Meet the Staff

Office Staff

  • Day Job:
    SA Citizen Care Inc.
    Favorite Tour:
    Rocking Horse Ranch
    How long as a Tour Coordinator?
    November 2014
    Something interesting about myself:
    "Nana" to August Ryder, and Mother of Michael David. I am Ready for Adventure!
  • Education:
    Upper St. Clair High School Class of 1991
    Favorite Tour:
    Florida and WWE Raw
    How long in the program?
    18 years
    Something interesting about myself:
    I like to meet new friends, watch sporting events, concerts and swimming.
  • Education:
    Montour High School, Class of 2000
    Favorite Tour:
    Red Hat Ladies Bingo
    How long in the program?
    Since 2006
    Something interesting about myself:
    I have 2 nieces that I enjoy babysitting and playing with
  • How long in the program?
    May 2017
  • Education:
    Business Degree Specialized in Hospitality and Travel- Degree in Airline / Travel. (CTIS)-Certified Travel Industry Specialist- Indiana University-Purdue, University Indianapolis.
    Favorite Tour:
    Las Vegas & Mexico
    How long in the program?
    Since 1999
    Something interesting about myself:
    I Love to travel!
  • Education:
    Graduated from Spokesperson academy in 2010 and landed this job with Exceptional Adventures in 2011
    Favorite Tour:
    Have only been on a few but New Years was a BLAST
    How long in the program?
    Well... funny story I was brought in around 2011 as an unnamed logo but recieved my name Ben at New Years 2012

Tour Coordinators

  • Day Job:
    Real estate agent and public school teacher
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education from Slippery Rock University (2002), PA Teaching Certificate for Elementary Education K-6, Special Education N-12, Middle School Math 7-9, and Middle School English 7-9, PA Licensed Realtor.
    Favorite Tour:
    Summer Camp is my favorite tour because of the guests' anticipation of it each year and the exuberance they have during those few days is contagious. So much work for so much enjoyment is so worth it.
    How long as a Tour Coordinator?
    Since May 2013
    How long in the program?
    Started out volunteering in 2001 as an SRU student
  • Day Job:
    Facility Manager for IBM
    Education:
    Business Degree
    Favorite Tour:
    Summer Camp!
    How long as a Tour Coordinator?
    July 2016
    How long in the program?
    I have been with Exceptional Adventures since March of 2015 and I have been a Tour Coordinator since July of 2016
    Something interesting about myself:
    I spend most of my weekends between March and November camping!
  • Day Job:
    Evergreen Homes Inc. - Supportive Living 1987, Orphans of the Storm - Armstrong County Animal Shelter, 1983
    Education:
    Dayton High School, Class of 1983
    Favorite Tour:
    Love them all!
    How long as a Tour Coordinator?
    Since 1997
    How long in the program?
    since 1988
    Something interesting about myself:
    Married to wife Bethann and have one daughter, Christi. We share our home in Kitanning with two ladies through the Family Living Program. We also share our home with our five rescue dogs. I love to travel, and we go to the Outer Banks, NC, ever year as I love the ocean. I enjoy spending time with my family and sitting by my koi pond. I truly love working at Exceptional Adventures because of the guests, when someone sees Mickey Mouse, riding a roller coaster, listing to a concert or eating at a great restaurant for the first time in their life. Just the glowing face with a big smile makes my job well worth it.
  • How long in the program?
    June 2017
  • Day Job:
    Mental Health Therapist and Behavioral Specialist Consultant at The CHARTE Center, Inc.
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and Sociology(2013) and Master's of Social Work (2015) from the University of Pittsburgh
    Favorite Tour:
    Looking forward to New Year's Eve!
    How long as a Tour Coordinator?
    June 2016
    How long in the program?
    Since June of 2016
    Something interesting about myself:
    I love to go on new adventures, especially if they involve new places and friends
  • Day Job:
    Part-Time Casual Pool Specialist with Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services Full-Time as a Property Manager with The First City Company
    Education:
    Bachelors Degree in Social Work w/Special Education credits Grad Credits in Educational Psychology
    Favorite Tour:
    Ocean City, NJ
    How long as a Tour Coordinator?
    May 2013
    How long in the program?
    Began volunteering in 2010
    Something interesting about myself:
    I am happy to be a part of the Exceptional Adventures Team. The trips are always great fun & I enjoy volunteering! In my spare time I vacation to Deep Creek, MD, Outerbanks NC and parts of Florida.
  • Day Job:
    Supports Assistant, Citizens' Care Inc.
    Education:
    Educated in Kingston, Jamaica. Have a Bachelors Degree in Education with a major in Guidance and Counseling
    Favorite Tour:
    Wildlife African Safari
    How long as a Tour Coordinator?
    August 2015
    How long in the program?
    Began in August 2015
    Something interesting about myself:
    I enjoy attending sporting events, my favorite being Track & Field. Can be considered the world's greatest cheerleader!!
  • Education:
    Slippery Rock University 2015, Bachelors of Science, CPAD/APA Program
    Favorite Tour:
    Disney California
    How long in the program?
    Intern Spring 2015, Tour Coordinator Fall 2015
    Something interesting about myself:
    I love to explore and find adventure.
  • Day Job:
    Supports Assistant at the Center For Creatice Opportunities
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Slippery Rock University 2016
    Favorite Tour:
    Hershey Park
    How long as a Tour Coordinator?
    Since July of 2016
    How long in the program?
    I began volunteering at Exceptional Adventures my freshmen year of college (2012) at dances. Interned Summer of 2016. Then finally became a Tour Coordinator in July 2016.
    Something interesting about myself:
    I'm passionate about helping others.