for Everyone is the newest extension of Quest Experiences, a professional
live themed adventure design company. Originally launched in 1995
by two brothers in Southern California, Quest Experiences has morphed
from a local theatrical treasure hunt production company to a multifaceted
design team creating adventures in a myriad of hunt formats that
have been facilitated all over the world.
QE saw many changes. The most dramatic involved the younger brother
breaking away from QE to pursue his life-long dream of working in
the theme park design industry. This left the older brother, Joe
Dean, an opportunity to reinvent QE in a whole new direction. He
led QE to the rest of the world via the Internet, offering resources
to help corporations and the private sector design and facilitate
their own treasure hunts. Over the next decade, QE will have sold
over 10,000 treasure hunts, scavenger hunts and themed adventures
to nearly every continent of the globe.
QE had grand plans in place to soon launch our own entertainment
facility in Columbus, OH, wherein we could house our live adventures
for the public, harkening back to our original roots. Timing wasn't
on our side, however, when the housing market bubble burst that
same year - as did our hopes for funding. Although our dreams for
the facility have been indefinitely postponed, they haven't been
years following 2008 were spent in efforts to re-imagine the dream
for QE - where it was headed and what it would focus on. In 2016,
with only one child left in high school, Joe Dean decided it was
time to follow the bold dreams of his heart since his college years.
Long term plans were begun to create live adventures in key cities
of different countries all over the world. As a stepping stone to
that end, QE released in 2017 a new line of products - The Great
Adventure Challenge, to name only one. These hunt packages are mailed
out all over the country to those looking to enjoy a scavenger hunt
adventure inside their local theme park and zoo.
design plans to expand on our adventure hunt package product line
to include major cities and universities, QE is looking to eventually
make the big jump to go international. Additionally, we're looking
to travel across the country as we provide design services to entertainment
venues. Although we've had some exciting days in our past
are determined to make the days ahead our most adventurous!
Dean, Owner - Quest Experiences
began designing treasure hunts for local organizations as early
as junior high school. By college, he was utilizing actors, costumes,
props and storylines to create a higher degree of realism in his
adventures, elevating them from his earlier treasure hunts. He earned
a Bachelor's Degree in Art History from the California State University
in Fullerton. With extensive training in theater, studio art, state
education, foreign languages and anthropology, he readily includes
actual history into much of his design.
now lives in Orlando, Florida and enjoys time with his three sons
and wife of 23 years (as of 2018) as he makes long term plans to
go international with QE.
reach out to us or Joe Dean? Great! We'd love to hear from you -
"We had SO MUCH FUN!!!!...Highly
recommend and I WILL be buying others. They are very friendly
and responsive as well."
- Kylie C.