Adam Quinn, Founder & PRESIDENT
Quinn hit the road in 1990 after growing up in the Philadelphia area, studying physical education and physical therapy at Temple University and assisting with youth leadership seminars with the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation. When the adventure of Hawai'i called Quinn found himself working on boat charters for Maui’s Ocean Activities Center, Lahaina Divers, and the Hawai'i Whale Research Foundation. He was soon a U.S. Coast Guard-certified boat captain, a nationally registered Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, and a PADI-certified SCUBA dive master logging over 3,000 dives in Hawaiian waters.
A quintessential “people person,” Quinn’s work in Maui’s service-oriented tourist industry clicked with his thirst for adventure. By 1993 he applied his skills and local contacts as a first-class Club Concierge at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. In an effort to fulfill guest requests for experiences “off the beaten path,” Quinn found himself designing and directing the resort’s comprehensive hiking and eco-tour programs.
In 1998, he recognized a growing niche in Maui’s adventure tourism industry. Refining his skills with intensive training with Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. in Washington State he became co-owner of the independent LATAtudes & ADAtudes’s Maui Eco-Adventures.
Quinn continues to work hard to play hard and travel the world sharing new adventures with his wife of 13 years; Leslie. Presently at the helm of The Jayhawk, a 50’ CABO yacht “powered by” Adventure Quinn.
In addition to his love for outrigger paddling, SCUBA, sailing, skiing, mountain climbing and flying, Quinn does claim to enjoy a good book once in awhile.
Adam is currently seeking out the latest in an amazing run of legendary adventure profiles to add scope to the world of Adventure Quinn. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @AdventureQuinn.