BATW is pleased to welcome two new members: Shelly Rivoli and Connie Anderson. We look forward to meeting them at our next event.

Shelly Rivoli

Shelly Rivoli

Shelly Rivoli, General Member

Shelly Rivoli is an award-winning family travel author and blogger based in the East Bay. Her independently published Travels with Baby guidebooks have earned her multiple awards, including the 2014 Lowell Thomas Awards Bronze in Guidebooks and NATJA Gold Award in Travel Books.

She founded www.TravelswithBaby.com 10 years ago and began publishing the Travels with Baby blog in 2007. Both have earned her accolades over the years, including both NATJA Silver and Bronze Awards for “Independent Travel Blog.” She launched a second site last year, and the new www.FamilyTravel411.com just received two Bronze Awards from NATJA—both for Bay Area destination articles.

Connie Anderson

Connie Anderson

Connie Anderson, Associate Member, The Abbi Agency

As an avid traveler, having visited nearly a dozen countries in the past five years, Connie Anderson has a passion for travel, whether it’s consuming travel news and trends or telling the stories of travel clients. A Bay Area native and mountain transplant, she understands what Bay Area journalists are seeking.

Connie has been a rising PR professional at The Abbi Agency in Reno for more than three years. The agency is the fastest growing agency in the state of Nevada. The agency has a robust travel and hospitality department as well as departments in technology, consumer packed goods and healthcare. Connie’s current clients include North Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl Resort, Peppermill Resort in Reno, Mark Estee’s Local Food Group and the state of Nevada.