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Brendan Iglehart, Founder

The man with a van and a plan

  • I really wanted to be a mailman when I was 4 years old
  • I love traveling - I've been to 43 states and more than 30 countries, and I'm an avid couchsurfer
  • Orange is my favorite color

I'm 26 and I started altSTATES in 2017 because I'm passionate about connecting people with the coolest parts of my native Quad Cities region and the surrounding Midwest. 

My life started with a bang when I was unintentionally born in the kitchen of my parents' house (sorry, Mom - I just couldn't wait to get out into the world). I was then raised in Davenport, Iowa, a city located on the mighty Mississippi River. I went to college in Indiana from 2009-2013 and moved to Wisconsin for a job as an IT consultant. Office life quickly wore on me and I quit my job and ended up back in Davenport in late 2017 - I'm a Midwesterner to my core!

If you have any questions about your tour or altSTATES, please let me know. I hope to see you on a tour soon! #vanlife

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Holly Block, Intern

Social media guru, tour guide, and much more

  • I have had 10 different majors in my path as a student
  • I am the only person in my family to attend a 4-year institution
  • Coffee is most likely running in my bloodstream

I'm a Quad Cities native, fresh out of Orion, Illinois. I am currently attending St. Ambrose University pursuing a bachelor's degree with a focus in public relations, advertising, and multimedia broadcasting.

In my free time, I love to spend time with my family (mainly my dog, Cabella) and wander the QC to find new and amazing things within the area.


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