Meet the Team

Nice To Meet You!

All of team members focus on creating customized learning journeys for small and large groups. They take enjoy their work and are committed to ensuring that your learning journey is based upon your specific interests.  

Steve Perillo, CEO of Perillo Brands and renowned composer, was inspired by the concept of traveling for education and self-transformation through his own passion as a composer.

Carol  Dimopoulos.   President of  Perillo's Groups and Learning Journeys where she brings her passion for learning and travel into transformative learning and community service based travel programs to global destinations in Europe, Latin and South America, Africa and India. Learning Journeys has been featured in Travel and Leisure, Yoga Journal, LA Times, The Washington Post, Spirituality and Health and named as a trend by Spa Finders for 2015.  And she brings these principles to world of travel, creating experiences of moving from place to place in a destination to fully absorb the culture and community. She is committed to servicing communities in her journeys, and incorporates giving back through service projects included in every trip.  She also gives back in her university role where she works with students on sustainable leadership best practices in business management and is working on her doctorate in Global Leadership at The University of  Illinois.

Denise DeFino has 25 years of experience in special interest and affinity travel. She is an avid birder and wildlife expert.

Natasha Vavereko has over 20 years’ experience in educational travel and is an expert in art, history and literature. She is fluent in Russian and has traveled the globe to find the best in learning experiences.

Jolene Laube has over 20 years of experience and  is our expert in small family, groups and meetings manager.. She travels extensively to find new and innovative experiences in  destinations.

Manisha Swaminarayan is an expert in learning experiences and custom luxury experiences.  She strongly believes in the "One World" philosophy and that extensive travel will help hasten its occurrence.  .

.Charlotte Dimopoulos is our Social Media and Content Manager. She is trained in yoga and wellness.