The Ecophiles Team

Mitali Mahajani

Mitali Mahajani

Mitali Mahajani is a New York based writer and the co-founder of online travel magazine- Ecophiles. A banker turned green hound and wanderer, she writes about her travel experiences and provides fresh takes on the eco-conscious facets of destinations across the world.

Namrata Bhawnani

Namrata Bhawnani

Namrata Bhawnani is the co-founder of Ecophiles and is based in London. She has worked with and freelanced for the biggest brands like CNN Travel, Virgin Atlantic, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Times of India. With 15 years of content experience in India and London, she is a practising escapist and passionate about green travel.

Lori Sorrentino

Lori Sorrentino

Lori Sorrentino is a travel writer and photographer, who seeks out the authentic culture of a place wherever she goes. She documents her travels with stories and compelling photography to inspire others to find their next adventure.

Melissa Hobson

Melissa Hobson

Melissa Hobson is a freelance travel journalist. She qualified as a PADI scuba diver in the Great Barrier Reef and has since dived in locations around the world! She has a particular interest in marine life, conservation and the environment.

Ciarra McLean

Ciarra McLean

Ciarra is a fashion student with a passion for green living. She can never say no to a cup of tea and a good book. In her spare time she enjoys cupcakes, writing, and 3D printing.

Cristina Carvajal

Cristina Carvajal

Cristina is a passionate traveler, writer and musician that hopes to one day plant her very own fig tree. She has a B.A in Literature and Philology, a love for coffee, and a growing collection of vegan cookbooks. Besides reading poetry and eating pomegranates (it's as messy as it sounds,) she actively seeks to write pieces that are filled with soul and purpose.

Heather Gursky

Heather Gursky

Heather Gursky is currently a student studying Communications at Kutztown University. After college, she intends to travel all over the world and journal her experiences.

Jenna Seyer

Jenna Seyer

Jenna is pursuing a career in publishing. She loves hiking, reading and traveling and blogging. She lives for literature!

Larraine Stacey

Larraine Stacey

Larraine has visited or lived in every state in the United States (except Alaska), been to Hawaii and Mexico numerous times, Canada, Cuba, the Bahamas, and all over England. A full-time writer, she has written travel columns and feature articles for numerous travel magazines and websites, and is a published author. Let’s discover new and exciting vacation destinations together.

Aaron Calder

Aaron Calder

Aaron Calder is a successful vegan social influencer and posts his daily meals to inspire others to go vegan. He has appeared in Vegan Food and Living Magazine, was a finalist in PETA'S great vegan bake off 2017. He creates healthy, meals, desserts & treats and can be found on the following links.

Bonnie Waycott

Bonnie Waycott

Bonnie Waycott was born in the UK and lived in Japan for five years as a child. Her interest in the sea began when her father taught her how to snorkel on the Sea of Japan coast near her mother’s hometown. She became a certified diver seven years ago and has been exploring Japan’s waters ever since. She has a particular interest in Japan’s aquaculture and fish farming.

Emma Upton

Emma Upton

Emma is a backpack-wielding travel and nature lover, who works in communications within the sustainability and CSR field. Blog - www.sustainabilityandme.co.uk

Geoff Pinkney

Geoff Pinkney

Goeff Pinkney is originally from North Yorkshire in the UK. In need of a new direction and change of scenery, he relocated to Calgary in 2014. He now spends every moment he can getting lost in the Canadian Rockies. Hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing and camping are all big parts of his life, always with a camera in his hand.

Hamish McLaren

Hamish McLaren

A devoted vegan enthusiast, Hamish McLaren delights in sharing the endless array of delicious vegan recipes he has discovered over the years. As the founder of Hamish McLaren’s Vegan Recipes, Hamish is able to offer a useful digital resource to anyone interested in learning more about vegan cuisine.

Misty Foster

Misty Foster

Misty is the founder and chief content creator of Green Suitcase Travel. She is a consultant, travel writer, and all around travel maven. When she is not traversing the world, spreading the news about sustainable travel, she is in Tucson, Arizona enjoying the desert.

Morgan Shidler

Morgan Shidler

Morgan Shidler is a photographer based in Oakland, California. She loves telling stories with her photos, is addicted to travel and has lots of funny adventures to share from her experiences! She has a Masters in Education and has many years of working in After School Programs around the bay area.

Patricia Convey

Patricia Convey

Patricia Convey has lived in four countries and worked for the Rainforest Alliance, News Corp, and with some of the biggest names in American news media at N.S. Bienstock. She is a freelance communications consultant and a New Yorker transplanted to London. Patricia loves travel, wildlife, and eco-friendly living.