Yariv Ofer Born August 17, 1971. Yariv was born and raised in Kibbutz Yehiam in the Galilee. He graduated from Ashrat High School in 1988 and served as a combat team commander and officer in the IDF from 1988 - 1992.
Yariv has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and North and South America. He studied criminology at Bar Ilan University, graduating in 1997.
Yariv completed the official tour guide course at Haifa University in 1999. He is married to Dana and father to Roi, Ma'ayan and Itai.
His guiding experience includes private cars, VIP groups, pilgrim groups and special guest of the government. Yariv has guided many American high schools (Solomon Schechter, Brandeis academy), families, youth movements (BBYO, USY, Young Judea), Birthright groups and birthright groups.
In addition he has guided educational university tours (Northeastern university, Yale university, Wisconsin university, West Point Academy etc). Moreover, he has guided multiple JCC and federation missions and groups (Atlanta federation, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, Chicago federation and more)
Finally he also led missions of Friends of the IDF, Jewish educators groups and professional groups (Young Leadership) Yariv also led Christian trips such as CUFI (Christians United for Israel) and Harding University Theology students. In addition he guided private tours with congressmen and senators.
Yariv has also guided family tours in Italy, Slovenia, Jordan, Egypt and the United States.