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Our Team

At Trek Travel, we believe there’s no such thing as a crazy request. Maybe you’re celebrating a special birthday. Maybe you want to find an out-of-the-way restaurant. Or maybe you’ve decided to propose marriage on the spot. Our guides (now certified mechanics), crew and trip designers are trained to deliver ‘wow’ moments that are guaranteed to surprise and delight. They’re not just bicycle tour guides. They’re not just vacation guides. They’re your own personal travel concierges who are driven to provide exceptional service and so much more.

Our guests consistently rate our guides an average of 4.80 stars out of 5 and we have one of the most rigorous hiring processes in the industry (even Inc. magazine wrote about it).

Meet our Guides | Staff


Meet Our Guides

Ally Petrilla

Nickname:

A.P.

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Music, movement, and laughter are three things I try to make sure are part of my every day--the things that make me GO.

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Alyssa Sponaugle

Nickname:

Lys & Spo

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity; languages & cultures; my Mom's chocolate chip cookies; mountains & oceans; first tracks on a powder day; KIDS - they rock my world; a humbling surf session concluded by a beautiful Guiones sunset; my family; a killer climb leading to an epic "singing" descent (yep, I sing if it's that good); camping in the mountains; doing it, instead of wishing I was doing it.

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AMIE CORSO

Nickname:

Coming soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Life's about simple pleasures and a fresh perspective. Ride your bike long enough and a hot shower, cold drink and healthy meal literally make your dreams come true.

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Amy Davison

Nickname:

Aim-Dog, AJ

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

There's nothing better than making a meal with fresh, local food and sharing it with people I care about. Exploring the world by bike is a close second.

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Andrea Fair

Nickname:

Andee, Dre, BC, Speedy, Hey You

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

I love to cook great food and drink great wine all-the-while spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy painting, traveling and competing in triathlon (while also cheering on my friends!). It makes me happy to help people do things they first thought impossible. Whether it be that first open-water ocean swim in a triathlon, raising thousands of dollars for charity or confidently riding up a long hill, the look of pride when they cross that finish line is something that brings me great joy.

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ASHLEY HARDY

Nickname:

Ash, A. Hardy, Mississippaaay

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Fishing, camping, anything outdoors, yoga, reading, making art, and IPAs

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Beth White

Nickname:

Coming Soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

I love listening to live music, enjoying great beer, wine and food, as well as spending time with family and friends. My other hobbies include traveling, running, yoga, and appreciating art and cultural events. I am also working on my Spanish and French language skills, in hopes to do more international travel in the near future.

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Božidar Strihić

Nickname:

Božo

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

I'm a passionate windsurfer, bike rider, folklore dancer, wine and food lover. And I'm a DJ, I can't live without a music.

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Carlos Camara

Nickname:

Bino

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

I have a great passion for life. Love being outdoors, soccer, martial arts, cycling, traveling, cooking, learning, coffee, wine, and beer.

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Céline Welker

Nickname:

Coming Soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

I love to be outdoors in nature, hiking, skiing, and biking in the mountains. I love to travel, meet new people and enjoy the good things that life has to offer.

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Chelsea Murray

Nickname:

Coming soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Finding new adventures!

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Dan Frideger

Nickname:

Danf

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Getting off the beaten path by bike, foot, boat, tricycle. Taking a long time in art museums with my binoculars. (You should try it!)

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Dave Edwards

Nickname:

Big Wave

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

I am passionate about traveling, photography and cycling to name a few, so guiding has truly been the greatest experience.

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Elizabeth White

Nickname:

Some call me Montana, due to many years living there before moving to Bend, OR

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Moving ever-forward in life! Learning new things, experiencing new places, growing my relationships, becoming the best version of me.

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Eric Ladouceur

Nickname:

E or E-Rock

Trek Travel Role

Guide | West Coast Dealer Sales Representative

My Passion:

Carpe Diem! Meeting people, teaching someone something new, great conversations, biking, traveling, skiing, camping, rock climbing, slack-lining

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Gabrielle Porter

Nickname:

Anything involving a "G" ... I'm up to two dozen

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

The natural world, history, good reads, good sports and African affairs!

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Grace Heimsness

Nickname:

Coming Soon

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

A good story always gets me, whether I'm writing, listening to, or reading it in an old dog-eared paperback. In the off-season you can find me at the rink playing shinny with the guys or on stage playing cello with my local symphony orchestra. Well-crafted puns, impromptu haiku slams, and live blues stumbled upon happenstance are just a few of my day-makers.

