Meet the Staff

Lori Allen

Lori AllenLori Allen is the Director of Great Escape Publishing, which publishes nearly thirty home-study programs, including The Ultimate Travel Writer’s Program, Turn Your Pictures into Cash, Importing Fortunes and Leading Tours for Fun & Profit.

Lori is also the Editor of The Right Way to Travel, which features articles geared to help writers and photographers improve their skill, sell their work, and earn an income through travel.

Over the past eleven years, Lori Allen has worked personally with more than 3,000 budding travel writers and photographers to help them meet those same goals – to hone their writing and photography skills and to better market themselves to prospective clients and editors.

Bonnie Caton

Bonnie CatonBonnie is the Editorial Manager for Great Escape Publishing, a regular contributor to The Right Way to Travel, and Editor of the online newsletter Breakfast Stock Club, which focuses on selling your photos in online stock photo agencies. She got her first travel articles published after attending the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop five summers ago in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. Before joining Great Escape Publishing, she taught English for two years in the South of France and vagabonded through South America and South East Asia.



Jackie Gray

Jackie GrayJackie is the Marketing Director for Great Escape Publishing and  manages acquisition marketing, helps coordinate events, and oversees accounting.  Before joining Great Escape Publishing, Jackie went to college in North Carolina and spent a semester abroad in Australia. In the last five years she’s also traveled to Ecuador, Morocco, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Fiji, Mexico, Spain, and Paris. Having been to six of the seven continents, her goal is to travel to Antarctica in the near future.


Christina Merchant

Christina MerchantChristina is the Product Manager for Great Escape Publishing and works on developing new programs and coordinating workshops and expeditions. Before joining Great Escape, Christina worked as an editorial assistant at The World and I Online, and during college she was a writer and editor for The Rockbridge Report. In the last five years she’s traveled to Ecuador, France, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands, Mexico, Canada, and the Czech Republic.




Kacyn Kapreilian

Kacyn KapreilianKacynis the Member Services Representative for Great Escape Publishing, and enjoys working with our amazing members, providing them full support with online programs, workshops and expeditions.  Kacyn currently lives in Boca Raton, FL and also attended college in South Florida.  Prior to joining Great Escape Publishing, Kacyn managed an art gallery in Palm Beach.  She has traveled to Barbados, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Paris, Normandy, and Scotland, and would love to visit the Greek Islands in the near future.


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