Owner of Olde Ipswich Tours
Jean Moss is the visionary behind Olde Ipswich Tours. Her love for travel, knowledge of history and culture, and quest for the finest wine and food is the inspiration behind all of Olde Ipswich Tours. 24 years at the helm, Jean has planned and led hundreds of small group culinary European tours.
Jean has an undergraduate degree in French from Colby College, and a master’s degree in French from Middlebury College, earned at the University of Paris. She is fluent in French & Spanish and has lived in Paris, Normandy and Cuernavaca, Mexico. She earned a certificate from the International Tour Management Institute in San Francisco and began leading tours in 1995.
Robin is the glue that holds the team together. Call any morning of the week and chances are you will find the friendly voice on the other end is hers. In addition to being our rock star administrator, Robin is an amazing teacher and an animal-lover.
Robin received a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University and studied biogeography at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. A native of Ipswich, her travels have taken her to places such as China, Kenya and the Republic of Georgia while doing anthropological research of fossil animals.
Nicole, Jean’s daughter, received her Bachelor’s in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Her studies focused on microfinance and international development, as she sought the most reasonable career route to support her beloved community in Saint Rock, Haiti. She is fluent in French and Haitian Creole and now runs a small startup called Allways Haiti, teaching sewing and selling fair trade fanny packs.
Janet brings a lifelong passion for travel and a background in publishing and design to her job at Olde Ipswich Tours. Her kids got their first passports before they were a year old, and she’s enjoyed seeing the world with them for the past 18 years. A Francophile and an animal lover, with two cats and a red-eared slider, Janet’s other interests include food and wine, writing, and sailing.
Lauren received her Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in travel & tourism from Salem State College. Her travels have brought her to Italy, Spain, all over Canada and the U.S. Her many hobbies include cross country mountain bike racing all over New England, downhill mountain biking, hiking the White Mountains and photography. She is a Red Sox and Patriots fan and an animal lover. She has a rescue cat, dog and turtle.
Desi the Dog is the official mascot of Olde Ipswich Tours.