Learn More About Devon Spieker
Devon Spieker received an early glimpse into the Travel and Tourism industry while still completing his undergraduate degree at Elon University. As a young freshman in 2014, he was selected from a competitive pool of candidates to become one of Elon’s newest Admissions Guides! He learned the art of storytelling building relationships with students. During his fall 2016 semester abroad in London he had the privilege to work with an incredible local tour guide as a business intern. After completing his undergraduate degree in May of 2018 he began an internship with the Disney College Program in Orlando, furthering his experience working with people from all over the world and delivering the best customer service possible.
After a successful 6 month internship with Disney, Devon jumped head first into the world of Tour Directing where he specialized in education student tours. He showcased various destinations from the Great Smoky Mountains to Big Bend National Park and from Washington DC to New York City. After a few years he decided to take his experience on the road as a Tour Director and apply them to the office setting. During 2022 he worked as a recruiter and program coordinator for a specialized student tour operator based in the midwest.
Today, after many years of learning, growing, and trying to decide which direction his career should go, he joined forces with Southwestern Travel Group as one of their Student Group Travel Coordinators. His highly enthusiastic and positive attitude, great attention to detail, and passion for student travel will help ensure success in preparing many student group adventures for years to come.
During his Disney College Internship, Devon received over 50 cast compliments from guests in recognition of his efforts to make magical moments happen.
As program coordinator in 2022, Devon oversaw a team of 90+ interns all focused on delivering exceptional experiences for student travelers.
Devon has also worked as a barista and bartender and loves bonding over good food and drinks!
Outside of work, you’ll likely find Devon playing board games with his fiance and friends. He has a competitive spirit and loves social interaction. He is also an avid backpacker and amateur gardener. There’s not often a moment where he isn’t out and about doing something and he’ll take a travel opportunity any chance he gets!