We're a small but dedicated crew here at Without the Stress. Check out our profiles to learn more about us.
Not only are we a family-run business, built on solid relationships and great customer service, we're also an industry leader, implementing new online technologies that give our clients the easiest possible solutions for getting what they need. We're really nice people, too. Give us a call and find out!
Dan Ripoll - Co-Founder and CEO
Dan Ripoll is committed to the notion that a life fully lived is an achievable goal for all. He is constantly seeking out for himself and others the most enriching experiences and strongest friendships. Along with his uncanny ability to connect, he brings to Passports and Visas Without the Stress an extensive background in financial analysis, predictive modeling, markets, and business development.
Dan is a graduate of Stanford University, an avid beach volleyball player, a lover of great music, and an experienced professional equities trader.
Ken Ripoll - Founder Emeritus
Ken Ripoll has been involved in the passport and visa industry for eight years and has personally helped thousands of anxious travelers get where they want to go. He brings an extraordinary ability to connect with people of every stripe to Passports & Visas Without The Stress, and exemplifies the ideal of a family business owner, every single day.
Ken is a native New Orleanian, a loving husband, and the proud father of two children, both of whom are part of Without the Stress.
Mike Sobol - VP Guy
"Afflicted entrepreneur and knowledge junkie," Mike likes being on the edge of what's new. For him, it's not just about finding what works: "What makes things easier? What makes life better? Now that's the fun and interesting part of being in business!"
With a deep background in psychology, counseling, group facilitation, personal effectiveness and business development, Mike has spent the last 12 years helping to grow hundreds of businesses.
A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, he now lives in Denver with his wife Margaret and three year old daughter, Ella. When he isn't at home with his two favorite ladies, cooking up some tasty dish, or tending to the flower garden, Mike can often be found above tree line somewhere high in the Rockies.
Linda Ripoll - News and Content Editor
Linda Ripoll is an orchestrator of the written word. She is an accomplished screenwriter and storyteller. She brings a wealth of experience in public relations and marketing to Passports and Visas Without the Stress, having worked with many Fortune 500 clients, including Robinson’s May, LVMH and Bloomingdales.
She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, holds a Master’s degree in Screenwriting from the University of Miami, and is the founder of the widely read fashion industry blog, Counter Culture Beauty.