Travel Startup Founder, Joy A. Kennelly of Joy’s Travel Adventures (JTA & #JoysTravelAdventures), is happy to announce partnering with Serenify CEO/Founder Garrett Gilbertson and Lead Developer/Co-Founder, Jordan LaPointe, who have built the most comprehensive profile verification and certification services on the web and via mobile to include: background checks, credit scores, photo verification services and customizable private investigator verifications, which are just a sampling of the 30+ data points Serenify offers.
“JTA Members will have the option to have their profiles authenticated, verified and certified within minutes using Serenify which is much better than using social media verifications due to all the fake profiles on Facebook and Twitter,” says Kennelly, founder, Joy’s Travel Adventures. “Serenify adds an extra measure of credibility to our member’s travel profiles in a very low cost manner and allows female travelers to feel more comfortable traveling together.”
Serenify is the most up-to-date/comprehensive verification service available right now providing security and privacy which also meets FCRA data handling standards. Members control how their data is shared and Serenify provides access to the best data in the industry through their partnership with LexisNexis. Gilbertson created Serenify after hearing from friends, family, and experiencing it firsthand himself, the negative and sometimes dangerous online dating experiences people have had.
“My brother and I wanted to build something that would create a new standard for honesty on the web. Our goal is to help facilitate trusting relationships for peer-to-peer services like JTA, increase honesty and improve safety in online communication,” says Garrett Gilbertson, co- founder, Serenify. “The great thing is your Serenify verification is portable and you can take it with you. You don’t have to be a celebrity to be verified on Twitter with Serenify.”
Serenify makes online communication safer, more transparent and more successful—now for Joy’s Travel Adventures’ member’s travel profiles. Serenify solves the problems caused by fraudulent and misleading online profiles by serving as an opt-in, third-party, profile verification and certification service. Serenify also provides monthly re-verification to ensure profiles are current using a data filtering algorithm. Member’s verified data is then offered via the Serenify API and hyperlinks wherever establishing trust online is needed.
ABOUT JOY’S TRAVEL ADVENTURES
Joy’s Travel Adventures (working title) is a multi-channel engagement and e-commerce platform specializing in providing matching services for like-minded females to share travel experiences. Joy’s Travel Adventures’ goal is to provide one-stop social, shopping and matching services, resulting in greatly enhanced overall travel experiences for the target audience. The platform will provide a full range of offerings to enable a successful travel experience, such as travel packages and tours with professional, qualified guides, travel advice, products, information, videos and other resources.
JTA has plans to launch a new website with the travel personality quiz developed by ShoppingQuizzes, member profiles, outside tour operators, and now member online verification by Serenify under a new name. Current beta site: www.joystraveladventures.strikingly.com
An Android App for Joy’s Travel Adventures is also available on the Google Play Store. Joy’s Travel Adventures’ online travel communities on Facebook and Meetup offer travel tours and special events designed for female solo/group travel experiences in Los Angeles, expanding nationally and internationally in 2016.
Founder/Host Joy Kennelly is an Award-Winning Digital Marketing Strategist and Founder of The Joy Writer PR & Digital Marketing Firm, Goal Gals LA, and now Joy’s Travel Adventures. As an adventurer who has traveled through 27 countries and most of the United States, both on her own and with her family, Joy Kennelly has worked for Alaska and Delta Airlines, the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau, high-end hotels both in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
She appeared as an airline expert in “Beating the High Cost of Travel” infomercial featuring Travel Expert, Tom Parsons, and Radio Personality, Casey Kasem, as her first job in entertainment. Her interesting experiences abroad earned her a “Spirit of Adventure” honor from the Youth Hostels of America. Kennelly's savvy, unique and fun travel videos showcase different aspects of any given city including all the best places a city has to offer and how to enjoy a local culture.
A published writer/influencer, Kennelly has covered the tech scene for TechZulu and her page one Google blog, Pure, Unadulterated Joy, as research for building JTA. A Who’s Who in Technology, she ran the Los Angeles Chapter of StartupMind tech group for a year and a half in Silicon Beach, CA which grew from 40 members to over 700 and expanded to include startup events in Pasadena, Silicon Valley, Orange County and Las Vegas under her leadership.
ABOUT SERENIFY Serenify was started to offer people an easy way to represent themselves truthfully online and build stronger relationships online – both professional and romantic. Serenify performs a more in-depth profile verification and certification service by offering customizable background checks, credit checks and customizable private investigator verifications (coming soon). Member’s verified data is offered via the Serenify API and hyperlinks wherever establishing trust online is needed. For more information, please review: https://serenify.com/
Serenify CEO/Founder Garrett Gilbertson is an Air Force Captain and Afghan war veteran with 7 years of government acquisition and management experience. He launched Serenify with his brother Jordan LaPointe and bootstrapped $250,000 in seed funding by building Gilbertsongems.com. A graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, Gilbertson was also recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Student in Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
He was selected to pitch at the USC Angel Investor Summit, Pepperdine $5K Pitch contest, a finalist at the recent Silicon Beach Pitch Contest and recently invited to present at the upcoming Tech Crunch Disrupt. Garrett is also a venture partner at LH Ventures an early stage venture fund.
Serenify Lead Developer/Co-Founder, Jordan LaPointe, was previously at Target Corporation, where he worked on several teams that launched Target's first responsive website, completely overhauled Target's marketing email system and created a first-of-its-kind content management system which supplanted a multi-million dollar application from Adobe Systems. Mark Fox, Abraham Bosch and Jared May round out the team.