los angeles

chapter Officers

Officer of Development
Evan Anderson

Officer of Communications
Sinem Sen

Officer of Membership
Ben M. Gutierrez

Officer of Events
Gautier Colin

For information or to contact the Los Angeles chapter, please email us at lax@millennialsintravel.com.

Officer of development

Evan Anderson - Luxe Hotels

Having grown up in La Paz, Bolivia from ages 2-8, Evan was submerged in a very diverse culture. This experience provided Evan the opportunity to see the enormous world, at a very young, which ultimately inspired the passion for travel. Evan had an epiphany at the age of 14 while at a beachside resort in Costa Rica. After meeting and speaking with the resort owner, Evan realized that his ultimate goal in life was to be a hotel & resort owner and that the only way to do this was to learn it form the bottom up. At the age of 18, Evan attended Northern Arizona University for a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel / Restaurant Management. Evan’s first job was a Men’s Locker-room Attendant at Canyon Ranch (Resort), which this first role was NOT glamourous by any means (wet towels everywhere), however it was a start. With passion for service and enthusiasm Evan excelled quickly and within three years of hard work and two different roles, Evan was promoted to his first management position within the spa. After graduating from NAU, Evan decided to keep pushing forward within his career and took the leap of faith to Los Angeles. After a position at the Ace Hotel Downtown LA, Evan assumed the role as Area Sales Manager for Luxe Hotels - Rodeo Drive & Sunset Boulevard. 

Officer of Communications

Sinem sen - SS GOLD TRAVEL

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Sinem Sen has been traveling the world for as long as she can remember. She was born in Turkey, took her first international flight at the age of one, and has been traveling ever since. In 2015, Sinem’s love for seeing the world led to her dream career as a Luxury Travel Advisor. Within her first year as an agent, Sinem was named as a “Rising Star” in the travel industry. With a degree in Entrepreneurship, Sinem has been able to create her own luxury travel brand, SS Gold Travel. Through a strong social media presence and her blog, Sinem is able to provide her clients with travel tips and inspiration on a daily basis. She has loved the journey thus far and can’t wait see where it takes her next!

Officer of Membership

ben M. gutierrez - Expedia group


Ben Gutierrez loves travel because it brings individuals and societies closer together by advancing intercultural understanding and mutual respect. After studying in Japan, Finland, Mexico and South Africa, he saw the value of immersing yourself in new cultures and wanted to make this part of his life mission. He has held positions with the Beverly Hills and Santa Monica Tourism Boards and decided to move to the online travel agency world with Expedia Group in Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia. Having settled back in LA, Ben now manages the Hotwire partnerships in Los Angeles, Ontario and Palm Springs.

Officer of EVENTS

Gautier colin - the west hollywood edition


Gautier was born and raised in Nancy, France, where he lived until he turned 16. He is a Senior Sales Manager for the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and is in charge of all Luxury Consortia globally for the newest addition to the Beverly Hills market. Gautier made the big jump from London to Los Angeles. Hotel passionate since he was 8, Gautier graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a Masters in Hospitality Management and also did his high school and bachelor in the same field. Throughout the years, he was given the opportunity to cover all aspects of hotel operations before deciding to specialize into Sales & Marketing. Beside a strong desire to discover the world, Gautier is a foodie, loves soccer and never takes no as an answer.