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Meet The BEMO Team

BEMO is a global team of dedicated professionals with expertise and passion for helping our customers powered by Microsoft.

At BEMO, we've built our company completely remotely, thanks entirely to Microsoft 365 and Azure. We are a testament to how small and medium-sized businesses can successfully go mobile.

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Meet the BEMO Board

The BEMO Board consists of two accomplished members from Gula Tech Adventures, each bringing their own experience and expertise with technology and cybersecurity companies. Learn more about them below.

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Ron Gula

Director Board Member

Ron serves as the Director Board Member on BEMO's Board. Ron is also the President at Gula Tech Adventures (GTA).

Ron was a cyber industry pioneer, involved in multiple groundbreaking technology projects. He has mentored and invested in dozens of cyber start-ups. Ron has also supported a variety of cyber nonprofits and think tanks, with both his substantive expertise and through philanthropic funding.

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Patrick Duggan

Board Observer

Patrick serves as a Board Observer on BEMO's Board. He is also the Managing Director at Gula Tech Adventures.

Patrick is a retired U.S Special Forces (Green Beret) colonel with 25 years of experience in commercial, government, and defense sectors and currently serves as a Board Member or Advisor for many tech startups. Patrick loves technology, traveling, history, and languages.

Meet the BEMO Leadership Team

Led by co-founders and ex-Microsoft team members Bruno Lecoq & Joel Lachance, the BEMO leadership team is who steers our ship and leads our team to victory. Learn more about them below.

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Bruno Lecoq

CEO/CISO

Bruno lives in Washington (by way of France), but loves a warmer climate for his vacations; Bora Bora and Sydney top his list of favorite locales. He's a huge fan of soccer, espresso (his pup, whom you might recognize from our chat, is even named Mocha), and his two kids (can you spot his lookalike?) In his off time, you can find him at his flying lessons.

📍 Seattle, WA  | ✅ Ex-Microsoft
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Joel Lachance

CFO

Joel grew up and attended university in Canada before moving to the U.S. He is the proud father of his eight-year-old trilingual daughter. Joel has traveled and lived in Southeast Asia and loves the perspective travel provides. Currently, Joel is focused on growing our BEMO team. As for hobbies, Joel enjoys carpentry and playing the electric guitar.

📍 Seattle, WA  | ✅ Ex-Microsoft
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Brandon Lecoq

Senior Director of Sales

While working remotely over the last 4+ years, Brandon has lived in New Zealand, Costa Rica, Vail ski resort, and most major U.S. cities. Brandon grew up in Seattle but left after his undergrad years at the University of Washington. He spends his free time reading and skiing. Brandon is working on his PhD in Microsoft licensing.

📍 Mount Pleasant, SC 
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Sylwia Chmielewska

Director of People

Sylwia lives in Washington state (by way of Poland where she went to Law School!) with her husband and their two kiddos plus two pets: Sparkly the fish and Coco the bunny (who has quite the impressive following on Instagram!). Sylwia loves getting creative with art and food.

📍 Seattle, WA
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Joseph Candelario

Marketing and Business Development Manager

Joseph joins us from Space City, also known as Houston, Texas. In his free time, he enjoys lifting weights, working on his car, and learning new skills and hobbies.

📍 Houston, TX
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Carol Bubar

Chief of Staff

Carol lives in Hansville, WA, USA. where she lives with her husband. On her free time, she's quite and adventurer, she likes to go hiking with her kids and grandkids. But she is also a creative quilter.

📍 Hansville, WA | ✅ Ex-Microsoft
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Nina Cullen

Senior Director of Customer Success

Nina lives in sunny California with her husband and 3 kids. She loves homesteading and working as a volunteer at Vlada's Seeds of life where she can focus her passion of gardening and cooking. But that's not all...when the kids go to bed, Nina still loves to hop on for a dose of gaming!

📍 Wildomar, CA
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Craig Knowles

Director of Product

Craig joins us from Cleveland, Ohio where he lives with his wife and son. He's and accomplished guitar player, screenwriter and filmmaker! He's passionate about being a part of great teams of talented individuals who create innovative things -- whether that be products, films, or sporting events.

