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 27 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
Callahan Herrig, Blog Contributor
The good, the bad, the weird
- I want to live in a cabin in the middle of the woods
- I enjoy bourbon on the rocks and a tasty BLT
- Occasionally I wear cowboy boots to be taller
I was born and raised in Davenport, IA and am still enjoying the Quad Cities today. I graduated from Western Illinois University in Moline, IL with a bachelor's degree in English. I've held a variety of jobs; my favorite one was being a tobacconist. I currently work as a freelance writer and at a library, which I love.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, camping, and hanging out with my two cats, Arwen and Ragnar. For writing inquiries, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org