We are Matthew Barrett (left) and John Keough (right), two immensely proud Newfoundlanders behind Experience NL.
Newfoundland and Labrador is a natural, cultural and historical gem and we are passionate about showcasing our exceptional corner of North America!
Owner & Experiential Travel Consultant
Hi! I am John, born and raised in the bedroom community of Paradise, a short driving distance from our capital city St. John’s.
I am a graduate from Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University with a B.A. (Political Science) and M.B.A. (Management and Taxation) respectively.
After several years in public-sector roles with federal and provincial governments including accountancy and public policy, I decided to put my research, communication and information management skills toward my true passion – NL travel and tourism!
I love nature and history of all kinds and am particularly passionate about heritage preservation and sustainable tourism.
I am an avid traveler who has visited more than a dozen European countries, Mexico, the Continental United States and every region of Canada with the exception of the northern territories.
Experiential Travel Consultant
Hey there! I am Matt, born and raised in the small outport community of Arnold’s Cove located on the isthmus connecting the Avalon Peninsula to the remainder of Newfoundland.
I am a graduate of the Tourism Careers for Youth Program from Niagara College. I have worked extensively as a host and server, first at Sheraton Niagara Falls followed by Sheraton Winnipeg.
I am an animal lover, an adventure seeker, and a foodie fanatic. I love international travel and have trekked throughout Western, Central and Eastern Europe including Romania, Ireland, Hungary, Italy, and Poland to name a few.
My passion for NL is unbounded!