📍 Ohio, USA 
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Cindy Olivieto

Director of Operations

Cindy joins us from Texas where she lives with her husband. She is an avid traveler and has traveled to 39 different countries and 37 different states! One of her favorite things to do during her travels? Ziplining!When not traveling, you can find Cindy reading a great book or hanging with her dog, Fia.

📍 Texas, USA | ✅ Ex-Microsoft

Meet the Sales Team

When you first interact with BEMO, chances are it's with a member of our Sales Team. THE Sales Team is here to find out what your Microsoft needs are and guide you in making the best decisions for your company. Learn more about them below.

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Josh Franklin

Sales Manager

Josh lives in Houston, where he was born and raised but when traveling, his favorite place to visit is Cabo San Lucas. He's a night owl who loves strong coffee and sci-fi and fantasy books and movies. He's also always up for a food challenge (ask him about it, you won't be disappointed). Currently, Josh is working on getting the "quadfecta" of Microsoft certifications.

📍 Houston, USA | ✅ Ex-Microsoft
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Kevin Jefferson

Account Executive

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Kevin lives in Indianapolis but enjoys traveling & “living his life to the fullest.”  His most recent hobby? Gardening! Kevin began gardening during the pandemic and was immediately hooked. When working, you can find Kevin reading, watching a good show, or maybe even attending an awesome concert!

📍Indianapolis, IN | ✅ Ex-Microsoft

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Tanner Narkoff

Account Executive

Tanner lives in Pennsylvania, where he enjoys spending time outdoors. Besides spending time outdoors, Tanner also has a self-proclaimed nerdy side! He enjoys comics, superheroes, and TV shows full of mystery & adventure.    One of Tanner’s passions? Music! He enjoys creating authentic pieces of art.

📍King of Prussia, PA  | ✅ Ex-Microsoft

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Adam Janssen

Account Executive

Adam joins us from Michigan where he lives with his two kids, his biggest inspiration! In his free time, Adam loves to go mountain biking with his kids, kayaking the rivers of Michigan, and making delicious homemade hibachi. But that’s not all -- Adam also spends time building high-end keyboards!

📍Michigan, USA  | ✅ Ex-Microsoft
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Maria Corea

Revenue Operations Specialist

Maria joins us from Germany where  she lives with her husband and kids. Maria loves to travel, especially with her family. In fact, when asked what the craziest thing she’s ever done is, Maria said, “Travel around Europe in an old car with my husband and kids!”. She has great stories from those trips and says that they have taught her a lot about herself and other cultures  

📍Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

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Asdrubal Veloz Farinas

Senior Sales Engineer

Asdrúbal joins us from Chile where he lives with his girlfriend and son. Asdrúbal’s favorite place in the world isn’t necessarily a single place. He loves the beach, particularly the Venezuelan beaches. He said, “if I have to pick my favorite, it would be Cayo Sombrero near the city I was born.”

📍Santiago, Chile

Meet the Customer Success Team

Your journey with BEMO doesn't end once the project is complete. Led by Nina Cullen, the Customer Success and Support Team is here to ensure your needs are consistently met and you get nothing but the best service for your company. Learn more about them below.

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Raymond King

Manager, Customer Success Team

Raymond joins us from Arlington, Virginia, US. Bringing with him over a decade of invaluable experience in Tech sales, having spearheaded numerous pilot programs, established new teams, and steered business strategy, he's a true asset to the BEMO team. Outside of the office you can find him tending to his garden, practicing sports, or on an outdoors adventure with his dogs!

📍Arlington, VA | ✅ Ex-Microsoft
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Lauren MacBlane

Senior Customer Success Manager

Lauren is an avid cyclist who loves long rides and hill-climbing! Lauren hails from Richmond, Virginia where she lives with her perfect pup, Eloise.In addition to her pooch, Lauren is also the mom of 19-year old twin daughters. Her favorite family tradition with them is to watch as they hang ornaments on the family Christmas tree.

