Teacher Spotlight: Grant Lovellette
Our growing class list would be quite difficult to pull off without the awesome instructors - and businesses - we've been so honored to meet. We'd like to give you the same opportunity to get to know The Chattery teachers a bit better.
Learn more about Grant Lovellette, who will be teaching us all about credit card travel hacking!
Grant Lovellette is a relatively new Chattanoogan (has lived here just over 3 years), but he spent his first 18 years of life just down the road in Cookeville. Like many people in this hobby, Grant stumbled into travel hacking and the credit card reward game by accident a few years ago, and he continues to pursue it as a passionate side project. Since then, he has earned millions of miles and points, has applied for many dozens of credit cards, has booked tens of thousands of dollars worth of free trips, has become a top contributor to several online communities dedicated to discussing credit cards, points, and miles, and continues to travel as much as his work and family schedule allow. Though initially skeptical, even his wife is now somewhat on board, given the ability to travel pretty much anywhere she wants to go, for free (or almost free)! Now all they need is more time to travel....
How did you get started in your profession?
My profession has nothing to do with my class topic ;) I started travel hacking with credit cards as a way to be able to travel first-class, since I would never be able to afford a first-class ticket otherwise. Three years and millions of miles and points later, I still love collecting miles and points, but I also want to share all I've learned!
Why do you love Chattanooga?
Chattanooga is amazing - big enough to have plenty to do but small enough not to have the problems of most big cities; tons of outdoor activities; EPB; the river; the ever-improving downtown - we could have relocated to any city in America, and we wanted to come to Chattanooga!
What's one topic you'd like to learn through The Chattery?
I'd love to learn more about how to start a side business.
What's something someone would be surprised to learn about you?
I speak three languages (English, German, and Hungarian), raised my kids to be bilingual (English/German), and am a pretty decent juggler.