Jean suffers from wanderlust. Growing up her family moved all over the US with her dad’s job. She has visited all 50 states, and is now in the process of traveling to all the countries and territories in the world – current count is 66.
She has worked in the travel industry since her college days and has done it all – retail travel agent, specialty tour manager, receptive operator, meeting planner, conventions, incentive programs – she even has been known to drive airport transfers! Since working in nature tourism in the early 90’s, she is dedicated to eco-tourism as a mutually beneficial business model. Jean is an avid reader, loves to cook and entertain, practice yoga, hike, watch birds, and tries to do all of that when traveling!
Jean has a B.A. in German and Spanish and is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC). She has also earned the designation of Travel Specialist for Panama, Guatemala, and St. Lucia, is a member of the National Geographic Travel Readers Panel, and serves on the board of Travis Audubon Society. Jean is based in Austin, Texas.
Title: Owner, Tour Leader
Organization: JB Journeys, Inc