📍 Richmond, Virginia
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Jason Banfield

Senior Customer Success Manager

Jason joins us from White Lake, MI, US. Where he lives with his wife Meghan and his two daughters, Brynn and Paige. In his free time, besides spending time with his family, Jason enjoys playing golf and video games. But he is also passionate about Detroit Sports.

📍White Lake, MI | ✅ Ex-Microsoft
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Roderick Calhoun

Senior Customer Success Manager

Coming from Secure Works, and AT&T, Roderick has experience in cybersecurity and cloud security, and is passionate about leveraging data analytics and business intelligence tools to drive success metrics! He's a sports fan (football, baseball and basketball), a great gardener, and a foodie!

📍Hoschton, Atlanta, GA
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Siddharth Nambiar

Customer Success Associate

Siddharth joins us from Barcelona, Spain, where he lives with two of his closest friends: Elise and Fateem, and their cat roomate, Cappuccine. Siddharth met these friends at university, and they have been best buddies ever since! In his free time, Siddharth loves to play football, FIFA on his PlayStation, cook, or hike

📍Barcelona, Spain

Meet the Technical Support Team 

Our team of experts is dedicated to providing exceptional technical support to ensure that your technology is running smoothly and efficiently. Learn more about them below.

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Jose Castelan

Support and Managed Services Team Lead

Jose joins us from Texas City where he lives with his wife, two kids, and 5-pound yorkie. He likes to watch movies, eat at Texas Roadhouse, and play with his kids. He's a well travelled man, from Paris and Rome to Cabo and Dominican Republic, Jose is always down to discover new things.

📍Houston, USA

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Vanessa Bejarano

Technical Support Engineer

Vanessa joins us from Managua, Nicaragua, where she lives with her “sweet boy” - as she calls him - her one year old Schnauzer Mini Marcello. Outside of work you can find her painting, crocheting, going out to eat or drink with her friends, or playing with Marcello. Or planning her next adventure like doing canopy or going sandboarding!

📍Managua, Nicaragua
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Gordon Rusell

Technical Support Engineer

Gordon joins the team from Jamacia where he enjoys spending his free time with family and friends. Some curiosities about him are that he's won a domino tournament, loves Harry Potter, The Matrix and his spirit animal is a Jaguar!

📍Jamaica
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Sakshi Tomar

Technical Support Engineer

She is an avid traveler and while she loves a beachy vacation, the mountains are her favorite place on earth. Sakshi loves dogs, hates slow internet and is a darn good cook (though you might not know it since it is her hidden talent!). Currently, Sakshi is learning how to solve a Rubik's Cube.

📍 Chandigarh, India
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Daleska Sanchez

Technical Support Engineer

Daleska loves traveling to new places and discovering beaches, volcanoes, lakes, and beautiful cities. Aside from traveling, Daleska enjoys spending time with family and friends, including her adorable rescue cat Isa. Her favorite place in the world? Anywhere as long as her cats are with her.

📍Managua, Nicaragua
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Kostadin Lukov

Technical Support Engineer

Kostadin lives in Poldiv, Bulgaria, with his wife, Elena, and his son, Matey. Kostadin is all about family - he says his son is his biggest success and his biggest inspiration is his wife. If Kostadin could visit anywhere in the world, he would love to go somewhere in Southeast Asia. But his favorite place in the world? The Rhodope and Pirin mountains in Bulgaria!

📍Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Meet the Monitoring & Maintenance Team

They are our behind-the-scenes experts dedicated to keeping your technology up and running smoothly. Led by experienced professionals, our team is here to ensure that your systems are monitored, updated, and maintained regularly. Learn more about them below.

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Shamiso Muza

Security Administrator

Shamiso joins us from Harare, Zimbabwe, where she lives with her husband. Along with her husband, Shamiso enjoys spending time with her colleagues (who soon became like sisters) and her sister and likes to prank her husband from time to time. But all fun aside, when asked what she was passionate about, Shamiso responded, “Making a difference in people’s lives – in any way I can.” We know that will be the case here at BEMO

📍Harare, Zimbabwe 
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Julio Soza

Senior Security Administrator

Julio joins us from Managua, Nicaragua, where he lives with his girlfriend and son. Julio says his son is his biggest inspiration. While Julio enjoys to travel, he said his favorite place is the mountains in his hometown. The coolest thing he's working on right now? Moving into his new house with his family

📍Managua, Nicaragua

Meet the Marketing Team

Led by Joseph Candelario, this team is responsible for attracting and guiding prospective customers to our Solutions Experts. Learn more about them below.

