lisa and her well-trained team have traveled extensively around the world. When not traveling or customizing amazing experiences, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, jogging on the beach, golfing, working out and dining.

Recently featured on South Florida Today, NBC MIAMI Today, in the Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Bella NYC, City & Shore magazine, South Florida Business Journal, Aventura magazine, THINK Magazine and Lifestyle Publications, and voted one of the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, you can also see her at many charity events that she is involved with.

Lisa is a certified specialist for the following:

“Lisa Crawford was excellent, she was very friendly and more than helpful! Lisa helped me understanding the cruise ship procedures and policies. She was patient and professional during the process of answering all my numerous questions and understood my needs. She successfully used her resources and diligence to get us the absolute best value and completely met all of our expectations and more. Her quick response to my questions, phone calls,and e-mails were unmatched. I will absolutely use AVOYA Travel and Lisa Crawford’s help with any of my future travel needs. Thank you for your help Sincerely Mrs Simon ” ~ Mark S.

Alexie Picariello – Luxury Vision Planner

Event Coordinator, Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist, European Travel Specialist



Travels with Lexy

Since the day Alexie was born she has been in training. Learning from her Mom, Alexie has become an integral part of the business. Born and raised in South Florida, Alexie graduated from American Heritage High School in Plantation and attended college in Boston and Tallahassee before deciding to join her Mom’s business. With over 3 years of dedicated experience, Lexie and her team launched I Do! Romance by SitInMySeats, a subsidiary of SitInMySeats, VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services. Her company specializes in providing the same types of experiences to romantic travel and events of all types.

Alexie’s travels in the last two years include Turks & Caicos, Japan, Italy, Napa Valley, CA, St. Lucia, Greece and Costa Rica. When not working side by side with her Mom, you will find Lexie at concerts meeting with performing artists and at the newest, hottest and most talked about clubs nationwide!

Bonnie Balk – Dream Design Guru

Marketing, Travel Concierge, Research & Development, Personal Shopper


Some of the things I do on a daily basis is blogging, putting together dream vacations, researching destinations and developing our websites. Then I go home to my family and my 5 dogs.

I joined SitInMySeats with over 20 years of experience in sales and client services in the fashion industry working with major clients in New York and the South East before relocating to Florida in 2002 and spending a few years as a Senior Project Manager in the construction industry. I have extensive knowledge of music, Broadway and live shows and have seen many major artists live over the past 20 years making me the go to girl to suggest shows for our clients.

My extensive fashion background helps us to find those extremely hard to find items for our clients. I’m the expert shopper! My recent travels have taken me to Costa Rica, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Croix and Turks & Caicos.

Along with designing sumptuous travel itineraries, I develop and manage our I Do! Romance by SitInMySeats, Crawford Concierge by SitInMySeats and SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services websites.

You can find me on the beach, reading, taking photos, spending time with family and my pets or doing genealogy research on rainy days.

Bonnie is a certified specialist for the following:

Kathy Vergona
Kathy Vergona

Travel Advisor, Group Travel Specialist, Disney Specialist

An independent agent in the Avoya Travel Network



With 30 years experience in the hospitality industry Kathy brings her travel expertise, wedding planning and event coordination to the group. When she can’t travel herself she is obsessed with planning the perfect vacation for one of her many clients.

Kathy has traveled and cruised extensively around the world with her favorite locations being Ireland, Bermuda, Jamaica and her hometown in the New England area.

When Kathy is not working she likes to read, walk, play tennis and spend time with her family, four dogs and friends and can be found a few times a year at Disney World.

Kathy is a certified specialist for the following:

“From the first day I made contact with Kathy Vergona, she was very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and very easy to work with. She considered all my travel needs and worked tirelessly. I really felt like I have known her for a long time. She got me airline flights along with my friends leaving on July 6th to Barcelona. She also go me on a 10-day Carnival Vista cruise on 7/9. Even with my short travel notice, she performed nothing short of a miracle. Thank you Kathy! ” ~ Antonia D.

Taylor Deer Taylor Deer

Travel Writer, Social Media Maven, World Traveler


Taylor is a marketing professional, Registered Yoga Teacher and world traveler from Mahwah, NJ. She graduated James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA with a degree in communication studies, concentrating in public relations. Taylor brings her creativity, inspiration from her travels and the writing skills she gained from her current and past jobs to our blog.

The travel bug bit Taylor when she studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain during summer 2012. During her summer abroad, she traveled through all of North and Western Spain along with Portugal. Ever since then, Taylor’s sense of wander has expanded to Greece, Iceland, Eastern Canada and the Southern California coast. She is also making her way around the United States and visiting thriving cities such as New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Diego, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Nashville, St. Louis, Tampa and Houston. She is excited to visit Thailand and the Canadian Rockies this summer.

Along with traveling and writing, Taylor enjoys yoga and fitness, fashion, reading, hiking, skiing, exploring hidden gems in the Greater New York City area along with spending summer weekends at her family’s shore house in Lavallette, NJ.