Our Staff

Dr. Daniel P. Bolin, Director of Educational Resources – Owner

Dan has been an educator for thirty-seven years. He has taught in the Indianapolis Public Schools, Lebanon Community Schools, and the Metropolitan School District of Perry Township. From 1983 – 95, he served the Perry Township Schools as assistant principal at Southport High School, Director of Secondary Education, Personnel Director, Assistant Superintendent, and Interim Superintendent. He is one of the founders of the Indiana State School Music Association and was responsible for administering the Indiana state marching, concert and solo-ensemble festivals for several years. He is actively involved in the Indianapolis arts community serving as Chairman of the Program Committee for Young Audiences of Indiana and past Chairman of the Board.


Colonel L. Bryan Shelburne, Jr. (ret), Director, Special Events & Artistic Resources – Owner

Bryan served from 1990 to 2000 as the Conductor and Commander of The United States Army Band in Washington, DC, the Army’s premier musical organization, culminating a 30 year career in military music. At the time of his retirement, Shelburne was the senior musical leader in all of the Armed Forces. Colonel Shelburne had begun his music career as a successful high school band director in Houston, Texas, increasing his program by over a hundred students in the three years before the Army recruited him back into uniform. Colonel Shelburne is a frequent guest conductor, lecturer, and clinician throughout the country.


Ronald Bolyard – Travel Consultant

Ron served as an Educator with the Perry Township School System, Indianapolis, IN from September 1970 until his retirement on June 30, 2001. He has been a Middle School Teacher, and Administrator. In addition he also served as a High School Administrator and Director of Personnel for the School Corporation. Prior to beginning his career in Education, Ron served 3 & 1/2 year in the Military Service with two of as an Instructor in the Finance School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN. Ron began as a Consultant for Global Educational Tour in 2007 and has continued through the present time. He has been a Tour Guide as well as putting together trip for many of our clients. He works mainly on Domestic Tours.


Patrick Vanlerberghe, European Travel Partner

Patrick is the Global Educational Tours European tour partner and is based in Belgium. Upon graduation from college he immediately entered the tourism industry as a travel bureau accountant. During his more than 25 years in the industry, he has managed tours in every country on the European continent and has traveled extensively throughout North Africa and the United States. He is a Certified Travel Counselor (CTC) and recently became a Master Cruise Counselor (MCC). Mr. Vanlerberghe speaks Flemish, French, German and English fluently and is conversational in Italian, Dutch, Austrian and Swiss.