Staff Highlight: Nick Vejvoda

The Pacific Quest team is made up of incredibly talented individuals who are passionate about working with our students and providing a safe and structured environment for them to learn and grow.  This month we want to highlight our Adolescent Program Manager, Nick Vejvoda.

Nick’s early years found him in the Czech Republic where he attended an international school and gained invaluable cultural experience. For high school and college, he moved to Michigan with the beautiful Great Lakes nearby for inspiration. Nick received his BS with a focus on Human Biology from Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University. He has a passion for whole-person wellness and its clinical implications. Hearing about Pacific Quest and it’s model of sustainable growth in a unique wilderness setting, Nick knew Hawaii and PQ was his calling.

Joining Pacific Quest as an Adolescent Program Guide in January 2016, Nick worked towards becoming a Senior Lead Guide whose focus became training the next generation of guides. After spending some time as a Program Supervisor, he transitioned into the role of Adolescent Program Manager, where he finds fulfillment and thrives on teaching and creating magical moments that will inspire students and guides alike to realize their potential. He loves to garden and farm and has a steady hand in crisis situations.

Program Director Jody St. Joseph adds, “Nick’s dedication to his team and a job well done contribute to a consistent and safe work environment where our employees and students are able to thrive.  He’s an excellent role-model and we’re so excited to have him in this position!”

Mahalo Nick for all your hard work and dedication!

Learn more about our Adolescent Program here!

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