Experience + Expertise + Passion

Just some of the words that begin to describe the powerful individuals that make up the Explorer X team. We are a carefully crafted collection of change agents, coaches, and consultants who share a passion for helping people transform their lives through travel experiences. Armed with advanced degrees from some of the world's top universities, coaching certifications, decades of experience working with clients, and some of the craziest and most life-changing travel stories you will ever hear, our Travel Mentors will inspire and empower you to use travel as a tool for living a more passion-filled, purpose-driven, and meaningful life!

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Jake Haupert

Chief exploration officer

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Michael Bennett

chief adventure officer

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Waverly Shaufler

Operations & administration

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Carrie Culp

AFRICA SPECIALIST

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Sarah Burns

Event Curator & Party AficiOnado

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Maria Baltazzi

TRAVEL MENTOR

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Alicia Kremiller

Finance & AccouNting Guru

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Gordon Hempton

Travel Mentor & soundtracker