Jim is the founder and President of Vaya Adventures, a company specializing in custom private travel to South & Central America. 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 throughout the region. Prior to founding Vaya Adventures he worked as an attorney. A native of New Jersey, Jim now lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and 3 children, and has been an active member of the IGTOA Board since 2010.