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Joseph Candelario

Business Development Manager

Joseph lives in Houston, Texas with his cat Luna. He's worked in everything from Personal Training and Supply Chain Management to Marketing and brings a wide range of skills to our team. Joseph is a self-described "homebody" who also loves to travel. Next on his list? Italy and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Joseph is passionate about seeing how things work. His latest passion is working on his car.

📍 Houston, USA
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Jenna Jacobs

Content Marketing Specialist

Jenna lives in the Fargo-Moorhead area where she enjoys hiking, hammocking (and avoiding the outdoors during the cold winter!), discovering new coffee shops, and taking care of her many houseplants.

📍Moorhead, Minnesota 
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Suzanne Phillips

Evangelist / Sales Engineer

Suzanne joins us from Arizona, where she lives with her husband and daughter, on ten acres of land. She says that outside of work, their life revolves around rodeo and caring for all the animals they have: two dogs (Bean and Mabel), six horses, and a herd of cattle! Another fun fact about Suzanne is that she used to be a BEMO customer. Talk about a full circle moment!

📍Arizona, USA

Meet the Implementation Team

Our implementation team is who gets down and dirty when it comes to innovating and implementing solutions for our customers. This is the squad that will be managing and executing your projects. Learn more about each of them below.

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Meliza Soto

Implementation Lead

Meliza joins us from Austin, Texas, where she enjoys living with her partner Gabe and little Chug, their Chihuahua Pug mix. She has a passion for outdoor adventures and basketball. Another fun fact about her is that she's a foodie. So much so that if she could swap places with anyone for a day, it would be a food critic, perhaps tasting her favorite meal: chiles rellenos and fresh tortillas.

📍Austin, Texas ✅ Ex-Microsoft
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Jorge Correa

Senior Implementation Engineer

Jorge joins us from Venezuela, where he lives with his two furry companions: Canelo, his Pitbull, and Tahini, his rescue puppy! Cumana, Jorge's hometown on the coast, is Jorge’s favorite place. He said, “For me it is really relaxing just to spend time watching the sea.”

📍Cumana, Venezuela
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Hesham Nouh

Implementation Engineer

Hesham joins us from Kuwait where he lives with his family. Hesham loves spending time with his family. His favorite family traditions are celebrating holidays and special occasions and visiting friends and other relatives.

📍Jabriya, Kuwait

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Christophe Koehl

Senior Implementation Engineer

Christophe lives in Seattle, (by way of France) with his family. He loves the outdoors and never misses a chance to climb a mountain! He'd love to switch places for a day with someone at the International Space Station. In his downtime, you can find Christophe foraging for mushrooms, skiing, hiking, DIY-ing or playing video or board games.

📍 Seattle, USA 
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Diego Godoy

Senior Implementation Engineer

Diego lives in Santiago, Chile by way of Venezuela. Diego loves all things technology, sports, travel, videogames, and...his dogs! He has two Schnauzers, Sascha and Shuito. Diego's favorite place on earth is his hometown of Maracaibo but next on his bucket list? Greece and Egypt.

📍 Santiago, Chile
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David Ducolon

Implementation Engineer

David joins us from Auburn, Washinton, where he lives with his husband Tim. When not working, you can find David reading a good book, relaxing on his deck, or spending time in his garden.A big traveler, David has enjoyed visitng many different countries. Up next? The Atlas Mountains. But that's not all. One of David's hidden hobbies? Doing his own plumbing and heating work!

📍Auburn, WA  | ✅ Ex-Microsoft

Meet the Product Team

This team is developing a SaaS solution that will deploy and maintain Microsoft’s security stack, so you can take advantage of all the Microsoft 365 and Azure security tools and secure your environment faster than ever. Learn more about them below.