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Grant Chaffin

Nickname:

Still waiting for one

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

I am a lover of life and all that it has to offer. I love to meet new people and hear their stories. There is nothing better than sharing good conversation with good people over the course of a meal or a bike ride. I love to ride my bike and I know this because I discovered my love for cycling in a place where most people think it is a very strange thing to do. I love to help other people find a passion for bicycles, and I try to tell them how bikes can save the world. I love traveling and all of unique cultures, foods, landscapes, relationships, and experiences that come along with it.

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Ilona Kohlerova

Nickname:

Coming Soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide | Trip Design Coordinator

My Passion:

Traveling & discovering new culture; hiking in the mountains, early morning run, watching a sunset, sharing a good wine...and I love spending time with my family and friends

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Ioanna Yiasemi

Nickname:

I'm usually the only Cypriot around so people tend to call me "Cyprus"

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

I love early mornings, people, the sun, mountain air and travelling adventures!

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Jacob Young

Nickname:

Coming Soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Backcountry skiing. Yoga. Running. Cycling. I am driven by nature and being outside. I always feel closest to God in those moments.

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Jake Rasp

Nickname:

Jaker

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Cars, guitars, music, movies, and science fiction.

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James Shanahan

Nickname:

Nothing has ever stuck

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Hearing all the stories the world and it's inhabitants have to offer

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Jason Harding

Nickname:

Momma must have named me right the first time... because Jason just stuck.

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

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Jen Goldstein

Nickname:

JG, Jenny G, Goldstein, Henny...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Setting physical and mental challenges for myself drives me; whether it's learning a new skill, going back to school, or training for an endurance mountain bike race. I love to be outside, spend time with family & friends, travel to new places, capture memories by photo, eat good food, drink good coffee and wine. I enjoy the simple things in life. Last but not least... I love to ride bikes and motorcycles!

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Jessica Burton

Nickname:

Jess, but I'm open to other suggestions

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

People and nature. I think that we were all created to connect with others and connect with the natural world around us. I appreciate times when I slow down to notice the beauty of life in and around me, and I love allowing space for others to do the same. I also love to cook, read and enjoy a glass of wine with friends.

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Jessica Singerman

Nickname:

Jess

Trek Travel Role

Guide | Trip Design Coordinator

My Passion:

Being outside, riding bikes, running, yoga, drawing, making stuff, sharing good food with family and friends

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Joaquin Gomez

Nickname:

Chimo, Quinoa, … whatever as far it is said nicely :)

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Passion, nature, outdoors, enjoying life, making others enjoy, learning from others and from my mistakes

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Justin Schnittker

Nickname:

Snickers or any other variation of my last name

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Great adventures, exploring our beautiful planet, people, powder turns on a snowboard, and of course riding bikes!

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KYLE FLANNIGAN

Nickname:

Coming soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Experiences. I love new things: meeting new people, going new places, hearing new jokes. It is great world we have with interesting people and great stories. It's even better when you can share that with old friends. Also, I love teaching someone or helping them accomplish their goals. It's awesome to be part of a person's success.

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Laura Lee Pedersen

Nickname:

LL

Trek Travel Role

Guide | Trip Design Coordinator

My Passion:

Riding, exploring, drawing, laughing, enjoying good food, drink, and company.

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Laurie Ness

Nickname:

Coming soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

I love traveling and exploring new places and cultures, especially from the seat of my bike. I am passionate about building connections through volunteer work with people and animals. I also enjoy nordic skiing, trail running, getting my hands dirty in the garden, pretty much anything outdoors.

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Leanne Welbourn

Nickname:

Rayc, L

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Traveling; cycling; running on the beach; photography; and always trying to see something new, even in the familiar.

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Lisa Lieb

Nickname:

Lieb, liebs, liebers!

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

The Mountains! Mountain biking, backcountry skiing, trail running, basically everything and anything to do with being out in the wilderness. Probably my next favorite thing to do is eat really good food, drink wine and perfectly made cappuccino is tough to beat!

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Marcel Peeperkorn

Nickname:

Dutch

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

If not on the bike (going hard or easy) I will be exploring new places/food/drink and always reading, topics that interest me specifically are Philosophy, Economics, Psychology, and Sociology. I do enjoy the finer things in life but to be happy simply; good company, bread, cheese, wine or beer, and coffee with a book and bike to explore the world, I don't need more. I live life by a simple philosophy of "Better" inward and outward, for myself and to the world.

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Marcia McFadden

Nickname:

Smarce

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

The outdoors, good music, good food, good wine, travel...Sounds a bit like this job actually.

