blue zones

Nick Buettner


  • Led or produced 17 world expeditions, including explorations to identify blue zones regions
  • Former COO of Foolproof, a financial literacy foundation
  • Ed-tech innovator and co-founder of Maya Quest, a web-based education program

Innovator with deep experience engaging schools, employers, and community leaders.

Nick is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Blue Zones Project in all of the Blue Zones communities and corporate sites. He is also a National Speaker, Blue Zones expedition member, and ed-tech innovator. Over the last 20 years, Nick has led 17 expeditions over 6 continents around the world, three of which were to Blue Zones sites. For five years, Nick was the Chief Operating Officer and National Spokesperson for Foolproof, a foundation that provides free financial literacy training and web-based consumer education to high school students and large corporations across the country. Nick received his BA in International Business with a minor in Economics from Augsburg College.