Our Team

We are curious, innovative and driven by a shared passion for education, travel and our non-profit mission.

We are a global team of 320 staff members who work in offices across North America and around the world. In addition to our headquarters in Boston, the Road Scholar team works out of offices in Lowell, Mass., Amherst, Mass., Brattleboro, Vt., Beaverton, Ore., Ventura, Calif., Santa Fe, N.M., Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Our team is able to provide in-depth educational experiences thanks to our massive global network of local and renowned experts, instructors, naturalists, scientists, historians and more. Many of our instructors are world-renowned for their expertise, hold advanced degrees and consider learning to be one of the greatest gifts of life.

Here’s a sample of some of the friendly faces you’ll find at Road Scholar offices and on our programs:

JIM MOSES

I’ve proudly served as president and CEO of Road Scholar since 2002, but I didn’t start at the top (or anywhere near it). I was the company’s first registrar more than 30 years ago. I’ve also served as chief operating officer, senior vice president of programs and vice president of international programs. You could say I found my calling!

ELAINE CHU

Hi there! I develop Road Scholar’s international programs, including our exciting learning adventures in Cuba. Why do I love this job? Travel and learning are my passions! I have traveled to 35 states and dozens of countries on adventures that have taken me to every continent.

NIGEL WEST

Learn about spies and espionage on programs in the United Kingdom with me. I’m one of the instructors you’ll find on Road Scholar adventures. I’m an author and a lecturer at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies. I was the recipient of the U.S. Association of Former Intelligence Officers’ first Lifetime Literature Achievement Award.

DORIE MUIRURI

Hi! I’ve worked at Road Scholar for nine years, currently as an Inbound Sales Advisor. I love interacting with our participants — it’s especially rewarding to hang up the phone knowing that I made someone happy! I grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, and my favorite travel destination is Greece. When I’m not facilitating learning adventures, you can find me dancing!

MIKE ZOOB

They call me the elder statesman of Road Scholar. I was the organization’s first employee. Since then, I’ve held roles including senior vice president, and I now serve as a trusted advisor. Better yet, I’m also a participant. My grandchildren and I have had a ball on Road Scholar’s intergenerational programs!

Want more?  Meet our executive team or learn about our instructors.