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Matt Pourbaix

Nickname:

Matty Ice? El Gringo Cabron? Just Matt will work.

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Freedom, baguettes, being an OK cyclist, mysteries of the universe, sport fishing, charcuterie, watching the Miami Dolphins lose, dark pubs full of rambling older gentlemen, Bandita and pelicans.

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MICHAEL MORELAND

Nickname:

Coming soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Any time spent on the bike is a good time. I enjoy good food, coffee, beer and music. I love doing anything in the wilderness, especially with my family.

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Mihael Zanjkovic

Nickname:

Mikey

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Sports, music, dancing, travel, freedom, suitcases and gear. Oh, and guiding bike trips!

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Pavel Drastik

Nickname:

Pav, Pavi, Paulie

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Anything what makes me happy! Friends, surf, ski, bike, traveling, outdoors...these usually do it for me!

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Penny Gatward

Nickname:

Many

Trek Travel Role

Guide | Trip Design Coordinator

My Passion:

Starlit dips in the sea with my daughter.

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Rebecca Falls

Nickname:

Bama

Trek Travel Role

Guide | Trip Design Coordinator

My Passion:

Road and Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Yoga, Involvement with local social and environmental issues, Traveling to new and exciting places (preferably by bike!), Checking out new vegetarian restaurants and recipes

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Ryan Osswald

Nickname:

Oz, Ozzie

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

I enjoy singing, playing guitar, and songs with other people. I enjoy the quiet of the woods, whether its mountain biking, running, or cross country skiing.

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SAMUEL CLARK

Nickname:

Sammy C

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Tell me a great story, take me on a surprise adventure, or give me a packet of liquorice or a slow-roasted lamb shank to make me happy.

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SCOTT HEATHER

Nickname:

Coming soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Nice trails, good weather, handmade tools, crafts, art, and live music.

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Sheila Romane

Nickname:

SheShe

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

My passion for health, fitness, adventure and overcoming my fears drives me. I moved to CA from the east coast in 2001 to play beach volleyball. Since then I have moved from the beach to the mountains and have fallen in love with the many outdoor activities that CA offers. I enjoy rock climbing, ice climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, cycling, and most recently, skiing. I've had a handful of opportunities this season to get into the back country with my skis and am stoked to explore so much more next year.

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SONJA SCHMIDT

Nickname:

Coming soon...

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Backpacking the world, road and mountain biking, meeting all sorts of new and inspiring people, beautiful sunsets, good beer, live music, yoga, learning, reading, being on the river, hiking in the mountains, swimming in the oceans, Italy, Montana, spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends.

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Stefano Lingua

Nickname:

Help me with it, please!

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Friends. Family. Nature. Mountains. Sports. Climbing, skiing, biking, hiking. Enjoying all this things in the company of people! Those are the causes for which I wake up every day with a smile! Too many beautiful things to do and to discover in this world.

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STUART BERRYMAN

Nickname:

Stu, B-Man

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

The experience of sharing what I love with others! Spending time with family and friends over a home cooked meal with a good glass of wine. I love the beach and the mountains. Sunsets, cooking, and beer. First tracks on a snowboard. Single track on a mountain bike. Georgia football and Braves baseball. Laughing until my sides hurt. Traveling the world.

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TERRA JAMES

Nickname:

TJ, TBJ

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Learning! Basically anything new is intriguing. The process from ignorance to expert is exciting and keeps me going. I'm most passionate about meeting new people, bikes, good food and drink, cultures, lifestyles, traveling, photography, psychology, reading, and anything outdoors.

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Tony Ferlisi

Nickname:

Toonie

Trek Travel Role

Guide | Trip Design Coordinator

My Passion:

The Desert Southwest, Mountain Bikes, Powder Skiing, Reading, College Football

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Wiebe Moeys

Nickname:

"Olandese Volante" (Flying Dutchman)

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

Theatre, triathlons, cycling, openwater swimming and running

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Zack Jones

Nickname:

Still waiting for a good one

Trek Travel Role

Guide | Photographer

My Passion:

Photography, skiing, mountain biking, adventures and laughter with good friends, good food and beer, and my two sweet dogs

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Zeb King

Nickname:

Oohh ZEB! (In Guide Tony Ferlisi's voice)

Trek Travel Role

Guide

My Passion:

My love and excitement for life is what constantly challenges me to learn, grow and share with others! Whether its riding 106 miles in freezing rain or hiking up the Virgin River Narrows in Zion National Park, I try to find the beauty in every moment of life. Every one of us has an inner voice that calls us to adventures and urges us to live outside of our comfort zone and with that we can create unforgettable friendships and connections to some of the worlds most beautiful places! Riding new trails, meeting new people and laughing hysterically are just a few of the things that keep me going each and every day!

