Galavantier.com is an online travel company that specializes in creating and offering unique experience packages to desirable destinations. We are in a sense a modern day travel agent here to cater to your wants and needs. Each experience available on the site has been carefully constructed to present a travel package that one would normally have to put together one piece at a time. At Galavantier.com we are committed to quality over quantity.
Made up of a team with over 37 years of direct experience in the travel industry, we use our expertise and knowledge to ensure that you have a memorable time and receive value for your purchase. For each experience offered we partner with specific resorts, entertainment venues, shows, restaurants, golf clubs, spas and more to offer an extraordinary opportunity at an obtainable price. In selecting these travel partners, we are very particular because the most important thing is not selling hundreds of experiences but rather the individuality and exclusivity of each.
At Galavantier.com we also rely on our community for feedback and suggestions. Travel is amazing and each person has his own perspective and memories of these experiences. At times, some may feel that they would like to share their experience so others can also visit a resort they found that exceeded their expectations. Perhaps a sightseeing tour took their breath away. They had the most incredible massage of their lives. They feasted on the best steak or seafood or played a round on an exclusive golf course; the list could go on forever. Collectively we can dissect the millions of travel experiences people enjoy and be able to create experience packages to offer each person the vacation of their dreams.
- The Galavantier.com Team
Travel. Experience. Share. It's what being a Galavantier is all about.
Co-Founder & CEO
As the ultimate Vegas Insider, Marko Greisen has 20 years experience in the Las Vegas hospitality industry with a direct focus on customer development and VIP guest relations. Having spent 16 of those years with the 9 Group, Marko worked side-by-side with founders Michael Morton and Scott DeGraff in developing the company portfolio to become one of Las Vegas' leading restaurant and nightlife organizations, which included the rise in such venues as N9NE Steakhouse, ghostbar, Rain Nightclub and Playboy Club.
He played a crucial part in the success of the venues garnering a reputation for the ultimate VIP nightlife experience in Las Vegas which also included being known as the consummate host for a plethora of celebrities including Nicholas Cage, Jamie Foxx, Charles Barkley and many more. Marko also worked directly with Palms Casino Resort owner George Maloof to spearhead resort wide campaigns and further the success and brand awareness of the 9 Group to ensure the optimal experience for guests when visiting the restaurants and nightlife venues.
Marko is a native Las Vegan and has been recognized for his accomplishments and for his dedication and commitment to the community and its leading industry. In addition to being named one of the Vegas Top 100 by Las Vegas Life Magazine, July 29 is known in Las Vegas as "Marko Greisen Day," an honor bestowed on him by the Mayor of Las Vegas. Marko also holds a Key to the City, awarded to him by the Mayor and Las Vegas City Council for his excellence and good standing within the community.
Jennifer Carrico worked at YouTube from its early days through the time the company was acquired by Google. Jennifer created the YouTube content and customer service protocols and also managed federal, state and international regulatory compliance. In addition to working for the company, Jennifer became one of the original YouTube Stars. She has deep roots producing online entertainment and negotiating content deals for many top Internet gaming and entertainment websites. With this background, Jennifer was then recruited by Facebook to launch the highly anticipated Facebook video product.
Prior to working in Silicon Valley, Jennifer served as a Fellow on the U. S. Senate Judiciary Committee and later was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky where she operated as Counsel to the Governor's Office of Technology and established the Commonwealth‚Äôs Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Unit. She holds a degree from the University of Louisville, Brandeis College of Law.
Ryan Dean Hoggan
Finance & Investor Relations
Ryan brings a diverse background to Galavantier in financial analysis, strategy, operations and business development for a number of corporations including Hoggan Health Industries, Inc. and Imagine Growth Strategy, Inc. Through his 10 plus years in the health and global business development industries, Ryan has traveled the world and always found a way to sneak in a bit of pleasure along the way which includes traveling to Cape Town, South Africa, his most memorable destination. If he's not exploring the eight islands of Hawaii or jet-setting around the world, check the racetrack where he'll be perfecting his motorsport skills as he chases his dream of becoming a professional race car driver. Ryan holds a MBA from The University of Arizona and a Master of Global Management degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Director of Sales
Matt has 14 years experience in the hospitality field specializing in travel industry sales for some of the most prominent resorts in Las Vegas including Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, Palms Casino Resort and Planet Hollywood. Graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Villanova University, Matt moved to Las Vegas to apply his skills in the service and hospitality industry. He embraced the Las Vegas life, ultimately having business trips that would become the staple of his chosen career in the field of travel industry sales. When he's not working to create incredible experiences for Galavantiers, you'll most likely find him cruising around sunny San Diego or crisscrossing the country to catch a Los Angeles Lakers game.
