Our Team


Jerry Schwartz
Tour Director

Born and raised in NYC, Jerry began his career in the Hospitality Industry as a Tour Operator in 1981 and transitioned to a destination specific “Receptive” Tour Operator in 2007-08. At the age of 16, his interest in the Tour & Travel Industry was inspired by observing the “Tour Staff” in action on his High School’s annual ski-trip. His career began as an undergrad where his field of study was Industrial Organizational Psychology. Put in simpler terms, it’s the Study of workplace Productivity while employing a TEAM approach (Together – Each – Accomplishes – More), a concept that has been further developed for the Hospitality Industry and used successfully by organizations like Disney.


Jessica Aucaquizhpi
Tour Operations Manager

Jessica is pursuing a BBA in Accounting at Baruch College in NYC.

In June of 2015, she joined the TEAM as a Ladders for Leaders Intern and has since risen through the ranks to become the Tour Operations Manager overseeing the day to day operations as well as responsible for the M.I.C.E., Leisure & Senior Domestic & International In-bound Markets.

Jessica, a valued asset to the TEAM is dedicated to delivering superior level of customer service at every turn. Over a year ago she was recognized by the City of New York as a Licensed Guide.

“Sí, hablo español.”

Auguste Noel
Field Operations Coordinator

Auguste Noel “Noel” is studying for his Bachelor of Science in Business (General Management) at Phoenix University in New Jersey. It is his sixth year with Receptive Tours NYC as the Field Operations Coordinator. Noel’s enthusiastic contributions to the TEAM helps to ensure reliable and efficient transportation for a robust Summer F1/J1 Student Exchange Program.

He takes great pride in his work and desires to continue to grow within the tour & travel industry. Whether it’s greeting clients at the airport, or transporting them to their hotels, Noel wears a genuine smile from start to end.


Tasnim Chowdhury
Design & Image Development

Tasnim “Tas”, a graduate from Baruch College, Class of 2016, takes great pride in his work.

He joined the TEAM in February 2016 and has been responsible for global brand development, creation of themed logo packages, marketing material and website content across the Receptive Tours Group family of companies.

Tas, stepping out of his comfort zone, took the next-step and has recently been recognized by the City of New York as a Licensed Guide. He looks forward to his expanded role and involvement in Field Operations.

Adina Hsu
Tour Management Support

Adina, a junior at Baruch College in NYC is studying International Business. She joined the TEAM a year ago as a Ladders for Leaders Intern and has advanced to Tour Management Support. Her responsibilities include overseeing the International and Domestic Student Group and Chinese In-bound Markets.
Her dedication to delivering a superior level of service has driven her to be recently recognized by the City of New York as a Licensed Guide. She is proud to be part of such a dynamic team and looks forward to helping create exceptional experiences for our partner groups visiting New York City and Washington DC.


Ariel Yuan
Marketing and Procurement

Ariel has just graduated from the Macaulay Honors program at Baruch College having majored in Marketing with a double Minor in New York City and Communication Studies.

Ariel is responsible for managing our social media and digital presence, procurement, establishing business/supplier relationships, and collaborating with the team to foster continued growth across the Receptive Tours Group Family of Companies. Outside of work. Ariel has recently been recognized by the City of New York as a Licensed Guide.

Sum Lo
Tour Support Intern

Sum was born in Hong Kong and in the Fall will be a Sophomore at City College in NYC. She is still exploring her interest of study, but is excited by many opportunities offered within the International tourism industry and looks forward to being an active TEAM member.


HaiLin Du
Tour Support Intern

HaiLin is beginning his senior year at Baruch College in NYC and is pursuing a BBA in Marketing Analytics. He is eager to immerse himself in international marketing as it relates to the Chinese-Inbound group travel market for both New York City & Washington DC.

HaiLin’s desire is to actively contribute to and support the TEAM’s mission of delivering a superior level of service by exceeding the client’s expectations.