Meet Our Team


Renee Radabaugh, CMP | Managing Director and President

Renee Radabaugh has more than 30 years experience in the event industry, specializing in corporate, government, and healthcare events as well as large-scale meetings, conferences, association management, and corporate incentives. Renee plans to use Cultural Explorations Cuba to welcome the meeting and event industry into Cuba. Among other awards, Renee has been recognized as an Influencer in the Meeting Planning Industry and as a Meeting Planner to Watch.

Ampa Manzella | Program Manager

With a thorough background in Latin American cultures and human behavior, Ampa combines her experience in customer relations and consumer behavior to a people-centric travel manager position.  As a Cultural Explorations Cuba Program Manager, Ampa acts as a liaison between our clients and our partners in Cuba to coordinate pre-program logistics like bookings and customized itineraries to ensure a unique and memorable experience for each traveler. At our corporate office, Ampa researches the latest trends while maintaining open relationships with local Cuban vendors and venues. While on site, she manages each and every program detail while doubling as a source of local knowledge.


Jessica Zell | Marketing Specialist

Jessica Zell serves Cultural Explorations Cuba as Marketing Specialist. Jessica first began working as a graphic designer at Paragon Events where she gained recognition for her work ethic and various program proficiencies. Her previous experience in social media management and public relations allowed her to evolve into her now current role. Jessica is responsible for overseeing the Marketing department, managing social media accounts, writing and curating content and supporting business development efforts. Jessica has also mastered Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and WordPress, among other design programs. Jessica continues to discover new ways to add a creative edge to the company through development and collaboration of marketing strategy and data analytics.

Christina Hernandez | Department Assistant

Bio is coming soon.