Our Team

The Remote Lands team is made up of talented and passionate team members, both in the office and on the ground. Our full-time New York and Bangkok staff specialize in our signature, highly customized trip planning, while the execution is handled on-site by a dedicated network of professional guides, drivers and ground managers.

Each member of the Remote Lands staff brings with them their own history of travel and their own unique personal perspective on Asia. We have been backpackers and honored guests, visitors and locals, upstarts and trusted partners, outsiders and insiders—and from our individual journeys we bring our clients a combined wealth of personal, practical knowledge that no other source can equal.

Catherine Heald

Co-Founder & CEO
Catherine's insatiable passion for Asia began in 1987 when she got on a plane bound for Hong Kong and stayed for seven years. She is constantly striving to understand Asia at a deeper level including its spirituality as well as its current events and how they affect life today. Her goal is for Remote Lands to change the world in its own little way by bringing together people from disparate cultures to promote global understanding and peace. She previously founded and ran three technology companies in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She was a pioneer in digital media in the 1980-90's including creating the world's first travel e-books and being Silicon Alley's first IPO in 1996 (NASDAQ: LUST).

Jay Tindall

Co-Founder & COO
Remote Lands is the culmination of co-founder and COO Jay Tindall’s diverse and accomplished 30-year career as a traveler, photographer, and entrepreneur – from video producer and digital media trailblazer to dot-com pioneer and global entrepreneur. Today Jay oversees the entirety of Remote Lands’ operations department in Bangkok, spearheading the company’s interests throughout the continent with an entrepreneurial spirit and a photographer’s eye.

Inside Remote Lands

Learn more about traveling in Asia with Remote Lands, from the people who design the journeys.

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