Greg Custer – 40+ years in all facets of travel industry!
* Americanista & Mexico specialist with passionate cultural interests and hemispheric perspectives.
* 40+ years in all facets of travel industry, including vast B2B tourism marketing and educational design accomplishments.
* Business owner, entrepreneur, private/public sector facilitator with agency-client experience and multilingual business acumen.
Born in SoCal (1958), longtime California resident, then 25 years in Oregon. Now five plus years living atop Mexico’s altiplano, as a residente permanente. I’m part of a highland lakeside community (Chapala, Jalisco), surrounded by volcanic mountains, facing Mexico’s largest freshwater lake. Here I work developing my company Choosing Mexico LLC, while connecting with a Mexican pueblo lifestyle. I pursue interests related to theatre, running, writing, photography. I live and breathe Mexico and Latin America, with a unique globalist perspective.
The international travel industry has been my constant vocation, dating back to 1977.
I’m a life-long learner and educator, with all things Latin America as a constant source of personal wonder. Completed Latin American Studies programs from UCLA, earning BA and Master degrees. Specialization: economic development and tourism. Native English speaker, with advanced Spanish skills and a less proficient (but enthusiastically embraced) love for Brazilian Portuguese and culture. Extensive Latin American and Caribbean travel, including keen interest/study about countries of Mexico, Chile, Peru and Brasil.
I’m now living in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. Three adult children living and thriving in Pacific North West. Keen interest in reading (almost exclusively LatAm history), local theatre acting, Latin Jazz and Brazilian culture/musicality. Living, working and always growing personally while living lake-front, amidst incomparable weather (altitude of Denver, latitude of Hawaii), the Mexican people and mountain-fresh air laced with bird chirps and toad squawks.