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EverGreen Escapes

A luxe-adventure tour operator on a mission to provide transformational experiences, one escapist at a time in the Pacific NW and beyond.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2006
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Unified concept yet diverse in the markets it captivates. We're a luxe tour operator blending natural wonder, adventure and epicurean highlights into authentic tour experiences. Providing multi-day, custom, private, small group day tours, teambuilding and retreats in Cascadia and beyond. The concept is and will be in demand as the market shifts toward personalized travel. Strategically targeting discerning experience-seekers, around the planet.


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    Jake Edward Haupert
    Founder & Chief Escape Officer

    I am a true visionary, innovator and entrepreneur. Founder and Chief Escape Officer of EverGreen Escapes and the founding member of the P.U.R.E. Travel Collaborative, an NGO dedicated to promoting the Pacific NW. I have a Business degree in Hospitality/Tourism Mgmt from Southern Oregon University. I'm an avid outdoorsman and a responsible and active traveler. I have turned a passion for the transformational power of travel into my life’s work.

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    Dan Moore
    Chief Outings Officer & Owner

    My mission is to create an exciting and comfortable learning environment in which people feel inspired AND a sense of accomplishment. In 1996, after graduating from college at Macalester College and after nearly a decade in the non-profit / public sector, I merged my passion for education with my spirit for entrepreneurialism by joining forces with EverGreen Escapes. My work with EverGreen Escapes is the best of all worlds.

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    Maria Borisov
    Sales Manager & South America Product Director

    Maria was born in Ukraine, raised in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to the Seattle area in grade school. After spending her adolescence and college years exploring Europe and North America, she jumped on a plane and continued her dream journey of visiting all seven continents! She’s now settled in Seattle and spends her time exploring the bountiful Pacific NW. Maria is excited to share her passion for travel both through Cascadia and beyond.

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    Eric Kocaja
    General Manager Seattle & Portland

    After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 2002, I immediately headed west and landed in Seattle which I am proud to call home. I am continuously amazed by the endless bounty this region of the world has to offer. Having started at EverGreen Escapes in early 2012, I am excited to be surrounded by people who share the excitement of exploration and the passion to share this incredible part of the world with others.

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    Jeff Pietka
    Portland Base Camp Manager

    Born and raised in Portland, OR, and studied Intl' Affairs and Geography in D.C. Travel is a central theme in Jeff’s life so he became a National Assoc. of Interpretation Certified Interpretive Guide. After 7 years guiding at all latitudes from 30 to 60 degrees N., he returned to Portland – smack in the middle at about 45 N. – where he is prepared to put the places that are nearest and dearest to him on center stage and make them shine for you.

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    Tyler Davis
    Guide Manager & Africa Product Director

    I’ve been exploring the Pacific NW since my earliest childhood memories, escaping at every opportunity to experience the beauty of nature. My ever-developing passion for ecology and conservation led me to Cornell University, where I obtained a B.S. in Natural Resources and a focus in ecology. I’m excited to share what I know with others – and have the opportunity to make a positive impact – through hands-on, exciting, sustainable adventures.


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    Eric Robinson of Mills Meyers Law Firm
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    Jerilyn Twydell of JMT Accounting