As a former summer camp director and environmental lawyer, I bring an abiding interest in conservation and environmental stewardship as well as a belief in transformative experiences to my role as Executive Director of the Earth Preservation Fund (which is the nonprofit affiliate of Journeys International). I received my B.A. (and, later, my J.D.) from the George Washington University and had the good fortune to marry into the Journeys International family in 2009. I have additional experience as a university administrator and as an educational consultant. Trips with Journeys to Brazil, Costa Rica, Namibia, Patagonia, South Africa, and Turkey have offered plenty of opportunities to put my rock-climbing and group leading experience to work, and to give me insight into opportunities for our travelers to make a positive impact in the world. My goal with the EPF is to advance sustainability in the travel industry and engage travelers in mitigating climate change.
I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with my wife, Robin Weber Pollak, and two sons, who are fans of every form of transportation.