About Jen and Dan



Jen is many things.  She is a professional animal behaviorist.  She is a physical fitness nut who bikes, swims, runs, and generally tortures gym equipment.  She is an avid photographer.  She loves to travel and explore.  She is also a vegan, constantly struggling with the challenges of finding a decent vegan meal in a non-vegan world.

Jen has logged travels to France, England, Germany, Spain, India, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Palau, and the Virgin Islands.  She has sea kayaked along Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, paddled the Rock Islands of Palau and the Bahama’s Exuma chain, and backpacked extensively in Yosemite National Park.


Dan has completed a career as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps.  His service included overseas deployments, combat tours, and formal training as a mountaineering instructor and military diver.

Outside the military, he has been a SCUBA instructor.  His hobbies have included sailing his cruising yacht, brewing his own beer, and playing and recording music.

Dan has logged travels to Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Palau, and the Caribbean.