Meet the stars of the Learning Journeys team:
All of team members focus on creating customized learning journeys for small and large groups. They take enjoy their work and are committed to ensuring that your learning journey is based upon your specific interests.
Steve Perillo, CEO of Perillo Brands and renowned composer, was inspired by the concept of traveling for education and self-transformation through his own passion as a composer.
Carol Dimopoulos. She is President of Learning Journeys where she brings her passion for learning and travel into transformative learning and community service based travel programs to global destinations in Europe, Latin and South America, Africa and India. Learning Journeys has been featured in Travel and Leisure, Yoga Journal, LA Times, The Washington Post, Spirituality and Health and named as a trend by Spa Finders for 2015. And she brings these principles to world of travel, creating experiences of moving from place to place in a destination to fully absorb the culture and community. She is committed to servicing communities in her journeys, and incorporates giving back through service projects included in every trip. She also gives back in her university role where she works with students on sustainable leadership best practices in business management and is an RYT-200,IKYTA and Y4C Yoga teacher promoting health and wellness lifestyle.
Laurie Sickles, Vice President of Academic Development, has an MS in Education and serves as a Board Member of an Educational Foundation that raises and distributes resources for educational enrichment outside the realm of the daily operational needs of the school district. She is committed to educational and sustainability in travel.
Denise DeFino has 25 years of experience in special interest and affinity travel. She is an avid birder and wildlife expert.
Natasha Vavereko has over 20 years' experience in educational travel and is an expert in art, history and literature. She is fluent in Russian and has traveled the globe to find the best in learning experiences.
Irene Brown is our expert in small family, wedding and unique journeys in Italy. She speaks fluent Italian and travels extensively to find new and innovative experiences in the destination.