Who Is This Guy?
I'm fortunate in many ways, but perhaps my biggest blessing in life is to have an amazing mom who is also an amazing teacher. It was just the two of us growing up and we got to travel a lot. After our first trip backpacking around Europe at age 14, I was 100%, head over heels, texting all day, madly in love with travel.
Now I've been to over 45 countries and can honestly say that every time I touch down somewhere new I meet some amazing people, gain some new skills, and have a better perspective of myself and the world. I credit travel with making me smarter, more confident, helping me with my critical thinking skills, social skills, and empathy. Yeah yeah, I still have a long way to go. I know!
I created Education Backpack in 2016 to help more kids travel. There's not a doubt in my mind that the kids taking our trips will see many, if not more, of the travel benefits I've seen over the years. Their lives will be improved immeasurably and our world with them. I'm proud to work incredibly hard toward this goal each and every day.
If you have any questions, an amazing kid you'd like to introduce me to, or a travel story to share, I would love to hear from you.