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Meet Our Staff

Ashley Goschey

Nickname:

Ash

Trek Travel Role

Guest Services Coordinator

My Passion:

My dogs are what get me up in the morning. My passion for travel is what brings me to work. My love for food is what keeps me alive. My need for nature is what keeps me sane. My desire to lift heavy and run (slowly) is what keeps me healthy. My enthusiasm for photography is what gives me creativity. My desire to learn is what keeps my mind young.

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Benjamin Caperan

Nickname:

Ben

Trek Travel Role

Logistics Assistant Manager - Europe

My Passion:

To be happy

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Brie Willey

Nickname:

B or Mama Brie. In Costa Rica it's Amanda or Queso.

Trek Travel Role

Guide Services Manager | Guide

My Passion:

Interacting with people and hearing thier stories, traveling the world, creativity & design, cycling & being outdoors, discovering local flavors & cold brews, spending time with my incredible friends & family.

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Bryna Rudy

Nickname:

B or Bryn or whatever people come up with trying to pronounce my name

Trek Travel Role

Trip Consultant

My Passion:

Traveling. Speaking Spanish. Bloody Marys. Badgers. Family. Friends. Boating.

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Eric Lenser

Nickname:

Lenscrafter, Rick

Trek Travel Role

Trip Consultant

My Passion:

Running, winter sports, cycling, bass guitar, live music, and seeing the world. Preferably all in the same day!

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JENNY BINKOWSKI

Nickname:

BinWOWski

Trek Travel Role

Content Marketing Coordinator | Guide

My Passion:

Fresh powder. Glassy water. Open roads. Wisconsin ice cream. Squeaky cheese curds. Endless summers.

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Katherine Usher

Nickname:

Coming soon...

Trek Travel Role

Sales and Guest Services Manager

My Passion:

Family, Friends, and Food

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Kelsey Gibson

Nickname:

Kels

Trek Travel Role

Guide Services Coordinator

My Passion:

Traveling, experiencing different cultures, road trips, beer flights, morning jogs, and quality time with quality people

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Kristin Kellerman

Nickname:

KK, Svennski, Egg Foo

Trek Travel Role

Outside Sales Representative - West Coast

My Passion:

Eating, drinking, traveling, biking, running, reading, singing. But I need to do it with adventurous and fun people!

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Lindsay Juley

Nickname:

Jules

Trek Travel Role

Trip Consultant | Travel Agent Representative

My Passion:

Live music, traveling, ultimate frisbee (our team exclusively wears jorts), film, hiking, tennis

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Mark Thomsen

Nickname:

Thomsen

Trek Travel Role

Marketing Manager

My Passion:

Those good feelings you get after an amazing backcountry ski run in an unnamed location or the refreshing beer after an epic mountain bike ride as the sun sinks below the horizon. And of course my wife Shelly.

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Marquette Edwards

Nickname:

Always changing

Trek Travel Role

East Coast Dealer Sales Representative

My Passion:

People, travel, new experiences.

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Meagan Coates

Nickname:

Meg, Bird

Trek Travel Role

Trip Design Manager

My Passion:

Designing the best cycling trips in the world, traveling, yoga, photography, anything in the great outdoors, running, all kinds of biking, cooking, reading, stand up paddle boarding, hanging out with friends, family and my wonderful husband, Ben.

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Sarah Makoski

Nickname:

Sarah beara marinara

Trek Travel Role

Digital Marketing Coordinator

My Passion:

I love to road bike and do fun activities outside in the fresh air like hiking, playing frisbee or just going for a long walk. If you ask me if I want to go outside my ears might perk up like an excited dog. I also enjoy cooking a great meal and relaxing at home, and photography, yoga, and a really hard workout.

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SEAN PEOTTER

Nickname:

Otter

Trek Travel Role

Global Logistics Manager

My Passion:

I love the mechanics of things. I have been a bike mechanic my entire life and it has taken me a long way. Cycling for me has recently been more about the enjoyment of the ride than the thrill of the race. I'm also a jack of all trades. Have yet to find a trade that I don't enjoy.

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TANIA BURKE

Nickname:

T, T-Money or just Money

Trek Travel Role

President

My Passion:

Biking, traveling, cooking, reading, watching sunsets, cold beer and hanging out with my husband John

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