The Team

Terry Giansanti
Founder / Tour Manager

Terry is a deaf American with Italian bloodlines who now lives in Rome, Italy. After graduating from Gallaudet University, he came here in search of “la dolce vita” (the sweet life). In 2002 he established Hands On Travel to share his love of Europe with deaf travelers. His passions are traveling, reading, food, and sports.

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Ronise Barreras
Tour Manager

Ronise grew up in East Los Angeles with Mexican/Spanish heritage. Graduated at CSD, Riverside. Lived in Seattle for many years. She lived in Cambodia for the past decade and founded Cambodia Deaf Tours. From there, she joined our team. Her passions are, but not limited to, cooking, outdoor adventures and collectible automobiles.

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Dan Brubaker
Tour Manager

Dan has been to 81 countries including Bolivia, Cuba, Morocco, Myanmar, North Korea and Oman. He has also presented at Deaf Youth Leadership Camps in Germany and Thailand as well as team-coordinating an exchange program between two deaf schools in Kentucky, USA and Kamensk, Russia.

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Darren Frazier
Tour Manager

Darren was raised in a nomadic family in USA and held many occupations: teacher, actor, photographer, filmmaker, carpenter, chef and more. Of his 60+ countries, his favorites are Japan, Chile; Finland (Suomi). Twice, he was an expat for 8 years in Finland and Cambodia. Darren resides in Tacoma, Washington, with his deaf family, Ronise and Franki.

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Charles A. Giansanti
Account Manager

Charles manages our finances, taking care of all the small details that cannot be swept under the carpet. He worked at Gallaudet University for many years before retiring to move down southwest where the sun shines much more often. He keeps himself occupied with gardening and traveling.

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Martin Dale-Hench
Tour Leader

Martin was raised in Detroit and graduated at Gallaudet University with B.A. in English. Best travel highlight was hitchhiking from Mexico to the southernmost city of South America, Ushuaia. Later, he taught ASL and English in Japan and remains there since 2013. Currently, residing in Tokyo and enjoys studying Japanese as well as exploring every corners in Japan.