President and Founder
Saranzaya founded Blue Silk Travel in 2008 to contribute to Mongolia's economic development while promoting women's empowerment and traditional culture. Saranzaya has devoted her life to building economic and cultural bridges between her two homes: her native Mongolia and the United States, as well as with the rest of the world.
Saranzaya is a leading expert on the U.S.-Mongolia relationship with twenty years of experience in the Mongolian tourism sector. She is a frequent guest on Mongolian TV discussing tourism and American culture. Saranzaya has served as a lecturer at the National University of Mongolia (NUM) and a special contributor to the City of Ulaanbaatar’s international projects. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from NUM and is fluent in Mongolian, Russian and English.
Saranzaya is an avid traveler and accomplished photographer, who loves exploring the vast reaches of Mongolia, America and beyond.
Product Development Director
Jonathan, who works in our U.S. office, is a travel expert who has spent the past two decades exploring the cultures of Asia and sharing them with the world. Known by travelers for his expert knowledge of all aspects of Mongolian society, Jonathan delights in sharing his passion with others. He is committed to harnessing business investment to further Mongolia’s sustainable development, and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Jonathan holds a B.A. from Yale University, served in the Peace Corps in rural Mongolia, lived in Beijing, and has traveled extensively throughout the far reaches of Mongolia. He is fluent in Mongolian and English.
Tsolmon runs our Mongolian office, handling reservations, contracting, ticketing, scheduling and other in-country logistics. She has enjoyed a distinguished career as a purse designer and is one of Mongolia's most talented leather artists, bringing a contemporary sensibility to Mongolia's historic tradition of leather craftsmanship. Tsolmon has traveled widely throughout Mongolia, Russia and Eastern Europe and has lived in Prague. She is fluent in Mongolian, Russian and Czech.