Our Company’s Mission

Explore the world at your own pace and wander in your own way. Destination by destination we are creating global connections.


Collaboration drives high performance. High performance drives success.

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Positive Energy

At Exploro Group positivity, creativity and energy is the driving force behind everything we do. Our environment runs on shared purpose and drive and the desire to work together for the success of all.

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Collaborative Focus

Everyone who joins our team feels passionate about their contributions and included in the team. Our mission is to create a positive impact through empathy, mutual respect, understanding and inspiration.

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Better World

Our company donates a portion of our profits in every city to an organization that affects change in their community. We strive to make the world a better place for all.

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Our Values

Our culture of success is founded on positivity, inclusion, passion, creativity, exploration, inspiration, celebration and growth of all involved.

Meet Our Team

Meet our Captain and Crew

Kirk Adams Founder and CEO

Kirk founded Exploro after spending more than 20 years in the travel industry.  Seeing the need to revolutionize the travel industry and create more ancillary revenue for airlines, Kirk and his team worked to create Exploro as a way to get out and re-explore travel at your own pace and in your own way.

Dean Hemstreet Software & IT Development

Dean has built his background with companies such as Adobe, Omniture, Samsung, and a startup called Woven. Before his career in software development, he was a platoon commander of a trailer platoon in an extremist hostage rescue group and a Captain in the USMC.  

Kelly Ward
Kelly Shelnutt Ward Chief Operations Officer

Since joining the company in 2006, Kelly has focused her attention on all operational aspects of the onboard business. Kelly previously enjoyed a 28-year career with Delta Airlines and brings extensive airline management & employee relation experience. Kelly is based in Atlanta, GA and loves spending time with her family, and especially her five grandkids

Ben Fuller
Ben Fuller VP of Airline Partnerships

With nearly a decade in the IFE industry, Ben brings loads of expertise and tons of energy, and fun to Exploro Group. Before IFE, Ben was a professional basketball player and a video game designer. He's lived in Germany, Mexico twice, 6 US states, and resides in Utah with his family.

Darren Schmitt
Darren Schmitt VP of Marketing & Film Production

If pictures are worth a thousand words then Darren believes video is indescribable. Darren filmed his first documentary at the age of 21 on the slopes of Mt. Popo in Mexico and since then has logged just about as many miles in filming video as he has traveled. Darren loves architecture and traveling to stunning places that inspire the imagination and encourage others to travel and see the world. He loves a good mountain to climb, a unique road to bike, and loves to find new places to discover.

Emilio Chacon
Emilio Chacon VP Airline Relationships and Ancillary Revenue: Europe

He is an expert in driving change in airlines, generating diversified revenues through innovative products / technologies, negotiate impactful outcomes, and implement solutions early and under budget.

Colleen Ferrier
Colleen Ferrier Chief Marketing Officer

Colleen is a seasoned marketing expert with more than 20 years of field experience guiding integrated direct-to-consumer and B2B campaigns with an acute focus on return. She has been instrumental in leading teams through the process of launching, highlighted by incredibly successful launches with My Pillow Pets and Little Giant Ladder.  

Matthew Payne
Matthew Payne Chief Commercial Officer

Matt comes to Exploro with 27 years of experience in the airline industry. He has held various senior airline management positions relating to ancillary revenue. Matt’s expertise is commercial strategy, revenue optimization, high volume eCommerce, & distribution functions.