Who We Are

Experience NL consists of Matt Barrett (left) and John Keough (right), we are two immensely proud Newfoundlanders.

Newfoundland and Labrador is a natural, cultural and historical gem and we are passionate about bringing this exceptional corner of North America to the world!


More About Us

John Keough

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 of Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University with a BA (Political Science) and MBA (Management and Taxation) respectively.

After several years in accountancy and public policy roles with federal and provincial governments, 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.

Matt Barrett

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!