Jim is the founder and President of Vaya Adventures. Jim developed a passion for Latin America while living and working in Ecuador after graduating from Harvard University. He has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in South and Central America. A native of New Jersey, Jim now lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and 3 children. He is also the President of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA), an organization of over 40 travel companies that work to promote sustainable tourism practices and conservation in the Galapagos Islands.