John (JJ) grew up in Elkhorn Nebraska and is the Grandson of Moostash Joe. He was surrounded in a family known for travel. As time went on he craved travel, and he began to plan his entire family vacations at the age of 9 with a trip to Disney World. He is a graduate of Midland University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. While in college he worked in a travel office eventually working as a tour director, traveling all over the United States and Europe. After college, he worked as a banker for a major US bank before founding Excite. He has facilitated countless magical moments with thousands of people while touring.
Cindy began her entrepreneur career when her and husband, Tom opened and managed a restaurant in small town Iowa. After 6 years Cindy began her career in finance with a local housing design firm in Omaha, NE. After 26 years at the firm, she moved on to work in the tour and travel industry where she managed all of the tours. While in the office she enjoyed making sure the customers had the best vacation possible and that all of their details were taken care of. Cindy also enjoys dreaming up experiences and developing great relationships with her customers. She is the mother of an amazing daughter currently studying at the University of Nebraska. Cindy is Owner and Experience Advisor at Excite Inc.
Brandy & Mike Griffin
Mike and Brandy share a love of traveling and have been a big part of the Excite family. The Griffin’s have been married since 2006 and have a beautiful little daughter, Aubryn.
Brandy is the amazingly gifted graphic designer behind all the cool brochures and logos you see on all of Excite’s marketing material.
Mike’s full-time career is in the insurance and financial world, but he enjoys entrepreneurship almost as much as he enjoys travelling and is excited to be part of the team. As Excite’s ‘Chief Networker’, he loves meeting people and making new friends.