Meet Our Team

Meet The Business Travel Life Team

Kristina Portillo, MS, CPT – Founder & Nutritional Coach

Kristina is the founder of Business Travel Life. Her love of fitness and travel unified to create a resource for business travelers and road warriors

Kristina Portillo

Kristina Portillo, Founder

who want to take a healthier approach to business travel. After  years focused on Marketing in a corporate setting, Kristina made a monumental decision to quit her job to focus on fitness and her dream of helping others to live healthier lives. Kristina’s approach to healthy business travel incorporates proper nutrition and an integration of  hotel workouts, home workouts, gym workouts, and even office workouts into a healthy regimen that is convenient yet challenging. Nutrition is just as important for healthy business travel and while eating out can be unhealthy, she believes with the the right planning and discipline, eating out can be healthy.

Kristina is a National Association of Fitness Certification (NAFC) credentialed Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach.  Kristina received a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and received her Bachelors of Arts in Business Marketing from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

If you would like to learn more about Kristina, click here to read the introductory blog or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Velvet Davis, CPT – Fitness Coordinator & Virtual Personal Trainer 

Velvelt Dawn CPT Business Travel Life

Velvet Dawn, CPT, INSANITY, R.I.P.P.E.D., SMST, TRX Fitness Coordinator & Virtual Personal Trainer

Velvet is a Virtual Personal Trainer and Fitness Coordinator at Business Travel Life. Her expertise and certifications make her a perfect fit for  her dual roles at Business Travel Life. Velvet provides virtual personal training from her private studio to clients across the United States.  Her passion is health and fitness. Velvet fell in love with fitness while striving to be healthy in order to avoid the Diabetes that runs rampant in her family. Velvet is an experienced Fitness Coordinator, Group Fitness Instructor, and Personal Trainer. She is passionate about helping clients set and achieve their goals. Velvet believes anyone can incorporate exercise into their lifestyle with support and perseverance.

Velvet holds a number of certifications including:

  • One on one personal training
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Group Fitness Instruction
  • Insanity
  • R.I.P.P.E.D.
  • Sports Medicine Suspension Training (SMST)
  • TRX

Quote from Velvet

“I understand that not everyone has the same goals. I am here to walk, jump, run, encourage you, down the path your journey takes you I am excited to be a part of Business Life Travel and look forward to working with you!”

Casey Talaric – Content Specialist  

Casey Talaric Business Travel Life

Casey Talaric, Content Specialist

Casey is a recent graduate from The University of Colorado at Boulder where she received a BA in Communication. She completed a semester of school at the University of Otago in New Zealand during her senior year. After graduation she moved to The Netherlands where she was an Au Pair for a family for a year.

She has always been fond of writing and has kept up with it throughout her experiences abroad. Aside from travelling and writing, she is focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and enjoys how her position at Business Travel Life allows these passions to intersect.

Kelly Brickman – Intern  


Kelly is a senior currently attending Ohio State University. She is pursuing a major in Marketing and a minor in Communications. Kelly grew up near Cleveland, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and traveling. Her favorite way to travel is by taking cruises; she has spent 54 days at sea and hopes to reach 100 one day.

Kelly Brickman

Kelly Brickman, Intern




Julie Anne Cormier – Contributor 

Julie Ann Cormier Business Travel Life

Julie Ann Cormier, Contributor

Julie Anne Cormier is a Frequent flier, environmentalist, working with energy companies around the world to help reduce air pollution.  She also travels for fun in her free time searching for the most beautiful oceans, beaches and underwater reefs she can find.


Are you interested in working with Business Travel Life? We are currently accepting applications for Fall Intern and monthly contributors. Please email for more information.