John was a tremendous resource when the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus toured Georgia in 2016. He is a careful planner, deep listener, and excellent teacher, eager to share his knowledge and love of Georgia’s culture, music, and landscape. When I started to plan the choir’s tour, he was one of the first people I contacted, and he helped ensure our tour was successful and on budget. John’s suggestions for our tour included the perfect mix of musical workshops, sightseeing, feasting, and time spent reveling in mountainous beauty of Georgia’s countryside. John’s strength is in crafting complete experiences – tours that showcase the diversity of Georgian cuisine, traditions, and geography. His passion for Georgia is infectious and his knowledge incomparable.