Jeff shares his passion for venturing out to explore new places and distant cultures both past and present. He holds a BA in Anthropology from Colorado College and has worked as an archaeological field technician in Southwestern Colorado, Easter Island, Tanzania, Sudan, and three separate expeditions into the depths of the Nigerian Sahara desert. Along his journeys Jeff has developed language skills in French, Spanish, and Swahili. He believes that through a comprehensive undertanding of our past we can make better decisions about our future. As a Wildland Adventures Program Director since 2007, Jeff has skillfully managed our guests travels to a wide variety of destinations including Belize, Guatemala, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Since 2010 Jeff has focused primarily on desiging our trips in Africa while also engaging in some new pioneering trips to develop Wildland itineraries in the wilds of Northern Borneo and the Komodo Archipelago of Indonesia. Based on his extensive travel to remote regions of the world, he understands that the secret to having a rich and meaningful life-changing trip is to make honest, personal connections with local people. Aside from travel, Jeff enjoys foraging the cascades for edible mushrooms, fly-fishing, camping, soccer, tennis and cooking with his wife LeeAnn.