Our Team

Our team fuses technology with hard work to ensure that every guest gets an excellent travel experience. 

Meet the people that are creating a new travel experience

Michael Monu

CEO, Founder

Michael previously ran strategic alliances at Parallels where he built, grew and oversaw ecosystems for both its B2B and consumer businesses. He graduated with an EE degree from Brown and an MBA from Wharton.

Michael Copley


Michael was previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Edible, and has also worked at Comedy Central and Microsoft. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E. in Computer Science.

Eugene Martinez

Director Business Development

Eugene previously served as Director of Brand Development, at the Brand Institute specializing in pharmaceutical and consumer products. He graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.

Aaron Byrne

Strategic Partner Manager

Aaron is originally from Belfast, Ireland where he earned a degree in general business. He has over 14 years of experience as a store manager consistently beating sales quota targets.  He has two adult children and enjoys sailing, and mountain biking.

Kelly Maynard

Marketing Associate

Kelly previously worked as a marketing consultant and Director of Operations at Edible. She graduated with a degree in Biomolecular Science from the University of Michigan.

Sean Edmunds

Ops Manager (Seattle)

Sean previously designed and implemented large scale industrial water treatment systems. He went to University of Colorado at Boulder where he graduated with an International Development degree.

Lindsey Martinez

Ops Manager (Portland)

Prior to joining Barsala, Lindsey began her hospitality career working at the Embassy Suites. She has 5+ years of customer service experience and studied at Cerritos College.

Alma Mendoza

Ops Manager (San Diego)

Alma previously worked in the public education system and prior to that as a leasing consultant.  She  has a passion for the hospitality industry. 

Dustin Siebold

Ops Manager (Chicago)

Dustin served in the U.S Navy as an Anti-terrorism/Force Protection Specialist for 7 years while also attending the University of Maryland. He previously found his passion in real estate, creating a company that invests and rehabilitates homes and communities.

Anna Massanari

Ops Manager (Boston)

Before joining Barsala, Anna worked as the Manager of Operations for a boutique medical education company, MMSG. Prior, Anna held a management position in Executive Education at Harvard Business School. She received a B.S. degree in Resort and Hospitality Management at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Maria Angeles


Prior to working with Barsala, Maria worked for one of the top US Telcos as an Escalations Manager for 6 years.

Ronald Pescador

Ops Manager (Los Angeles)

Ronald previously worked for the 5 star VICEROY Hotel in Beverly Hills. He has  over 12 years of experience in Hospitality and graduated from the University of Miami with a minor degree in Business administration and with experience in criminal Law at the UM Law school. He graduated top of his JROTC class.

Nikita P.

Senior Software Engineer

Nikita is an experienced developer with projects ranging from large B2B solutions to small proof of concept applications for end users.

Jon Agustin


Jon previously worked as a content writer for various businesses. He is a Bachelor's degree holder in Journalism and Communications from the University of the Philippines. 

Rajesh Shah

Head of Product Management 

Before Barsala, Rajesh was heading a team that worked on various technology related projects. He has been an industry veteran for 11+ years. He graduated with BE from Mumbai University.

Tarun Jain

Senior Software Engineer

Tarun is a software engineer with more than 5 years of experience. He has headed many projects focused on 3rd party integrations. He graduated with M.S. from MDS University.

Subhendu Bhuia

Senior Software Engineer

Subhendu is a software engineer with 4 years of experience.  He graduated with a B.S. Physics from Mumbai University.

Regine Santos

Utilities, Internet and Accounts Payables Associate

Regine previously worked with a TV Advertising Company as a line producer.

Pedric Marfa

Guest Experience Specialist and Executive Assistant

Pedric was a former service professional at Accenture where he built a strong foundation with customer support and talent acquisition. He graduated from the University of Mindanao Main majoring in Physical Education, Health and Music.

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