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Team Work Gets It Done
Eric currently resides on planet Earth and doesn't plan on moving from here for a little while. Mostly because he has too much fun romping around and giggling in the many beautiful places Earth has to offer. Eric can be found tossing the frisbee disc in nearly every country and state he has visited. He tries to escape flagstaff, and the States, at least once a year only to fall in love with it all over again when he returns. He works with wood and paint to create colorful pieces of art inspired by the stories he finds himself in along the country highways of life. He has worked with children since he was one, often finding himself being inspired by the innocence and simplicity all over again. He will be found with ski's below in the winter, and a bike in the summer. Eric eats food every day, and tries to breath at least 12 times every minute. As long as this is still happening Eric will be enjoying life as it comes along.
J.T. Maxwell, Founder

J.T. Maxwell, Founder

J.T. Maxwell practically invented student travel to National Parks. He has been Read More
Steve Raymond

Steve Raymond

Senior Vice President
Steve comes to Grand Classroom with many, many years
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John Raymond

John Raymond

Vice President of Sales and Marketing
John leads the sales effort for
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Dave Henley

Dave Henley

Vice President of Operations
Dave joined Grand Classroom in 2004 and hasn't
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Eric Scholz

Eric Scholz

Director of Sales and Marketing
Eric has been working with student groups
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Laura Friedman

Laura Friedman

Director of Account Management
Laura has over 10 years experience in higher
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Jon Taffe

Jon Taffe

Jon has spent his entire career in student travel, and is currently Read More
Donna Hargett

Donna Hargett

Donna, a native of central Virginia, has a diverse background in marketing Read More
Greg Mondello

Greg Mondello

Greg started working with Grand Classroom shortly after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth Read More
Jennifer Herrion

Jennifer Herrion

Jennifer Herrion is a native of Charlottesville, Virginia and has been working

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Billy Payne

Billy Payne

Billy joined the Grand Classroom crew as a seasonal guide in 2011 Read More
Carleen Kupcis

Carleen Kupcis

After teaching elementary and pre-school for many years, Carleen decided to change

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Kerianne Mahoney

Kerianne Mahoney

Kerianne has spent the last seven years working in higher education with

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Peter Popovsky

Peter Popovsky

Peter Popovsky is from Connecticut and attended Central Connecticut State - Go Blue

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Gregg Wachtelhausen

Gregg Wachtelhausen

Gregg Wachtelhausen is a teacher, traveler, outdoorsman, and self-admitted “geo-nerd.” He has Read More
Eric Retterbush

Eric Retterbush

Eric currently resides on planet Earth and doesn't plan on moving from Read More
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