Meet the Team
Founder & Owner
A true European, company Founder Michelle Loftus grew up in England, France, Belgium, Italy and Germany, thanks to her father’s work as an advertising executive. This took him and his young family to live in those countries. With so much experience behind her, it’s her dream to make sure people have an incredible experience on their holiday– one they’ll remember forever.
Currently, Michelle divides her time between homes in Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake and a village in the Languedoc region of France.
We are a small and growing company, with Michelle at the helm. We manage all of our content in-house with our own researchers, writers and editors. The Loftus Guides is the parent company to our “Secrets of…” website series, which is set to explore many destinations worldwide. Stay tuned, as we roll out each one!
“I’m very passionate about what we do here, which is to help you to make the most of your vacations.
To that end, we post every week on great ideas and suggestions for you to consider. We spend a great deal of time researching your favourite destinations, so you won’t have to!”
Director of Digital Marketing
Andréa Jones leads the digital and social media marketing for The Loftus Guides. She’s been to European cities like London and Rom as well as tropical destinations like Punta Cana and Los Cabos. Next on her travel bucket list is Paris!
Writer - NiagaraKat Luxton, travel writer for The Loftus Guides, is a wanderer at heart, never truly putting down roots. A love of beauty and good people has kept her in the Niagara Region longer than anywhere else.
Writer - The Loftus Guides
Grace is a Minneapolis-based writer and graphic designer, coffee-lover, and Francophile! When she’s not napping, she is a travel writer for The Loftus Guides. Grace lived in Paris for three months and spent a month living in Laval. She’s also traveled to Morocco, Amsterdam, Brussels, Quebec, South Korea and more!
Strategic Content and SEO Specialist
Courtney is a freelance travel writer and journalist who’s also an expert in online content strategy and search engine optimization. When she’s not crunching numbers from Google Analytics, she travels the world, reads books, researches environmental ethics & seeks out delicious food and wine. You can read some of her travel writing here and here.
Social Media & Content Manager
Katy has traveled to no less than 35 states in her home country. When she is able to travel abroad, London, England is first on her bucket list!