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Mohamed Sekrane

Technical Program Manager

Mohamed was born in Algeria. raised in Lybia, and got his first taste of the workforce as a Flight Simulator Instructor in the French Air Force. He's lived in Bulgaria now for 5 years and takes nightly walks with his 6 feline friends (whom he must trust because if he could be any animal, he'd be a bird). In his off time, he writes music, making both the beats and lyrics.

📍 Sofia, Bulgaria 
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Natalie See

Senior Technical Product Owner

Natalie has played a lot of different roles within Software Development Lifecycle throughout her career: tester, BA, configuration lead, scrum master, solution architect, project manager, product owner, and technical program manager. With so many aces hidden up her sleeve we are happy to have her join us and see her grow as a product developer.

📍Ottawa, Canada
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Jonathan Bakert

Senior Staff Engineer

Jonathan discovered his interest in computer science he was 10. He's had experience as a software developer and technical lead for an Azure microservices team. Today, he's most excited about automation and cloud systems engineering. In his free time, he loves creating music, either as a singer, drummer, guitar player or producer!

📍Atlanta, USA
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Daniel Creeron

Senior Staff Engineer

Daniel's had over 30 years of experience in the world of programming and engineering. Outside of work he's very involved in his community, from volunteering at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, to being an Assistant Scoutmaster, and Team Lead for Charlton C.E.R.T (Community Emergency Response Team), he is a man of commitment.

📍Charlton, MA
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Alejandro Pons

Senior Engineer

Alejandro has a background in industrial engineer and systems engineer with extensive experience in full-stack web development and cloud computing. He's a quick learner - he speaks Spanish, English and French! In his free time he enjoys playing tennis and spending some family quality time by the beach.

📍Caracas, Venezuela
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Ivan Molnar

Software Engineer

Ivan enjoys spending time with his friends and his adorable dog. Ivan's favorite past time is working on anything computer related! In fact the coolest thing Ivan is working on right now? He's trying to create a reactive programming language!

📍Reuilly, France

Meet the Operations & IT Team

While you probably won't interact a lot with this team, these awesome people help keep BEMO running smoothly, so we can focus on helping you. Learn more about them below.

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Catalin Alaci

IT System Administrator

Cata was born in Bucharest and now resides in Washington. He's passionate about cooking (and loves pasta), which is good as he has two teenagers under his roof (one human, one of the German Shorthaired Pointer variety).If he could swap places with anyone for a day, it would be an astronaut which is fitting since his next item on his bucket list is to learn to fly.

📍 Seattle, USA
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Ron Polina

Senior Program Manager

Ron currently is from North Andover, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife, Jennifer, his sons, Jason and Dylan, and their Yorkshire Terrier puppy, Bella. When not working, you could find Ron enjoying the great outdoors that Massachusetts has to offer. Some of his favorite activities include fly fishing, disc golfing, and hiking.

📍 Massachusetts , US
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Ademar Amorim

Senior Program Manager

Ademar joins us all the way from Brazil, but if he could live anywhere, it'd probably have to be Lido di Jesolo, Italy. He's a huge fan of travel and experiencing new cultures and has the secret talent of being able to memorize different flags and capitols. Another not-so-secret talent? Art. Ademar is a talented illustrator and has worked as a freelance artist in the past!

📍 Dourados, Brazil
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Ken Galan

Senior Program Manager

Ken currently joins us from Virginia, where he lives with his wife. Ken, a self-taught baker, enjoys making things like croissants, bagels, macarons, pretzels, and all sorts of breads in addition to the traditional cakes and cookies. He loves to travel and has a long bucket list. Though he has already visited Munich, Czech Republic and Santorini to mention a few

📍 Charlottesville, VA

Meet the Finance Team

The finance team is led by Co-founder Joel Lachance. This team stays on top of BEMO's numbers. Learn more about them below.

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Adrienne Munday

Financial Specialist

Adrienne joins us from Fall City, Washington. Adrienne has two dogs (Paco & Billie) and a cat (Belle AKA Murder Mittens) who she adores. Adrienne also enjoys traveling. Her most recent trip was to Spain. Up next? Jordan, Africa, or maybe Petra!

📍Fall City, WA
 

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