John grew up in Corporate America building many successful sales and marketing teams over the years. Though his passion for helping others to see their potential and fulfill their dreams kept him motivated, he knew that he couldn’t sustain the “Live to Work” lifestyle that is expected today, and made the decision to escape corporate life and find his true calling of creating custom travel experiences for adventurers who want to visit South or Central America. John brings his tenured tenacity and focus, his desire for constant personal and professional evolution and an unwavering commitment to philanthropic efforts to The Escape Artist in an effort to provide the very best experience for their clients.
When he isn’t traveling, John can be found riding his Harley through the Sonoran Desert, launching errant tee shots on the golf course or embracing his Chicago roots and watching his beloved sports teams. John loves the outdoors and takes every opportunity he can to grab his camera gear and capture the magic that surrounds him. He also considers himself an amateur wine connoisseur while still finding the time to proudly support (while not discriminating against) micro and macro brews alike.
Residing in Gilbert, AZ, John is an extremely proud fiancé and the proud father of three amazing boys. Part of his personal mission is to raise his boys to be great citizens of the world, who are culturally aware and embrace the importance of giving back to each of the communities they visit and reside in.