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John Pachuta

John’s passion is lifelong learning and sharing what he learns about the natural world with explorers young and old.  He grew up in rural Ohio and graduated from Marietta College with a BA in Recreation Management.  Wanderlust hit when John decided to ride his bicycle from Ohio to Florida at age 18, and he’s never looked back.

After extended travels, John attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage, majoring in Education and Wilderness Studies, while working as a Wilderness Guide and Educator. Here he developed a love for wild places and the people who inhabit them, and a curiosity for species great and small.

His appetite for adventure eventually led to Lindblad Expeditions in 2012, first as an Undersea Specialist, then as a Naturalist and a National Geographic Certified Field Educator, working from Alaska to Antarctica. John hopes to inspire travelers of all ages to become informed global citizens and stewards for environmental conservation.

When he’s not teaching, guiding, or adventuring, John lives in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State.