STORY Small Group Tours of Italy

Story Land & Sea®


Based in Centennial, Colorado, near Denver in the US of A, our headquarter's team members are friendly, professional and happy to be part of Your Story!

Mark Story

Mark Story

Founder + CEO

This is Mark: CEO. Avid Traveler. Travel Talks host. Tour Captain extraordinaire. ItaloMonster. FrancoMonster. Volleyball aficionado. Diver. Actor. Vocalist. Our Founder, CEO and Executive Director Mark Story, began his quest for the perfect travel experience in college with his travels to Australia. It wasn't too long after that he began creating unique and high-end travel experiences to all points on the globe. His company was called QueensLander. QueensLander became STORY Land & Sea® with a re-branding in 2015. The family-owned tour company is based in Colorado in the USA.

"Story is all about providing distinctive, small group and private travel adventures throughout the world. Our branded tours feature our True Small Group tour experience with no more than 16 travelers on your journey. This is our most popular method of travel and we're proud to be recognized by travel expert Arthur Frommer for our small-group touring approach. Mr. Frommer describes our small group tour to Italy as "the perfect way to see Italy."

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Tyler Williams

Operations Specialist - World Markets

This is Tyler: Adventure. Spontaneous. Island Man at Heart.

Tyler is the brains and the brawn behind Story's amazingly successful Operations World Division: the part of the company that sews everything together into a beautiful mosaic of upscale travel experience for Story guests. From local guides, transfers, train tickets, technical itineraries for Tour Captains, coordination of land and hotel services...the list goes on —  Tyler is responsible for keeping us with a 99.9% success rate while managing all "world operations" for hotels and land services. He works in tandem with Operations Director, Anne-Marie Rogers.

"I love hanging out with my Story friends and discovering new adventures with them! My favorite part about working for Story is the feeling I get after organizing all of the chaos in planning and executing a trip."

Connor Story Yetto

Story Adventure Specialist

This is Connor: Sales Expert. Adventurous. Heart-full of love. Bayside Fan. California Man. Passion for Story guests.

Connor is responsible for eloquently describing the amazing experiences travelers can have with Story Land & Sea®'s many offerings. He loves his job and continues to be our newest and most passionate travel evangelist.

"I truly enjoy talking to our guests about their adventures — probably because I've had so many amazing adventures myself that I cannot wait for them to experience what Story has created —  it's truly all about the "Story of Travel!"

Sherry Moore

Chief Operating Officer

This is Sherry: Program Director. Chief Operating Officer. Travel aficionado. Passion for Story guests.

Sherry has literally been on land and sea with Story leading many of Story's early themed cruises (think Cruise for the Cure, Bootcamp Fitness cruises, and Acappella Praise & Harmony to name a few). Her heart for travel and for the experience of our Story guests has pulled her to Europe's shores while making visits to hotels and Story partners while continually building the strong relationships that help Story be one of the world's most successful small group tour operators.

"I have been a part of Story Land & Sea for many years and when I not helping our guests from headquarters or out as a Tour Captain I am leading our amazing guests around Europe, I am spending time with my amazing (now adult) kids. My son proudly served our country in the Navy and my daughter is pursuing her degree in nursing."

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Brian Silberberg

Global Sales Ambassador

Brian is the consummate professional and advocate good for travel advisors everywhere.

He continues to develop inspiring and exciting programs for story including a robust familiariz ation trip program and a new commission structure.

Elaine Koschik


This is Elaine: Accounting Bookkeeper. Balancer of money and life. Lover of all things Good. Italy lover. Elaine is all about loving life. Passion for Story guests.

Serving as Story's bookkeeper, Elaine has the responsibility of balancing books, paying travel agents, coordinating Story Tour Captains budgets and so much more! Elaine works with CFO Jon Reid to ensure Story's financial foundation is everything it can be.

Anne-Marie Rogers

Anne-Marie Rogers

Product & Operations Director

This is Anne-Marie: Communicator of Amazing Dream Destinations. Lover of STORY Experiences. Operating the World! A passion for creating the most enjoyable trips and experiences for Story Guests.

Anne-Marie's charge is to refine, expand and develop all brands under the company umbrella while enhancing each product to conform to the 'Story Way' of travel —  all for you, the Modern Traveler.

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Anne-Marie Rogers

Pascal Locatelli

Operations Specialist - Europe/UK

This is Pascal: Organizer. Negotiator. Get things done. Go to person. Passion to serve Story guests and go beyond the call of duty!

Pascal's journey with Story began when we were still QueensLander and continues to this day in the vital role of operaitons specialist. From hotels, guides, transportation, experiences and admission tickets, Pascal is our go to for all of the European continent!

Dan Dieckhaus

Trip Planner / Story Tour Captain, CITM

This is Dan: Trip Planner. Tour Captain Extraordinaire. The 'Go-To' for everything travel. Adventurer. Learner of Life's Lessons. Husband to Terri. Father to a Clan of Dieckhaus'. Passion for Story guests.

Dan's role with Story began as our first Tour Captain a few years ago and has blossomed into the lead of our Trip Planning division. Dan, in addition to leading a handful of specialized small group tours each year, manages our Trip Planning efforts at Story.

Ashley Gaines

Ashley Gaines

Guest Services Specialist

This is Ashley: Service-driven. Life Lover. A passion for authentic experience. Serving our esteemed Story guests.

Ashley brings a full complement of customer service skills and a real desire to exceed Story guest expectations on our customer service team.

Reatta Walker

Business Services Specialist

This is Reatta: New-fangled media afficianado. Strategic development warrior. A genuine passion for Story guests.

Reatta is Story's new media and strategic research specialist. She is commissioned with thinking and developing business outside the traditional 'box.'


Meet your STORY Land & Sea® Tour Captains

Our Certified International Tour Managers and Tour Captains are eager to meet you and lead you on an unforgettable journey because they know every journey has a Story.

Field Staff: Europe, World Markets