Software & Systems Engineer
Michael has over a 1.61803399 lifetimes of experience hacking away at software. Although his current interests are interesting, he's language agnostic, not preferring any one programming language to build good stuff. Before his calling in sitting behind a monitor for 16 hours each day, Michael gained experience working for one of the utmost corporations in entertainment and hospitality, The Disney Company with their Club Disney concept.
While Michael's favorite vacation destinations are anywhere he can get lost and explore unfamiliar places, a trip to Tokyo is still tops on his list with NYC coming in a close second. He's an avid concert goer, music lover, destroyer of international landmarks (as the picture shows), loves walks on the beach, writing haikus, and exploring different cultures and eating foreign foods. Oh, and he also likes video games. And PUPPIES!!!
Follow him on twitter: @mikeejt.
As founder of 60East Technologies, Brand brings over 21 years professional experience in high performance information technology to Galavantier. A graduate of Oregon State University earning his degree in Computer Science, Brand has an esteemed pedigree having worked for such corporate powerhouses as Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, IBM and Rogue Wave Software in software engineering. Brand considers the romantic Caribbean island of Saint Lucia where he spent his honeymoon as his greatest trip ever taken, and if he's not hard at work perfecting the next great software creation, you may find him at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland, with his family. He is also an avid stargazer and often camps in desolate regions with dark skies, the perfect surroundings for prime skywatching.
Customer & Sales Support
Niya brings over eight years experience in the hospitality industry to the Galavantier team specializing in Customer and VIP Services. In her young career she has held positions launching esteemed properties and venues in Las Vegas which include Wynn Las Vegas, Palms Casino Resort and The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay. When Niya is not helping guests have a memorable experience on their vacations, you may find her jaunting off to a tropical destination to perfect her tan or perhaps reliving her youth and heading out on a camping trip across the United States, something she did with her family growing up. Besides traveling and discovering fun and new destinations, Niya is a model and sports buff so if her face looks familiar, you may recognize her from a Nike commercial.
Front End Developer & Graphic Designer
Born in Saipan and raised in Manila, Philippines, Rlyn has called home to destinations travelers look to for vacation. Upon moving to the United States, Rlyn has spent the past four years working in an array of software engineering positions from data encoder, graphic design and website design while also completing pro bono work for organizations back home in the Philippines. Ryln considers a trip to San Francisco as her greatest trip to date while setting her sights on seeing the world and embracing different cultures starting with New York and Japan. And if you are a Galavantier with a passion for car adventures, best connect with Rlyn first as she is an aficionado when it comes to different techniques in driving.
Kevin Seiter joined the Galavantier.com team as a Software Developer with a degree from Lawrence Technical University. Originally from Fenton, Michigan, Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team with a background in AutoCAD, 3D Modeling, and Animation and Video Production. He was previously a System Developer designing UI layouts and developed the software for an in-house technical reference system. When it comes to galavanting, Kevin is an avid camper in the summertime and his favorite vacation destination is Southern California for visits to Knotts Berry Farm and the chance to win the Showcase Showdown on the Price Is Right. The greatest trip he’s ever taken and recommends to newlyweds is a honeymoon cruise from Miami to the Bahamas.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Justin brings over a decade of experience as a Search Engine Specialist to Galavantier.com. He is a graduate of Suffolk University earning a BSBA in entrepreneurship and graduated with honors. Prior to joining Galavantier.com, Justin launched and had been at the helm of multiple successful businesses, and brings his well rounded skill set to the team.
Justin is a passionate traveler and touts a trip to Moscow, Russia as the greatest yet, marveling in the architecture and food. He is also a big fan of music, and travels to music festivals including Ultra Music Festival held in Miami, Florida. As a well versed Las Vegan, Justin was destined to live in Sin City with it being his most frequent vacation spot prior to moving west.
Director of Video Production
As Director of Video Production, Ryan serves an integral role for the Galavantier team utilizing over six years of production experience to develop Galavantier Travel Channel and all video content for the company. Having worked for one of the foremost audio-visual companies in the west, Cashman Photo Enterprises, Ryan is well versed in video and photography having shot an astonishing amount of concerts, sporting events, weddings, receptions and more. When he’s not behind the lens of a camera, Ryan is an outdoor enthusiast spending the warmer months mountain biking and camping, and shredding down the mountains in the winter snowboarding. A graduate of UNLV, Ryan’s favorite vacation destination is a trip to California so he can chill by the beach.
Travel Writer and Novelist
Zeke Quezada is a Los Angeles based Travel writer and novelist who splits his time between LA and Las Vegas. In addition to his role as Guide to Las Vegas Travel for About.com, Zeke is also the host and voice behind the Galavantier Travel Channel & Travel Blog. He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Zeke dives, climbs, skis, eats, drinks, sails and swims as part of his daily employment. It's okay to hate him just a little bit.